From: Commissioner Dave Buhler
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Higher Ed Matters 11-19-2014
Date: Wed Nov 19 15:56:01 MST 2014
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The Regents' Scholarship application for 2015 Utah high school graduates is now available. High school seniors who plan to graduate in 2015 are eligible to apply. The Regents' Scholarship was established to help junior high and high school students become "college-ready" by high school graduation. The requirements for receiving the scholarship are beyond those required for high school graduation. The scholarship, established in 2008, continues its double-digit percentage growth in applicants.

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As part of the first week of Utah College Application Week events, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox and Commissioner of Higher Education David Buhler visited Kearns High School the morning of Wednesday, November 12, 2014. They spoke with students applying to college, and helped them understand the importance of their decision to continue their education after high school.

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Paying for College Regional Nights are drawing to a close for the 2014 season. With 19 regional events and four independently-hosted events, UHEAA, a subsidiary of the Utah System of Higher Education, has served 3,537 Utahns. Paying for College Nights are attended by high school students and their families to learn about the various options to pay for college. Students learn about college savings and the benefits of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), information about grants, understanding student loans, and access to work-study programs.

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November 12, 2014
Utah high schools, higher education encourage students to apply to college Salt Lake Tribune

University presidents: More first-generation students needed Salt Lake Tribune

November 13, 2014
College prices continue to creep up Deseret News 

Funding cuts take a toll on research at the University of Utah KSL

November 14, 2014
UVU president tells high school seniors college is key to their future Daily Herald

November 17, 2014
Officials push Utah students to apply for college Standard Examiner

November 18, 2014
Recession and completion
Inside Higher Ed 

This holiday season, think outside the toy box. Give the gift of education.
Utah Pulse
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