Earn the Utah Scholars Medallion

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Utah Scholars is a recognition program that honors students that have earned a 3.0 and worked hard through their high school career.  Seniors must apply by February 1st in order to qualify.  This is not a scholarship, rather it is an opportunity for seniors to earn a medallion to wear at graduation.

Here is the checklist and the link to apply:

Utah Scholars application

Utah Scholars Checklist

In order to qualify you must apply and then complete at least 200 points from the checklist.  This list shows what is required and if you have not checked off any of the activities from the other grades, doing the 12th grade requirements along with the required ones will get you enough points. You can still use the points from the other grades as well even if you are just now completing them.

This recognition is not hard to achieve! Any student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher should absolutely apply.

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Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

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Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2017 and closes Dec. 15, 2017Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

 

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The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.

Whether you’re the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you’ve cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you. 20 awards of $20,000 will be awarded.

Application deadline: December 15, 2017
Online application: Foot Locker Scholarship

 

Drive Smart

Students ages 13-18 create a digital short about the dangers of distracted driving. The award is $10,000.

Application deadline: December 18, 2017
Online application:  Drive Smart: No Distractions, No Excuses

 

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Students who have received a 22 on the ACT and a GPA of 3.0 may apply.  Consideration will be given to students that are underrepresented or first generation students. The award is $500.

Application deadline: December 31, 2017
Online Application: ACT Student Champion Award

 

FFA Scholarships/Pink Tractor

For those interested in pursuing a degree in agriculture, farm or ranch management or livestock management, there are many different scholarship opportunities.

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The National FFA Pink Tractor Scholarship is one example of the FFA scholarships:

Eligibility:
-3.0 GPA
-Applicant must be female living on a farm in the U.S. and demonstrate an interest managing a farm.
-FFA member pursuing a four year degree in agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing.
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Award:
 1,000

That is just one of many scholarships offered through FFA.  Here is a link to their scholarship catalog.
FFA Scholarship Catalog

If you have questions on how to apply or details on these scholarships, please come see Mrs. Dangerfield in the Counseling Office.

Regents’ Priority Deadline Due Tomorrow

Seniors, the Regent’s priority deadline is tomorrow December 8th.  Make sure you have your official high school transcripts and your college transcripts (if you have concurrent enrollment) ready to send off.  If you have any questions about this scholarship, please ask.  This is a big scholarship so make sure you have EVERYTHING squared away.  This one is worth up to $6,000 dollars!

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Also, the Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship is due on the 9th.  This one is worth $1,000 dollars and remember, that the counselor that has impacted your life also received recognition.  The process for applying for this scholarship are as follows:

Checklist for Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship

Lynn Jensen Memorial

Keys to Success Scholarships

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Seniors!  The Keys to Success Scholarships are now available.  Please click the links below to fill out the applications.  Eligibility and application requirements are listed on each application. The winners will be announced at the Keys to Success assembly at the end of the year.

Salt Lake Community College: $1,000
Deadline: March 10, 2018

UVU: $1,000
Deadline: March 10, 2018

Tooele Tech: $1,000
Deadline: March 10, 2018

Paul Mitchell the School: $1,000
Deadline: March 10, 2018

University of Utah: $1,000
Deadline: March 10, 2018

Weber State University: $1,000
Deadline: March 4, 2018

All of the scholarships except for Weber State will be turned into Mrs. Dangerfield in the Counseling Office.

SLCC Scholarship Alert

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If you have applied to Salt Lake Community College and would like to be considered for scholarships, you do have to apply separately.  Many Utah colleges consider you for scholarships as soon as you apply, but the SLCC does their a little differently.

The deadline to apply for their scholarships is February 1, 2018.

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Sophomores and Juniors; Do You Want to Go to Washington on a Scholarship?

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Beehive Drive is an organization that has been providing scholarship opportunities for students since 2006.  This year, Beehive Drive will be sending 32 Utah (sophomore and juniors) students to Washington DC on a History/Education Tour.  All expenses paid!

The trip will take place from June 17-22, 2018.  Round trip air, ground transportation, hotel accommodations and meals (expect for the dinner upon the firsts nights arrival), medical and accident insurance, full time tour director, professional overnight hotel security, a copy of the book “1776” by David Mccullough for each student to read before the trip and $100 for each student for spending money.  (rooming at the hotel will be boys with boys and girls with girls and four students per room.  Four chaperones will be with the group of 32 students)

Who is eligible?
-Students must be a sophomore or a junior
-Demonstrate a desire to succeed
-Must read the book “1776” prior to leaving for the trip
-Must commit to giving a report on what they learned to one of their classes the following year.
-Write a 500 word essay on why you would like to go on this trip and what you hope to gain by going (Attach with application)

Students will be selected by a nomination process once students apply.  Counselors and/or the principal will select which students are being selected for nomination.  Once the committee at Beehive Drive receives these nominations, they decide which students are selected.

This is a quick nomination process and so if there is an interest, please come see Mrs. Dangerfield ASAP.  I would like to have interested students fill out the application by December 4th so that I can submit them by December 10th.

Good luck to all applicants!