Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarship Coordinator: Emily Sorensen
Available in the Counseling Center Monday-Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm
Do you want to make an appointment?
1- Sign-up on the schedule located on the Scholarship Desk in the Counseling Center
2- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3- Call Mrs. Sorensen (801) 402-8010
Follow Syracuse Scholarships on Social Media:
Facebook: Syracuse Scholarships
DSD Scholarship Database
Scholarships may be searched by pressing CTRL + F (Windows) or Command + F.
Then type in the desired search word(s).
- Featured Scholarships
- Where to Find Scholarships
- College & University Scholarship Websites
- ACT TEST
- Regents' Scholarship
- Keys to Success
- EDGE Scholarship-WSU
- T.H. Bell Teaching Scholarship
- Centennial Scholarship (Early Graduation)
- New Century Scholarship (Graduate HS with Associate Degree)
- Bridge Scholarship-Davis Tech
- Other Opportunities
Monthly Scholarship packets are listed by their DEADLINE date.
Most scholarships are open weeks/months before that date, so don't wait to apply!
February Scholarships (Coming Soon!)
(You can also pick up a paper copy of these "Monthly Deadline" scholarships
in the basket on the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center.)
There are often scholarships posted in this section that are not included
in the packets, so check back often.
Davis Tech now offers an exciting opportunity for high school seniors approaching graduation, as well as recent graduates. This waiver would provide funding for tuition, fees and books for up to 12 months following high school graduation, even if you have yet to start at Davis Tech. *Excludes Cosmetology, Esthetician, Master Esthetician, Nail Technician, Hair Designer, Plastic Injection Molding, and Phlebotomy Programs.
For Utah Scholarship (University of Utah)
Full Tuition & Fees
The For Utah scholarship is a new opportunity to have your University of Utah tuition and fees fully paid! If you are interested in going to the U and meet the eligibility requirements, apply for admittance and FAFSA today! The deadline has been waived for this year, but don't wait!!!
National FFA Scholarship Program Deadline: January 15
Scholarship Value: Varies
For students pursuing a degree or certification in specific areas of agriculture. Can also pursue non-agricultural majors in human nutrition, communications, sales, marketing, public relations, journalism, statistics, mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics, computer science, welding or diesel mechanics. Scholarships available for FFA members and non-members. Multiple opportunities available.
Hamilton Scholars 2020 Deadline: January 29
Scholarship Value: $500, & an all expense trip to New your in July
This is a 5-year program for high achieving students from underserved populations with financial need. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be able to commit to attending the leadership conference in July.
***Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships Deadline: January 31
Scholarship Value Varies: Multiple Opportunities Available
Scholarships and Tuition awards for outstanding CTE students in Utah. There are a large number of participating institutions and 127 scholarships/awards available! Applicants should work with a school counselor and a CTE teacher when completing the application. (Pay close attention to the Application Scoring and Preparation tab. This information lets you know how the application is graded and what essay questions need to be answered during the application process.) It would be a good idea to type your answers to the essay questions in a Word document and save the document. When filling out the application, you can then copy/paste your answers into the application but you will need to complete the application in one session, which means you are not able to save your progress and finalize later. It would also be wise to have all documentation saved to a folder on the desktop or a storage device for easy upload to the application. The documents required for the application are:
*Letter of Recommendation from a CTE teacher
*Letter of Recommendation from another teacher, counselor, administration, etc.
*Signed, unofficial transcript with all CTE courses highlighted
*All CTE skill certifications and industry certifications. These need to be scanned individually and uploaded separately.
Please see Mrs. Sorensen if you have questions or need more information.
***Utah Elks Association Scholarship Deadline: February 3
Scholarship opportunity for students with special needs OR students applying to a Technical/Vocational program. To apply fill out the application, including employment history, community service, honors and awards, leadership roles. You will also need to submit a 500 word essay about your life goals and your plans to achieve them. Financial need will be considered. Transcripts and letters of recommendation will be required. See Mrs. Sorensen in the Counseling Center for applications.
Northrup Grumman Engineering Scholars Deadline: February 4
Utah State University Huntsman Scholars Deadline to Apply: February 15
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- DSD Scholarship Database
- Directly from the school you want to attend
- Specific College/University Departments
- Ask your parents! Parents may work for companies that offer scholarships for children of employees. Parents may also belong to organizations that offer scholarships to children of its members.
- Military & ROTC
- Internet Websites
Tips: Enter student profile in several search engines to refine the search results. To further tailor the results use specific keywords (i.e. abilities, experiences, adversities and traits). To avoid scams never pay money for scholarship searches.
- BIG FUTURE
- GOING MERRY
- KEYS TO SUCCESS (see their new app also)
- SCHOLARSHIP BEE
- SCHOLARSHIP MONKEY
- STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
- TUITION FUNDING SOURCE (Check out their Instagram too)
- UTAH FUTURES
Another great resource about Paying for College can be found here.
FAFSA: Free Application For Federal Student Aid
Create a Federal Student Aid ID
There are three types of federal student aid:
- Grants—financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
- Work-study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school
- Loans—borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
What do I need to file my FAFSA?
- Student's Social Security Number
- Student's W2 Form
- Student's 2018 Federal Tax Return (if applicable)
- Parents' Social Security Numbers
- Parents' Date of Marriage, Separation, or Divorce (if applicable)
- Parents' W2 Forms
- Parents' 2018 Federal Tax Returns
Which Parental Information Should I Use?
- Are you living with both parents? You will need both parent's information.
- Are you living with one parent, or split your time between two parents? You should use the parent's information with whom you live most of the time.
- Do you live without your parents or have other circumstances? Make sure you have any documentation.
To Create a FSA ID:
Both you and a parent need to create a Federal Student Aid ID and a password to sign into FAFSA electronically. YOU AND YOUR PARENT WILL BE USING THIS USERNAME AND PASSWORD TO LOG INTO AND SIGN YOUR FAFSA EVERY YEAR THROUGH COLLEGE.
- Go to FSA ID
- Create a username and password and enter your email address (do NOT use your school email account because you will lose access to it after graduation!). Write down your username and password and keep it where you will be able to find it.
- Enter your name, date of birth, social security number, contact information, and challenge question and answers.
- Review your information.
- Read and accept the terms and conditions.
- Confirm your email address using a secure code, which will be sent to the email address you used. Once you verify your email address, you can use it instead of your username to log into your FAFSA.
All of this information is also on a reference sheet in the stand by the Scholarship Desk in the Counseling Center.
Regents' Scholarship Information
PRIORITY DEADLINE- December 6, 2019
FINAL DEADLINE- February 3, 2020
Don't forget to request your transcripts to be sent online or from the Main Office.
For more information concerning the Regents' Scholarship please see their website. Also, Regents' representatives can be reached by email and phone for more questions. email@example.com (801-321-7159)
Please note: Regents' applicants are required to complete the FAFSA. However, a student does not have to qualify for federal financial aid to receive the scholarship. Regents may only be used to cover tuition and fees.
***Key changes to this program for the Class of 2020 are:
The Regents’ Scholarship can now be used at institutions in the Utah System of Technical Colleges, but not at private institutions (Brigham Young University, LDS Business College, and Westminster College).
Seniors: Keys To Success has scholarships available, including several just for Syracuse High students. Look under scholarships, then type in Syracuse. You can also download the app and apply right from your phone! Applying also adds points towards prizes on your KTS account.
These scholarships can be used for tuition only.
Snow College $1,000
University of Utah $1,000
Davis Tech $500
Paul Mitchell $1,000
Nightingale Nursing College $2,000, $12,000, or $15,000 available
Concurrent Enrollment EDGE SCHOLARSHIP
Make your "Status Switch" from CE to WSU student by DECEMBER 1!
- 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
T.H. Bell Teaching Scholarship Program
CONTACT YOUR CHOSEN INSTITUTION'S TEACHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION, PROCEDURES, AND DEADLINES.
The T.H. Bell Scholarship is for those intent on entering the teaching profession in Utah. The scholarship can be used at public or private higher education institutions in Utah that offer approved programs including Brigham Young University, Dixie State University, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Southern Utah University, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Western Governors University, and Westminster College. See school deadlines and links here, however since the program changed this year, each institution may make changes and you should get the most current/correct information directly from those institutions.
The Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan Program transitioned to the T.H. Bell Education Scholarship Program on July 1, 2019.
The T.H. Bell Education Scholarship Program aims to recruit first-generation students into teaching, encourage outstanding students to work in high-need fields, and recognize teaching as a critically important career in Utah.
T.H. Bell Scholarships may be for up to the cost of resident tuition, fees, and books, and may be received for up to four consecutive years. Recipients must study in an approved teacher preparation program or in an approved program that prepares an individual to become a speech-language pathologist or another licensed professional providing services in a public school to students with disabilities.
Undergraduate and graduate students who meet required academic standards, are enrolled in at least six credits, intend to apply to and complete an approved program, and intend to work in a Utah public school are eligible to apply.
- first-generation students who intend to work in any teaching field or licensure area;
- students who are not first-generation, but intend to work in a teaching field or licensure area where there is high need;
- other students who meet the requirements of the scholarship.
Contact an eligible Utah higher education institution for more information on the application process and deadlines. (Brigham Young University, Dixie State University, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Southern Utah University, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Western Governors University, and Westminster College)
The Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation program is a partial tuition program which allows for high school graduation to be flexible and appropriate to meet the individual students' needs.
Any public school student is eligible who has:
- A Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP) on file
- Has indicated to the secondary school principal the intent to complete early graduation
- Has completed all required courses or demonstrated mastery of required skills and competencies
- Has graduated from a Utah public high school is eligible.
To receive scholarship funds, a student must: graduate early from a Utah secondary institution, enroll within one calendar year in an eligible Utah post-secondary institutions.
Post-secondary institutions accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges are eligible. A student must begin using funds as a full-time student and for tuition only within a calendar year of high school graduation.
- Junior Year: $1,000
- First Quarter of the Senior Year: $750
- Second Quarter of the Senior Year: $500
- Third Quarter of the Senior Year: $250
- In consultation with the student's parent or guardian and school advisor, student develops a SEOP and indicates to the secondary principal the intent to complete early graduation at the beginning of the ninth grade year or as soon thereafter as the intent is known.
- Upon graduation, student obtains Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation certificate from high school counselor.
- High School Principal verifies that student's early graduation and signs certificate. Original certificate kept by students. Additional copies made for school and district records.
- Student enrolls full time in eligible post-secondary institution and presents certificate to registrar.
- Registrar verifies student enrollment, completes, signs, and seals certificate. Original copy is sent to Utah State Board of Education (USBE).
- USBE verifies information, approves funding, and issues funds. Funds are sent directly to the post-secondary institution in the student's name within 4-6 weeks.
- Any funds remaining unused when student leaves the post-secondary institution are returned to USBE.
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.
Deadline to Apply is February 3, 2019
***Changes to this program for the class of 2020:
The New Century Scholarship can now only be used at Utah’s public colleges and universities that grant bachelor's degrees, not at private institutions (Brigham Young University and Westminster College.) This scholarship may only be used to cover tuition and fees.
Questions? 801.321.7221 • newcenturyscholarship.org • firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Summer Bridge Scholarship
Scholarship for graduating high school seniors currently attending Davis Technical College.
"The Bridge Scholarship program provides scholarship funding to High School Senior’s for the summer after High School graduation. The program is primarily intended to allow students attending while in High School an opportunity to finish their program during the summer. Funding is only available from June to August. Students must specify their intended schedule at the time of application and are only funded up to that level. Priority is given to High School students who attend the College while in High School and those who can complete their program during the summer. Students need to be making satisfactory progress and attending adequately to qualify for these funds."
West Point Academy Informational Meeting January 27 (See Flyer in Link)
Utah State University Campus Events
Utah State University Huntsman Scholars February 15
Huntsman Scholars recruiting Event February 7
Utah State University Engineering State (application opens January 1, 2020)
University of Utah West Africa Program
Summer learning abroad experience for high school students in Ghana, West Africa. The program offers high school freshman-seniors the opportunity for a three week trip in Ghana with a stop in Paris. Students can earn three college credits from the University of Utah. The program will run from June 6 – July 2, 2020 in Kpong, Ghana. There is a Program Info Sessions on 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.
Southern Utah University Leadership Weekend
"The Call" is for students looking to be involved in leadership in any campus organizations. Don't wait to register, Deadline is January 28, but you must schedule a phone interview prior to that on one of the scheduled dates starting on January 10!
Southern Utah University Campus Events
Snow College Campus Events