Have You Started Applying for Scholarships?

A couple of reminders:

  1. Get your letters of recommendation. If you need help with this, please come see Mrs. Dangerfield in the Counseling Office.
  2. Start applying for scholarships if you haven’t already. Here are two examples of scholarships that are due on September 30th.
  3. Compile your list of accomplishments, community service, leadership and other other relevant information that shows everything you have done in high school.
  4. Get ready because October is College Knowledge Month and we will have you apply for FAFSA and college applications all through the month of October. (FAFSA opens October 1st)

MAKE YOUR MARK SCHOLARSHIP (kingergarten-12 grade)
Application: Make Your Mark Application
Deadline: September 1-30, 2019
Criteria:
-Must be in school in Utah
-Grades kindergarten through 12th grade
-Design a bookmark
Award: $1,000

DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP (9-12 grade)
Application: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship/
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Criteria:  You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
Description:  You will be asked to write a 140 character statement about texting and driving.  Finalists will be asked to submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay about texting and driving.
Award: $1,000

September Scholarship Deadlines

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Here are some scholarships that are due in two weeks. Both of them are simple and a great place to start if you are unsure of where to start.

Remember, you should be getting your letters of recommendation done so that you have them for scholarships that require them. Ask a teacher, counselor, coach, adviser or boss. Your family my love you but please do not ask them for a letter of recommendation.

MAKE YOUR MARK SCHOLARSHIP (kingergarten-12 grade)
Application: Make Your Mark Application
Deadline: September 1-30, 2019
Criteria:
-Must be in school in Utah
-Grades kindergarten through 12th grade
-Design a bookmark
Award: $1,000

DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE SCHOLARSHIP (9-12 grade)
Application: http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/dont-text-and-drive-scholarship/
Deadline: September 30, 2019
Criteria:  You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
Description:  You will be asked to write a 140 character statement about texting and driving.  Finalists will be asked to submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay about texting and driving.
Award: $1,000

Welcome Back

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I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Now, it is time to get back into thinking about free money. Let’s get those scholarships!

Please come by and see me and let me know how I can help you. If you would like to make an appointment, we can spend some time together figuring out what direction you are going for college and how to find money to help you get there.

Remember that right now one of the biggest things you can do is increase your ACT score and keep track of all your extra-curricular activities.  Build that portfolio so when it comes to apply, you are ready with all of your information.

Retake that ACT. The next ACT is September 14th and you can still register with a late fee. You can also take it on October 26th for colleges that have a December 1st deadline.

I am looking forward to meeting with you and helping you find the money you need for college.  If you need help applying for the FAFSA, (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applying to college, applying for scholarships or testing, I am your person!

To get the most updated information you can follow here on the website, Facebook, Twitter or Remind.

Facebook: Tooele High Counseling
Twitter: @scholarshipbuff
Remind: Text @tooelhi to 81010

Good luck and lets make 2019-2020 the best year yet!

Mrs. Dangerfield
adangerfield@tooeleschools.org
435-833-1981

School’s Out! Portfolios, Letters of Recommendation and College Visits!

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Since school is out and summer is here, I have a few things that you can be working on and preparing for your senior year.

  1. Work on Portfolios-whether you choose to keep a notebook or a computer file, get your stuff together! Any extracurricular activities, volunteer work, work, awards, leadership experience and any other relevant information that might be helpful for college application and scholarship applications.  Almost all scholarship applications will ask for this information, so having it ready to go will be the most helpful for you.
  2. Work on Letters of Recommendation-many of you will want letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors and administration. Since you won’t have access to these people over the summer, work on letters of recommendation from others in the community.  Or, work on compiling a list of attributes that you would like a recommender to mention in a letter. Here is a link to a document that will be helpful for you when asking for a letter of recommendation.
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  3. College Visits-Get on campus! One of the very best ways to see if a school is the right one for you is to get on campus. All schools have tours that you can take, so take advantage of this and go visit the schools you are thinking about.  Remember, we will be done with your college applications by Halloween, so you want to know which schools you want to apply to.

Have a fabulous summer and get ready for an amazing senior year!

Two Scholarships Due on Wednesday May 1st

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Check these scholarships out seniors.  We are coming to the end of our scholarships for the year, so get those application in as soon as you can! The Lincoln Powers scholarship is just for Tooele High School and the Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship is for Utah students going into a career in STEM. Good luck!

LINCOLN POWERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Application: https://www.goingmerry.com/browse/lincoln-powers-memorial-scholarship/awards/july-2018
Deadline: May 1, 2019
Criteria:
-Senior at Tooele High School
Award: $1,500

UTAH ENERGY WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application: Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2019
Criteria:
-Must be currently a 12th grade student attending a public or private school
-Students must certify their intent to pursue a STEM course of study at a public or private institution of higher learning, either a college or technical school. (students that want to attend Tooele Tech do qualify)
-Make a five minute film on energy and write an essay about your STEM goals.
-Award: Five awards of $4,000 for students attending a Utah College or University
-Award: Five $2,000 for students attending a Utah technical college