Students, it is crucial that you apply for scholarships. Search for available scholarships around the beginning of your senior year of high school, if not sooner. If you’re already in college and looking for scholarships for the next academic year, you will still want to kick things off in the early fall. Most scholarship application deadlines fall between October and March. More on preparing for scholarships
Every student who is applying for scholarships should do 3 things:
- Apply for the scholarships that are available through the specific schools you are interested in. Every college has a scholarship page that explains the scholarships available through the school. This goes for the college as a whole and the colleges as in the departments within the college (Math, Science, Media, Behavioral Science, etc.)
- Write a powerful generic essay! So many scholarships are available for writing an essay. Rather than write a million essays, write one essay that is excellent and then adapt it to the specific requirements of the scholarship. Many of them require similar key points as part of the essay.
- Do a scholarship search and see what other scholarships you should apply for. Ask your school counselor what scholarships previous students have been awarded. If someone from your school got the scholarship before that can increase the odds that it is a legitimate scholarship. See below for ideas for scholarship searching.
UCAS Scholarship List Here is a list of scholarships that UCAS has been keeping. Please help us keep it up to date by letting us know if any links do not work or if you find out of date information.
Provo High School Scholarships Page: Provo high school has an awesome list of scholarships you may want to consider. Check this page out for sure. They are local so a lot of the information is in line with what you might be eligible for.
Scholar Box: This is a free resource for school counselors and students to build a scholarship page that they can use to keep track of scholarships. It has links directly to the website of the scholarship to give you the information, and shows the application date right on the list so you know which scholarships to apply for and when.
Cappex: Yes Cappex is free to counselors and students. If you have the ability to recognize a good scholarship when you see it then Cappex can be a good resource.
Zinch: It’s true, you will get spam-attacked by signing up for Zinch, but it is free and it does have good information. If you have the ability to recognize a good scholarship when you see it then Zinch can be a good resource.
Carson Smith Scholarship: The Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship provides tuition assistance for eligible special needs students enrolled in eligible private schools
|Need More? Try some of these other scholarship searches:
http://www.fastweb.com/; http://www.uheaa.org/; http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/;http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/;
Popular Scholarship Options
|Awarded Each SemesterQuest Bridge: For low income, high achieving students.New Century Scholarship: For students who earn their Associates degree before they graduate from high school.Regent’s Scholarship: For students who take rigorous high school courses as defined in the scholarship. (You can’t get the New Century and Regent’s Scholarships together).UVU Scholarships: Information regarding scholarships available through Utah Valley University.
BYU Scholarships: Information regarding scholarships available through Brigham Young University.
U of U Scholarships: Information regarding scholarships available through University of Utah.
USU Scholarships: Information regarding scholarships available through Utah State University.
Westminster Scholarships: Information regarding scholarships available through Westminster College.
Daniels Fund Scholarship: For high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming graduating in the 2013-2014 apply by November 14, 2013.
|One-Time Award Sussle Scholarship: Monthly Scholarship of $1,000 awarded. Sussle collects the best content by topic. This is not your usual scholarship. There is no application or essay, and it’s actually fun. By participating, you will be posting your knowledge for the benefit of others, and in return, the best contributor will win the scholarship.Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents Scholarships: $500 to $1000 in 2014 to Utah high school seniors who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and are active in extra-curricular activities through their school, church, community or work.AES Engineers: Apply for $500 by October 4, 2013. Simply submit a 500-1000 word essay on the topic.Susan Coda Memorial Scholarship: Merit-based scholarship for a Utah woman who will attend college outside of Utah|
Scholarships Recently Earned by Former UCAS Students
3 Sentence Essay Scholarship
|Science Fair Scholarships|
|Nicodemus Wilderness Project|
|American Our Country Speech Contest|
|ARUP Utah Promise Scholarship|
|AXA Achievement Scholarship|
|Best Buy Scholarship|
|Carson Scholars Scholarship|
|Clegg Memorial Scholarship|
|Courage to Grow Scholarship|
|HOBY Scholarship at UVU|
|Kohl’s Kids Care Scholarship|
|Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars|
|Pioneering Spirit Award|
|Radio Disney Award|
|Replace my Contacts College Scholarship|
|Southern Virginia Academic Merit|
|Upward Bound Scholarship|
|Burger King Malcamor Scholarship|
|Geologic Mapping Gold Medalists|
|Henry Schein Scholarship|
|ARUP Utah Promise Scholarship|
|ARUP Utah Promise Scholarship|
|Bank of America Scholarship|
|Colorado School of Mines Merit Scholarship|
|Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student|
|Energy Solutions Scholarship|
|Future Business Leader of America|
|ISEF (Science Fair) Scholarship|
|Jr. Engineer Scholarship|
|Larry H. Miller Scholarship|
|National Science Foundation|
|National Security Language Initiative Scholarship|
|Northern Arizona University|
|Oregon State University|
|Prudential Spirit of Community Award – National Distinguished Finalist|
|Prudential Spirit of Community Award|
|Quest Scholar, matched for Stanford|
|SOMOS Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation|
|Southern Virginia University Academic Excellence & Student Association Leadership Scholarship|
|Symantec Software Scholarship|
|Trio Upward Bound Scholarship &|
|Trio Upward Bound Scholarship|
|United States Air Force Academy|
|University of Arizona out of State Scholarship|
|University of Oklahoma|
|University of Texas Dallas|
|Western Undergraduate Scholarship|
|Writers of the Future|