The Utah State Board of Regents selected Watkins as the 16th president of the university on Jan. 18, 2018.
Utah System of Higher Education
Individual public colleges and universities to release localized fall semester plans in the coming days.
Universities, colleges and technical institutes are rallying together to take the project across the finish line.
This means the U will forego $4.4 million for the full 2020-21 academic year.
The scholarship will combine federal, state and university funds to cover tuition and fees for academically qualified, Pell Grant-eligible first-time freshmen who are Utah residents.
Awards honor those who work in government who have made significant contributions to improving the state.