Scholarships

Scholarship Information:

 

Students, it is crucial that you apply for scholarships. Search for available scholarships around the beginning of your senior year of high school, if not sooner. Most scholarship application deadlines fall between October and March.

 

Every student who is applying for scholarships should do 3 things:

 

1. Apply for scholarships that are available through the specific schools you are interested in. Every college has a scholarship page that explains the scholarships available through the school. This goes for the college as a whole and colleges as in the departments within the college (Math, Science, Behavioral Science, etc.)

 

2. Write a powerful generic essay! Many scholarships are available for writing an essay. Rather than write a million essays, write one essay that is excellent and then adapt it to the specific requirements of the scholarship. Many of them require similar key points as part of the essay.

 

3. Do a scholarship search and see what other scholarships you should apply for. Ask your school counselor what scholarships previous students have been awarded. If someone from your school got the scholarship before that can increase the odds that it is a legitimate scholarship. See below for ideas for scholarship searching.

 

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

Juniors and Seniors are you taking Salt Lake Community College classes? You should be! It is only $15 per credit while you are in high school. That saves you about $285! We offer a few SLCC classes on SAHS campus but there are hundreds you can take on their campus! See link for their Concurrent Enrollment (CE) offerings: http://www.slcc.edu/concurrentenrollment/

 

 

COLLEGE PREP

Great links from StepUpUtah.com:

Preparing for College

Applying to College

Paying for College

Job Placement and Wage Data

 

Need help selecting a major or finding the right college fit for you? Click here

 

 

ATTENTION 9TH GRADERS

Do you want to go to college? Do you want to earn a scholarship to SLCC? You are invited to learn more about the PACE Scholarship program. Students must apply to be part of this program during their 9th grade and continue until their senior year. After the successful completion of PACT program in high school, students get up to six semesters of college paid for at SLCC

For more details click on the link below:

http://www.slcc.edu/pace

 

 

Scholarship Websites

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Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR offers 26 scholarships for:

Graduating high school seniors, college, and graduate students in specific areas of study.
Scholarship applications are accepted: The scholarship application portal is now closed. The portal will reopen for the coming year, 2023, on November 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the USA.

 

FastWeb.com
Scholarships.com

https://scholarsapp.com/

CollegeScholarships.org

https://ktsutah.org

www.goingmerry.com/sign-up

https://studentscholarships.org/

Scholarships for Native American Students | BestColleges

 

Private Scholarships

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Other Scholarship Options

UCAS Scholarship List- Utah County Academy of Science has listed over 60 different scholarships that are always being updated, this could be a great place to start looking!

Quest Bridge- For low income, high achieving students.

Regent Scholarship- For students who take rigorous high school courses as described in the scholarship (You cannot get the Regent Scholarship and New Century Scholarship together). For additional information call (801)321-7159

New Century Scholarship - For students who earn their Associates Degree before graduating high school. For additional information call (801)321-7221

Daniels Scholarship- For high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

 

 

Utah College/University Scholarship Websites

UVU Scholarships- Information regarding scholarships through Utah Valley University.
BYU Scholarships- Information regarding scholarships through Brigham Young University.
U of U Scholarships- Information regarding scholarships through the University of Utah.
Westminster Scholarships- Information regarding scholarships through Westminster College.
USU Scholarships- Information regarding scholarships through Utah State University.

 

 

 

Out of State College Websites

The University of California's admissions website provides admission requirements for freshman applicants and is also the portal for students to begin their application process. The UC system features ten universities throughout the state of California.

 

Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. FAFSA helps students receive more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year. The FAFSA application becomes available on January 1st and should be completed by senior students and their parents. Parents of seniors are encouraged to do their tax returns as soon as possible as this will assist them with the completion of the FAFSA. FAFSA is FREE. You should not be paying money to apply for financial aid.

 

Student Athletes

Student athletes at Summit Academy who want to continue their involvement in athletics at a college or university need to build a NCAA Clearinghouse profile. This is done through the NCAA Eligibility Center. Some colleges and universities belong to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

 

Specific Majors

Nursing:

Some students choose to earn their Registered Nurse credentials from an associates degree program at a community college. These students may choose to further their education, in the form of a BSN or MSN program. Working as a registered nurse (RN) is a rewarding career with a bright future. If you love your job taking care of patients, then you’re in the right place. But if you want more professional opportunities, would like to advance your education, or need a higher salary, consider getting a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN). If you are an RN with an associates degree or diploma and want to go to graduate school, an RN to Master of Science in nursing (MSN) may be a good fit.

All Nursing Schools is an additional resource to check out the upcoming trends in the Nursing field and also explore universities offering RN, BSN, and MSN degrees.

Engineering:

The National Society of Professional Engineers offers scholarship opportunities and other student resources.

 

Medical School:

The Association of American Medical Colleges has a website for Aspiring Doctors. This website is designed to help students understand the different career paths within the medical field, what it takes to earn admission into a medical school, and how to pay for it.

 

Law School:

The Law School Admission Council is committed to easing the Law School admission process for prospective students.

 

Scholarship Opportunities for Juniors and Seniors:

 

PB&J Scholarship

PRIORITY DEADLINE: May 31, 2022

Amount: $1,000

Apply at http://bit.ly/pbjscholarship

Eligibility: Open to all college-bound seniors at Summit Academy High School who plan on attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020.

We are looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. For the first time, we are opening this scholarship to Summit Academy High School! We are excited to help you with your application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Traven Watase, Director fo the fund, at (808) 450-9988 or travwatase@gmail.com

Utah Jazz Scholarship

Greetings from the Utah Jazz! We are thrilled by the success of our team this season and for this program that awards one scholarship for every Jazz win that will cover up to the full cost of attendance including tuition, books, fees and room and board. (see flyer for more information). Students can apply for the scholarship by visiting utahjazz.com/scholarshipThe application process is now open and applications must be submitted by March 2, 2022

"No Sweat" Scholarship

Amount: $2,500
Number of awards: 1
Due Date: March 31st  2022
Application Process: Apply on the above URL. Free application.
 
Cobell Scholarship
Both merit- and need-based, the Cobell Scholarship is available to members of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, who are enrolled in full-time study and are degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally, or industry accredited nonprofit, public, or private institution. Learn more.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2022
 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
The HSF Scholar Program is designed to empower courageous young leaders of Hispanic heritage. The program helps ensure students achieve their higher education and career goals. Scholarship awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected. Learn more.

Application deadline: March 1, 2022

 

 

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awards need-based scholarships to the children of Marines attending accredited colleges, community colleges, and career technical education programs. It’s the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military families, and its mission is to offer scholarship support to every eligible child of a Marine. Learn more.
Application deadline: March 1, 2022

 

Utah Boys State

The Boys State program is a nationwide summer youth educational program that will take place June 12-17, 2022 on the Weber State University Campus. Join together to participate in a practical work-shop of self-government at the city, county and state level. You will get three semester hours of elective political science credit, transferable to nearly every college or university in the country, and scholarship opportunities.

Eligibility: Boys that demonstrate good citizenship in their school/community; have a 2.0 GPA and have completed their Junior year and have at least one semester of their senior year left to complete.

Registration closes: May 3, 2022

 

Spring 2022 Financial Literacy Scholarship

Award - Up to three applicants will each receive (one) $1,250 scholarship award.

Eligibility
Applicant MUST:
1.  Be a high school student, graduating class of 2022 or 2023, at an accredited Utah school.
2.  Have successfully completed or currently be enrolled in the General Financial Literacy course or 
equivalent required course.
3.  If selected as a scholarship winner, applicant must show proof that you plan to pursue post
secondary education which includes acceptance letter from an eligible post-secondary institution.

Deadline
All applications must be submitted via CompleteScholarships.org no later than 11:59 pm on April 15, 2022.

 
CTE Scholarships
Utah high school seniors, now is the time to apply for a CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award. Last year, 293 high school seniors applied for a CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award, with 117 applicants receiving a college scholarship to a Utah public college or university, for up to one year’s tuition. 
Who is eligible? 
> Students seeking a one year certificate, or a two year associate or technical degree. OR 
> Students seeking to be a teacher in a CTE area (four year program).
How to apply? Log on to UtahCTE.org for the scholarship application.
Registration is closed for the current school year
 
Student Essay Contest
This year's topic is: How does an understanding of natural rights and respect build a free society?
To truly explore this question in an essay that is between 500 -800 words, students will need to go beyond "dictionary definitions," and express their understanding and reasoning about the connections among these principles. This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty "big ideas." 
Apply Here The grand prize is $7,500 and a scholarship to the Constitutional Academy summer program in Washington, DC.
Submissions are due April 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

 

BOSTER SCHOLARSHIP

Boster is proud to provide an annual scholarship to students with an interest in pursuing or continuing a 2 to 4-year academic program related to Biology or Biotechnology. The Boster Bio Scholarships for Young Scientists Of Excellence will provide $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school or college students to aid their scientific research in college. Find more information HERE
Deadline to submit an application is June 30, 2022

 

Pearson Butler Reimbursement Scholarship Program

This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding high school students who have overcome trials in their life, and are choosing to further their education after graduation.

Qualifications: Must be a 2022 High School Graduate. Submit a maximum 2-page essay on the topic “How I Overcame a Trial in My Life, and How I am Using that Experience for Further Success in My Life”. Winners are selected on their essay submission alone, and no other materials are needed to apply. All essays should be emailed to sadee@pearsonbutler.com with the subject title “Scholarship Essay – Student Name” and must also include the student’s name and high school name in the email.

Deadline: April 8, 2022

 

Young Technology Scholar Award Application

This award is granted to high school seniors who have demonstrated proficiency in computer information technology related courses and leadership abilities in their schools and communities. Winners can receive a scholarship award of up to $5,000. Winners are selected by the YTS Scholarship Committee, which consists of representatives from Micro Focus and the Utah State Board of Education. All applicants must be high school seniors who have taken or are currently taking an Information Technology Course(s), have passed a specific industry exam certification(s) and who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. For more information contact Kristina Yamada, yamada@schools.utah.gov

Applications must be received via email by 11:59 pm on April 1, 2022

 

Sparkling Ice® Flavorful Futures scholarship 

Applicants must meet ALL the following criteria:
•    Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
•    Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022.
•    Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4 point scale 
•    Must enroll for Fall 2022 as a freshman or 1st year student in part-time or full-time study at a 2-year, 4-year, college, university, trade or vocational school. The school must be an accredited U.S. institution, and listed on the official website for the U.S. Department of Education.
•    Must not be a relative or dependent child of an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers.
More details, including the application and eligibility requirements, can be found here: https://www.flavorfulfutures.com/
Applications are due by 11:59PM CST on Thursday, March 31st

 

Chris Trousdale Dream Awards

The BMI Foundation has established the Chris Trousdale Dream Awards, a new slate of prizes honoring the late performer and composer Chris Trousdale of the band Dream Street. The program includes an essay competition open to emerging students of music and musical theater nationwide which will serve to provide funding for out-of-town travel and accommodations related to auditions, try-outs or visits to an arts school or summer music or theater program. More information HERE

Application Deadline: 4/1/2022

 

Chris Trousdale Dream Awards

The $2000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship was established to help support and inspire students to pursue further education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as economics and business. One student will be chosen from the applicant pool and will be awarded based on the strength of their written essay. The selected student will receive 2,000 USD to help cover education-related expenses. More information HERE

Application Deadline: 6/5/2022

 

Going Merry Scholarships

Heisman High School Scholarship

Provider: Acceptance Insurance
Amount: $10,000
# of winners: 100

Deadline: Oct 19, 2022

Horatio Alger National Scholarship

Provider: The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
Amount: $25,000
# of winners: 106

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Horatio Alger State Scholarships

Provider: The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
Amount: $10,000
# of winners: Varies

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships

Provider: The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
Amount: $2,500
# of winners: 1020

Deadline: Oct 31, 2022

The Cooke College Scholarship Program

Provider: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Amount: $40,000
# of winners: 150

Deadline: Nov 18, 2022

NuView Treatment Center Scholarship

Provider: NuView Treatment Center
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: 1

Deadline: Sep 30, 2022

Dream Corps TECH Scholarship Fund

Provider: PwC Charitable Foundation
Amount: $1,500
# of winners: Varies

Deadline: Oct 14, 2022

 

 

UTECH Scholarship Information

Students will have 12 months from the time they graduate high school to use the scholarship funds (a deferment is possible). This is money from the state that UTECH received and every UTECH school received a portion. MTECH is now offering to graduate high school students the chance to receive the Utah Technical College Scholarship, which can be used to pay for school expenses incurred within 12 months after the student’s date of graduation. This means that students who are currently in an MTECH program and will not complete it by the time they graduate high school will have the chance to receive funding for the remaining portion of their program. The scholarship also applies to high school students who have already completed an MTECH program. These students are eligible to sign up for another program after graduation and apply for funding to pay for their tuition, fees, and required textbooks.

WHERE TO APPLY: Must create an account at https://mtec.scholarshipuniverse.com/createaccount

Apply at https://mtec.edu/scholarships/