UNIVERSITY OF UTAH The scholarships available are President's, Honors at Entrance, Honors at Entrance Early Admission, Diversity, Alumni, Departmental, New University Scholars Program, Sterling Scholar, University of Utah Merit, University of Utah Merit with Presidential Honors, Financial Need Based, Utah Achievement Award, Top Ten, Utah Opportunity and Private Donors. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and promise of future achievement. Other scholarships are offered in meteorology, engineering, political science and politics, anthropology, and multicultural opportunities.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must be a senior in high school who will be attending the University of Utah fall of 2017. Applicant must have received exceptional scores on standardized tests of at least 26 or higher and must have demonstrated academic excellence within their high school career. ACT results must be from the official October test date or before. No additional application is necessary to apply beyond the U of U admission application.
ARUP UTAH PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must apply to the University of Utah as a full-time student and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must complete their financial aid file with the University of Utah and the admission application materials. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and financial aid must be filled with the University of Utah by March 1.
Amount: $2,000.00 per year for up to four years Deadline: December 1 is the admission deadline. March 1 is the Financial Aid File Completion Final Deadline Contact: www.financialaid.utah.edu
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH ART AND ART HISTORY DEPARTMENT Applicant must be accepted to the University of Utah and declare a major in art history or plan to become an art major and have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5. Applicant must submit a departmental scholarship application, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of their high school transcript to the department of their intended major by the deadline. Student must also submit an art portfolio to the Studio Art Department. Departmental scholarships are offered for the art history program, the studio art program, the department of theatre, the film studies division, the ballet department, the modern dance department, and the school of music.
Amount: $5,000.00 and is renewable for four years Deadline: December 1 - must apply to the University of Utah to be considered for this scholarship. (Make sure to contact departments directly, prior to the March 1 deadline for recommendation forms and for special application requirements and deadlines on portfolios, auditions, etc. All applicants must meet the deadlines.) The portfolio deadline is between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on February 19, 2017 Contact: http://www.sa.utah.edu/finance or www.art.utah.edu
SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY Scholarships are available in many areas, including Academic (President’s, Fellow’s, Founders’, Dean’s, Centurium), Leadership, Native American, Sterling Scholar, Talent, Departmental, Athletic, Terrell H. Bell Teaching Incentive, Private and Army ROTC. The criteria will vary according to the scholarship applied for. Students completing the admissions process by December 1, 2017 will be eligible for academic scholarships.
Amount: Varies Deadline: December 1 priority deadline. March 1 for some scholarships Contact: www.suu.edu
BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must rank in the top ten percent of their graduating class and be very active in school and community. The award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Applicant must be nominated by their school principal and must submit an application for admission to Boston University along with the supplementary essay required for the competition. The essay is to be written on one of three statements and be no longer than 600 words. Applicant must also write an essay of 300 or less words about “Something that’s not on the resume.” The essay should involve a passion dream or mental pursuit that delights and absorbs the applicant. .0fficial results of either the SAT with two SAT Subject Tests or the ACT with Writing Test must be submitted. All tests must be taken before November 2016.
AIR FORCE ROTC Applicant must be a U.S. citizen at who is at least 17 years of age. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, an ACT composite score of 26 or an SAT composite score of 1180 (math and verbal portion only) and have a class ranking in the top 40%. The applicant must have taken the ACT or SAT by December 1, 2016. The scholarship is based on leadership and work experience, extracurricular activities, personal interview, questionnaire results, and academic scores. Applicant must complete the Physical Fitness Assessment and submit the Letter of Certification, forms, SAT and/ or ACT scores and GPA by January 12, 2017.
Amount: Varies Deadline: December 1 (application must be submitted by midnight) Contact: www.afrotc.com
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF SALT LAKE (VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD) This award is available to young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who make the community and world a better place through their volunteer efforts. These are merit awards and are NOT based on academic achievement. Applicants must submit the application and submit their answers in the space provided. Applicants must have taken initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it and must have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as a volunteer.
Amount: $1,000.00 Deadline: December 1 (applications must be received by this date) Contact: www.sislc.org
FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION - AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST The contest is available to students in Grades 7 -12. Each entrant must be sponsored by an FRA member in good standing, or by a currently chartered branch or unit located nearest the entrant’s home. The branch does not need to be in the same state where the entrant resides. The essay on “What Memorial Day Means to Me” must be 350 words or less. A student may submit only one entry each year.
Amount: $1,000.00-$5,000.00 Deadline: December 1 Contact: www.fra.org
USCA - LYNN JENSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must be a high school senior who plans to become a school counselor or a public education teacher for grades K-12. The applicant must submit SAT or ACT scores, an official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation and an essay on a school counselor who has been a positive influence. The letters of recommendation may not be written by a relative or by the school counselor that the essay is written about.
SODEXO FOUNDATION STEPHEN J. BRADY STOP HUNGER SCHOLARSHIP Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school in the U.S.) and must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must have demonstrated an on-going commitment to their community by performing volunteer services impacting hunger in the U.S. within the last 12 months. Applicants must obtain a Community Service Recommendation as part of the application process. Recommenders must be at least 21 years of age and may not be the applicants’ parent, guardian or family member.
REGENTS' SCHOLARSHIP - BASE AWARD, EXEMPLARY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AWARD, UTAH EDUCATIONAL SAVINGS PLAN SUPPLEMENTAL AWARD For the Base award applicants must be in their senior year of high school and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must complete the Utah Scholars Core Course of Study during grades 9-12. The transcript may have no individual grade lower than a “C” in the required core classes. Applicant must have at least one reported ACT score. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have no criminal record except misdemeanor traffic citations. For the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award a student must meet the Base Award requirements plus have a cumulative 3.5 GPA, and an ACT score of 26 or higher. There must not be any individual grade, listed on the official transcript, lower than a “B” in the required core courses. A student who qualifies for the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award must renew the award each semester. The Exemplary award scholarship recipient must enroll in, and successfully complete, 15 credit hours earning a 3.3 college GPA each semester. A student who qualifies for a Regent’s Scholarship may also receive a Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP). In order to receive this award, the student must meet the qualifications for a Regents’ Scholarship Award and have a Utah Educational Savings Plan Trust account with the student named as the beneficiary showing annual contributions of $100.00 or more during the students 14, 15, 16, 17, year of age. It is the applicant’s responsibility to read and understand the requirements of the scholarship. Past information is out-of-date.
Amount: Base Award worth $1,000.00 (one-time payment), Exemplary Academic Achievement Award worth up to $1,250.00 per semester (may be renewed), Utah Educational Savings Plan Supplemental Award worth up to $400.00 (one-time payment). The Utah Educational Savings Plan Supplemental Award will be added to the scholarship award payment and it is NOT deposited into the students UESP account. Deadline: The Priority deadline is December 9, 2016. The final application deadline is February 1, 2017. Late application materials are not accepted and incomplete files will not be reviewed. Contact: www.higheredutah.org or email@example.com (801-321-7294)
DAR CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ESSAY CONTEST This contest is available to students in 9th to 12th grade. To enter the contest the student must write an essay on an assigned topic. The topic for 2016-2017 is: “If Christopher Columbus had just some of the technology we have today in 2016, how might this have changed his planning and carrying out of his voyages: What technological advances would have been most beneficial to Christopher Columbus?” The essay “Technology’s Impact on the Voyage of Christopher Columbus” must be between 800 – 1,200 words and must be typed, or prepared on a computer. All of the essay content must be the student’s original work and must have a title page. The judging will be based on historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of material, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and neatness.
Amount: National winner - $1,200.00 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. in October 2017 for themselves and a parent or guardian to read the winning essay at the Columbus Day event. Second - $500/00 and the third - $300.00 Deadline: December 15 (Must be received by this date) Contact: www.dar.org or Terra Bingham in the counseling center
AXA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must be a high school senior graduating in 2016. Applicants must be children of eligible AXA employees or financial professionals. Scholarship is based on leadership and participation in school and community, academic record and financial need.
Amount: $2,500.00 Deadline: Check the company website for the application and the deadline. Contact: Information for this scholarship can be found on the AXA company intranet.
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must be a senior in high school who is a U.S. citizen and plans to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. by fall of 2017. Applicant must have a recommendation by an adult professional and must demonstrate ambition and self-drive by outstanding achievement in a school, community or workplace activity. Applicant must describe in detail an outstanding achievement accomplished in a non-academic activity or project.
Amount: $2,500.00, $10,000.00, $25,000.00 Deadline: December 15 by 11:59 p.m. Application must be one of the first 10,000 submitted by the deadline so it’s best to apply early. Contact: www.axa-achievement.com or Terra Bingham in the counseling center
BURGER KING EMPLOYEE SCHOLARS PROGRAM Applicant must work at a participating Burger King Corporation or franchisees, or be the son or daughter of an employee of Burger King Corpor0ation or Franchisees. Employee must have been active on the Burger King payroll for 6 months as of the application deadline. Applicant must be a high school senior who has fundraised for the Burger King Scholars Program. Students are selected based on their grade point average (must have at least a 2.5 GPA), work experience, financial need, co-curricular activities, and community service. An applicant who meets the requirements for the Burger King Scholars Program and the Burger King Employee Scholars Program will receive an award from only one program. The only way to apply for this scholarship is a web-based e-application. The first 50,000 submitted applications will be processed. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM Applicant must be a high school senior and a U.S. resident who plans to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school by fall of the application year. Applicant must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and work an average of 15 hours a week, 40 weeks per year. Applicant must demonstrate participation in community service and/or co-curricular activities and demonstrate financial need. Students do not have to be employed at a burger king to be eligible, however, burger king employees may be eligible. The only way to apply for this scholarship is a web-based e-application. The first 50,000 submitted applications will be processed. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
BURGER KING JAMES W. McLAMORE WHOPPER SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is a senior in high school and has a GPA of at least 3.3. Applicant must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1700. Student must demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, or other co-curricular activity and must demonstrate substantial work experience and financial need. Recipients will be chosen from the Burger King Scholars and the Burger King Employee Scholars programs. All applications will be a web-based e-application. The first 50,000 submitted applications will be processed. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Amount: Up to three James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship awards of $50,000.00. One “King” award of $25,000.00. Up to four regional awards of $5,000.00 to the most qualified student in each region from the pool of applicants. Deadline: December 15 by 11:59 p.m. (The first 50,000 applications will be processed) Contact: www.bkmclamorefoundation.org
RE: WRITING CONTEST - BYU ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Contest is open to any student in grades 9-12. The categories are fiction (between 1,000 and 4,000 words long), poetry (one poem or a group of poems totaling 25 to 60 lines), personal essay (from 700 to 2,500 words long), and critical essay (between 700 to 2,500 words long. Each contestant may submit one entry in each category. First place winners of one year’s contest are not eligible for prizes the following year.
Amount: $100.00 for first place, $60.00 for second place, $40.00 for third place Deadline: December 15, 2016 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALLIANCE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS & WRITERS The Alliance for young artists and writers contest is open to students in grades 7-12. Students can submit in 29 different categories of art and writing. The same work may not be entered in more than one category. Entries will be judged on originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal vision and voice.
FOOT LOCKER SCHOLAR ATHLETES Applicant must be a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who will enter a four-year college in the fall of 2017. Applicant must demonstrate excellence in school, in their community and on their sports team. Applicant must demonstrate good sportsmanship and show how sports have developed their leadership in school and in their community.
2017 NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD Applicant must be a high-school senior who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, such as owning and operating their own business (can be babysitting, lawn care, tutoring, etc.), participating in organizations such as DECA, FBLA, Junior Achievement and The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship among others, or through other initiatives. The scholarship is also based on extracurricular activities, leadership activities, academic record, and essay content. The applicant must be nominated by a dues-paying member of NFIB and must enter an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the fall of 2017.
Amount: $2,000.00 to $15,000.00 Deadline: December 18 (Apply online or fax application no later than this date.) Contact: www.nfib.com/yea
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MODERN DANCE SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS To enter the Modern Dance Undergraduate Program at the University of Utah and for a dance scholarship, students must submit an application and attend an audition. Students must also apply and be accepted to attend the University of Utah at least one month prior to the audition date.
Amount: unspecified (There is a $50.00 processing fee due at the time of the dance audition.) Deadline: Audition dates are Saturday, January 21, 2017, Friday, February 17, 2017, and Friday, August 18, 2017. Contact: www.dance.utah.edu
AMERICAN LEGION ORATORICAL CONTEST Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The prepared Oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must be given in English, without notes, and take between eight to ten minutes for delivery. The Assigned topic part of the contest must not take less than three minutes or take more than five minutes for delivery.
Amount: $1,500.00 to $18,000.00 Deadline: December 31 to the local American Legion Post Contact: http://www.legion.org
IMAGINE AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, have financial need and must have demonstrated voluntary community service during their senior year. Applicant must choose a career college to start the application and students can apply online.
Amount: $1,000.00 Deadline: December 31 for 2016 high school graduates. High School Graduates of 2017 can start applying on January 1, 2017. Contact: www.imagine-america.org
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS - WILLIAM C. DOHERTY FUND Applicant must be the son, daughter or legally adopted child of a letter carrier NALC member (must be a member for at least one year prior to making application) in good standing—active, retired or deceased. Stepchildren and grandchildren are eligible if they live with the letter carrier in a regular parent-child relationship. Applicant must be a senior and must take the ACT or the SAT in either their junior or senior year.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LETTER CARRIERS - JOHN T. DONELSON SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must be the son, daughter or legally adopted child of a letter carrier NALC member (must be a member for at least one year prior to making application) in good standing—active, retired or deceased. Stepchildren and grandchildren are eligible if they live with the letter carrier in a regular parent-child relationship. Applicant must be a senior and must take the ACT or the SAT in either their junior or senior year.
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY HOUSING SCHOLARSHIP Applicant must fill out the housing scholarship application and submit an essay of up to 300 words describing how this scholarship will aid their educational pursuits. This scholarship is usually not available to freshman students unless there are extenuating circumstances. Please see the website for details and more information.
Amount: Varies. (One year scholarship, must be applied for each year.) This scholarship pays for 75% of the housing costs. Deadline: December 31 Priority Deadline, March 1 Final Deadline if scholarships are still available Contact:www.suu.edu