If You are Going To Be a Teacher, This Program is For You!

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018

The T.H. Bell Incentive Loan Program is a program that helps future teachers pay for their schooling.  Here are the details of how the program works.

  1. Accepted applicants are required to pursue an educator preparation program.
  2. Get their educator licensing
  3. Teach in a Utah public school for a period equal to the time that they received assistance.

This waiver is for tuition and fees paid to a Utah institution of higher education.

We need more great teachers in Utah.  Here is a way for students to get their education paid for if they want to teach.  Below is the link for the rest of the description and the application.

Go future teachers!

T.H. Bell Incentive Loan Program 

 

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Looking for Easy Scholarships?

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Who doesn’t like a little “easy” from time to time.  Many of you have been working hard on essays, videos and academics to get scholarships and that is absolutely amazing.  So how about being able to take a quick break and apply for some easy scholarships as well?  The ones that I am listing are all very quick and simple.  There are a couple that require a super short essay, but are still relatively easy.  These scholarships are NOT based on need or academics.

NICHE NO ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP
Application: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/
Description: Sign up for an account and possibly win $1,000 dollars

SUSSLE SCHOLARSHIP
Application: https://sussle.org/scholarship
Description: Post viral stuff that is cool, funny or beautiful and win $1,000 dollars if your post is selected.

AMERICAN FIRE SPRINKLER ESSAY
Application: https://www.afsascholarship.org/high-school-entry-form/
Description: Enter the contest and if your entry is randomly selected, you can win $2,000 dollars.

SALLIE MAKE PLAN FOR COLLEGE SWEEPSTAKES
Application: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/registration/
Description: Register for an online free college planning toolkit and if your entry is selected, win $1,000 dollars.

COURSE HERO HOLIDAY SCHOLARSHIP
Application: https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000059/course-hero-holiday-scholarship/
Description: Create a Course Hero account, creatively answer a few short questions, and win up to $5,000 dollars.

CREATE A GREETING CARD SCHOLARSHIP
Application: https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm
Description: Create a greeting card, upload your idea and if your card is selected, win $10,000 dollars.

VIP VOICE SCHOLARSHIP
Application: www.vipvoice.com 
Description: Take surveys, possibly win money, that is all. $5,000 dollar scholarships awarded.

POWER POETRY CONTEST
Application: http://www.powerpoetry.org/content/power-poetry-scholarships
Description: Write a letter in the form of a poem to anyone and if your poem is selected, win $1,000 dollars.

COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Application: http://potentialmagazine.com/college-scholarships/countdown-to-college-scholarship-signup
Description: Sign up for the Countdown to College newsletter and if your entry is selected, win $1,000 dollars

Good luck and keep up the hard work!

USU Scholarship Deadline is Today

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If you have not already applied to USU, today is the final day to apply and to be considered for academic scholarships.

Here is a link to the application:

USU application

If you have already applied and have been accepted to USU, you can still apply for departmental scholarships.

Departmental scholarships

Good luck!!

College and Scholarship Q and A

COLLEGE AND SCHOLARSHIP Q & A

HOW DO I APPLY FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS?
– Go to the college’s homepage and look for “Future Students”, “Prospective
Students”, or “Admissions” tabs. You can also Google search the college name
plus “admissions”.
– Find “Apply for Admissions” or “Admissions Application” tab.
– Fill in required information (make note of all usernames and passwords).
– Pay Fee
– Send high school and concurrent enrollment transcripts.
– If required, request official ACT scores be sent to college from
www.actstudent.org.

HOW DO I REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT?
– Fill out THS Transcript Request form (orange colored, half sheet form on
counseling office counter) and submit to Mrs. Bishop in the counseling office.
– Concurrent Enrollment Transcripts
– Request transcripts from each of your concurrent enrollment colleges.
– Got to college website, use A-Z index, and search “transcripts”
– Follow instructions which includes paying the fee

HOW DO I REQUEST MY ACT SCORES FOR A COLLEGE I DID NOT
ORIGINALLY SEND THEM TO?
– Got to http://www.actstudent.org
– Under “Menu” select the “Send Scores” tab
– There are different options to send your scores. The best way is electronically
which you can do by logging in or creating an ACT account.
– Cost is $12

HOW DO I FIND A SPECIFIC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PAGE?
– Google the college name with “scholarships”. For example: “USU Scholarships”
– Or, go to the college website and find the “financial aid” or “scholarship” link.
– Look for academic, departmental, involvement, alumni, leadership, talent, and
other scholarships.
– Apply for every scholarship you are eligible for!
How do I apply for a scholarship?
– If online, follow the scholarship link,
– Check deadlines and eligibility criteria to make sure you qualify.
– Gather information
– Request letters of recommendation; give 7-10 days’ notice
– If an essay is required, have someone review your essay for correctness
and content. Make sure it is creative and unique.
– Follow ALL instructions carefully to make sure you include all necessary
information.
– Double check application to ensure everything is filled out and correct.
– Submit early, if possible, by the deadline. Late applications are usually never
accepted.

HOW DO I REQUEST A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION?
– Personally ask for a letter of recommendation from someone who knows you
well: teacher, employer, scout leader, coach, etc.
– Ask well in advance of the deadline. Give a minimum of 7-10 day notice.
– Provide information on your character and accomplishments to the writer.
– Letter of Recommendation form (available in the Counseling Office)
– Resume

Scholarship Alert

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The IM Flash CTE Scholarship is a one time $1,000 award given to a student that is planning on attending a two year or four year college that partner with IM Flash.  Examples of the Utah partner institutions are:

University of Utah
Utah State
BYU
Weber State
SLCC
SUU
UVU

Senior students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have applied to a eligible college or university and planning on attending full time.

Recipients of this award are selected based on their merit, community and school involvement, and life experience.

The deadline to apply for this award is February 2nd.

Click here for more information

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is Now Available

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The HSF Scholarship Fund is designed to assist those with Hispanic Heritage obtain a college degree. These scholarships are available to:

  • High school seniors
  • Undergraduate students
  • Community college students transferring to a four year college or university
  • Graduate Students

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: March 30, 2018
Criteria: 
-Must be of Hispanic Heritage
-Minimum of 3.0
-Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not for profit, 4 year university, or graduate school.
-U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
Award: $500 to $5,000 (based on merit and relative need among all the scholars)

Welcome Back!

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We have all enjoyed the sleeping in, parties, treats, presents and weight gain that accompany the Holidays. But now, it is time to get back on track and get some of that free money for college! Hopefully some of you have been able to work on scholarship applications over the break, for those that have not, here is a list of scholarships and deadlines for January:

NICHE NO ESSAY CONTEST
Deadline: Last day of every month
Criteria:
Anyone can apply, nothing is required other than creating an account
Award: $2,000

GE REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: January 4, 2018
Criteria:
-Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.
-3.0 GPA.
-Demonstrate financial need.
-U.S. Citizen.
-Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.
Award: Up to $40,000 (20 awards nationally)

SOCIETY OF MILITARY ENGINEERS
Deadline: January 4, 2018
Criteria:
-College bound seniors interested in Engineering.
-250-500 word essay required on what attracts you to engineering and what you hope to contribute to society through a career in engineering.
Award: $1,800 (three awards)

RON BROWN SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Deadline: January 9, 2018
Criteria:
-African American seniors who excel academically, show leadership potential, and are involved in community.
Award: $10,000 per year for four years (20 or more awards)

USU RESIDENT ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: January 10, 2018
Criteria:
-Have at least one parent or grandparent that received their associates degree or higher from USU
-Meet general scholarship eligibility requirements
-The resident alumni scholarship cannot be deferred or held for a future term
Award: $400

ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Deadline: January 11, 2018
Criteria:
-Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
-2.7 GPA
-Complete FAFSA for 2018-2019 academic year
-Letter of recommendation submitted online
Award: $2,500 – $10,000 (500 awards nationally)

ACLU OF UTAH’S YOUTH ACTIVIST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Criteria:
-Have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism.
-Be a high school senor planning on entering an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student.
-Min. GPA of 3.0.  If the GPA is less than 3.0, the student is still eligible, but must submit an explanation for the lower GPA.
-Complete a short application form, submit a high school transcript, write a 1,000-word essay, and obtain two recommendations from non-family references.
Award: Two $3,000 dollars awards and two $2,000 awards

USU QUINNEY SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Criteria:
-High school or transfer students seeking a first or second bachelor’s degree.
-Scholarly achievement: high academic performance with special consideration given to Honors, AP, and classes related to the applicant’s chosen major (e.g. science and math courses).
-ACT composite of 27 or higher.
-GPA of 3.5 or higher.
-Activities/Leadership: involvement in school clubs, leadership experiences, related internships or extracurricular activities.
-Ability to communicate effectively.
-Personal interest, motivation, and desire to better understand and contribute to a field involving natural resources.
Award: $8,000 a year for four years

NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION (NIAAA) SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: January 31, 2018
Criteria:
-Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b) ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Verbal and Math only).
-Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport.
-Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports.
-Applicant must complete attached scholar application.
-Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director.
-School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association.
-The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate.
-All materials must be postmarked to the NIAAA Liaison in your respective state (select your state below to see due date and liaison contact information) no later than your states due date.
Award: 1 male and 1 female state winner, $1,500 (8 sections nationally), $2,500 (2 national awards)

UAEOP JUDY ANDERSON STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Deadline:  January 31, 2018
Criteria:
-For business education students who wish to continue their education and pursue office-related careers, preferably in the educational field.
-College application submitted.
-Must have completed two or more year-long business education courses, 4 semesters, or 6 trimesters from among the following:  computer classes, keyboarding/typing, marketing, business communication, accounting, office practices and procedures, bookkeeping, desktop publishing, and/or business law.  (Courses may have been taken in high school, college, or a combination).
-Applicant must maintain 2.9 for the one-year period of the scholarship.
Award:  $500

Keep in mind that the final deadline for the Regents’ Scholarship is due on February 1st, so if you have not completed this scholarship, now is the time to finish up.

For those interested in applying to Utah State University, the scholarship application deadline is January 10th.

If you would like to meet with me to find out about other scholarship opportunities or even where to begin, please call, email or drop by my office.