Scholarship Deadlines Coming Up

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We are in one our biggest months for scholarships applications and there are many scholarship coming due over the next couple of weeks.  If you have not already applied for some of these scholarships, please do!  We want to see our students at Tooele get ALL the scholarship money.

Here is a list and a brief description of each scholarship: (Click the link for the application or ask Mrs. Dangerfield for more information)

Jump Start Financial Literacy Scholarship (six award of $1,250)
Create a 1-2 minute YouTube video answering the following question: “How do you plan to pay for college while keeping your debt to a minimum?”
Deadline: March 16th

Utah Jiffy Lube “What Drives You” Scholarship (two award of $6,500 and four awards of $1,500)
Complete the application and write a short 500 word essay about “What Drives You.” Students must have been enrolled in a drivers education program during high school.
Deadline: March 19th

Tooele Education Foundation: Dalton Donate for Life Nursing/Medical Scholarship (three awards at $500)
Complete the application and include an essay about why you want to pursue a career in nursing or the medical area.  Be sure to include a section about your knowledge or understanding of organ donation.
Deadline: March 19th

Tooele Education Foundation: Descendants of Military Veterans ($1,500)
Complete the application and write an essay about why you want to pursue advanced education. Be sure to include your understanding and feelings related to Patriotism, leadership and service in our country.
Deadline: March 19th

Tooele Education Foundation: Patrick H. Dunlavy Scholarship ($1,500)
Complete the application and write an essay about why you want to advance your education.  Please include in your essay how you plan to apply your leadership experience and skills to your future.
Deadline: March 19th

Tooele Education Foundation: “Go Local” Kiwanis Scholarship ($500)
Complete the application and write an essay about yourself with an emphasis on your service/leadership experience. Please explain why you deserve to be considered for this scholarship.
Deadline: March 19th

Tooele Education Foundation: “Step It Up” Scholarship ($1,000)
Complete the application and write an essay about how you have overcome obstacles to be where you are academically.
Deadline: March 19th

Tooele Education Foundation: Detroit Diesel Re-Manufacturing -West Skilled Trades Award ($2,000, three awards)
Complete the application and write an essay about why you want to work in skilled trades, science, technology, engineering or in the math field.
Deadline: March 23th

Tooele Education Foundation: Arthur W. Brothers Communications/Technology Scholarship (one $1,000 award and two $500 awards)
Complete the application and write an essay about why you deserve to be considered for this scholarship. Be sure to explain why you want to advance your education.
Deadline: March 23th

Tooele Education Foundation: Tooele Valley Rotary Club Scholarship ($500)
Complete the application and write an essay on your service and experience. Please explain why you deserve and need this scholarship.
Deadline: March 23th

There are a few others listed on the March calendar if you would like to see the rest of the scholarships, click below for the link.

March Scholarships



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:

Deadline: Last day of every month
Anyone can apply, nothing is required other than creating an account
Award: $2,000

Deadline: January 4, 2018
-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)

Deadline: January 4, 2018
-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)

Deadline: January 9, 2018
-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)

Deadline: January 10, 2018
-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

Deadline: January 11, 2018
-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)

Deadline: January 22, 2018
-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

Deadline: January 15, 2018
-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

Deadline: January 31, 2018
-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)

Deadline:  January 31, 2018
-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.

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


Upcoming Deadlines for Scholarships

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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!

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.

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.
Award: $1,000
-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.


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.

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)

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
*Core Courses:
-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.

 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.

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


October Scholarship Deadlines

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Just a quick post to let you know that the following scholarships have deadlines coming up.  There are scholarships for everyone so please check them out!

YOUNGARTS PROGRAM (15-18 years or grades 10-12)

Deadline:  Oct. 13, 2017 by 11:59 PM

-Cinematic arts, dance, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, writing
-Citizen or legal resident of the United States or U.S. Territories
Award:  $10,000 cash award, master classes with accomplished artists, become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts

Deadline: Oct 17, 2017
-Open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
-The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education.
Award: $1,000

NATIONAL and STATE (Two separate applications)

Deadline:  Oct. 25, 2017 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time
-Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation.
-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
-Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
-Co-curricular/community service activities.
-Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
-Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
-Be a United States citizen.
-Utah scholarship requires Utah citizenship.
Award:  National – $25,000 (106 awards)
State – $10,000 (7 awards)


Deadline:  October 31, 2017
-Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools).
-U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees.
-Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application.
-Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
-Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
-Based on leadership, achievement, and character
Award:  $20,000 (150 awards) and Community College stipends that vary from $1,000-$1,500 (200 awards).

Local Scholarships-Deadlines


Time is running out to come in and get applications for many of our local scholarships! The deadline for the scholarships that were due April 14th has been extended until April 18th. Below is a list of all of our local scholarships and their deadlines. I have also included a digital copy (PDF or word document) of the applications that can be printed from home.

Due April 14th (EXTENDED UNTIL THE 18TH!):

Tooele Kiwanis Go Local Scholarship 2017 – Senior wishing to attend TATC

STEP IT UP scholarship application 2017 – Senior entering Health Sciences

Mayor Patrick H Dunlavy Leadership Scholarship – THS Senior

Light Your Future Scholarship – All Tech Electric 2017 – Senior wishing to be an electrician

School and Community Service Scholarship 2017 – Senior with leadership and service experience

Jordan Byrd Silver Star Scholarship 2017 – Seniors interested in medical

Jordan Byrd Memorial Scholarship 2017 – Seniors interested in medical

Go Local Scholarship 2016-2017 – Seniors attending TATC or USU-Tooele

FFA 2017 scholarship – Seniors with an SAE

DAV scholarships – 2017 – Seniors with a parent or grandparent who served in the military

Dalton Donate 4 Life 2016-2017 – Seniors interested in nursing/medical

American Warriors in Action Scholarship 2017 – Seniors who have demonstrated action in their school and community

Due April 20th:

2017 Barrick Mercur Application – TCSD Senior who may not have received significant scholarships from other sources

AL England Business 2017– Seniors with an interest in studying business

Due April 21st:

Skilled Trades and STEM scholarship – Detroit Diesel – Seniors with an interest in skilled trades or STEM careers

Arthur W Brothers Communications Technology Scholarship 2017 – Seniors with an interest in communications and/or technology

Due April 24th:

THS Alumni Scholarship 2017 – Senior at Tooele High School who may not have received significant scholarships from other sources

Betsy Ila Bowen Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship 2017 – Senior girls at THS

Scholarship Reminder


Reminder that some scholarship deadlines that are happening this weekend. Please check the following link and make sure you get your applications in on time! Also check the homepage for more information on specific scholarships.

March Scholarships