Scholarships - Centennial Scholarship

This is a Utah-only Scholarship!

The Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation program is a partial tuition program which allows for high school graduation to be flexible and appropriate to meet the individual students' needs.

2015 Centennial Scholarship Form

Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation Certificate Form
You can also get this form from your high school counselor!

Eligible Post-secondary Schools of Higher Education

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Any public school student is eligible who has:

  • A Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP) on file
  • Has indicated to the secondary school principal the intent to complete early graduation
  • Has completed all required courses or demonstrated mastery of required skills and competencies
  • Has graduated from a Utah public high school is eligible.


To receive scholarship funds, a student must: graduate early from a Utah secondary institution, enroll within one calendar year in an eligible Utah post-secondary institutions.

Post-secondary institutions accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges are eligible. A student must begin using funds as a full-time student and for tuition only within a calendar year of high school graduation.

Scholarship Funds


Junior Year


First Quarter of the Senior Year


Second Quarter of the Senior Year


Third Quarter of the Senior Year


First Trimester of the Senior Year


Second Trimester of the Senior Year


  1. In consultation with the student's parent or guardian and school advisor, student develops a SEOP and indicates to the secondary principal the intent to complete early graduation at the beginning of the ninth grade year or as soon thereafter as the intent is known.
  2. Upon graduation, student obtains Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation certificate from high school counselor.
  3. High School Principal verifies that student's early graduation and signs certificate. Original certificate kept by students. Additional copies made for school and district records.
  4. Student enrolls full time in eligible post-secondary institution and presents certificate to registrar.
  5. Registrar verifies student enrollment, completes, signs, and seals certificate. Original copy is sent to Utah State Office of Education (USOE).
  6. USOE verifies information, approves funding, and issues funds. Funds are sent directly to the post-secondary institution in the student's name within 4-6 weeks.
  7. Any funds remaining unused when student leaves the post-secondary institution are returned to USOE.