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* This information is continually being updated – please note that some of the deadlines currently listed are for LAST year, we will be updating those as soon as we can! Please look at each scholarships web page/information for current deadlines!

Scholarships, Awards, Testing 2012-2013

The following is a list of scholarships, awards, and opportunities that we, at Orem High School, have had experience with in the past. Most applications are available online. Because it is impossible, it is not our intention to list all scholarships – – there are several good, free, web sites that have a more complete list of scholarships. Dates and availability are subject to change. It is the student’s responsibility to verify scholarship availability, application dates, qualifications and award amounts. This list is provided only as a guide and convenience.

 

Suggested scholarship search websites:

www.zinch.com

Fast Web http://www.fastweb.com

Schlolarships.Com http://www.scholarships.com

Scholarshipexperts.Com http://www.scholarshipexperts.com

QuestBridge http://www.questbridge.org

My Free Degree http://www.myfreedegree.com

www.cappex.com

Set up an account with one or all of the above websites. A profile will be created with your school choices and/or desired area of study and/or other miscellaneous choices. You will then receive email notification of scholarships that you may have an interest in applying according to your profile.

UVYou DAYS ARE FREE: Open to all high school students, parents, and counselors.  Looking to get a head on college? We have created special departmental events, which give you a feel for academic university life. If you are unsure of what you want to study, we suggest you come to multiple FREE events. Public Service/ Aviation January 10, 2013 @ 5:30pm; Science & Health January 17, 2013 @5:30pm;  Arts January 24, 2012 @5:30pm; Technology @ Computers February 21, 1012 @5:30pm; Education February 28th @ 9am; Humanities & Social Science March 7, 2013 @ 5:30pm.  UVU offers free tours of campus M-F at 10am and 12pm and Wednesdays at 6pm and Thursdays at 3:30pm. Call to register today! 801-863-8811     www.uvu.edu/futurestudents/events/uvyou_days.html

Deseret News & KSL 5 Television Sterling Scholar Awards– Award amount varies, can be used at all Utah Colleges, Universities and BYU Idaho. Open to seniors only (Must have an ACT score) in recognition of academic excellence. Categories are English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, Computer Technology, Trade and Technical Education, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business and Marketing, Speech/Drama, Visual Arts, Music and Dance. Applications are available in the Media Center. They are due October 22. Pam Peterson (rm 1103) is our school coordinator

New Century and Regents’ Scholarships-Two statewide scholarships offered through the Utah State Board of Regents, Utah System of Higher Education. – Seniors-students start working toward these scholarships in 9th grade. For information and requirements: Apply online: Utah System of Higher Education www.higheredutah.org/scholarships-info/ Applications will be available online November 21, 2012.  First priority application date is December 21, 2012 and final application date is February 1, 2013. Award amounts vary up to $1250 per semester up to four semesters.

Zions Pays for A’s Scholarship Drawing 7th-12th grade teen students (ages 13-18) who receive “A” letter grades on their report cards. For rules, dates and information, visit website: www.zionsbank.com/in-our-community/pays-for-as.jsp

AUGUST

August – June – AnyCollege.com Scholarship – Seniors This scholarship is given by random drawing 4 times a year. Students can apply online at . Click on “win a scholarship.” $1,500 www.anycollege.com

August – Wendy’s High School Heisman – Seniors Athletes that have at least a 3.0 GPA and participate in at least one school sponsored sport. First 25,000 applicants will receive a gift card from Wendy’s. A boy and girl will be selected from each high school. Award amount varies. Applications will be accepted now until October 3, 2013. Apply online www.wendysheisman.com.

Various deadlines – Youth for Understanding – Scholarships and opportunities to travel as a host student. Visit the website to see the countries and costs that are involved. Apply online www.yfu-usa.org

SEPTEMBER

ACT Test – Oct 27. You must register for the Oct 27th test by Sept 21st to avoid the late fee.  The ACT is a required test for college admission and some scholarships. Go to www.actstudent.org to sign up.

American Fire Sprinkler – September 5, 2012 – April 2, 2013  Seniors Read an essay on “History and Impact of Automatic Fire Sprinklers” and answer ten questions. Ten $2,000 scholarships awarded nationally. Applicants are put into a random drawing. Application online www.afsascholarship.org

Wells Fargo College STEPS – Open to all students (Freshman-Senior) who are legal residents of the U.S. and attending high school during the 2012-2013 school year.  Sign up for the CollegeSTEPS program at www.wellsfargo.com/student/planning/scholarships

September 1st- Wal-Mart/Sam Walton Community Scholarship Program – Seniors that are an employee of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or child/dependent of an employee. Based on financial need, academic record, ACT/SAT scores, community service, extracurricular involvement and work experience. Award range $3,000-$13,000. Awarded quarterly. Apply online www.walmartfoundation.com/our-focus/education
September 14th – Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation Scholarship/SOMOS- Seniors Must submit one-page personal statement, two letters of recommendation, etc. Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to deserving applicants in the Hispanic community. Min. GPA 2.0, leadership, community service. Applicants must be legal residents of the state of Utah. Application is online at www.utahhcc.com/leadership

September 17th-November 29th – Daniels Fund – If you are a high school senior planning to attend college next year, and if you have a track record of demonstrating strength of character, leadership and a commitment to actively engage in your community, then you may be eligible for the Daniels Scholarship. Eligibility criteria includes being a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., ACT composite of 17 or higher/SAT combined of 830 or higher (tests must be taken no later than Oct 31), be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, be a senior graduating, demonstrate financial need.

September 17th – The Ayn Rand Institute: Essay Contest – Atlas Shrugged/The Fountainhead/We the Living – Seniors- Awards range up to $10,000. Rules and application Apply online http://www.aynrand.org/essay-contests/html

September 30th – Questbridge – Seniors Full four-year college scholarships. Demonstrated academic excellence in the face of economic obstacles. Apply online www.questbridge.org

September 30th – Shout It Out Scholarship 2010 (offered by scholarshipexperts.com) ages 13 or older – one time award of $1,500 –  submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the scholarship topic: “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why” Apply online www.scholarshipexperts.com

October

SAT  Oct 6, 2013 – sign up by Sept 7, 2013 to avoid the $27.00 late fee! Recommended for Juniors and Seniors sign up online www.sat.collegeboard.org Cost is $50 Check your college or university of choice to see if they require the SAT.

September 17th-November 29th – Daniels Fund – If you are a high school senior planning to attend college next year, and if you have a track record of demonstrating strength of character, leadership and a commitment to actively engage in your community, then you may be eligible for the Daniels Scholarship. Eligibility criteria includes being a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., ACT composite of 17 or higher/SAT combined of 830 or higher (tests must be taken no later than Oct 31), be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, be a senior graduating, demonstrate financial need.

Energy Solutions-Sophomore-This scholarship is offered to one 10th grade student per school. Visit www.energysolutionsfoundation.org for criteria.

October 1st – Siemens Competition – Open to all high school students Compete as an individual or as a team in math, science and technology. Students submit a research report/paper to be judged. Awards varies between $10,000 and $100,000. Apply online www.collegeboard.com/siemens/

October 3rd – Wendy’s High School Heisman – Seniors Athletes that have at least a 3.0 GPA and participate in at least one school sponsored sport. First 25,000 applicants will receive a gift card from Wendy’s. A boy and girl will be selected from each high school. Award amount varies. Applications will be accepted now until October 3, 2012. Apply online www.wendysheisman.com.

October 6th – AES Engineers – Seniors 1,000 word essay in response to one of two questions Apply online www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

October 9th – YouthLINC/Young Humanitarian Award – Seniors – Utah resident who excels at helping others to give back to his or her community. Apply online www.youthlinc.org/programs/yha.html

October 10th – Outstanding Students of America – Seniors – with community service and involved in school activities. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Award amount 15 @ $1,000. Apply online www.outstandingstudentsofamerica.com

October 15th – PSAT National Merit Qualifying Test – For Juniors (Sophomores may take for practice) Top scoring students in the state will become semi-finalists and are considered for scholarships.

October 15th – Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship – Juniors interested in a career in journalism. An online application will be available Oct. 15, 2012. The submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2013. Students who are high school juniors in the 2012-13 academic year are eligible to apply. Must be able to attend the conference in Washington D.C. in July 2013. Sholarships will be awarded to students who successfully complete the program and will be paid to the students’ colleges and universities of choice in fall 2014. Apply online www.freedomforum.org/freespirit/

October 15th – CIA Undergraduate Scholar Program – Seniors, US Citizens, age 18 by April 1st of senior year, ACT of 21 or higher, at least a 3.0 GPA, has financial need and available to work in Washington DC may apply. Scholarships were developed particularly to assist minority and disabled students seeking to work in government work. Apply online https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html

October 15th –Military Academy Nominations– Seniors-Students wanting to attend a military academy need to be nominated by a Congressional representative. Nominations are based on SAT/or ACT scores, class rank, GPA, high school transcript, extracurricular activities and service. Nomination only. No money is attached. Contact Congressman Jason Chaffetz for a registration packet 801-851-2500. More information is available online at his website chaffetz.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations-faq

October 15th –NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT IN THE ARTS – Seniors Students with talent in the following disciplines: Music writing, Theater visual arts or Dance. Application fee $35. Awards range up to $10, 000 to be used at subscribing institutions. Further information and application online http://www.nfaa.org/

October 17th – United States Senate Youth Program – Junior or Senior Student Government/Class Officers. Two school representatives will attend the State Competition on November2nd, 2013. State winners will receive $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C in March 2013 for the National Competition (must be able to attend to receive any of the scholarships). Students must complete and submit a portfolio showing their abilities in the following areas – 1)leadership, 2)High scholastic standing & demonstrated ability to achieve (include certified transcript and class ranking, 3)participation in a wide selection of activities on and off campus (music, sports, art, politics, etc)

October 18th – Junior Miss Scholarship Program – Senior girls Candidates are judged in the following areas: Scholastic, Achievement, Judges interview, Creative and performing arts presentation, Physical fitness, and Self-expression. Award amount varies. Application available online www.ajm.org

October 22 -ACT Test Seniors should take this test if they haven’t taken the test yet or if they want to raise their score. Register online at www.actstudent.org. Cost is $34, without writing portion. Fee waivers are available for those on free or reduced lunch.

October 24th – Make a Difference Day – All ages Win cash awards for a charity by doing a community project and submitting your idea to “Make a Difference Day”. Apply online www.makeadifferenceday.com

October 25th – Horatio Alger Scholarship– Seniors For those students who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Letter of support, financial need, minimum GPA 2.0 $5,000-$20,000 Apply online www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

October 30th – HOBY/Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership – Sophomores. An outstanding sophomore chosen to be a representative for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation which is a youth leadership training Conference. Essay, Interview, GPA, Leadership skills. This year’s camp will be held in May 2010 at Aspen Grove.  For more information about The Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation visit www.hoby.org

October TBA – PTA Reflections – Grades 9-12. Recognition awards in photography, music, literature, film/video, dance, theater, and visual arts. This year’s theme: TBA

October 31st –Wells Fargo Collegesteps – Sign up for the College Steps program which entitles the student to information about college preparation, college entrance exams, how to choice a school and financing a college education. After signing up, students are entered into a drawing each month. Award amount 20 @ $1,000 scholarships. Deadline Oct 31, Nov 30, Dec 31, Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 31, Apr 30, May 30. Apply online at https://wfefs.wellsfargo.com/csteps/servlet/CstepsStudent/

Nov 6th –Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – Grades 9-12 Recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary community service. One student is chosen per school. State honorees receive $1,00 and an all expense trip to Washington D.C. National Honorees receive an additional $5,000! http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit

October 31st – “Education Matters”– $5K Scholarship 2013 – (offered by scholarshipexperts.com) ages 13 or older. Complete an online scholarship search profile at scholarshipexperts.com. Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) to the question: “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?” Apply online www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

October 31st – Coca-Cola Scholarship – Seniors Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution, 3.0 minimum GPA. For students who demonstrated leadership, commitment to community and academic achievement. Applications are available only online September 1st – October 31st Four year college scholarship. $10,000-$20,000

NOVEMBER

December 11-ACT Test is a required test for college admission and some scholarships. Register online www.actstudent.org.  Cost is $34 for ACT without writing portion.

November – Utah State Office of Education Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation Certificate – Juniors and Seniors A partial scholarship program for high school students who graduate early from high school and enroll within one calendar year in an eligible. Utah post-secondary institution. Must enroll full time. Apply online http://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/early_college/Centennial.htm

November 1st – Ron Brown Scholar Program – African American students who excel academically, show leadership potential and are involved in community. Deadlines are November 1st and Jan 9th, 2010. For Seniors that are planning on attending a four year college or university. Award amount up to $40,000 Applications available online http://www.ronbrown.org/home.aspx

November 1st -Voice of Democracy – Grades 9-12 Patriotic 3-5 minute audio/essay competition. 2010-2011 Theme is “Does My Generation Have a Role in America’s Future?” State winners receive $1,000 but could win the $30,000 first place award. May also win all expense trip to Washington D.C. Apply online http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveld&did=150 (Keyword: Programs, VFW Scholarship programs)

November 1st – Bennington Young Writers Award-Grades 10-12 Students submit one of the following: Poetry (a group of three), fictions (a short story or one-act play) or nonfiction (a personal or academic essay). Awards range $250 to $500. Apply online www.bennington.edu/go/news/young-writers-competition

November 1st through February 28, 2011 -National Eagle Scout Scholarship – Senior that has achieved Eagle Scout rank, application must be postmarked between November 2 and later than February 28 and received by the Eagle Scout Service by March 5, 2011. Have demonstrated leadership and a strong record of participation. Award amount $1,500. Applications can be picked up at local scout office or are available online http://post369.columbus.oh.us/scouting.d/fact.sheets.d/nesa.d/files.d/hmapp.pdf

SAT Sign up by 11/5/10 to avoid $24 late fee. Recommended for Juniors and Seniors sign up online www.collegeboard.com Cost is $47,Test will be given December 5, 2010. Check your school of choice to see if they require the SAT.

November 9th –ACLU Youth Activist Scholar – Senior three $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism. The scholarship will be applied toward their college education. $1,000 Apply online http://www.acluutah.org/scholarship.html

November 13th – Science Day at the U 2010 – Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors that are interested in science. Science Day introduces students to the excellent education and research opportunities available at the University of Utah. Workshops and lunch are provided free of charge to students. Register online http://www.science.utah.edu/outreach/science-day.html

November 15th-Susan G. Komen Cancer Scholarship– Seniors, to be eligible  must have lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer, or survived breast cancer and GPA of 2.8 or higher.  For more information go to www.komen.org

November 17th – Intel Science Talent Search – Seniors Bright, ambitious, senior science, math, and engineering students doing scientific research. Awards from $1,000 to $100,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. Apply online www.sciserv.org/sts/

November 22nd – Regents’ Scholarship Application become available online – Seniors All Regents’ Scholarship application materials are due by December 20, 2010 (to meet the priority deadline) or February 1, 2011 (to meet the final deadline). All documents must be postmarked by the deadline. Late documents are not accepted. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. Application is available onlinehttp://www.utahsbr.edu/scholarships/ Visit the website and become familiar with requirements.

November 23rd – Freedom’s Foundation – Juniors attend a youth conference at Valley Forge, PA. Students selected may attend one of two sessions held March 7-10 or April 25-28, 2013. Students will be required to pay $400 of the total estimated cost of $1,100.

September 17th-November 29th – Daniels Fund – If you are a high school senior planning to attend college next year, and if you have a track record of demonstrating strength of character, leadership and a commitment to actively engage in your community, then you may be eligible for the Daniels Scholarship. Eligibility criteria includes being a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., ACT composite of 17 or higher/SAT combined of 830 or higher (tests must be taken no later than Oct 31), be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, be a senior graduating, demonstrate financial need.

November 30th – Team America Rocketry Challenge – Grades 7-12 To win, each team must design, build, and fly a model rocket that carries one raw egg to an altitude as close to 800 feet as possible and stays airborne for as close to 45 seconds as possible. Whoever is the closest to both and brings the egg back-unbroken wins! For more information visit www.rocketcontest.org

November -National Honor Society Scholarship – Seniors The National Honor Society Scholarship program is a nomination process. Students cannot apply but must be nominated through their high school National Honor Society chapter. Nomination forms cannot be sent to students or parents but must be obtained through the high school NHS Chapter Adviser. If you are a high school senior, a member in good standing of your school’s National Honor Society chapter, and wish to be considered for nomination, contact your local high school NHS Chapter Adviser. 250 $1.000 scholarships. Parent, information is available online http://www.nhs.us/ScholarshipsandAwards/NHSScholarshipProgram.aspx Final due date is January 16, 2011.

DECEMBER

December – Boy Scouts of America – Boy Scouts who are graduating and entering college the year of application. Various scholarships offered by BSA, including scholarships for Eagle Scouts. (Applications are in the Eagle Scout packet or available at the Scouting office). Applications for all scholarships can be found online at www.scouting.org/About/FactSheets/Scholarships.aspx

December 1st – Air Force ROTC Scholarships – Seniors-Based on Leadership, scholarship, and extracurricular activities. Award amount includes: Tuition, book allowance, fees, plus monthly stipend. Contact: SSgt James N. Hervey, Air Force Career Specialist, 2250 N University Pkwy C44B Provo 801-375-4127 or apply online www.afrotc.com

December 1st –Navy-Marine ROTC Scholarships – Seniors Based on Leadership, scholarship, and extracurricular activities. Award amount includes: Tuition, book allowance, fees, plus monthly stipend. Up to $180,000 Apply online http://www.ahetems.org/scholarships/u-s-navy-rotc-scholarship/

December 1st- Wal-Mart/Sam Walton Community Scholarship Program – Seniors that are not an employee of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or child/dependent of an employee. Based on financial need, academic record, ACT/SAT scores, community service, extracurricular involvement and work experience. Award range $3,000-$13,000. Awarded quarterly. Apply online www.walmartfoundation.org

December 5th – Provo Elks Lodge/Utah Elks Association – Student Scholarship 2012-2013 – This program is open to all high school seniors planning on a technical or vocational education or students with special needs. Alternative/Vocational applications are due January 5, 2013 by 9:00pm. Find an application at http://elksinutah/youthprograms/scholarships

December 7th –Elks National Foundation – Most Valuable Student Scholarship – Seniors Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university. 500 Four-Year scholarships Award amounts varies $4,000-$60,000. Applications are available online http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

December– AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS/AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION MINORITY/DISADVANTAGED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM High school senior entering a program leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture. Candidate must be nominated by an individual familiar with the student’s interest and potential to be an architect. Twenty scholarships ranging $500 – $2500 (depending on need) Application and information is available online www.archfoundation.org/aaf/aaf/Programs.Fellowships.htm under the awards tab.

December through February 11, 2011 – KFC Colonel’s Scholars – Seniors Earn a minimum GPA 2.75, enroll in a public college or university within their state of legal residence, plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, be a US citizen or legal resident. Demonstrate financial need. Awards are up to $20,000 for tuition, textbooks, fee, room and board. The online application will be available from December 1, 2010 to February 10, 2011 www.kfcscholars.org or call toll-free 1-866-KFC-7240

December through March 5, 2011 Sammy/Milk does a body good – Seniors Athletic directors, coaches, principals, teachers, guidance counselors, parents and relatives are encouraged to nominate a student-athlete for the 2010 SAMMY Award. Additionally, all high school senior athletes can apply at www.bodybymilk.com. Awards range up to $2500, a trip to Disneyland and a spot in a special Milk Mustache ad to run in the USA TODAY.

December 1st – Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition – Seniors Planning on attending Boston College, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to BU. Twenty scholarships. Will need to complete the “Common Application” Apply online For more information www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee

December 1st – BYU First Priority deadline Students planning on attending Fall 2011. Those students who complete their application by the priority deadline will receive extra consideration in the admission process. Apply online www.besmart.com Applications should be available October 15, 2010

December 1st – Utah State University First priority deadline for Scholarships and financial aid – Seniors Logan Utah Visit the school’s website for more information. Applications are available online www.usu.edu

December 1st – Southern Utah University Scholarship First Priority Deadline –Seniors Cedar City, Utah Final scholarship deadline February 1, 2010. Visit the school’s website for more information. Applications are available online www.suu.edu

December 1st – Soroptimist/ Violet Richardson Award – between the ages of 14-17 – girls only Three $1,000 awards given to those who volunteer to make the community and world a better place. 750 word essay http://www.soroptimist.org/ Applications are also available in the Counseling Office.

December 1st – Do Something Awards/Scholarships for Taking Action This website has links for many service scholarships including Best Buy, Kohl’s Kids that Care, Hispanic Heritage, The Caring Institute, and many more. Some of these scholarships are open to all grades. Award amounts vary. This is amazing source of service scholarships. Applications are available online http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships

December 4th – NSLI for Youth Scholarships to Study Abroad – High School Students (15-18 years of age) 650 scholarships for youth to learn Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Turkish in summer, semester and academic-year overseas immersion programs. Apply online http://www.nsliforyouth.org/ 866-790-2086.

December 2nd – Daniels Fund – Seniors U.S. citizen or permanent resident, financial need, min. ACT 17, Money amount awarded varies; the scholarship is to cover unmet needs.

December 10th – National Academy of TV Arts Sciences– Seniors who intend to major in television, telecommunications or a similarly related field at a 4 year college or university. Award $40,000 Apply online http://www.emmyonline.org/foundation/scholarship.html

SAT Sign up by 12/23/11 to avoid $24 late fee Recommended for Juniors and Seniors sign up online www.collegeboard.com Cost is $47 Test will be given January 22, 2011 Check your school of choice to see if they require the SAT.

December 15th – University of Utah Scholarship First Priority Deadline – Seniors Salt Lake City, Utah. For academic departmental scholarships speak directly to department; their deadlines vary and may be earlier that Feb 1st Apply online www.utah.edu Admissions deadline April 1, $45 application fee.

December 15th – AXA Achievement Scholarship – Seniors U.S. citizens, demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in an activity in school, the community, or the workplace. Be recommended by an adult professional. One Utah scholarship awarded $10,000 Applications are available now. Apply online http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

December 15th – NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award – Seniors with strong academics, character, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. All applicants must be nominated by a member of the National Federation of Independent Business 1-800-634-2669. Information is available in the Counseling Officeer. access code NIFB Applications will be available online beginning October1, 2010. (http://www.nfib.com/YoungEntrepreneurFoundation/YEFPrograms/YoungEntrepreneurAwards/tabid/347/Default.aspx)

Dec 19th – USCA Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarship– $500 scholarship for seniors planning to become a school counselor or public educator for Grades K-12. Requires transcript, SAT or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation, an essay and a photograph, etc. Applications are available online www.utschoolcounselor.org

December 21th – Regents’ Scholarship (Application become available online November 22) – Seniors All Regents’ Scholarship application materials are due by December 20, 2010 (to meet the priority deadline) or February 1, 2011 (to meet the final deadline). All documents must be postmarked by the deadline. Late documents are not accepted. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. Applications available online http://www.utahsbr.edu/scholarships/ Visit the website and become familiar with requirements.

December 31st – Hubbard’s Writers – Grades 9-12. Entries must be original works in English. All types of science fiction, fantasy, and horror with fantastic elements are welcome. Prizes from $500-$1,000, awarded quarterly Apply on line http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest

December 31st – Hubbard’s Illustrators – Grades 9-12. Open to new science fiction and fantasy artists. All judging is done by professional artists. Cash grant of $500 each quarter. Apply online http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest

December 31st – American Legion Oratorical Contest – Grades 9-12. Competition to demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. Give an approximate 8 minute oration. Request information online www.legion.org/oratorical/rules

December 31st – BSA Eagle Scout – Senior Boys Eagle Scouts who are graduating and entering college the year of application  Applications are in the Eagle Scout packet or available at the Scouting office.   http://www.nesa.org/applications.html

 

JANUARY

December 10, 2012 – January 21, 2013 – ACT Poster Concept Contest – Open to 11th and 12th grade students. Create an original poster answering the question, “Why Take the ACT?” promoting the theme of attending college and taking the ACT as the college entrance exam of choice. Submit your poster to our contect and youcould win a scholarship! more information and applications are available online at http://www.actstudent.org/postercontest

Wells Fargo’s CollegeSTEPS Program – Open to all high school students (freshman-senior) who are legal residents of the U.S.  Sign up for the CollegeSTEPSProgram go to: http://wellsfargo.com/student/planning/scholarships/

January 1st – Free Application for Financial Aid – Seniors First day that you can file your 2012-2013 FAFSA.

Five Reasons to File Your FAFSA – Reprinted from FASTWEB.com

Bridget Kulla

Submitting your FAFSA can be a complicated process. From digging through information on your family’s assets to decoding income tax forms, filling out the FAFSA is a hassle, so why bother? Here are five reasons why it’s worth it. http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

1. Federal Aid

Do you want some of the more than $80 billion the federal government provides in grants, loans and work-study programs every year? Federal Student Aid programs are the largest source of student aid in theUnited States. The only way to be considered for Pell Grants, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans and more is by submitting your FAFSA.

2. State Aid

Your FAFSA also puts you in consideration for . Eligibility and deadline dates for these programs differ by state, but they all have one thing in common – they require the FAFSA. Learn more about the financial aid your state offers its residents at . state financial aid programs your state’s higher education agency

3. School Aid

Colleges and private scholarship sponsors offer billions of dollars in financial aid. Even if you don’t have a high level of financial need, you may be eligible for these awards. Most colleges and many private scholarship sponsors require students to submit their FAFSA to be considered for financial aid. Some school and private scholarship programs are specifically designed for students who were rejected for federal financial aid, so even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for federal aid, it’s a smart move to submit your FAFSA.

4. It’s Free

A completed FAFSA will put you in consideration for federal, state, college and private scholarships and it’s completely free. The only thing you’ll spend completing your FAFSA is a few minutes of your time, and you could get thousands of dollars of financial aid in return.

5. Getting Help is Easy and Free

Not only is submitting your FAFSA free, but it may be easier to complete than you realize. Don’t know how to figure out your parents’ net worth? Don’t worry. When you complete you800-433-3243).  FAFSA Web site

January 1st – National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship – Seniors Min. 3.0 GPA, Must support preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports. Must be involved in school activities, and demonstrate community involvement and ability as a leader to be eligible. Awards are available on the local, state and national level.  Applications are available from the NWTF national website, but you must initially apply with your local chapter. Apply online http://www.nwtf.org/jakes/scholarship.html

Sign up for the -ACT Test to be given February 9. 2013. Sign up by January 11, 2013 to avoid late fee. (All Juniors will be given the ACT at OHS at NO COST) The ACT is a required test for college admission and some scholarships.  The test will be given February 9, 2013.  Register online at http://www.actstudent.org

January 5th – John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest – Grades 9-12 Write an essay no more than 1,000 words. Essays must describe how an elected official demonstrated political courage by addressing an issue at the local, state, or national level. $500-$5,000 Rules and application are available online http://www.jfkcontest.org/

January 10th – Weber State University Scholarship Deadline- Seniors Ogden, Utah Scholarships will be awarded based on grade point average and the date when the scholarship application is submitted. Since there are more students applying for scholarships than there are available funds, the
earlier you apply the more competitive you will be in receiving a scholarship.  Check the website for more details and for a list of available scholarships.  https://www.weber.edu/

January 16th – Gates Millennium Scholarship – Seniors A scholarship established by Bill Gates for students that are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American and a citizen/legal permanent resident of the US.  GPA 3.3.  Have demonstrated leadership abilities and participated in community service, extracurricular or other service.  Scholarships are renewable for five years at any US accredited college of their choice.  Apply online at www.gmsp.org/

January 11th – SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS – Seniors The Great Basin Post of the Society of American Military Engineers invites high school seniors who are going to pursue an Engineering degree to apply.Award amount $1800 Apply online. http://posts.same.org/greatbasin/#Scholarship

January 11th – Asian Pacific Islander Organizations Scholarship – Seniors Students of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity. Award amounts range between $2,500 – $5,000 to over 200 first-year college students.  Information and applications are on available online www.apiasf.org/

January 15th – National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Utah State Chapter) – Seniors Scholarships begin at $1000. Any student with multiple sclerosis or is a child of someone with MS. Application are available online Oct. 1, 2012.  http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx

January 15th – SAE Engineering Scholarships – Seniors
who plan on enrolling in an engineering or computer science major program. There are many scholarships offered through this foundation. Check the website for the many scholarships and approved school programs.  Apply online http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsseniors.htm)

January 15th – Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship – Seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government.   A one page essay, letters of recommendation, and SAT/ACT scores are required. Four scholarships worth $1,000 to $20,000, applications are available online from www.gwcf.org

January 15th – Utah Elks Association Alternative/Vocational/Special Needs Scholarship – Seniors For students that are pursing a vocation or has special needs. Apply online http://www.elksinutah.org under Youth Program/Scholarships scroll down to application and instructions – PDF file formatpat.

January 16th – Create-A-Greeting Card Contest – All high school and college students. Applications are now available online or mail-in submission of design. One $10,000 prize awarded. www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm

January 31st – U of U Chicano – Seniors planning on attending University of Utah. Need to have lived in Utah for five or more years. Financial need. Involvement in the Chicano/Latino community. Check website of more details and other scholarships online www.chicano.utah.edu

FEBRUARY

Admission and Scholarship Deadline for most Utah Colleges. See specific college website for additional information.

February- BOYS STATE – AMERICAN LEGION – Junior boys with leadership ability and a citizen of the United States.  One week conference in June at Weber State University

February 1st- Regents’ Scholarship Application final application date – Seniors All Regents’ Scholarship application materials are due  February 1, 2011 (to meet the final deadline). All documents must be postmarked by the deadline. Apply online http://www.utahsbr.edu/scholarships/ Late documents are not accepted. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. Visit the website and become familiar with requirements.

February 1stSociety of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship Program – Seniors– Students with interest in and aptitude for Physics,  Mathematics, and Geology, who intend to pursue a career in exploration Geophysics or a closely related field such as physics, geology or earth or environmental science.  Awards range  $500-$14,000 per year. http://foundation.seg.org/scholarships/application/index.shtml

February – Applications are now available for the ELKS, PROVO LADIES – MUSIC –The first 20 senior students to apply will be invited to the competition to be held in March. Deadline for entries is March 1, 2013

February 6 – Italian Women’s/Women’s Italian-American Civic League – Seniors Utah seniors with Italian ancestry may apply. Award is based on 40% ACT scores, 40% academics, 20% extracurricular/service. Award $1,000 www.italianamericancivicleague.com

February 15 – BYU – George Hansen Fellowship – Seniors Majoring in geology, earth science or space science.  Apply onlinewww.byu.edu.

February 15th – Best Buy Scholarship –Grades 9– 12 Volunteer service, solid academic performance. 1,000 scholarships awarded nationally. Financial need is not considered. GPA 2.5. $1,500 Apply online only http://www.at15.com

Feb 25 – CTE- Career and Technical Education Scholarships and Tuition Awards Seniors College scholarships are now available to high school seniors. These scholarships are for one year of college or ATC tuition only. The scholarships are available to students seeking associate’s degrees or less, or seeking to be school teachers in CTE areas. Applications must be postmarked before the 1st of March.  Apply online http://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/scholarships.html

Feb 28 – Buick Achievers – High School Seniors and Undergraduates, must attend 4 yr College or University. Major in field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry. 100 scholarships each up to $25,000/year. 1,000 scholarships each at $2,000. www.buickachievers.com

MARCH

March 1st – University of Utah ACCESS Program for Women in Science and Mathematics. 7 week summer science course designed to introduce students to university-level study in science and mathematics. June 10-July 26, 2013. Apply online at www.science.utah.edu

March 1st – Susan W. Coda P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholarship – Senior Girls only Must be accepted to a college or university outside of Utah, have a 3.8 or higher GPA, high ACT scores, demonstrate and participate in community service, and extra-curricular activities. $4000.

March 1st – Hamilton Relay Scholarship for graduating high school students in Utah who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking. $500.00 www.hamiltonrelay.com

 March 1st – American Chemical Society Scholarship – Seniors Looking for minority students who will be pursuing a chemistry degree. Awards are up to $5000. (African American, Hispanic and American Indian) Awards up to $5,000 renewable. Apply online www.acs.org/scholars

March 1st – NSPE Scholarship – Seniors to Promote Diversity in Engineering is awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. The scholarship is awarded in two disbursements of $2,500 each at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year. Apply online (http://www.nspe.org/Students/Resources/scholarships.html)

March 7th – University of Utah Bioscience High School Summer Research Program. Students currently in their Junior or Senior year of High School. Two-week, intensive laboratory course in preparation for the research experience. The following six weeks, each student will work in a lab with a research biologist at the University on an individual project.  $500.00 stipend to participants. http://www.biology.utah.edu/undergraduate/research/hsprog.php

March 9th – Governor Honors Academy – SUU – Juniors Apply to attend the 10 day academy at SUU.June 2010. Attendees will receive 6 college credits and a 4-year scholarship to SUU. Minimum GPA 3.5 Apply online (www.suu.edu/gha

March 14th – Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards – Seniors Many youth awards available to apply for: Academic, Community, Engineering & Mathematics, Healthcare, Journalism, or Sports. Register online and create an account number to be put on all paperwork submitted. Apply online (www.hispanicheritageawards.org) $2,000-$3,000

March 15th – 2010 Scholarship Program – Society of American Military Engineers – Seniors Students pursuing Engineering as their major $1,800 Application online http://www.samedcpost.org/scholarship.html#overview

March 25 – GIRLS STATE – AMERICAN LEGION – Junior girls with leadership skills and is a citizen of the US. Students will be judged on written and oral interview. This is usually the second week in June held on the SUU campus in Cedar City

March 30th – University of Utah Summer Mathematics Program for High School Students. June 10-June 27, 2013. Apply online at http://www.math.utah.edu/hsp

APRIL

April 1st –UCCU Be Money Smart Scholarship – Seniors- UCCU will give one $500 scholarship to a senior.  Application available online  http://bemoneysmart.org/resources/3

April 1st –HOSA, Inc Scholarship Program – Seniors who plans to continue their education in the health field. Award range $1,500-$2,000 Applications available online  http://www.hosa.org/member/2010_scholarship_guidelines.pdf

August – April – American Fire Sprinkler – Seniors Read essay on “History and Impact of Automatic Fire Sprinkler.” and answer ten questions. Ten $2,000 scholarships awarded nationally. Applicants are put in to a random drawing. Application online  http://www.afsascholarship.org/highschool.html

April 1st **- Italian Men’s – Seniors. A student of Italian descent with a good scholastic record and involved in extra-curricular activities. Applications available in the counseling office.

April 1st -”Tomorrow’s Pioneers” – Sons of Utah Pioneers Scholarship – Seniors Essay based on theme. Must have exemplified through specific acts in their lives the ideals and character traits of a true pioneer. Show that they have overcome significant disadvantages and can show economic need. Award $1,000

April 1st – Knowledge Matters Virtual Business – Juniors and Seniors – Show excellence in business and marketing courses and accomplishment in the use of technologies within these subjects. Personal statement and be nominated by a business or marketing teacher Award range $250-$1,000 Apply online http://www.knowledgematters.com/scholarships/

April 1st – 2010 Financial Literacy Scholarships -UHEAA Jumpstart – Seniors Students who are currently in or have already taken the Financial Literacy class.  Applications available in the Counseling office.

April 14th -Junior Prom – Wear attire made of duck tape – (Entry due June 11th) Duck Tape Prom – Ages 14 or older attending high school prom Must be a US citizen, must enter as a couple and attend a high school prom wearing complete attire or accessories made from duct tape, and submit a color photograph. Each member of the winning couple will receive a $3,000 scholarship. Rules and application online (www.ducktapeclub.com)

April 15th – Provo‘s FREEDOM FESTIVAL – ESSAY & SPEECH CONTESTSGrades 9-12 2010 theme “American Values: Family, Freedom, God and Country”.   Contest rules and information available online at http://www.freedomfestival.org/events/speech-contest/

April 15th – Olene S Walker Transition to Adult Living Scholarship – Seniors This is a program to assist young people leaving foster care (or who have been a ward of the state)  to adjust successfully to independent adult living. Applicant must be verified by DCFS, less than 26 years old and admitted to a Utah higher education school. Scholarship is worth up to $5000 a year. Applications are available in the College/Career Center

April 26th – The Ayn Rand Institute: Essay Contest – The Fountain Head – Grades 11-12 Awards range up to $10,000 Rules and application online http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_contests_tf

MAY

May 14th – Society of Women Engineers – Senior girls – The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. Application available online.  http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=222&Itemid=229

JUNE

June 1st – The Rocky Mountain Gas Association (RMGA) Scholarship – Seniors interested in pursing a career in Heating, Ventilations and Air Conditioning, Hydronic heating, hearth or Refrigeration (HVACR). One $4,000 and two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. (Competition is very light).  Applications are available online  www.utrmga.org.

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