- FAFSA February -
- Dream Weber Program -
- Be a legal Utah resident
- Have a household income of $30,000 or less
- Qualify for federal Pell Grant funds
- Be an undergraduate student with less than 150 credit hours
- Oportunidad -The Oportunidad Scholarship Fund is established to promote college opportunities for students. The scholarship fund is intended to remove financial barrier for students who demonstrate the dreams, goals, and aspirations of attending Weber State University and becoming first-generation college graduates.
- First-generation college student, low-income, and not FAFSA eligible
- Ogden, Weber, or Davis school district high school graduate who attended high school in Utah for three or more years
- Incoming freshman or undergraduate student at Weber State University
- Enrolled/plans to be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
- Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
- High School Senior Scholarship Contest -
AFSA Scholarship Program is holding a $20,000 scholarship contest for students who are planning on attending a college/university or certified trade school in the United States and will be enrolled in a semester beginning no later than Fall 2014.
Applicant Eligibility Requirements
- Open to high school seniors who are U.S citizens or legal residents
- Scholarship payable to the winner's college/university or certified trade school in the United States
- Winners not based on financial need
- Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter
- Home-schooled students may apply as long as their course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school
- Read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" (pdf) or (html) about automatic fire sprinklers
- Complete registration page with all requested information. Before scholarship funds will be awarded, all information submitted on the application by the student will be verified.
- Take a ten-question multiple-choice test. This is an open-book test and you may print the essay before hand for reference during testing. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one (1) entry into a drawing for one of ten $2,000 scholarships. For each question answered incorrectly, you will be given one more chance at the end of the exam to answer those questions correctly. A total of ten (10) entries into the drawing is possible if the student answers all ten questions correctly.
- Each student is allowed only one opportunity to take the online test. Any attempt to enter again under a different name, address, etc, will automatically disqualify the student without notification to the student.
- Students selected as winners are required to submit the name and contact information of their chosen college/university/certified trade school for verification of registration and payment of the scholarship to the school. Information must be submitted no later than August 31, 2014 of the scholarship will be considered unclaimed and another winner will be selected.
- A 2 or 4-year college/university/technical/career/online school based in the United States that has completed & received accreditation from an agency recognized by the US Department of Education & is on the list found at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation or http://www.chea.org
- Somos Foundation Scholarship -The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foudnation (Somos) is a non-profit organization established to develop leaders and improve education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities and financial need.
- Academic, professional, and personal goals
- Scholarly or vocational accomplishments, honors, special awards, or recognition you have received
- Community and school involvement; include leadership positions and/or activities
- Personal barriers/hardships you have had to overcome to achieve your educational goals
- A copy of applicant's high school or college transcript
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one letter from an individual qualified to judge your academic, leadership, and personal qualifications. Counselor or teacher recommended)
A $1,000 scholarship is open to any high school student in the high school graduating class of 2014 or 2015 who embodies the missing of College Greenlight thorugh demonstrated financial need, minority heritage, or by being the first in their family to pursue a college education.
To apply. simply fill out a free profile on College Greenlight and click on"apply" next to the Next Stop:College Scholarship listed in your scholarship center.
Deadline is December 31, 2013
- Utah System of Higher Education Scholarships -
Utah System of Higher Education is offering two scholarships: Regents' Scholarship and New Century Scholarship. Both scholarships have a deadline of February 3, 2014.
The Regents Scholarship is open to the graduating class of 2014 within the state of Utah. This scholarship is designed to encourage Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college. This scholarship may be used at any public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young Univeristy-Provo, LDS Business College, and Westminster College.
For more inforamation, visit the Regent's Scholarship website.
New Century Scholarship
Like the Regents' Scholarship, the New Century Scholarship may be used at any four-year public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University-Provo, LDS Business College, and Westminster College. Receipients of the scholarship will be awarded a flat dollar amount of $1,100 per semester.
For more information, visit the New Century Scholarship website.
- Gates Millennium Scholars Program -
- Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
- Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
- Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
- Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2014 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
- Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
- Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student's application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline
- All applications do have a deadline attached. Check with your Scholarship Office to learn about these deadlines.
- If you are a new freshman, you will need to submit ACT/SAT scores to be considered for scholarships
- When you apply to WSU, you are considered for all scholarships that you are eligible for
- DO NO pay for lists or help in finding scholarships. This is a free process!
- You will need to complete the appropriate applications
- You will need to re-apply for scholarships yearly
- To gain better insight in how to submit your FAFSA, Higher Ed Shop has created informational videos that will walk you through the steps