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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarship Coordinator: Emily Sorensen
Available Monday-Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm
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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: emsorensen@dsdmail.net

(Even if you don't plan to accept them all!)
You will be recognized and given a scholarship pin to wear at graduation!
Make a copy of the offer letter and email or give it to your counselor or Mrs. Sorensen.

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

Monthly Scholarship packets are listed by their DEADLINE date.
Most scholarships are open weeks/months before that date, so don't wait to apply!

May Scholarships

(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.


WSU West Scholarship (STEM) Applications accepted until all spots are filled!


***Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship   Deadline: May 1
Scholarship Value: $4,000(5) for Utah College/University
$2,000(5) Technical school
Seniors pursuing a degree in a STEM field: Make a 5 minute film on energy, write an essay about your STEM goals, submit an application.

Marli Hamblin Memorial Scholarship   Deadline May 3
Scholarship Value Varies: $500-$2,000
Have a 3.0 or higher, and a desire to make a difference.  Pick up an application from the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center or from Mrs. Sorensen. Someone from SHS WILL receive this!!! 

Verdell & Joyce Nielsen Service and Achievement Scholarship  Deadline: May 3
Scholarship Value: $500
This scholarship is to financially assist Senior SHS "School of Business" applicants in obtaining a degree in Business/Marketing. Based on merit as well as measured by professional potential and outstanding achievement in SHS business involvement.  Applications can be picked up from/returned to Jill Hess or Emily Sorensen. Someone from SHS WILL receive this!!! 

Donald and Violet Sayler Memorial Scholarship   Deadline: May 3
Scholarship Value: $500
This scholarship is to financially assist qualified Senior SHS applicants in obtaining a degree in Business/Marketing. Based on merit as well as measured by professional potential and non-academic activities including leadership, community service, special talents, and demonstration of integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applications can be picked up from/returned to Jill Hess or Emily Sorensen. Someone from SHS WILL receive this!!! 

Lifetime of Learning Scholarship   Deadline: May 6
Scholarship Value $500
Applications are available in the Counseling Center scholarships cabinet or from Mrs. Sorensen.  You will need to attach a resume of your academic achievements, extra-curricular activities and leadership opportunities, any other scholarships that you have received and a short essay about why you deserve and need this scholarship, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher.  Someone from SHS WILL receive this!

Clarence & Cinda Mae Smedley Scholarship    Deadline: May 6
Scholarship Value $500
For a good senior student who plans to attend college but has not received any other scholarships.  Someone from SHS will receive this!


Where to Find 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

TipsEnter 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.

College & University Scholarship Websites


FAFSA: Free Application For Federal Student Aid

FAFSA Website

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 2017 Federal Tax Return (if applicable)
  • Parents' Social Security Numbers
  • Parents' Date of Marriage, Separation, or Divorce (if applicable)
  • Parents' W2 Forms
  • Parents' 2017 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 on a reference sheet in the stand by the Scholarship Desk in the Counseling Center.

Regents' Scholarship

Regents' Scholarship Information

PRIORITY DEADLINE- December 7, 2018

FINAL DEADLINE- February 1, 2019

Don't forget to request your transcripts to be sent online or through 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. regentsscholarship@ushe.edu (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).

Bridge Scholarship-Davis Tech

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."

Bridge Scholarship applications are available after the High School Senior Scholarship. Deadline (March 10)

Centennial Scholarship (Early Graduation))

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.

Scholarship Funds

  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Upon graduation, student obtains Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation certificate from high school counselor.
  3. 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.
  4. Student enrolls full time in eligible post-secondary institution and presents certificate to registrar.
  5. Registrar verifies student enrollment, completes, signs, and seals certificate. Original copy is sent to Utah State Board of Education (USBE).
  6. 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.
  7. Any funds remaining unused when student leaves the post-secondary institution are returned to USBE.

EDGE Scholarship-WSU

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

New Century Scholarship (Graduate HS with Associate Degree)

New Century Scholarship

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.

New Century Scholarship questions: newcentury@ushe.edu or call 801-321-7221.

Step Up Utah Scholars

Step Up Utah Scholars

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.

For graduating high school seniors the application opens November 1 and closes March 1.

T.H. Bell Teaching Incentive Loan

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.

Other Opportunities

West Point Academy Information Meeting
Event: Monday, April 8 at 6:30PM. (Please RSVP to the West Point Field Force State Coordinator for Utah (riedler@yahoo.com) by 9PM on Friday, April 5th if you plan to attend.)
Place: National Guard Headquarters building 12953 S. Minuteman Drive in Draper.
This meeting is for potential candidates, candidates' parents, and anyone else interested in obtaining information concerning the admissions process for the United States Military Academy (West Point). Potential candidates include AP students and athletes and anyone in at least 7th grade through age 22.
Women's Engineering Extravaganza
Registration Open Now 
Event: March 22-23
Come visit Utah State University to experience a day in the life of an engineer! Explore engineering by performing experiments, talking to professors, browsing the club fair and meeting current students.

Visit the USU Observatory, dive into programming, circuitry, DNA, structures, and so much more!
Registration is $20.00. Food and lodging are included at Utah State University, Logan Campus.
Sign-up is on a first come first serve basis, so register ASAP! Registration will be capped at 60 students.

WOMEN/ GRADES 10-12 (in the Fall of 2019):
University of Utah Hi-Gear Camp
Priority Application Deadline: April 12, Final Deadline May 3
Hi-GEAR is designed to expose young women to a variety of engineering and computer science careers with hands-on experiential learning and collaborative team projects. Some past activities include: building trebuchets for launching water balloons, making perfume using distillation, programming and racing robots, extracting DNA, and touring University research labs. Participants will also have the opportunity to earn scholarships to study engineering as a college student at the University of Utah! Cost for day camp is $199, cost for residential camp is $275.

GRADES 9-12:
Meet an Inventor Night
Wednesday, March 20, 2019  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Warnock Engineering Building Lobby 72 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT
At this event, participants will learn from people involved in the design process about where they got their ideas and how they turned their ideas into reality. Check in will begin at 6:30 pm, and the keynote speaker will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Parents are invited to attend.

GRADES 9-12:
Exploring Engineering Camp
June 18 – 20, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (ends at 3:00 p.m. on the 20th)
Explore engineering in this three-day summer camp experience on the University of Utah Campus. Participate in technologies and activities that encourage the use of problem-solving skills. The camp will introduce you to chemical, electrical, civil, environmental, computer, mechanical, materials, and biomedical engineering through hands on learning! Fee: $85.00 Registrations must be received by June 12th, 2019 or when 45 students have registered. Students will be admitted to the program after payment has been received.

American Legion Utah Boys State
Registration Deadline: March 30, 2019
Event: June 10-14, 2019
Boys State is available to any high school junior and is scheduled for June 10-14, 2019 at Weber State University. Students participate in mock trials and elections, music, sports and seminars with public officials. Applicants must also interview with local American Legion officials. The cost of attending Boys State is $400. However, help with tuition may be available through donors. More information will be given during the interview process. Applications will need to be completed online by March 30, 2019. Before registering, take a moment to review the qualifications and dates.