Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarship Coordinator: Emily Sorensen
Available in the Counseling Center Monday-Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm
Follow Syracuse Scholarships on Social Media:
Facebook: Syracuse Scholarships
Three ways to make an appointment:
1- Sign-up on the schedule located on the Scholarship Desk in the Counseling Center
2- Call Mrs. Sorensen (801) 402-8010
3- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT CAN I DO TO FIND SCHOLARSHIPS?
Browse scholarship search sites: Some links are listed here under "Where to Find Scholarships"
Check "Featured Scholarships" for monthly scholarship packets
Watch on SHS Scholarships Social Media
Search the Internet, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. for additional opportunities!
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO PREPARE?
Look for community service opportunities
Study for/take/re-take the ACT test
Prepare your scholarship resume (Sample in Counseling Center)
Visit College Campuses
Work to save money for college
Keep your grades up!
- Featured Scholarships
- Where to Find Scholarships
- College & University Scholarship Websites
- Regents' Scholarship
- Bridge Scholarship-Davis Tech
- Centennial Scholarship (Early Graduation))
- EDGE Scholarship-WSU
- New Century Scholarship (Graduate HS with Associate Degree)
- T.H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan
- 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!
October 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.
Scholarship value: $500
Submit an 800-word or less essay "How do you think use of the internet will reshape – or is already reshaping – the field of dentistry?
Deadline: September 22, 2019
KFC Reach Grant
Scholarship Value: $2,000
Seniors+ (Employed by KFC)
Deadline: September 26, 2019
McCarthey Family Foundation Essay Contest
In an essay of no more than 750 words, (1) discuss this quote as it relates to the press in a democracy and (2) provide examples to support your position. “Power can be very addictive. And it can be corrosive. And it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.” - George W. Bush
***This is a Utah opportunity.
Deadline: September 27, 2019
my529 Bookmark Contest
Design a bookmark on the official entry form. ***This is a Utah opportunity.
Deadline: Entries must be RECEIVED by September 30, 2019
Scholarship Value: $10,000-$25,000
If you have significant financial need, plan on earning a bachelor's degree, are involved in the community, have overcome adversity, and have at least a 2.0 GPA this is not an opportunity you want to miss!
Deadline: October 25, 2019
Follow us on Instagram: shs_scholarships
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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).
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."
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.
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
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 1, 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
T.H. Bell Teaching Loan Incentive Program- Due February 22, 2019 (Funding limited, Don't Wait!)
Terrel H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loans pay up to full tuition and general fees, and may be received for up to four years of full-time enrollment or until licensing requirements have been met, whichever is less. Teaching incentive loan recipients are expected to repay the loan through an equal length of work (i.e., one year of loan support requires one year of work) in which the recipient uses their program-supported education to benefit students in Utah’s K-12 schools. Recipients who do not meet this obligation are required to make monetary repayment of the loan.
Considering MIT and want more information?
There will be an information session in Salt lake City:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:00pm
West High School (241 N 300 W, SLC)
Weber State University Purple Carpet Events
For Concurrent Enrollment Students Thursday, October 3, 6:00pm-9:00pm
For prospective Students Thursday, October 10, 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, November 20, 9:00am-12:00pm
University of Utah beyond a campus tour
Friday, September 20, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, October 12, 9:00am-2:00pm