Here are a few scholarships that I would love to see our students applying for. These are due either by the end of the month or the beginning of the month in December. I still have not had anyone apply for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Award, so get those applications in!
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY (Grades 5-12)
Deadline: November 7, 2017
-High school students who are making a difference through volunteerism.
-Legal resident of one of the 50 states of the United States or the District of Columbia.
-Must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2016.
-Must complete an application and submit certification to Mrs. Dangerfield or Mr. Hamm by November 7, 2017.
Award: State–$1,000 & trip to Washington D.C.
COMCAST LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS (Seniors)
Deadline: November 10, 2017 (Portfolio to THS)
November 30, 2017 (Application to Comcast)
-Student nominated by high school counselor or Principal after portfolio has been viewed.
-Plan to attend college, university, vocational or technical school in the U.S.
-Demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience.
-Strong commitment to and involvement in community service.
-GPA of 2.8 or higher.
-Full-time high school senior.
-Cover page: Name, photo, name of scholarship
-Leadership, service and work experience: Include dates, total hours and brief explanation.
-Copy of your official transcript, including ACT scores.
-2 letters of recommendation.
-All information must be typed and submitted in a paper or plastic binder. (not three ring)
Come see Mrs. Dangerfield in the Counseling Center for more information.
DANIELS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (Seniors)
Deadline: November 20, 2017 (4:00 p.m.)
-Graduating in 2017-2018 academic year
-Complete FAFSA application for 2018-2019 (will need SAR & EFC numbers)
-Be a resident of CO, NM, UT, or WY
-Demonstrate financial need
-Earn an ACT composite score of 17 or higher
Award: Varies from student to student; renewable up to 4 academic years
*This application takes time to complete! Do not wait until the last minute to apply. See Mrs. Dangerfield in the Counseling Center for more information.
THE ELKS NATIONAL LODGE (Seniors)
Deadline: November 28, 2017
-Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
-Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks
-Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
-Male and female students compete separately
-Take either the ACT or SAT before November 4, 2017, in order to qualify for the MVS Scholarship.
Award: Varies (last year it was up to 50,000)
REGENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Deadline: December 8, 2017 (Priority Deadline)
February 1, 2018 (Regular Deadline)
Criteria for Base Award:
-Complete the Utah Scholars Core Course of Study during 9-12 grades
-Have a cumulative 3.0 high school GPA
-Have at least one reported ACT test score
-Have no grade on official transcript lower than a”C” in core courses
-Be a U.S. citizen, or a non-citizen eligible for federal student aid
-No criminal record
Enroll full-time (15 credits) at an eligible Utah institution of higher education during the fall semester after graduation.
Criteria for Exemplary Academic Achievement Award:
-Must meet the Base Award requirements
-Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
-Have no grade on official transcript lower than a “B” in core courses
-Have an ACT score of 26
-4 credit of English
-4 progressive credits of mathematics
-3.5 credits of Social Science
-3 credits of lab based Science
-2 progressive credits of same World or Classical Language, other than English, during 9-12 grade.
Award: Base Award–$1,000
Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: $1,250 per semester for 4 semesters.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! VIDEO CONTEST (Teens ages 13-18)
Deadline: December 1, 2017
-Create a video that shows the value of sound money management in a way that will appeal to other teens.
Award: $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 (3 national awards) and video posted on YouTube as part of a national campaign.
VIOLET RICHARDSON SOROPTIMIST AWARD (Young Women, ages 14-17)
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Application: Available in the Counseling Center (soon)
-This award recognizes young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts.
-These are merit awards and are NOT based on academic achievement.
-The Violet Richardson Award Program underscores Soroptimist’s commitment to volunteerism and to young women – the leaders of the future.
Award: Varies, up to $2,500