Are You Applying to the U?

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Seniors,

If you are planning on applying to the University of Utah, please start your application ASAP. It is a long application since they have moved to the Common App.

What is the Common App? 

“The Common Application (Common App) is a non-profit membership organization representing nearly 900 diverse institutions of higher education.”

This means that if you are applying to other schools outside of Utah, you will not have to fill out so many applications because you will have already filled it out with the Common App. Each school has their own requirements for essays and application fees, but it really does save time.

Remember, to be considered for scholarships to the University of Utah, you must have your application done by November 1st.

We are happy to help you complete the application, but remember, November 1st is the Friday of UCAW and that is the last day to finish your application.

Don’t Forget About These Upcoming Scholarships!

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Here are a couple of great scholarships to consider applying for.

COLLEGE JUMPSTART SCHOLARSHIP 
Application: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/
Deadline: Oct 17, 2019
Criteria:
-Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors
-The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education.
-Financial need is NOT considered
Award: $1,000

COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/

Deadline:  October 31, 2019
Criteria:
-Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools).
-U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees.
-Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application.
-Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
-Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
-Based on leadership, achievement, and character
Award:  $20,000 (150 awards) and Community College stipends that vary from $1,000-$1,500 (200 awards).

Horatio Alger Scholarship

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We had a student win this award last year!

HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
NATIONAL and STATE (Two separate applications)
Application: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

Deadline:  Oct. 25, 2019 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Criteria:
-Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation.
-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
-Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
-Co-curricular/community service activities.
-Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
-Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
-Be a United States citizen.
-Utah scholarship requires Utah citizenship.
Award:  National – $25,000 (106 awards)
State – $10,000 (7 awards)

FAFSA is Open, Apply Today!

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FAFSA is now open!

I highly encourage all of your to apply even if you think you do not qualify. Remember, this is how you can get grants, loans and workstudy opportunities.

You will need your parents 2018 taxes, assets, savings and checking information. If you have trouble filling it out, please come see Mrs. Dangerfield.

You will also need to make sure and get a FSA ID so that you can sign the application electronically. You and your parent will both have to sign it at the end.

You will be applying for the 2020-2021 application.

For a quick estimate on what you might receive, click here for the FAFSA4caster.

Click here to apply