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Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE/WICHE)- Looking for a tuition break to attend a school outside of Utah? Check out the WUE/WICHE program
to learn about Rocky Mountain area schools that have made an agreement to encourage and allow students from neighboring states to attend school for a
fraction of the price.

"Make Your Mark" Bookmark Contest- “Make Your Mark” contest helps encourage Utah families to save for future qualified higher education expenses. Earnings in UESP college savings accounts grow tax-deferred and withdrawals are tax-free if used for eligible higher education expenses such as tuition; mandatory fees; required books, supplies and equipment; and certain room-and-board costs at any eligible education institution in the United States or abroad that participates in federal financial aid programs for students. Each contestant must submit his or her bookmark design on the official UESP and Step Up Utah entry form, available at uesp.org/bookmark. Only one entry per student is allowed. Winners will be notified by October 26, 2016. Deadline: September 30, 2016.

Award for Aspirations in Computing- The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high school women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. This multi-tiered competition includes recognition at the national level (sponsored by Bank of America) and at the local level (sponsored by Microsoft), serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases. Any U.S. high school woman with outstanding aptitude and interest in computing is eligible to apply for the Award for Aspirations in Computing. Applications are open online. Deadline: October 26, 2016.

LLS Student of the Year Scholarship- High school students in Utah are being invited to participate in a six-week competition through which candidates will compete for the title of Student of the Year. The candidate who raises the most at the end of the six-week period will be recognized as the Student of the Year and receive a $2,500 scholarship to the college/university of his/her choice. The candidates are chosen by a committee that reviews the applications submitted by the students. LLS is looking for students who are interested in and enthusiastic about service, volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership. The Student of the Year campaign not only offers visibility in the community and local media but also demonstrates excellence in leadership and community engagement for college applications and professional resumes. For students at Salt Lake City Performing Arts High School who already exhibit many of these qualities, this provides a great opportunity to grow personally and support the mission of LLS. Deadline: October 31, 2016.

New Century Scholarship- The New Century Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to accelerate their education by earning an Associate degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education. The 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, and Westminster College. Postmarked Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Regents' Scholarship- The Regents’ Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college. The scholarship may be used at any 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. Postmarked Deadline: February 1, 2017.

QuestBridge College Match- QuestBridge is a non-profit program founded in 1994 that helps outstanding students access top-tier educational opportunities.The National College Match allows you to apply early to up to 8 partner colleges and rank them in order of preference. You would “match” to the highest school that appears on your ranked list that also wants to admit you through the College Match. Apply for the National College Match by September 26.

The National YoungArts Foundation- YoungArts identifies and nurtures emerging artists ages 15-18 (or in grades 10-12) in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Winners in cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing are provided once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, significant access to scholarships and national recognition. YoungArts ensures the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged – at critical junctures in their lives – to pursue careers in the arts. Deadline: October 14, 2016.

Horatio Alger Scholarship – For students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, good academic performance, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Applications must be submitted on-line at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. The application will require time to complete, including obtaining a letter of support from an adult who understands your adversity and can describe the unique circumstances in your life. Deadline: October 25, 2016.

Coca-Cola Scholars- For motivated, dedicated, and involved high school seniors. Apply online at www.coca-colascholars.org. Deadline: October 2016.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award- Open to all grade levels. Recognizes outstanding volunteer service. Only two students can be nominated by Cyprus High School; if you are interested in applying, pick up an information flyer at the Counseling Center front desk. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with NASSP to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level. The program's goals are to applaud young people who are already making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Deadline: November 2016

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program- A constitutional speech contest to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States among high school students. Scholarship awards are presented the the three finalists in the final round of the national contest. Open to all high school students. Competition Date: December. *More information to follow in Fall 2016.

Peterson's Scholarship Giveaway- Enter for your chance to win a $5,000 Peterson's scholarship to help you pay for school. This is a random drawing, so all you have to do is register online for free to be entered! You must be at least 16 years of age in order to be considered for the contest. *See Deadlines on website

Ron Brown Schoarship – For African-American seniors who will make significant contributions to society. You must excel academically, exhibit leadership, participate in community service, and have financial need. Deadline: November 1, 2016 if you wish to be considered for additional scholarships; January 9, 2017 for the Ron Brown Scholarship only.

Ge-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program- National program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships- up to $40,000 per student. Deadline to come January 2017.

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program – For ethnic minority students with 3.30 or higher GPA, demonstrated leadership abilities, and financial need. This scholarship will pay for all college costs for up to 5 years. All forms are available online at www.gmsp.org. Allow plenty of time to complete all forms. Application will open August 1, 2016. Deadline: January 2017.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships and Tuition Awards- The Career and Technical Education Scholarships and Tuition Awards are for outstanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. The awards cover UP TO ONE year of tuition only (no other expenses) for those senior students who have excelled in their Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas. Eligible candidates are those who are (1) planning on attending a post-secondary institution in a CTE program that is a two-year Associate Degree program or less (preceding immediate employment in that area) OR (2) those who are planning to teach in a CTE area (a four-year program). All other four-year degree programs will be disqualified. Deadline: February 23, 2017

2016 Utah Young Humanitarian Award- Youthlinc is now accepting applications for the 2015 Utah Young Humanitarian Award, $5,000 college scholarship. All Utah high school juniors, seniors and undergraduate college students who excel at giving back to their communities are eligible. There is one $5,000 winner, one $3,000 runner-up award, and three $1,000 runner-up awards. Go to their website www.youthlinc.org and click on the Young Humanitarian Award for more information. Applications are due (not postmarked by) March 2017.

Jump$tart Scholarship- The Utah Jump$tart Scholarship Competition is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated a solid understanding of financial literacy concepts and are pursuing a post-secondary education. Winners are awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship may be used for any field of study at an accredited post-secondary institution. The institution must be a Title IV fund-dispersing institution. Applicants must be high school seniors, must have successfully completed or currently enrolled in a financial literacy course, and plan to pursue a post-secondary education. To apply for the scholarship, click on the title. Deadline: March 2017.

Scholarship Opportunities for University of Utah College of Science Students:
ACCESS Program for Women in Science and Mathematics- Award of $3,500. Multiple awards for 2016-17. In addition, a $1,000 housing waiver for students who live on campus during the summer science course. Research laboratory position during first year at the U.
Sandra J. Bromley Scholarship- Four year award for tuition and fees. One award for incoming freshman majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics & astronomy. Minimum GPA of 3.00. The scholarship will pay in-state tuition for up to 15 credit hours per semester for 8 semesters. Preference will be given to mathematics majors and to applicants from single-parent homes.
Freshman Scholarship in Science and Mathematics- Award of $1,000. Multiple awards will be made to incoming freshman who declare a major in the College of Science.
Eugene Loh Fly's Cosmic Ray Scholarship- Four year award for tuition and fees. One award for an incoming freshman or current sophomore majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics and astronomy. Preference given to chemistry, mathematics, and physics majors. Minimum GPA of 3.5. The scholarship will pay in-state tuition for up to 15 credit hours per semester for 8 semesters.
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UHEAA FAFSA Completion Scholarships- UHEAA is offering scholarships to high school seniors that complete their FAFSA and a quick online application. Click the link for the types of scholarships UHEAA is offering to high school students that complete their FAFSA. Deadline: April 2017.

First Ascent Scholarship- The mission of the First Ascent Scholars Program is to encourage and enable financially in need high-school students to (a) go to college, (b) connect to the University of Utah community, and (c) reach their academic potential. The First Ascent Scholarship will provide students with funds covering unmet financial need, as well as room and board (on campus residency is required for the first 2 years of enrollment), in an effort to ensure students can concentrate on what matters…their education. The student must meet the following guidelines: be a current high school senior, have applied or will apply to the University of Utah, demonstrated interest in business, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and show demonstrated financial need to attend college. Deadlines to follow in Spring 2017.

College Sports Recruiting Scholarship- College Sports Scholarships is offering a $1,000 scholarship to eligible high school seniors. The College Sports Recruiting Scholarship will be awarded to 1-5 winners each year. To be eligible you must be a current or former high school athlete. The details for the contest and eligibility rules are available on their webpage for the contest. Deadlines to follow in Spring 2017.

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