Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarship Coordinator: Emily Sorensen
Available: Mon-Thurs 9:00-1:00
Phone: (801) 402-8010
Schedule an appointment during your lunch, on Fridays,
or during a class period that you are ok to miss.
Sign up at the Scholarship Desk in the Counseling Center or
Schedule an Appointment online.
Follow Syracuse Scholarships on Social Media:
Facebook: Syracuse Scholarships
SENIORS: DON'T FORGET TO REPORT ALL OF YOUR SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS TO 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).
- Monthly Scholarships
- College & University Scholarship Websites
- Where to Find Scholarships
- ACT TEST
- Davis Tech Senior Scholarships
- EDGE Scholarship-WSU
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- Keys to Success
- New Century Scholarship (Graduate HS with Associate Degree)
- Regents' Scholarship
- Request Transcripts
- Scholarships for DACA, HB144, & Undocumented students in Utah
- T.H. Bell Education Scholarship
- 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!
Additional April Scholarships
***Mountain West Veterinary Specialists Pre-Vet Med Scholarship (DAVIS SCHOOL DISTRICT)
Deadline: April 8
Scholarship Value: $500(2)
Two scholarships will be given to students from high schools in Davis School District. Applicants must be planning to attend Utah State University in the Pre-Vet Med program, have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA and an ACT score of 25. Will also need to write an essay “What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?” You can pick up an application from Mrs. Sorensen in the Counseling Center, or in the Scholarships cabinet, or print it here. Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Sorensen.
***Tanner Clinic Scholarship Award (SHS SENIORS!) Deadline: April 8
Scholarship Value: $1,500
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS! For students planning a degree and career in the medical field. Must be a U.S. citizen with at least a 3.5 GPA. Students will need the application, essays, two recommendations, and transcripts. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Sorensen, or in the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center, or print it here. Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Sorensen.
***Clinton City Scholarship (SHS SENIORS!) Deadline: April 8
Scholarship Value: $700
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS!!! For Senior students who are residents of Clinton City, who have not received other scholarships, and who are planning to attend college this fall. Must show proof of acceptance and registration to claim the award. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Sorensen, or in the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center, or print it here. Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Sorensen.
***Norm Hansen Memorial Golf Scholarship (SHS SENIOR GOLFERS) Deadline: April 8
Scholarship Value: $1,500(2)
Senior Golfers-1 on each boys/girls teams
THIS IS ONLY FOR SHS SENIORS ON THE GOLF TEAMS! Pick up an application from your coaches or from Mrs. Sorensen, and return them to Mrs. Sorensen in the Counseling Center.
***BYU Management Society Scholarship (For any Utah School!) Deadline: April 11
Scholarship Value: $1,000-$3,000(Many Awarded!)
Students DO NOT need to go to BYU or be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to earn this scholarship. Scholarships are for students attending any college or university in Utah, including trade/technical schools OR any LDS college or university. Scholarships can be deferred for religious or military service. Applicant must show recent community or religious service activity and scholarship amounts will depend on need and merit.
***Marli Hamblin Memorial Scholarship (SHS SENIORS!) Deadline: April 12
Scholarship Value: Varies
Someone from SHS will receive this! This Scholarship was created so that Marli's Miracles may continue on in the lives of others, in her honor. We are looking for a scholarship recipient who shares Marli's passion to help make a difference in the world, and who will help carry Marli's legacy forward Applicants must be a graduating senior from Syracuse High School, with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, and a desire to make a difference. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Sorensen, or in the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center, or print it here. Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Sorensen.
***Joyce & Verdell Nielsen Service & Achievement Scholarship (SHS SENIORS!) Deadline: April 12
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. The scholarship 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. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Sorensen, or in the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center, or print it here. Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Sorensen.
***Donald & Violet Sayler Memorial Scholarship (SHS SENIORS!) Deadline: April 12
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. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Sorensen, or in the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center, or print it here. Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Sorensen.
***Corine L. Sayler “Oh Yes You Can!” Scholarship (SHS SENIORS!) Deadline: April 12
Scholarship Value: $1,000
SOMEONE FROM SHS WILL RECEIVE THIS! This scholarship was created in honor of Corine Sayler’s dedicated efforts in working with students to overcome obstacles and to excel. 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!” You can pick up an application from Mrs. Sorensen, or in the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center, or print it here. Completed applications should be turned in to Mrs. Sorensen.
***Jiffy Lube Utah “Teen Driver” Scholarship (UTAH) Deadline: April 12th
Scholarship Value: $1,500 (3) - $6,500 (1)
Ages 16-18 (licensed drivers)
For Utah students, already licensed, between 16-18 years old, currently attending a Utah public High School. Write 500 words expressing “What Drives You?” No GPA or ACT requirements. Great LOCAL opportunity!
***Syracuse High PTA Scholarship (SHS SENIORS!) Deadline: April 23
Scholarship Value: $100(3)
Syracuse High PTA is offering three scholarships to our Seniors this year! Students must be a member of the PTA (you can join anytime during the school year), and write an essay of up to 500 words about a provided prompt. Pick up an application from Mrs. Sorensen, or in the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center, or print it here. Completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Sorensen.
***Whatever it Takes! Scholarship Deadline: April 25
Scholarship Value: 1st $1,500, Runner Up $1,000
Seniors in Weber, Davis, and Box Elder Counties write an essay about one teacher that made the MOST DIFFERENCE to you from grades k-12. Use the prompt: “Teachers are the Heroes that Guide Our Future.” Include at the top of your essay First and last name, name of high school you are graduating from, name and phone number of your parent or guardian, and teacher’s full name and the school they taught you at. Submit entries to KristieSellsUtah@kw.com . In the subject line please include ‘Whatever it Takes Scholarship 2021”.
***Sheldon & Angela Peck Health Science Scholarship Award (SHS SENIORS) Deadline: April 27
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. You can pick up an application from Mrs. Sorensen, or in the Scholarships cabinet in the Counseling Center, or print it here. Completed applications should be submitted to Sheldon Peck Orthodontics at the address listed on the application.
American Legion Boys State (UTAH) Apply March 1-May 15
Junior Boys with at least a 2.0 GPA.
This year’s class will be conducted entirely online, and by completing the course you will be awarded 3 semester hours of college credit. The core of the program is Weber State University’s online course, National American Government. You will be able to review/listen to various modules (guest speakers), and during June participate in elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and two State Senators. In order to graduate from Boys State 2021 you must participate in and complete all elements of the program. Every boy that completes a registration, pays applicable fees and completes the course requirements will be eligible for a Weber State University scholarship based on ACT & GPA. Students offered WSU scholarships will be notified by the University. See Mrs. Sorensen in the Counseling Center for more information.
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- Directly from the school you want to attend (This is where the majority of scholarships come from!)
- Specific College/University Departments
- DSD Scholarship Database
- SHS Monthly Packets (online or in the Counseling Center)
- 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 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).
NEVER pay money for scholarships!
- ***COMPLETESCHOLARSHIPS.ORG (This is for State and Local scholarships!)
- ***KEYS TO SUCCESS
- GOING MERRY
- SCHOLARSHIP GRANNY
- SCHOLARSHIP MONKEY
- STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
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
APPLICATION OPENS ON OCTOBER 1ST!
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
***Be sure to note what TYPE of aid you are being offered when you get your results.
What do I need to file my FAFSA?
- Student's Social Security Number
- Student's W2 Form
- Student's 2019 Federal Tax Return (if applicable)
- Parents' Social Security Numbers
- Parents' Date of Marriage, Separation, or Divorce (if applicable)
- Parents' W2 Forms
- Parents' 2019 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.
If you need help completing the FAFSA:
Weber State has resources available
--UHEAA Outreach for FAFSA assistance M-F, 8am-5pm: 801-366- 8487
--UHEAA’s FAFSA walk-through video demonstrates an entire FAFSA step-by-step for those attempting to complete the FAFSA at home.
DO NOT use any website or app other than FAFSA.gov or myStudentAid to submit your FAFSA. There are other sites that will try to get you to pay in order to submit your FAFSA. It does not cost you any money to submit your FAFSA!
Seniors: Keys To Success has scholarships available, including some just for Syracuse High students. You can download the app and apply right from your phone! Applying also adds points towards prizes on your KTS account. (See Mrs. Sorensen if you need a Key Code)
Class of 2021 Scholarships:
Snow College $1,000 Deadline: March 23
Davis Tech $500 Deadline: March 23
Apply from the KTS App and write a 200-300 word essay about how the scholarship
would help you reach your educational goals. May be used for tuition only.
Regents' Scholarship Information
FINAL DEADLINE- February 1, 2021
Don't forget to request your transcripts to be sent online. We will ONLY be sending digital transcripts through Parchment.com this year.
If you have CE classes you will also need to have transcripts send from that institution as well (Weber State, Utah State, etc.)
CLASS OF 2021: ACT TEST WILL NOT BE REQUIRED
***Note for future applicants: the Utah Board of Higher Education intends to replace the Regents’ program with a new achievement-based state aid program beginning with the graduating class of 2022. Please be sure to check their website for updated information in Spring 2021.
Current Syracuse High Students:
Current students please print and fill out this form, as well as pay $2.00 per copy in the main office. Then attach your receipt to the form and return it to the counseling center. You can also scan and email the form to email@example.com.
- 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.
Syracuse Alumni and Parents:
Syracuse High has partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcript and other credentials securely. Click the button below to order your transcript through Parchment.
EDUCATE UTAH Scholarships for DACA, HB144, and Undocumented Students in Utah
ED OPPS Educational Opportunities for Utah's Children
IMMIGRANTS RISING 2020 Undergraduate Scholarships that don't require proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal permanent residency.
Brigham Young University https://dreamers.byu.edu/scholarships-for-dreamers
Dixie State University https://scholarships.dixie.edu/diversity-multicultural-scholarships/
Salt Lake Community College http://www.slcc.edu/undocumented/scholarships.aspx
Southern Utah University https://www.suu.edu/diversity/undocumented-daca-resources.html
University of Utah https://dream.utah.edu//dream_scholarships.php
Utah State University https://www.usu.edu/scholarships/undocumented-student-resources
Utah Valley University https://www.uvu.edu/studentaffairs/initiatives/#pay4college
Weber State https://weber.edu/undocumented/scholarships.html
Westminster College https://westminstercollege.edu/student-life/student-diversity-and-inclusion-center/student-diversity-and-inclusion-resources/undocumented-student-resources.html
DEBORAH S. BAYLE SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR YOUTH
Deadline: MARCH 12, 2021
Open To: Undocumented Students with or without DACA
Requirements:Scholars will be required to be enrolled in 12 credits at Salt Lake Community College, University of Utah, Utah Valley University or Weber State University for each semester they are receiving an award. Scholars must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA during the academic year (fall and spring semesters.) Scholars agree to be an active participant in a college or university student support and retention program. A list of options will be provided to you for the school you attend. Scholars must reapply for FAFSA and seek out additional scholarships each year as part of their reapplication process.
Scholarship Link: https://uw.org/scholarships/
THE REAL LIFE SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2021
Open To: Undocumented students with DACA
Requirements: The Real Life Scholarship is a need-based college scholarship available for Real Life high school seniors or college students of refugee or immigrant background. Scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000. Students must also be accepted to a college or university and be a full-time student, maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and complete FAFSA (PELL eligible).
Scholarship Link: https://www.youthlinc.org/real-life-scholarship-application/
T. H. Bell Education Scholarship (for future educators)
(Please verify deadlines and procedures through your specific institution.
Deadlines may be as early as February 1 so don't wait!)
Salt Lake Community College --Contact their Scholarship Office
Scholarships and Resources for Students with Hearing Loss:
Scholarships for students with ADHD: