SEPTEMBER

Circkled In No Sweat Scholarship

Due:  September 30, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Grades 9-12

Amount:  $2.500

There’s no minimum GPA and no long essay to write. Just sign up and apply!

Create a FREE Student Cirkled In account

Increase your chances of winning by completing your portfolio  And that’s it!

Deadline: September 30th, 2020

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Make Your Mark Bookmark Scholarship

Due:  September 30, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Kindergarten through 12th Grade

Amount:  $1,000

Design a Bookmark and submit entry using Official entry form by September 30, 2020

During September’s National College Savings Month, my529 and the Utah System of Higher Education sponsor the Make Your Mark bookmark contest. Make Your Mark offers students a chance to win a $1,000 my529 college savings scholarship account through an art contest. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can enter an original bookmark design within their appropriate grade category (K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12). Eight Utah students will each receive a $1,000 college savings scholarship account for their winning bookmarks. Throughout College Savings Month, my529 encourages Utah families to invest in their children’s education. Contest runs from September 1 to September 30, 2020.

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OCTOBER

The Lessons in Your Home Scholarship

Due:  October 24, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Seniors (must be 18 years old)

Amount: $500

Students are required:

To be fulltime in school Studying aspects of music, music business, performance, or production (major or minor in any music school program.) Studying at a U.S. Institution. Must be 18 or older (high school seniors welcome) Must be able to deliver all specified documents: proof of enrollment, essay, and other information if necessary.

Students will email Sarah Bell at sarah@lessonsinyourhome.net with the following information:

Your Name, address, phone number, and name of the college you’re attending A 600-word essay on why the world needs music, along with a summary of your journey in music. When submitting the essay in your email, the essay file must be in .docx format. Only one essay submission per applicant. Enrollment proof and other necessary documents must be provided if chosen for this reward. The winner’s essay and basic information may be shared on our site if won.

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Horatio Alger Scholarship

Due October 25, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Seniors

Amount:  $25,000

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 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) Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and Be a United States citizen

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Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Due:  October 30, 2020

Who Can Apply:  Seniors

Amount:  $40,000 per year

The Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program was started for the high school seniors in need of financial help for their college programs. This scholarship guide encourages and supports bright students to achieve their most top educational goals. It keeps the students active and encourages them to do well for a happy and bright future.

To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program applicant must:

The applicant must be graduated from a U.S. High School in spring 2021. Candidates should be enrolling in a full-time four-year degree program in an accredited college or university before Fall 2021. Students must have a cumulative GPA of a minimum of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0. The applicant must have met financial needs as reported by federal tax return for the past three years.

Applicant should submit their application and documents through the Common App. The applicant should provide all the details required in the form and all the other necessary documents. All the applications should be submitted on time or before the deadline to be considered.

Applicant should submit their acceptance letter for a four-year program in an accredited college or university. Candidates should submit their high school transcript; this transcript should consist of the applicant’s GPA score and academic performance. Applicant should submit their federal tax return report for the past three years with the application. A personal statement should be attached to the application. This statement should include the personal interest of the applicant, extracurricular activities, future and career goals, and how winning this scholarship will help them achieve their educational goals. The applicant should submit the essays on a given topic in the application. The articles should be descriptive and should not exceed the word limit of 500 per essay.

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The First Generation Scholarship

Due:  October 31, 2020

Who Can Apply: For all students interested in applying for The First Generation Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Applicants may still submit an application if awaiting admission or deciding on an institution, however, the selected individual must be enrolled for the Spring of 2021 semester before receiving the financial aid.

Amount:  $1,000

To apply for this scholarship, interested candidates should provide the following:

A current resume with contact and education information, An official or unofficial academic transcript, and An essay of 700-1,000 words discussing the obstacles you have faced as a first generation American and how those experiences have shaped you into who you are today.

The deadline to apply for The First Generation Scholarship is October 31, 2020.

All applications must be submitted by email to info@godoylawoffice.com on or before the deadline to be considered for this award. To be considered, please send your resume, transcript and essay in one email with a subject line: “[Applicant’s Name] – The First Generation Scholarship”.

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NOVEMBER

Bennington Young Writers Award

Due:  November 1, 2020

Who Can Apply:  9th-12th Graders

Amount: $500 first place, $250 second place, $125 third place

Bennington College has a unique literary legacy, including twelve Pulitzer Prize winners, three U.S. poet laureates, four MacArthur Geniuses, countless New York Times bestsellers, and two of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.

In celebration of this legacy, Bennington launched the Young Writers Awards to promote excellence in writing at the high school level. Our goal with this competition is to recognize outstanding writing achievement by high school students.

Each year, students in the 9th-12th grades are invited to enter in one of the following categories with the following submission:

Poetry: A group of three poems

Fiction: A short story (1,500 words or fewer) or one-act play (run no more than 30 minutes of playing time)

Nonfiction: A personal or academic essay (1,500 words or fewer)

A first, second, and third place winner is selected in each category.

We welcome submissions from both US and international students.

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Dream US National Scholarship

Application Opens:  November 1, 2020

Who Can Apply:  High School Seniors

Amount:  $14,000

We think of our National Scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need. While we consider your GPA and test scores, we place great emphasis on your demonstrated commitment to community service and your ability to overcome the barriers and challenges that DREAMers face each and every day.

The National Scholarship Award will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $14,500 for an associate degree and $29,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of our Partner Colleges. Please note, some Scholars may be eligible for an additional stipend of up to $4,000 (or $1,000 per year) for books, supplies, and transportation.

The award is renewable each year – you simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria.

You are eligible to apply for our scholarship if you meet the following eligibility criteria (and the additional eligibility criteria set forth below):

You must have current DACA or TPS or certify that you meet the following immigration eligibility criteria:

Came to the United States before the age of 16; Have continuously resided in the United States since November 1, 2014 up to the present time and have had no lawful status; Are currently in high school or have graduated from a United States high school or obtained a general education development (GED) certificate from a United States Program; and Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors in the categories which would have disqualified you for DACA, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Have significant unmet financial need; Have graduated or will graduate from a United States high school (or have earned or will earn a high school equivalency diploma) by the end of the 2019-20 academic year; Graduated or will graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale; Are not and have not previously been enrolled in a four-year institution or bachelor program and have not earned more than 21 credits in a community college (not counting credits earned in a pre-college or dual enrollment program in high school); Intend to enroll full-time in an associate or bachelor’s degree program at a Partner College no later than the Spring term of 2020-21 academic year; and Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend (not applicable if it is a private Partner College).

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Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Due:  November 15, 2020

Who Can Apply:  High School Seniors

Amount: $500 – $50,000

Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. High school graduates are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

Local Lodges, districts and State Elks associations award scholarships. The National Foundation award additional scholarships.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition. Male and female students compete separately. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

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Daniels Fund Scholarship

Due:  November 15, 2020

Who Can Apply: High School Seniors

Amount:  Cost of Education

The Daniels Scholarship is a comprehensive college scholarship that pays toward the costs of:

Tuition and fees Room and board Books and supplies Miscellaneous educational expenses The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year college scholarship that is unique to each student and varies depending on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and their choice of school and degree program. The scholarship pays up to $25,000 per year toward the student’s unmet need, after applying their EFC, other scholarships, and financial aid. Daniels Scholars may attend any accredited college or university in the United States.

Daniels Scholarships are annually renewable up to a maximum of four academic years (8 semesters or 12 quarters) if all requirements of the Daniels Scholarship Program are met.

Applications and recommendations must be submitted online through the application website between October 1 and November 15, 2020. As part of the application, students are required to submit documents that will be used to verify their eligibility including their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) 2019 tax return, an official high school transcript, official ACT/SAT scores (if taken), citizenship and residency documentation, and proof of college enrollment for additional claimed dependent(s).

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DECEMBER

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards

Due:  December 6, 2020

Who Can Apply: High School Seniors

Amount:

Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021 Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022 Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines) If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA

The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 22nd year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Finances, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Sports and Technology.

Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue.

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Utah School Counselor Association (USCA) Scholarship

Due:  December 14 – Opens 10/1/2020

Who Can Apply:  High School Seniors

Amount: $500

The Utah School Counselor Association (USCA) encourages high school seniors to honor a school counselor who had a positive effect and influence in their life.

Applicants must: – be a resident of Utah – plan to attend college the Fall after graduation – if selected as the scholarship winner, plan to attend an award ceremony during National School Counselor Week in February

Application requirements: Two letters of recommendation written by those who are familiar with your career goals, your success in school, and your personal character. ****Please do not include a letter from the counselor you are honoring in the essay portion of this application. Letters from family members will not be considered. Complete all questions and sections in the application. Student Achievement Section List any awards and recognitions you have received. List clubs/organizations/teams to which you have belonged. List volunteer community service in which you have participated. List leadership positions you have held and the responsibility in that leadership role. Explain how you have prepared to become college and career ready. Upload a written essay about a school counselor who has had a positive effect and influence on you and your school success. The essay must be double spaced and two pages or less. On the front page of the essay, please include (1) your name, (2) the name of the school counselor you are honoring and (3) a current address for that counselor. Please Note: A copy of your essay will be mailed to your honored counselor in celebration of National School Counselor’s Week. Upload a photograph and a photograph publicity release form. Your photograph may be used for publicity purposes and will be shared with the school counselor you have honored in your essay.

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Jump$tart Coalition Scholarship 2020

Due:  December 31, 2020

Who Can Apply: Juniors and Seniors

Amount: $1,250

In cooperation with America First Credit Union, the Utah Jump$tart Coalition offers up to six, $1,250 scholarships to Utah’s high school seniors who produce creative, informative YouTube videos about keeping college debt to a minimum.

Juniors or seniors who are enrolled in or who have completed the General Financial Literacy course (or equivalent required course) are eligible to apply.

Applicants are asked to submit a short response (200 words or less) about their experience with their financial literacy course and submit a short video (60 seconds or less) explaining “What are 3 important skills from your financial literacy class that will help you prepare for college and life after college?”

Winners who do not plan to enroll in post-secondary education immediately after high school may defer their award but must request deferment in writing. Utah Jump$tart Coalition reserves the right to determine under what circumstances the scholarships may be deferred. All scholarships must be disbursed before December 2023 or be forfeited.

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FEBRUARY 2021

Empower Manufacturing Scholarship for 11th Graders by Powerblanket

Due:  February 10, 2021

Who Can Apply: 11th Graders

Amount:  $500

If you have dreams of making waves in manufacturing and you are from Utah, this is an awesome opportunity for you. Powerblanket wants to support and encourage young minds that are ready to make a difference in manufacturing and engineering with the Empower Manufacturing Scholarship.

REQUIREMENTS • Must attend a high school in Utah • Must show interest in the manufacturing industry/engineering field • Must intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

APPLICATION PROJECT Submit a 500-word essay answering these questions: • Why are you interested in a manufacturing/engineering career? • What specific industry are you interested in and why? • How will you make your mark in that field?

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Empower Manufacturing Scholarship for 12th Graders by Powerblanket

Due:  February 10, 2021

Who Can Apply:

Amount: $1,000

REQUIREMENTS • Must attend a high school in Utah • After receiving proof of enrollment, the scholarship award will be deposited to the student’s account at their eligible institution of higher education • Must show interest in the manufacturing industry/engineering field • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 Submit all forms/information/projects to scholarships@powerblanket.com

APPLICATION PROJECT Submit a 500-word essay answering these questions: • Why are you interested in a manufacturing/engineering career? • What specific industry are you interested in and why? • How will you make your mark in that field?

In addition, include a 2-4 minute creative video report on a local manufacturing company. How are they innovative and why are they interesting? Video should demonstrate creativity in planning and cinematography.

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MARCH 2021

Jiffy Lube What Drives You Teen Driver Scholarship

Due:  March 15, 2021

Who Can Apply: For Utah students 16-18 years old enrolled in high school during the 2020-21 school year

Amount:  $1,500 – $6,500

Students, already licensed, between the ages of 16-18 currently attending high school in

Utah’s public high schools for the 2020-2021 school year. All winners will be verified by Jiffy Lube by contacting the winners’ school administration. One (1) overall winner of a $6,500 scholarship award Three (3) 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. This video should include read excerpts of their essay along with candid words beyond what was submitted. This video submission is required to be eligible to win the overall scholarship award and also be a recipient of the finalist award.

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APRIL 2021

Drivers Ed Student Your Turn Behind the Wheel Scholarship

Due:  April 19, 2021

Who Can Apply:  For Utah students 15-17 years old enrolled in Driver’s Ed during the 2019-20 school year

Amount:  $1,500 – $6,500

The Jiffy Lube “What Drives You?” High School Scholarship program is a unique opportunity to pursue your interests, goals and ideas. A simple 500 words about what drives you? Three Finalists will be selected in both categories from the 500 word “What Drives You?” essays. Each finalists will be guaranteed a $1500 award and then will create and submit a unique 1-2 min. video that expands on their essay in their own candid words, visuals, etc. The overall $6,500 scholarship winner will be chosen from these videos.

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JUNE 2021

Honors GradU 2021 Scholarship

Due:  May 28, 2021 for Feedback, June 28, 2021 for final submission

Amount: $10,000

Read the Rules and Terms & Conditions (below) Design & work on a community improvement project, using our checklist as a guide. OPTIONAL: Share your work for some checkpoint feedback before the final deadline to increase your chance at winning. Submit your working strategy plan early (from the Navigate Ideas phase of design thinking), with any other work for which you would like feedback. Work must be submitted by May 28, 2021 for feedback. Depending on volume, we will get back to you within 2 weeks. Submit your design thinking project work by June 28, 2021 11:59 MST (see FAQ’s & Details page for link and details on submission requirements). We will select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2021 to maximize impact. We select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning on attending an accredited college or university in the United States of America. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this website (http://honorsgradu.com/). Employees of Honors Graduation and their families are not eligible to participate. Submissions must be received before the deadlines in order to qualify for the scholarship program. Mailed applications must be postmarked by that deadline. There are no citizenship requirements.

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