Regents’ Priority Deadline Tomorrow

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Priority deadline for Regents’ is tomorrow.

What is the priority deadline? It is an early deadline so that if there is something wrong or missing from your application, you can get it done before the final deadline of February 3rd.

What you will need:

-enter all eligible classes into the application.
-copy of your official transcript. Send it certified mail so that you can track that Regents’ received it.
-copy of college transcripts if you have received college credit for any of the courses you are using for the scholarship. (sign into your college account to send an electronic transcript)
-fill out your FAFSA 

If you haven’t started your application, click here.

If you need help, come see Mrs. Dangerfield.

How are You Paying for College?

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Scholarships? Grants? Savings?

Paying for college is a daunting task and one that is easily procrastinated. It happens every year that we have students that truly want to go to school, but have not figured out HOW they are going to make it happen.

Scholarships are a great way to pay for school, but they take work. Often times, this is the biggest hurdle students run into is finding the time. Writing essays, listing leadership, community service, this all takes a lot of time. But, it can truly pay off. Watch those deadlines and rather than waiting till the last minute, work on it a bit every week until its done. I have watched many kids take the time to do this and little by little, they were able to help pay for school.

FAFSA (free application for federal student aid)  is another big one that many people think they simply do not qualify for. Many don’t qualify for grants, but this also how you can qualify for workstudy (a job on campus) or student loans through the government. No one really wants to go into debt for school, but what better investment than yourself? If you have not completed your FAFSA, do it today!

Get a job, use your my529 plan, join the military. These are all ways you can pay for college as well.

No matter how you decide to pay for college, don’t put it off! Don’t wait until April to decide that you need to apply for scholarships or apply for FAFSA. By that point, most scholarships have been awarded and many financial aid deadlines have passed at the colleges and universities. Even if college is not for you, remember that the Utah technical colleges accept FAFSA. Get a certificate, a two year degree, a four year degree or more, just do something.

Need help? Mrs. Dangerfield or your counselor in the counseling office wants to help you get where you want to go. Don’t wait!

US News article on overlooked ways to pay for college.

Upcoming Deadlines

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THere is a lot of money to be had with these scholarships, so get your applications done today!

*The Regents’ scholarship priority deadline is December 6th and you will need to send a certified transcript to them ASAP. Please come to the counseling office to collect your transcript.

Deadline: December 6, 2019
-Senior members of National Honors Society who are in good standing
575 national semi-finalists $3,200
24 national finalists $5,625
1 national winner $25,000

: December 6, 2019
-Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership.
-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 3.0 or higher.
-Full-time high school senior.
-Demonstrate financial need.
Award: $2,500
Many Tooele students have won this award before.  Apply today!

Application opens on November 15, 2019
Deadline:  Dec. 6, 2019 (Priority Deadline), February 3, 2020 (Regular Deadline)
-Take the required classes in grades 9-12
-Four credits of English
-Four credits of Math (at least one must be selected from the advanced course list)
-Three credits of Social Science
-Three credits of lab-based Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
-Two credits of the same World Language
-Earn at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA
-Earn at least a 22 on the ACT
-Apply for the FAFSA
-Meet college enrollment or deferment requirements
Award: Every student who meets the requirements for the scholarship can receive a one-time award. Award amounts will be determined annually based on available funding. 

Deadline: December 9, 2019
-Must be a high school senior girl
-Film a three minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you are passionate about-a mini lecture, not a personal statement
-Must upload video to YouTube marked “public”
Award: Full tuition scholarship

Sterling Scholar Winners

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It is official! We have our 2019-2020 Tooele High School Sterling Scholars!

Math Category-Allison Miles

English Category-Aspen Walker

Science Category-Nate Richens

Social Science Category-Rylee Dangerfield

Theater Arts and Debate-Taya Unruh

Visual Arts Category-Lexia Hogan

Skilled and Technical Science Category-Ella Leonelli

World Language-Brianna Ellison

Vocal Performance-Courtney VanDerwerken

Family and Consumer Science-Heather Orr

Dance Category-Courtney Furniss

Instrumental Music Category-Myles Flygare

Computer Tech Category-Josh Bothell

Jump$tart Scholarship due in 8 days!

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Seniors, are you great at making videos? Make a video about how you are responsibly planning on paying for college in 90 seconds and you could win $1,250!

We had a student win this award two years ago.

Application: Jumpstart Utah Coalition
Deadline: November 30, 2019
-Must be a high school senior graduation spring of 2020
-Must have completed or is enrolled in a Financial Literacy course
-Show proof that you plan to pursue a post secondary education
-Student must submit a video that captures the the important principles of financially preparing for college while keeping debt to a minimum
Award: Three awards of $1,250