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!

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.

Utah College Application Week Wrap-Up

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Now that our Utah College Application Week is over, I wanted to update you on how our students did and what to do next.

We had 221 senior students apply to a college or technical school.  Many of those 221 students applied to more than one. Look at all those pennants! Each of those pennants has a student’s name of them showing where they applied to college.

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So now what?

  1. If you were unable to apply during last weeks event, please keep an eye on application due dates for college.  Many are coming up such as the University of Utah, their application priority date is December 1st.
  2. Apply for the FAFSA.
  3. Make sure you get your transcripts sent to the colleges you applied to.
  4. Apply for scholarships.

I am getting new scholarships quite frequently so please keep checking the website and also with me.

Parents, I know this is an overwhelming time trying to figure out where to start.  Give me a call, drop by or make an appointment so we can figure out a starting point.

Congratulations seniors!  You are on your way!

It is College Application Week!

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If you were/are unable to get to the computer lab (#303) during your scheduled time, please contact your counselor or me to come in during another time.

Keep in mind the idea of “1, 2, 4 or more.” Whether you are going to a four year college or a 1 year program, this is the time to apply.  Tooele Tech, SLCC, and Snow all have some great programs to get you training or degrees.  It doesn’t just have to be four years, it can certainly be 1 year, two years, 4 or more.  We just want you to do something after high school and that looks different for everyone.

Step one:  Go to: https://stepuputah.com/utah-college-directory/

Step two: Apply

Step three: Complete the survey

Step four: Turn in your transcript request form

Step five: Celebrate! You applied to college! (Remember to get your sticker to get your treat in the counseling office)

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New Scholarship Alerts!

 

Here are two new scholarships to consider.

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Drive Smart, No Distractions, No Excuses, Teen Digital Short Contest (student age 13-18)
Application: https://drivesmartnow.com/registration 
Deadline: December 18, 2017
Eligibility: 
-U.S. citizen or legal resident
-Student age 13-18
The entry must be a digital short that is at least 15 seconds but no longer than 60 seconds in length.  The video must try to convince teens about the dangers of distracted driving and the importance of not texting and driving.
Award: up to $10,000

Alpine Recovery Lodge Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest (seniors)
Deadline:
July 1, 2017
Eligibility:
-High school seniors
-Resident of Utah
To apply, please submit an essay about how addiction has directly affected you.
Please email your essay and supporting documents to: scholarships@alpinerecoverylodge.com
Award: 
$1,000

 

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!

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY (Grades 5-12)
Applicationhttps://spirit.prudential.com/
Deadline: November 7, 2017
Criteria:
-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.
National–$5,000

COMCAST LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS (Seniors)
Deadline: November 10, 2017 (Portfolio to THS)
                   November 30, 2017 (Application to Comcast)
Criteria:
-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
PORTFOLIO GUIDELINES
-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)
Application: http://danielsfund.org/
Deadline: November 20, 2017 (4:00 p.m.)
Criteria:
-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)
Application: http://www.elks.org/scholars/
Deadline: November 28, 2017
Criteria:
-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)
Application: https://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/
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.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, SAVE! VIDEO CONTEST (Teens ages 13-18)
Application: LightsCameraSave.com
Deadline:
 December 1, 2017 
Criteria:
-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)
Website:  http://www.soroptimist.org/whoweare/program-violet-richardson-award.html
Criteria:
-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