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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
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 9,2021.
Applications can be submitted online at https://www.bertinfamilyfoundation.org/scholarships.
Bountiful Rotary Leadership Scholarship -- Two $1,000 Scholarships Available. Deadline is March 19, 2021. 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 -- $1800
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 Friday, April 9th:
-Cover Page: Kim & Susan Burningham Scholarship, your name, address, phone number,email.
-A 250 – 500 word essay on your educational and professional goals.
The Arthur Miller Scholarship
Arthur Miller, 1965-2020, Bountiful High Class of 1992, was a kind, brilliant, funny, honest, hard-working, and well-rounded classmate, involved in sports, advanced placement classes, and community service. This scholarship will honor 2 students (one boy and one girl) from Bountiful High School each year who most personifies Arthur’s qualities. The scholarship is worth $5,000!
- Must be a BHS senior that will be attending the University of Utah
- Minimum GPA of a 3.3
- Must have participated in at least one school sport, music or cultural involvement, extracurricular community work and service, making people around them better, displaying a consistently kind, inclusive, and warm personality
- Three letters of recommendation
- Transcript & resume
- 500-word essay: Please state in less than 500 words about a time you failed at something and what lesson you learned from this experience
Please turn in your application to Kathy Anderson by April 9, 2021
The Mountain West Veterinary Specialist Pre-Vet Med Scholarship
Worth $500 and two (2) awards will be given
- A senior who is planning on attending Utah State University pre-vet program
- ACT of 27 or above
- Must write a 500-word essay, “What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?”
Please turn in application to Kathy Anderson (Scholarship Coordinator) DEADLINE: April 5, 2021
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.
Opportunity Scholarship Program
New legislation passed during the 2021 session created a simplified, statewide, achievement-based scholarship—the Opportunity Scholarship. The Opportunity Scholarship will be available to students beginning with the high school graduating class of 2022.
- Earn a 3.3 cumulative high school GPA
- Complete 3 advanced courses
- Complete 1 Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Concurrent Enrollment (CE) course in each of the core areas of high school graduation:
- science, and
- language arts
- Complete 1 Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or Concurrent Enrollment (CE) course in each of the core areas of high school graduation:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Graduate from a Utah high school
For the class of 2022 only: Students graduating with the class of 2022 may qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship through a Regents’ Track by completing the requirements previously set for the Regents’ Scholarship or the Advanced Course Track by meeting the requirements detailed above. Details regarding Regents’ Track can be found here.
For the class of 2023 and beyond: Students may only qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship by completing the advanced course track described above. No exceptions will be made.
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
Opportunities: Events that could eventually lead to scholarships, college admissions, etc.
HOBY Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership
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 the four sessions held in March and April of 2022
Contact: Contact Kathy Anderson in the scholarship office for an application.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 19, 2021, and mailed to the address listed on the application.
Contact: Kathy Anderson or Kim Ball for an application
For more information please visit https://www.freedomsfoundation.org/students/
2021 ALA Utah Girls State will be held this year as a virtual session. The details are as follows:
- June 7-11, 2021
- $150/per girl
- 3 PoliSci 2920 credits from Weber State University
- Weber State University scholarships to qualifying participants
- Junior girls are eligible (exceptions will be made for those seniors who were selected and registered for the 2020 session to attend this year)
- Registration is open February 15th – March 31st, 2021
Please see Kathy Anderson (Scholarship Coordinator) to sign up for an interview and to pick up the application and information packet by February 19, 2021. For more information, please visit https://apps.weber.edu/girlsstate/
Program Overview: During this week-long summer event, 250-300 selected delegates create and operate city, county, and state governments, while developing leadership skills and an appreciation of their rights as a citizen. Participants run for office, learn public speaking skills, create and write legislation, and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government.
2021 ALA Boys State
2021 Ala Utah Boys State will be conducted entirely online beginning in June 2021. The core of the program is Weber State University’s online course (National American Government). By completing this WSU course, you will be awarded 3 semester hours of college credit. The other elements of the program will be accessed on the Boys State website where you will be able to review/listen to various modules (guest speakers). The deadline to complete your online application is May 31, 2021. To find complete information, along with scholarship applications, please visit the following site: https://utahboysstate.org/
USU Engineering State
Registration is open now. Apply here.
Event: June 21-24 2021
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.
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.
SUU Governors Honors Academy
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2021
Event: June 18th-26th, 2021
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. Cost is $1,100.
Contact: Apply on-line
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 take place during the summer of 2021 in Kpong, Ghana.
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. For more information please visit www.nslcleaders.org
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.
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.
Asian American High School Conference
The 2021 Asian American High School Conference will be held virtually, via Zoom, March 5th, 2021 from 9 am – 12 pm.
The event’s highlights will be
- Keynote speaker: TBA
- Diversity & social justice workshops
- Major specific programs
- Information about college, scholarships, internships, financial aid, etc.
All students need to register for High School Conference by March 3rd at 11:59 pm.
Registration Link (for individual students): https://tinyurl.com/1ervuhyx
Permission slip: https://tinyurl.com/yxtpfzcy
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.)