NICHE NO ESSAY CONTEST
Deadline: The end of every month
Criteria: Has to create an account, no other eligibility required
SUSSLE SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Deadline: Monthly awards
-Contribute content by topic to Sussle.
-Large variety of topics, for example: fashion, Disney Princess, Oreo, Harry Potter, ice cream, Doctor Who, Spanish language, Innovation…and many other fun and current topics.
Award: Up to $1,000; other lesser cash awards
AMERICAN FIRE SPRINKLER ESSAY (Seniors)
Deadline: Now through April 7, 2018
-Must be a U.S. citizen
-Applicants are put into a random drawing
Award: $2,000 (10 nationally)
NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD PROGRAM (Seniors)
Deadline: January 2, 2018
-Graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business.
-Must enter your freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2018.
-The selection committee will consider the applicants’ academic records, extracurricular activities, leadership, and character.
-Evidence of entrepreneurial spirit and initiative will be heavily weighted.
Award: $1,000 – $15,000 (105 awards)
GE–REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (Seniors)
Deadline: January 4, 2018
-Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.
-Demonstrate financial need.
-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: $10,000 renewable scholarship (up to $40,000 per recipient), 20 awards nationally
SOCIETY OF MILITARY ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
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 (3 awards)
RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM (Seniors)
Deadline: Postmarked by January 9, 2018
-African American seniors who excel academically, show leadership potential, and are involved in community.
Award: $10,000/year for 4 years (20 or more)
USU RESIDENT ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
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
ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Deadline: January 11, 2018
Minimum Criteria: (other requirements for additional scholarships)
-Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
-Complete FAFSA for 2018-2019 academic year
-Letter of recommendation submitted online
Amount: $2,500 – $10,000 (over 500 awards, nationally)
ACLU OF UTAH’S YOUTH ACTIVIST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (Seniors)
Application: http://www.acluutah.org/resources/item/559-youth-activist-scholarship or from Mrs. Dangerfield in the counseling office.
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 dollar awards and two $2,000 awards
MESA SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
-High school senior graduating in 2018.
-Active MESA membership and participation in its program activities.
-Pursing a degree related to Math, Science or Engineering.
-Choice of math or science-related classes.
-Scholarship may be used at SLCC, U of U, USU, and WSU.
-Scholarship winners are required to attend the Awards Reception in April 2018.
USU: QUINNEY SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
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 per year for 4 years
NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATORS ASSOCIATION (NIAAA) SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
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)
UAEOP JUDY ANDERSON STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
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.
*This scholarship can be deferred.
REGENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application: https://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/ (Application available on Nov. 15, 2017).
Deadline: Dec. 8, 2017 (Priority Deadline), February 1, 2018 (Regular Deadline)
Criteria for Base Award:
-Complete the Utah Scholars Core Course of Study during grades 9-12.*
-Have a cumulative 3.0 high school GPA.
-Have at least one reported ACT test score (SAT is not accepted).
-Have no grade on official transcript lower than a “C” in core courses.
-Be a U.S. citizen, or a noncitizen eligible for federal student aid.
-No criminal record.
-Enroll full-time (12 or more college credit hours) at an eligible Utah institution of higher education during Fall semester immediately following high school 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 credits of English
-4 progressive credits of mathematics
-3.5 credits of Social Science
-3 credits of lab-based Science course, specifically one each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
-2 progressive credits of same World or Classical Language, other than English, during grades 9-12
Award: Base Award–$1,000 one-time payment
Exemplary Academic Achievement Award–$1,250 per semester, renewable for up to 4 semesters
SUU OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors planning to attend SUU in 2018-2019)
Deadline: February 1, 2018
Applications received after the December 31st priority deadline but before the February 1st final deadline will be considered if additional scholarships become available.
-Students must be enrolled full-time.
-GPA of 3.0 or greater.
-Applicants must submit a FAFSA for the 2018-2019 year
*PLEASE NOTE: If you feel you have extenuating circumstances please call Lauren Matlock or Natalie Smith at: 435-586-7735
Award: Up to 75% of housing costs for 1 year (must reapply each year).