Welcome to the 12 Days of Scholarships!

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Throughout the next twelve days, I will be posting a scholarship. Some will even be for students ages 13-18, so pay attention to the ages for these scholarships. That means, those freshman, sophomores and juniors that want to start winning money for college, apply for these scholarships too!

Here is our first scholarship:

Seinor gamers, this one is for you! BestgamingPC.com is sponsoring a scholarship of $1,500 to a student that can write an essay about the following:

“In 1500 words or less – give us your take on the “competitive gaming” or “eSports” revolution. Can a competitive gamer maintain a well-paid career in this niche? What do you think is the future of “eSports”? We’re interested in learning where you see the industry going in the future.”

The deadline is December 31st, click here to apply.

Good luck!

Don’t Forget to Complete Your Regents’ Scholarship Application

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Seniors,

The priority deadline for the Regents’ Scholarship is due this Friday December 7th.  Here are the steps you need to complete in order to complete your application:

  • Fill out the application online and make sure to enter all applicable classes.
  • Get a transcript from the Counseling Office and send it certified mail so that you have receipt of when it is received.  Your ACT scores are listed on your transcript.
  • If you have completed any Concurrent Enrollment, you will need to request a transcript from the college to be sent to the Regents’.

If you are unable to complete your application by this Friday, you do have until February 1st for the final Regents’ deadline.  It is however to your benefit to complete it early in the event that there are any problems with your application.

Here are a couple of videos that the Regents’ put together that show you how to complete your application.

If you have questions, please see Mrs. Dangerfield.

Scholarship Deadlines Coming Up

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Seniors, here are four awesome scholarship opportunities that are due here in the next few days.  Please take the chance and apply!  On another note, any students still interested in going on a tour of USU next Tuesday the 11th, please come see me for a permission slip.

COMCAST LEADERS AND ACHIEVERS (Seniors)
Application: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/
Deadline
December 7, 2018 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Criteria:
-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: $1,000
Many Tooele students have won this award before.  Apply today!

NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP(Seniors)
Application: www.nhs.us/scholarship
Deadline: December 7, 2018
Criteria:
-Senior members of National Honors Society
Awards:
575 national semi-finalists $3,200
24 national finalists $5,625
1 national winner $25,000

REGENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application:  https://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/
Application opens on November 15, 2018
Deadline:  Dec. 7, 2018 (Priority Deadline), February 1, 2019 (Regular Deadline)
Criteria:
-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. Students can earn a supplemental award if they have contributed to a my529 program in years 14, 15, and 16.  If students show financial need, they may also receive a supplemental award.

LYNN JENSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD (Seniors)
Application: http://www.utschoolcounselor.org/
Deadline: December 8, 2018
Criteria:
-If you have a counselor that has impacted your life in a positive way, this scholarship will award both you and your counselor.
-Applicants must be a high school senior who plans to attend college
-Scholarship monies are given directly to the student
-Four scholarships will be awarded on February 1, 2018
Award: $1,000

Field Trip to USU Logan on December 11th

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On Tuesday December 11th, we will be traveling to USU Logan to tour their campus.  I only have seven spots available, so please come and get your permission forms from the Counseling Office ASAP.  The schedule will be as follows:

6:15 AM-Meet out front of Tooele High school
6:30 AM-Depart Tooele to head to Logan Utah
9:00 AM-Welcome and Orientation-Taggart Student Center
9:30 AM-Campus Tour
10:30 AM-Housing Tour
11:00 AM-Lunch on Campus (Please bring $10 for lunch)
12:15 PM-Depart USU Logan
2:40 PM-Return to Tooele High

If you have not had the opportunity to see this campus and are interested in attending USU, now is the perfect time to see if this is the right fit for you.

FAFSA Completion Night and Regents’ Scholarship Application Opens

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If you have been unsuccessful in completing your FAFSA, (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) we are having a FAFSA Completion Night here at the high school at 6:00 PM.  If you would like to attend, here are the items you should bring:

-Driver’s License
-Social Security Number
-2017 tax returns
-W-2’s
-Investment information (savings, stocks, bonds)
-Bank statements

This information will enable you to finish your FAFSA. Please make sure that you remember your FSA ID (electronic signature) so you can sign the FAFSA and submit it.

For those that complete the FAFSA that night and fill out the survey, you will be entered into a scholarship drawing for $500.

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Also, another great piece of information.  Students that are interested in applying for the Regents’ scholarship, the application is now open. You will need to create an account in the student portal and begin your application. The priority deadline is December 7th and the final deadline is February 1st.  

https://stepuputah.com/program/regents-scholarship/

For more information on the requirements for this scholarship, the above link will give all that information.