The New College Board Opportunity Scholarships

The scholarships are open to all students, regardless of GPA, test scores, family income, and citizenship status: Students in the Class of 2020 who attend high school in the US, Puerto Rico, and other US Territories are eligible. Students in the Class of 2021 can participate in the 2019-2020 school year. Students earn chances at scholarships by completing six key actions aligned to the college admissions process. The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

1. Build Your College List: $500 Get started by exploring colleges you’re interested in. Learn more

2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000 Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day. Learn more

3. Improve Your Score: $2,000 Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score. Learn more

4. Strengthen Your College List: $500 Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, match, and reach schools. Learn more

5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000 Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid. Learn more

6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000 Apply to the schools you want to attend. Learn more

Complete Your Journey: $40,000 Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. Learn More

March

Keys to Success Scholarship – Timpview Students Only

Due:  March 1, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Timpview High School Seniors

Amount:  $1,000 – 2,000

These scholarships are specific to Timpview seniors only:

Utah Valley University  $2,000

Southern Utah University $1,000

University of Utah $1,000

Paul Mitchell The School $1,000

Logon to ktsutah.com.  Create an account.  Select Timpview.  Complete application.  200-300 word essay on why this scholarship would help you in your educational pursuits.

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Young Humanitarian Youthlinc Scholarship

Due:  March 1, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Juniors and Seniors

Amount:  $5,000

One outstanding high school student and one outstanding college student will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship. One high school student and one college student will each receive a $3,000 college scholarship. Three high school students and three college students will each receive a $1,000 college scholarship for a total of $22,000 in scholarship awards to students who are working to make a difference wherever and however they can.

Applicants must be a Utah student and a US citizen, legal resident, or have DACA status. Applicants must be a junior or senior in a Utah high school or must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate college or university program in the state of Utah. Graduate students are not eligible of this Award.

Applicants will be judged on quality of essays and recommendation forms and, above all, on evidence of sustained, focused service efforts on behalf of genuinely needy individuals or communities. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate strong leadership skills, consistent service over a period of time, hands-on service, self-driven service, collaboration with others, and local impact right here in Utah.

The overall recipient must exemplify these qualities; this is the kind of person we are looking for to be Utah’s Young Humanitarian. Focused service: • It’s fine to have been involved in lots of service activities. However, we want to see that the applicant has spent enough time in one area of service to have really made a difference. Strong leadership skills: • It’s great to be a team player and important to help others reach their goals. We want to see that the applicant has also led others in service, and done so effectively. Consistent service over a period of time: • The best candidates are not new to service, but have demonstrated a consistent commitment to service over the course of their young lives. Hands-on service: • It’s good to orchestrate an impactful project from afar, but a humanitarian works easily and directly with those in need. Selfless and self-driven service: • Of course, parents, teachers, and other mentors will encourage a young person to volunteer. But there must be evidence that this applicant has become self-motivated to help others. • While service mandated through a religious or school organization, or service done for a resume, can still be valuable, we want to see the candidate has taken independent action to serve others. Collaborates well with others: • There must be evidence that this individual has successfully involved others in service, inspired others to volunteer alongside him or her. Local community impact: • Many of our candidates have international service experience. Although that is noteworthy, this Award is for Utah’s Young Humanitarian, so local service MUST be a central focus in the application.

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Women’s Italian American Civic League Scholarship

Due:  March 15, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Seniors

Amount:  $1,000

Applicant must be of Italian ancestry and a 2020 graduate of a Utah school. $1000. Based on ACT/SAT score (40%), exceptional high school ability (40%) extracurricular (school, church, community service) activities (20%). Personal essay (300 words max) describing the applicant’s Italian ancestry, how this ancestry has influenced your life. Summary of future goals and why you are the best candidate for this scholarship.  Outline of extracurricular activities, Official Transcript, Summary of future educational goals and why you are the best candidate for the scholarship.

See Mrs. Morgan in the Career Center for application.

Men’s Italian Civic League Scholarship

Due:  March 15, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Seniors

Amount:  $1,000 – $4,000

Be of recent Italian ancestry.  Be a 2020 graduate of any high school in the state of Utah.  Completed application form, resume, Essay of 300 words max stating your future career and edcational goals.  Essay #2 Describe your Italian ancestry.  Essay #3 Why are you the best candidate for the scholarship, Official High School Transcript with ACT/SAT scores.

See Mrs. Morgan in the Career Center for application.

Jiffy Lube Teen Driver Scholarship

Due:  March 16, 2020

Who Can Apply:  16-18 year olds, currently in high school

Amount:  $1,500 – $6,500

Students who meet the eligibility requirements listed above simply need to complete the application and in 500 words write about “what drives them” now.

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Rusty Tweed Scholarship

Due:  March 20, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Seniors

Amount:  $1,000

High school students graduating this school year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school. Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school. Undergraduates enrolled in college do not have to be pursuing an economics major to be eligible.  Complete the short essay prompt and fill out each section of the form below to be eligible. The short essay  on  “Why Does Economics Matter?” should be no more than 600 words. Eligibility information is as follows: High school students graduating this school year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school. Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school. Undergraduates enrolled in college do not have to be pursuing an economic major to be eligible If chosen, you will need to be able provide proof of enrollment in your chosen college or university Participation in the Rusty Tweed Economics Scholarship program constitutes your consent to use your personal information for marketing and promotional purposes – we’re excited to share your ideas!

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Utah JumpStart Coalition High School Scholarship

Due:  March 20, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Juniors and Seniors

Amount:  $1, 250 (three scholarships available)

Submit a 60 second video about paying for college as part of the application.

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Freedom Festival Speech, Essay, Art Contest

Due:  March 23, 2020

Who Can Apply:  K-12 for the Essay and Art Contests

9-12 for the Speech Contest

Amount:  $500-$600

The Freedom Festival sponsors multiple educational contests each year! The 2020 theme is taken from the First Amendment…”Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” We love all of the entries for the Art, Essay, Speech, Hope of America School Spirit, and Teacher contests!

Art Contest: Theme: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Eligibility: Open to all students K-12 Media: Painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, sculpture Submission Deadline: March 23, 2020 All entries must be the student’s original work. No one else is allowed to alter it in any way. Works must be submitted as a digital image in JPG format only. PowerPoint format is not accepted. The image should be no smaller than 300 dpi. No personal or identifying information may appear on the artwork itself, so NO names, grades, teachers’ names or school names on the art. Divisions: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Essay Contest:  The Freedom Festival Essay Contest is open to ALL Students in grades K-12, whether in traditional public schools, public chartered schools, private schools, or home schools. All entries must be received no later than March 23, 2020. All submitted essays must include a completed Contest Entry. No personal or identifying information may appear on the essay itself. (No names, grades, teachers’ names or school names on the essays.) Winners will be notified by email when judging is completed. Original essays will not be returned.

Speech Contest: Students submit an online video of themselves giving a 5 minute special occasion oratory. Six finalists will be chosen to present their speeches and compete for monetary prizes and the chance to speak at the Patriotic Service at the BYU Marriott Center. Up to 6 students will be invited to a final competition. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2020

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APRIL

Sons of the Utah Pioneers Scholarship

Due:  April 1, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Seniors

Amount:  $1,500

High School Seniors who have achieved success in their extra-curricular, community and academic endeavors while experiencing personal disadvantages or challenges and whose examples have set a standard of excellence in the demonstration of those pioneer qualities that assure the future of our nation.  Student will need official high school transcript, verification from a non-relative who knows student well enough to give a statement regarding their character and performance in the face of personal disadvantages/challenges.

Pick up an application in the Career Center in the Library.

I AM FIRST NEEDS BASED SCHOLARSHIP – UVU

Due:  April 1, 2020

Who Can Apply: First-generation college students (neither parent/guardian has a U.S. bachelor’s degree)

– 30+ college credits (AP & concurrent classes count towards this total)

– 2.5 cumulative GPA

– FAFSA completed

– Bachelor’s degree seeking student

Amount: Varies based on need

Write a one-page essay addressing the following: 1) Family background, 2) Your financial need and current work, 3) Detail your personal pathway to complete your degree, and if you will complete it at UVU, 4) Career goals Are you a first-generation college student? (neither parent/guardian has a U.S. bachelor’s degree)

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Utah PTA Diversity & Inclusion Essay Contest

Due:  April 3, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Awards for Kindergarten-5th Grade, 6-8th Grade, and 9th-12 Grade divisions

Amount:  $50

Essay of 500 words or less on the theme: “Why Diversity and Inclusion are important to me” Email essay to inclusivity@utahpta.org by Friday April 3rd. Or mail to Utah PTA, Attn:  Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, 5192 South Greepine Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84123.

UHEEA 8-11th Grade Scholarship

Due:  Application opens March 1, 2020. Deadline is April 15, 2020

Who Can Apply:  8-11th Grade students living in Utah

Amount:  $500 – $750

UHEAA will award 4 scholarships total – one winner from each grade level (the 8th and 9th grade contest winners will each receive a $500 scholarship and the 10th and 11th grade contest winners will each receive a $750 scholarship). Winners will be notified on May 1, 2020

How to Apply:

Visit CompleteScholarships.org, choose “Login”, then create a Complete Scholarships account (see next page for help creating your account)

Once your account is created, you will be asked a series of matching questions – once these questions are answered, you should automatically be matched to the relevant 2020 Plan Ahead for College Costs Scholarship (under the “Scholarships” tab in your account)

Complete the 2020 Plan Ahead for College Costs application. We’ll ask you to use the FAFAS4Caster or a college Net Price Calculator to estimate your college expenses and future financial aid, then write an essay about the steps you will take before senior year to financially prepare for college.

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Utah Technical College Scholarship for MTECH Graduating Seniors

Due:  April 15, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Graduating Seniors who are in an MTech program

Amount: Pays for school expenses after within 12 months of student’s graduation date.

MTECH is now offering graduating high school students the chance to receive the Utah Technical College Scholarship, which can be used to pay for school expenses incurred within 12 months after the student’s date of graduation.

This means that students who are currently in an MTECH program and will not complete it by the time they graduate high school will have the chance to receive funding for the remaining portion of their program.

The scholarship also applies to high school students who have already completed an MTECH program. These students are eligible to sign up for another program after graduation and apply for funding to pay for their tuition, fees and required textbooks.

Additionally, students who have been in a Career and Technical Education Pathway, have at least 1.5 credits, and are in good standing can apply to MTECH and receive funding to start an MTECH program after they graduate.

The application period is from February 15 through November 17, 2019, the eligible applicants will be determined by December 1, 2019, and notifications will follow shortly thereafter.

Start by creating a scholarship account.

The UTECH Scholarship is available for students graduating high school and only available for 1 year from their graduation date. *Provides funding available for students entering targeted programs that will lead to high demand occupations. – Does not include Cosmetology or Nail Technician *Students must keep a minimum of 70% progress during the duration of the scholarship. *Students already in a program, must have a minimum of 70% progress when applying for the scholarship *Awards cannot be made retroactively. *The award can be used to cover tuition, program fees, and required textbooks of an approved program. *Minimum schedule of 12 weekly hours is required.

This scholarship funding depends on the number of applicants, as well as the time of the year. It is not a guarantee that every student will receive it. We will also look into progress, and the financial need of each student as priority is given to students from underserved populations.

MTECH is now offering graduating high school students the chance to receive the Utah Technical College Scholarship, which can be used to pay for school expenses incurred within 12 months after the student’s date of graduation.

This means that students who are currently in an MTECH program and will not complete it by the time they graduate high school will have the chance to receive funding for the remaining portion of their program.

The scholarship also applies to high school students who have already completed an MTECH program. These students are eligible to sign up for another program after graduation and apply for funding to pay for their tuition, fees and required textbooks.

Additionally, students who have been in a Career and Technical Education Pathway, have at least 1.5 credits, and are in good standing can apply to MTECH and receive funding to start an MTECH program after they graduate.

The application period is from October 15 through April 15, 2020, the eligible applicants will be determined by May 15, 2020, and notifications will follow shortly thereafter.

Start by creating a scholarship account.

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Jiffy Lube Your Turn Behind the Wheel Scholarship

Due:  April 20, 2020

Who Can Apply:  15-17 years old, completed Drivers Ed in 2019-2020 school year

Amount:  $1,500 – $6,500

Students between the ages of 15-17 currently attending high school and are currently enrolled in a driver’s education program either in the private sector or in Utah’s public high schools for the 2019-2020 school year.  All winners will be verified by Jiffy Lube by contacting the driver education instructor and/or school administration. One (1) overall winner of a $6,500 scholarship award Two (2) finalist $1,500 scholarship awards Express “What Drives You?” in 500 words or less! *Three finalist essays will then be selected in each category. Each finalist will then be notified that are now eligible to compete for the overall award. Each finalist will be guaranteed $1500 award if they pursue the new overall award criteria requirement. Finalists will be required to create and submit a unique 1-2 minute short video that expands beyond their submitted essay and illustrates in candid words, photos, etc., what truly drives them

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Student View Scholarship

Due:  April 22, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Seniors

Amount:  one $5,000, two $1,000, and ten $500 scholarships

Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.

The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.

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May

Utah Farmworker Association Scholarship

Due:  Graduation

Who Can Apply:  To qualify for the program, a participant must be low income, have the legal right to work in the United States, and either work more than 1⁄2 their time or get more than 1⁄2 their income from farm work or be the dependent of someone who does.

Amount:  Varies

The National Farmworker Jobs Program is available to farmworkers and their dependents and offers FREE Education, Career Development training, Career Advancement training, and Support Services for participants. Our Career Advisors work with participants to prepare them for career advancement including job readiness training, resume and cover letter preparation, interview skills, and job searching skills. Futures Through Training has operated this program since 1992, and is adept at guiding participants through the process of attaining skills, and looking for work. Education support can range from basic skills tutoring, ESL classes and GED classes to assistance with college tuition, books and supplies. If formal education is not their thing, we also support training to attain skills and credentials in areas such as Commercial Truck Driving, Manufacturing skills, Construction skills, Medical Assistance credentials and other vocational skills. To qualify for the program, a participant must be low income, have the legal right to work in the United States, and either work more than 1⁄2 their time or get more than 1⁄2 their income from farm work or be the dependent of someone who does.

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SEPTEMBER

We The People Constituting America Scholarship

Due:  September 17, 2019

Who Can Apply:  Grades 9-12

Amount:  $1,000

High School Students may submit: Essay, Song, STEM or PSA. All entries that utilize copyrighted music, film clips or photos MUST obtain the proper licensing permissions IN ADVANCE of submitting the entry, in order to be considered.

After the expiration of the Contest Period, the judges selected by Constituting America will review all entries and submissions which comply with these Official Rules and Regulations and select one (1) winning essay, one (1) winning song, one (1) winning STEM, and one (1) winning public service announcement. Judges reserve the right to not make an award in any category and/or make multiple awards per category. Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

1. Adherence to instructions stated in Section III

2. Essay: originality, neatness, spelling, grammar and form

3. Song: original song appealing to broad base of youth

4. STEM: originality, and usefulness in aiding students to learn about the U.S. Constitution

5. PSA: originality, appeal to high school age group, likeliness to be aired by a television station

The odds of winning are proportional to the amount of entries received. Winners will be notified sometime after September 17, 2020.

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