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1. Scholarships are based on a student's GPA and ACT score (Index Score)
2. Index scores for scholarships vary for each college/university. Apply for everything.
3. The types of academic scholarship awards are typically full or part tuition
1. Scholarships awarded in several areas such as music, dance, marching band, arts, debate, newspaper staff, rodeo, and varsity athletics.
2. Each department has individual criteria.
3. Applicants should complete a scholarship application and make arrangements with departments for auditions if applicable.
4. Amounts for talent scholarships vary.
1. Scholarship for students who have shown outstanding leadership in high school and in the community.
2. To receive full consideration, it is anticipated grades be above average.
3. Students should be prepared to serve on leadership committees.
1. Scholarships are awarded to students excelling in specific areas who show potential for academic success in a chosen major.
2. Students apply to their chosen department.
1. Most schools offer scholarship money to Regional and State Sterling Scholar winners.
2. Most schools offer scholarship money to students who have achieved National Merit winner status which is determine by a scores on the NMSQT.
Most general scholarships require the following criteria:
1. Average ACT score and GPA
2. Community Service such as Youth Community Council, tutoring, mentoring, coaching, elderly assistance, disaster relief, hunger and homelessness, community improvement. Hours should be documented carefully. An original project is highly considered.
3. Extra Curricular Activities such as: National Honor Society, student body officer, participation is clubs, athletic participation, member of yearbook or newspaper staff.
4. Work experience: documented work hours related to career goal.
Bountiful High School Scholarships and Opportunities
The scholarships listed here are exclusive to BHS students. The opportunities listed will enhance learning as well as help secure future scholarships. Applications need to be submitted to either Kathy Anderson (Scholarship Coordinator) or the specified organization on the application by the posted deadline.
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(This link is for a monthly essay contest worth $1000)
Army ROTC Scholarships See Dave Mortensen How an ROTC Scholarship Benefits College Students:
United States Military Academy West Point See Dave Mortensen
SUU Governors Academy Opportunity Scholarship
- Applications due March 1, 2021
- Governors Academy runs from June 18-26, 2021
- Normal cost is $1100
- Applicants must be Juniors with a 3.75 GPA or higher
- For complete info, visit www.suu.edu/gha/
Keys to Success--All applications can be found in the Keys to Success app or at www.ktsutah.org. Applications due April 2, 2021
- Southern Utah University Award
- Davis Tech Scholarship
- Paul Mitchell Schools Scholarship
- Nightingale College (Applications due March 1, 2021)
- Westminster College
Bertin Family Foundation Scholarship--Deadline April 10,2020.
Applications available at https://www.bertinfamilyfoundation.org/ or from Kathy Anderson in the Scholarship Office. Completed applications should be delivered to Kathy Anderson.
Bountiful Rotary Leadership Scholarship -- Deadline is March 27, 2020. Applications can be downloaded here or hard copies can be picked up from Kathy Anderson in the Scholarship Office.
Mountain America Credit Union Scholarship--$2,000
Four scholarships available to students at any grade level. Apply in the Keys to Success App or at https://tinyurl.com/KTSMACU.
Kim and Susan Burningham Scholarship -- $1700
The Kim & Susan Burningham Scholarship is for a student who meets the following criteria:
-A Senior at Bountiful High School who plans on becoming a teacher/educator.
-A student who has been involved in the community
-Must have at least a 3.3 GPA
To apply, please submit the following to Kathy Anderson by April 10th:
-Cover Page: Kim & Susan Burningham Scholarship, your name, address, phone number,email.
-A 250 – 500 word essay on your educational and professional goals.
AFROTC is a program designed for college and higher education students, not to be confused with military enlistment. I function more as an Admissions Aid and Scholarship Representative, rather than a Recruiter. This is a great route for students that plan to attend college, have the desire to serve as an Air Force Officer for their country after college graduation, and would appreciate the copious benefits of Active Duty Military such as financial aid and job security.
Moreover, AFROTC is currently in the scholarship application window until January 31st for eligible graduating Seniors. Some basic scholarship eligibility requirements are the following:
· Be a U.S. Citizen
· Minimum 9th-11th grade GPA of 3.0
· Minimum SAT/ACT composite score of 1240 or 26, respectively.
· 17 years old to active a scholarship
· Meet physical fitness standards
· Must be of good moral character and demonstrate leadership potential
Further information about Air Force ROTC can be found on afrotc.com
Please see Mr. Mortensen in the Counseling Center if you are interested.
Regents Scholarship Program
Regents Scholarship Checklist
The purpose of the Regents’ Scholarship is to promote academic and financial preparation
during grades 9-12 for post secondary education. This voluntary statewide scholarship is aligned with the Utah Scholars Core Course of Study.
The courses required by the scholarship are proven to help students become college and career ready. All of the requirements for the Regents’ Scholarship must be completed during grades 9-12, by the date of high school graduation. Courses taken before grade nine or after grade twelve will not satisfy the scholarship requirements.
Check the links for the most up to date information on deadlines, contact info, and qualifications.
It is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements of the scholarship, however; students are encouraged to work closely with their school guidance counselor. Customer Service agents are available to answer general questions regarding the scholarship 801-321-7159.
New Century Scholarship Program
This program has two tracks. There is an Associates Degree Track as well as a Math and Science Curriculum Track. Both of these tracks require collaboration and planning directly with higher education schools. The following link will provide additional information for both the Regents and the New Century Scholarship Programs.
For more information link to http://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/
Concurrent Enrollment EDGE SCHOLARSHIP
- Complete 12 or more credit hours of CE courses in high school
- Earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on all CE course work
- Must enroll at Weber State University after high school
- See above link for more information
- Graduate from high school with a minimum GPA of 3.5 AND complete an associate degree earning a 3.0 GPA from an eligible Utah Higher Education institution by the date you graduate from a Utah high school.
- See the above link for more information.
Opportunities: Events that could eventually lead to scholarships, college admissions, etc.
HOBY Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership
Registration Deadline: December 4, 2020
Event: April-June 2021
Details: A leadership conference focusing on service and innovation. BHS can send two students.
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
Details: A leadership conference focusing on patriotism.
Requirements: Demonstrates leadership qualities, high academic achievement and exemplary citizenship.
Event: Those students selected may attend one of two sessions held March 18-21, 2021 or April 15-18, 2021.
Contact: Contact Kathy Anderson in the scholarship office for an application.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 20, 2020, and mailed to the address listed on the application.
For more information please visit https://www.freedomsfoundation.org/students/
Utah Girls State
Application and details available from Kathy Anderson in the scholarship office.
Application Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2020
Event: June 1st-6th, 2020 at Weber State University
Details: Participants learn how to participate in the functioning of their state's government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens.
Requirements: Must be a junior in high school who is on-line to graduate and college bound.
USU Engineering State
Registration Opening on Jan 1, 2020
Event: June 2020
Details: An excellent opportunity to work with the faculty at USU, meet students with your same interests, learn more about what engineering is and ask the professionals about choosing engineering as a career.
Requirements: Must be a junior in high school who is on-line to graduate and college bound. This is a good fit for those who excel in math and science and for those who may want to pursue a career in engineering or computer science.
Contact: Register on-line
Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship
Details / Requirements: If you are a junior in high school, have a 3.5 or higher GPA, take challenging courses and come from a family who makes under $65,000 annually (family of four), you are the perfect candidate for this scholarship.
Governors Honors Academy
Registration Deadline: March 2, 2020
Event: June 19th-27th, 2020
Details: All high school juniors are welcome to apply. Those who attend the entire academy will receive 6 college credits and a 4-year scholarship to Southern Utah University.
Contact: Apply on-line
Utah Boys State
Registration Deadline: TBD
Event: June 8-12, 2020 at Weber State University
Details: An excellent opportunity to experience the functions of government and our judicial system through and with actual sitting civic leaders. Will be held on the Weber State University campus and the opportunity to earn college credit and possible scholarships accompanies this experience.
Requirements: Must be a junior in high school who is on track to graduate and attend college.
Apply online at https://apps.weber.edu
University of Utah West Africa Study Abroad Program
The University of Utah West Africa Program has an amazing summer learning abroad experience for high school students in Ghana, West Africa. The program offers high school freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity for a three week trip in Ghana with a stop in Paris. This program is a unique academic opportunity full of fun, exploration, and learning and students can earn three college credits from the University of Utah. The program will run from June 6 – July 2, 2020 in Kpong, Ghana.
We will be hosting Program Info Sessions on Monday, Oct. 28th, and Sunday, Nov. 24th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Office for Global Engagement located at 260 Central Campus Drive, Room 3105, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Skype will be available to participants that cannot make the appointment in person.
The Experiment offers programs on five continents, including:
- Tanzania: African Cultures & Landscapes
Students can complete meaningful community service projects, live with a local Maasai community, go on a safari, and experience local traditions.
- Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology & Sustainability
A rainforest is the classroom as your students learn about conservation in one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth.
- The Netherlands: LGBTQ+ Rights & Advocacy
Students can experience the Netherland's progressive approach to LGBTQ+ rights while learning to be better advocates back in their own community.
National Student Leadership Foundation
Event: University campuses across the country.
Details: A national conference where students can gain better leadership and service skills, by interacting with other student leaders from all across the world. This conference is facilitated by prominent national and world leaders. It is held on a specific college campus based upon the students choice of study. You must be nominated by a school official (Mr Munk). For more information please visit www.nslcleaders.org
Contact: Mr Munk
Must meet with Mr Munk before applying
Taiwan International Youth Exchange Association
Details: Youth 16 - 18 have a wonderful opportunity to travel to Taiwan and become team leaders by creating an English environment through implementing educational projects.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program
Registration Deadline: November 10, 2020
Event: Spring 2021
Details: Students 5th-12th grade who have participated in a volunteer service activity will submit their application and a copy will go to their school principal, who will select one to be the representative for the school. Student could then win up to $1,000 and a paid trip to Washington DC.
SPI Study Abroad Language/Service/Leadership
Details: Study abroad in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, or China this summer for college credit. With SPI Study Abroad, traditional classrooms take a backseat to exciting activities around the city, conversations with locals, and journeys where history, art, and culture come to life! College credit possible. For more information, visit spiabroad.com or call 866-502-7505.
StepUp Utah Scholars Recognition: This recognition is open to any student that meets the requirements of having at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 20 Next Steps off of the Grade-by-Grade checklists. For more information about the requirements go to StepUp Utah Scholars information
Senior deadline is March 1, 2019
StepUp Utah Scholars Recognition application
FLSAS/Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Immersion Abroad: FLSAS offers Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Immersion Programs. The language learning programs are for those who love languages and want to have a language learning vacation in professionally run programs; and for those who realize that the world is getting more homogenized every day and want to experience the cultural differences of other countries while they still exist.
Experience America Camps: Experience America summer programs help students discover potential careers around their passions. If you are interested in Tech or Fashion but might need financial assistance in order to attend a camp, please see the attached financial aid application. They are offering up to $1,500 in financial aid for qualifying students.
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The government uses this form to determine you eligibility for financial aid, which includes, grants, loans, work study, and scholarships. Why fill it out? The FAFSA is used to determine how much aid you are eligible for. Your prospective colleges will try and meet your financial need through and made up of funds from federal, state, school and private sources.
What is Federal Student Aid?
Federal student aid comes from the federal government - specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It’s money that helps a student pay for education expenses at a post secondary school (e.g., college, vocational school, graduate school). Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees,room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid
also can help pay for a computer and for dependent care.
The four categories of federal student aid are:
• Grant - Grant money usually doesn’t have to be repaid. Most U.S. Department of Education grants are based on the student’s financial need.
• Scholarship - U.S. Department of Education scholarship money is awarded based on a student’s academic achievement and does not have to be repaid.
• Work-study - Work-study money is earned by a student through a job on or near campus while attending school and does not have to be repaid.
• Loan - Loan money must be repaid with interest. For details about the federal student aid programs, including maximum annual amounts and loan interest rates, visit: http://studentaid.ed.gov/home.
Student Aid Eligibility
Eligibility for most federal student aid is based on financial need and on several other factors.
The most basic eligibility requirements to receive federal student aid are that you must
be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen,
have a valid Social Security number,
register (if you haven't already) with the Selective Service, if you're a male between the ages of 18 and 25,
maintain satisfactory academic progress in college or career school, and
show you're qualified to obtain a postsecondary education by
having a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate;
passing an approved ability-to-benefit test (if you don't have a diploma or GED certificate, a school can administer a test to determine whether you can benefit from the education offered at that school);
completing six credit hours or equivalent course work toward a degree or certificate;
meeting other federally approved standards your state establishes; or
completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law.
WARNING: Please note do not use the site fafsa.com. It is not the official fafsa website and you will be asked to pay money to use the site. YOU DO NOT pay money to use the official FAFSA website: www.fafsa.ed.gov/
To complete the FreeApplication for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need:...
· Your Social Security Number
· Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
· Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and otherrecords of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal taxreturn information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
· Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
· Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
· A Federal Student Aid PIN to sign electronically. (If you do not already have one, visit www.pin.ed.gov to obtain one.)