ACT Student Champion Award

Students, if you have taken the ACT and achieved a 22 or higher, this may be for you!

The ACT student champion award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.

This award is especially good for students that are going to be attending college for the first time in their family (first generation college student).

Application: ACT Student Champion Award (Seniors)
Deadline: December 31, 2017
Criteria:
-A student who has overcome challenges and can show what they are going to after high school, whether it is entering the workforce, or getting a post secondary education.
-Students must have a 22 on the ACT and a GPA of 3.0 or higher
-Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first generation college students.
Award: $500

 

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Walking Dead Scholarship?

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There is a scholarship for everyone!  Unigo.com is sponsoring a unique scholarship with fans of the Walking Dead in mind.

Application: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship 
Deadline: October 31, 2017
Critieria: 
-Be at least thirteen years of age at time of application
-Be a legal resident

Submit an online written response to the following question:
“Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.” 

This essay is based on creativity, originality, and overall excellence so use your non-zombiefied brain and write the best essay that you can!

Award: $2,000

 

Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship

Image result for school counselorDo you have a counselor who has made an impact on your life/schooling? If so, this is a scholarship that will reward you and that counselor.

The Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship has been established to provide a maximum of four $1000 scholarships for high school seniors who plan to attend college. Scholarship monies will be given directly to the student. The application and required attachments must be submitted together by 11:59 PM, December 9, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded on February 1, 2018.

All scholarships are to be submitted through the website.  Please make sure to collect all necessary information before applying.

Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship checklist

Applications can be found here: http://www.utschoolcounselor.org/

Or ask Mrs. Dangerfield for more information.

Scholarship Alert!

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SCHOLARSHIP ALERT!!! (Seniors)
For more information: http://corporate.comcast.com/news-information/news-feed/recognizing-the-best-and-brightest-nationwide

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program is a program for high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic achievement, and a commitment to community service.  I will be accepting portfolios for this scholarship through Monday, November 6th, 2017.  After the portfolios are reviewed, one student will be nominated from THS to compete for this scholarship.  This is a great opportunity for you to get started on your scholarship portfolio early!  Please see Mrs. Dangerfield if you have any questions.

Deadline:  November 6, 2017

Application to Comcast due:  November 30, 2017

Criteria:

  • Student must be nominated by a high school counselor or Principal
  • demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities or through work experiences
  • 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 3 ring)

Elks Lodge Scholarships

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There are two available scholarships.  Please read both descriptions and apply accordingly.

The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship application is now open online.

Deadline: November 27, 2017

Eligibility:

  • 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.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • 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 (number of awards as well)

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The Utah Elks Association is also offering a scholarship for a high school senior.

Deadline: February 2, 2018

Eligibility: A high school senior planning on a technical or vocational education or students with special needs.

Award: Varies (number of awards as well)

Please see Mrs. Dangerfield in the counseling office for more information on how to apply.  The application is NOT online.

Horatio Alger Scholarship

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HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP
Application: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ 
Deadline: October 25, 2017
Criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 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)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

Award: up to $25,000 

Contact Mrs. Dangerfield for more information or visit the website.
Horatio Alger

 

 

Walmart Golden Key Scholarship

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Walmart Golden Key Scholarship:

Deadline: September 19, 2017
Eligibility: Students age 17-22 years old with a disability, verifiable by a qualified professional, mental health provider or medical professional. Eligible students must be receiving, or have received, their High School Diploma, GED or Certificate of Completion and be transitioning or has transitioned to other educational programs after their high school program.
Award: $500

For more information please contact Mrs. Dangerfield in the Counseling Office.