Listed below are a few scholarships we encourage our students to apply for. For more scholarship websites, see this article from USA Today on more scholarship search engines.
The New Century Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to accelerate their education by earning an Associate degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education. The scholarship may be used at any four-year public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education. The New Century Scholarship is modified each year as a result of legislation. Apply at stepuputah.com/newcenturyscholarship.
The Regents' Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to take a college prep curriculum above and beyond the Utah high school graduation requirements. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students who take the right courses during grades 9-12 (not before, not after) and earn the right grades, submit their ACT score, and complete the application. It's that simple. The Regents' Scholarship is funded by the state of Utah and administered by the State Board of Regents, and funding can vary year-to-year. The Regents' Scholarship is "stackable" with other scholarships, which means you can use it alongside other scholarships you earn to help you pay for college. Apply at stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/.
Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: Ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and the ability to succeed in college. Apply at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html.
College scholarships for young people of exceptional character and non-traditional students through two distinct programs. Apply at http://www.danielsfund.org/Scholarships/Index.asp.
The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. As such, the Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education. Today, through its Members, the Association continues to educate our nation’s young people about the economic and personal opportunities afforded them by the promise of the American free-enterprise system. Through its scholarship programs, the Association encourages students to pursue their own version of the American Dream. While providing scholarship opportunities, the Association mentors its Scholars and underscores the importance of helping others. Members work directly to provide promising young people with the support, education and confidence needed to realize their aspirations. Apply at scholars.horatioalger.org/.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes:
The Elks National Foundation provides $3.74 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. Apply at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/.
Freshman Priority Deadline- All Fall Semester applicants that complete the application for admission before March 1st each year will automatically be considered for academic scholarships. The application for admission requires the following: admissions application, application fee, official high school transcripts, and ACT/SAT scores. Apply at http://www.suu.edu/ss/financial/scholarships.html.
There is a significant national need for undergraduates trained in environmental fields to address the challenges of today and tomorrow. The U-S2TEM program, funded through the National Science Foundation, is a partnership of the Global Change and Sustainability Center and the Center for Science and Math Education (CSME) to provide academically talented, financially challenged, and diverse undergraduate students with unique educational and research opportunities. By using a comprehensive approach to undergraduate education, the U-S2TEM program will provide scholarships for up to 4 years to students in the Colleges of Science, Mines and Earth Sciences, and Engineering. This program is targeted at incoming freshman who are interested in being a part of this program for all four years of their undergraduate career. However, qualified continuing undergraduates can apply, and may be considered for the program. Apply at http://environment.utah.edu/undergrad/ustem.html.
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