Scholarships & Financial Aid
This is a GREAT time to work on applying for scholarships!
If you have questions, contact the Scholarship Coordinator: Emily Sorensen
1- Email: email@example.com
2- Call and leave a message (801) 402-8010
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Facebook: Syracuse Scholarships
SENIORS! It's time to report ALL of your scholarship offers!
Email a copy of your offer letters to your counselor or to Mrs. Sorensen.
SYRACUSE HIGH SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SYRACUSE HIGH SENIORS
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
- Request Transcripts
Monthly Scholarship packets are listed by their DEADLINE date.
Most scholarships are open weeks/months before that date, so don't wait to apply!
There are often scholarships posted in this section that are not included
in the packets, so check back often.
***American Freedom Festival Patriotic Contests Deadline: March 23, 30 depending on the category
Award Value: $500, $600 depending on the category
Grades K-12, Division for 10-12 grades
Enter an essay, speech, or art contest around the theme "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise therof." (1st Amendment)
See their website for details on each specific competition.
***Zone 2 Conservation District Scholarship Deadline: March 31
Scholarship Value: $500, $1,000
For Seniors from DAVIS, Morgan, Weber, Salt lake, Grantsville, and Shambip Conservation Districts. Send in your completed application, high school transcripts, and write a one page essay: “What is the Most Important Natural Resource Concern in my County”. This is one that not many apply for, so give it a try!
Lifeline for Youth Scholarship Deadline: March 31
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Post a 30-90 second YouTube video responding to Bullying, Suicide, or Substance Abuse. Include a description of how you can be a lifeline to someone else in school.
***America First Charitable Foundation Scholarship Deadline: March 31
Scholarship Value: $1,000(4)
Our foundation recognizes and awards scholarships each year to qualified members. In order to be eligible, members must be graduating high school seniors and have a passion for serving and helping others. They are looking for candidates play an active role in giving back to their community, whether through volunteering or other meaningful contributions of time, effort, and care. Applicants are required to submit their hours of community service, grade point average, and current transcript. They must also submit a short essay on how their community service exemplifies the credit union philosophy of people helping people.
Life Launch Centers Anxiety Scholarship Deadline: March 31
Scholarship Value: $1,000
Post a 30-90 second video responding to the question: In what part of my life does anxiety hold me back and why? It could be Work, School, Dating, Family, Friendships, Talents, Interests, Social Situations, etc. Be inspiring and creative…don’t just create a video selfie.
***Sallie Mae Scholarship Contest Deadline: April 3
Scholarship Value: $5,000 (22)
For Utah high school students living in Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah or Weber County who have at least a 3.25 Grade Point Average. Must be enrolled in one of the following programs Nursing Associate (RN), Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Teaching, Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Computer, Software, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, or Technology), Technology (Information Systems, Network Management, or Technology Management), or a transfer program in Pre-Engineering. Applicants must complete FAFSA.
***Clinton City Scholarship Deadline: April 7
Scholarship Value: $700
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS! Must be a resident of Clinton City, accepted and registered for school in the Fall, and preference will be given to applicants without other scholarship offers. Print an application and return it by email to Mrs. Sorensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Counseling Center.
***Tanner Clinic Scholarship Award Deadline: EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 23!!!
Scholarship Value: $1,500
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS! For seniors planning a degree and career in the medical field. Must be a U.S. citizen with at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicants will need the application, essays, two recommendations, and official transcripts. Print an application and then return it and all required documentation to Syracuse High. In accordance with the latest SHS policies, there will be a box for drop off at the South doors where you can leave it on April 22th or 23rd from 9-11.
***Plan Ahead for College Costs Scholarship Deadline: April 15
Scholarship Value: $750
Grades 10 & 11
Complete the 2020 Plan Ahead for College Costs application. We'll ask you to use the FAFAS4Caster or a college Net Price Calculator to estimate your college expenses and future financial aid, then write an essay about the steps you will take before senior year to financially prepare for college.
***Joyce & Verdell Nielsen Service & Achievement Scholarship Deadline: April 22
Scholarship Value: $500
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS! This scholarship is designed to financially assist qualified Syracuse High School applicants in obtaining higher learning in the field of Business/Marketing. It is awarded on merit as measured by professional potential and outstanding achievement in Syracuse High School business activities, as well as community service and achievement in Business and Entrepreneurship. The applicant’s intended field of study is also considered in the evaluation process. Print an application and return it, along with all required documents, by email to Mrs. Sorensen (email@example.com) in the Counseling Center.
***Donald & Violet Sayler Memorial Scholarship Deadline: April 22
Scholarship Value: $500
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS! This scholarship is designed to financially assist qualified Syracuse High School senior applicants in obtaining higher learning in the field of Business/Marketing. The scholarship is awarded on merit as measured by professional potential and outstanding achievement in Business/Marketing and non-academic activities in school including leadership, community service, special talents, and demonstration of integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. The applicant’s intended field of study is also considered in the evaluation process. Print an application and return it, along with all required documents, by email to Mrs. Sorensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Counseling Center.
***Corine L. Sayler "Oh Yes You Can!" Scholarship Deadline: April 22
Scholarship Value: $1,000
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS! This opportunity is intended for a student that demonstrates integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and who has made improvements to his/her grades with a spark to move forward. Corine always used to say to those who needed a boost or may have lacked a bit of self-confidence “Oh Yes You Can!” Print an application and return it, along with all required documents, by email to Mrs. Sorensen (email@example.com) in the Counseling Center.
***Lifetime of Learning Scholarship Deadline: April 24
Scholarship Value: $500
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS! All Seniors are welcome to apply for this scholarship. Include a resume listing your academic achievements, extra-curricular activities and leadership with application. One letter of recommendation from a teacher required. Print an application and return it, along with all required documents, by email to Mrs. Sorensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Counseling Center.
***Sheldon & Angela Peck Health Science Scholarship Award Deadline: April 30
Scholarship Value: $500
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS! For a deserving graduate of Syracuse High with a career goal in science or health sciences. Applicant should exhibit qualities in leadership, service and academics. Recipient will be selected based on personal essay, leadership, and service. Completed applications should be submitted to Sheldon Peck Orthodontics at address listed on the application.
***Marli Hamblin Memorial Scholarship Deadline: May 1
THIS IS ONLY FOR SENIORS AT SYRACUSE HIGH and created so that Marli's Miracles may continue on in the lives of others, in her honor. Marli was a miracle to her family and those around her and became a miracle to many others by being an organ donor. We hope that Marli's influence will live on in the lives of those who share her positive attitude, zest for life, and her desire to share a smile with others. If you have a 3.0 GPA or higher and a desire to make a difference this opportunity may be for you! Print an application and then return it and all required documentation to Syracuse High. In accordance with the latest SHS policies, there will be a box for drop off at the South doors where you can leave it on April 30 and May 1 from 9-11.
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!!!
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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.
- COMPLETESCHOLARSHIPS.ORG (This is for State and Local scholarships!)
- COLLEGE GREENLIGHT
- GOING MERRY
- KEYS TO SUCCESS (see their new app also)
- 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.
Build your scholarship resume. Examples 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.
Do you need help? Weber State has resources available!
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.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY 26, 2020
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."
Current Syracuse High Students:
Transcript requests can now be done online. All official transcripts are $2.00 per copy. Please use the following link to fill out the Transcript Request Form. Once completed, please contact the main office at 801-402-7900 to have your transcript fees loaded to your myDSD account.
- AP, ACT and SAT scores will be included with all transcripts
- All requests must be completed and signed
- Only list addresses for colleges/universities not listed on the form.
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