Private and State Scholarships

Private and State Scholarships

Numerous scholarship programs are available throughout the state and across the nation. Here are just a few:

Local Community & State Scholarships

Centennial Scholarship

A Utah Legislative program for students who graduate from high school earlier than their class. Amounts range from $250 to $1,000.Contact your high school counselor for information. Documentation is required and must be submitted to the scholarship coordinator at DSU. Application available on-line at: Centennial Scholarship.

New Century Scholarship

A Utah Legislative Program for high school students who complete the requirements for an Associates Degree while in high school. For information on this scholarship, please go contact your high school counselor for details.

If you have questions regarding your application please contact a State Board of Regents representative at newcentury@utahsbr.edu.

Gump and Ayers Scholarship Fund for Single Mothers

The Gump & Ayers Scholarship Fund provides a one-time scholarship to a Utah woman who is a high school graduate and a single mother pursuing higher education to provide tools for the financial security and support of herself and her family. For more details, see the scholarship application.

March 5th Deadline

Gump & Ayers Scholarship Application

Foster Care – Olene S. Walker Transition to Adult Living (TAL) Scholarship

Designed to assist qualified youth who are transitioning out of state foster care to complete a post-secondary education program (degree or certificate) at one of the Utah System of Higher Education institutions. Applicants will be selected based on their strong desire to complete a post-secondary program of study and financial need. The maximum year scholarship award is $5,000 for full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours), $3750 for three quarter-time enrollment (9-11 hours), and $2500 for part-time enrollment (6-8 hours). Scholarship is renewable based on satisfactory academic progress and availability of funds. Students must re-apply each year.

BigSun Athletic Scholarship

The BigSun Organization helps young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They offer annual scholarships to student athletes in all sports. Applicants must be high school seniors or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution.

For information and an application, please refer to the BigSun website at bigsunathletics.com.

Dixie Power

Offers $2,000 scholarships to High School Seniors whose parents/guardians are members/consumers of Dixie Power. Early deadline. Contact Dixie Power for applications and information. November 30th Deadline

Daughters of the American Revolution, Color Country Chapter

Awards scholarships through the DAR scholarship committee. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend a accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter. For more information please contact Chapter Scholarship Chairperson, Dyanna M Matthews dyannamichele@beyondbb.com.

Jacobsen Scholarship Fund

Offered through the Deseret Trust Company, the Jacobsen Foundation accepts applications for fall (deadline May 31) and spring (deadline October 15) semesters. Students must be members in good standing of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and complete the application process for each semester. The completed application should be submitted for review to: The Jacobsen Fund 1400 Foothill Drive, Suite 25, Salt Lake City, UT 84108. Although the Foundation does offer renewal scholarships, renewal is not guaranteed.

Moon Lake Electric Association

Offers educational assistance programs to High School Seniors whose parents/guardians are members of the Moon Lake Electric Association (located in Roosevelt Utah). For Information and applications visit Moon Lake Electric Website.

Murray Arts Council

Offers $500 scholarships to student who have performed in a Murray Arts Council musical or served in a support position. Applicants must be interested in pursuing theater or related technical field in college or community. For more information contact Sheila Jacobs, 4700 S 700 E, Murray, UT 84107.

Murray Arts Council Scholarship Application

PFLAG-SLC

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is offering five, $1,000 scholarships. Deadline is June 30th. For detailed Information, requirements and an application please contact slcpflag@gmail.com.

Lightfoot Foundation

For students from Idaho offers scholarships for student from the Treasure Valley area. Applicants must have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA to apply and show financial need. For more information and applications visit www.lightfootfoundation.com

National Federation of the Blind of Utah

Offers two levels of scholarships to students who are blind or visually impaired. The national scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000 and the application deadline is March 31st. The state scholarships range from $500 to $1500 and the state deadline is April 15th. The application is available on line on their Scholarship Webpage for more information or you can contact the scholarship office at scholarships@nfb.org.

Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation

Offers scholarships to promote the educational pursuits of students in financial need, thus enabling them to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and those of their community. Open to residents of Carbon County Utah and Mesa County Colorado. Applications are available from high school counselors in the designated counties. For more information visitwww.saccomannoed.org

Utah Cattle-woman Association

Offers two $500 scholarships per years. for more information please visit their website: www.utahcattlewomen.org

Utah Cattle-woman Association Scholarship Application

Utah Chapter of the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters

Offers $1000 scholarships to students majoring in business, insurance or finance. Applications can be downloaded at utah.cpcusociety.org/ deadline is March 10th.

Utah Water Conservation Forum Annual Scholarship

Offers three $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Utah resident pursuing a degree in water management related field such as engineering, planning architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture and agricultural science. The award is based on a combination of need, scholastic achievement, and contributions to the field of water conservation. For information and applications visit www.utahwaterconservationforum.org/

Washington County School District

Offers scholarships to graduating high school students from Washington county, based on academic merit, financial need, life achievements, and overcoming challenges and difficulties. Please contact your high school counselor for more information.

YouthLINC

Sponsored by Chase and the George S Eccles Foundation, offers Scholarships to Utah’s outstanding young humanitarians. These awards are designed to recognize students who have given service on behalf of genuinely needy individuals or communities. Deadline is March 10th. For information and applications visit www.youthlinc.org

Additional Local Sources

Check out additional sources of funding for education in your local area:

  • Banks
  • Credit Unions
  • Big Box Stores
  • Grocery Stores
  • Restaurants and Fast Food Chains
  • Small Businesses
  • Service Organizations, Civic Groups, Clubs (Elks, American Legion, 4H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, PTA, Lions Clubs of America, Rotary Clubs, etc)
  • School Districts
  • Utility Companies

National Scholarship Programs

American Chemical Society Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic and Native American students to pursue college degrees in the chemical sciences. 100 scholarships awarded each year. Also requires completion of a FAFSA application. The web site is www.chemistry.org

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Program

A private organization whose mission is to provide financial assistance to Army Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need and to help Army families with the costs of education.

Program information and applications available at www.aerhq.org

Asian Pacific Islander Organization Scholarships

Open to Asian and/or Pacific Islander students. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 and must apply for FAFSA by February 1st. Submit one letter of recommendation.www.apiasf.org

Boy Scouts of America, National Eagle Scout Scholarship

Must be an Eagle Scout who is a graduating high school senior. Selection is based on financial need, scholastic accomplishment, involvement in Scouting, school and community activities. Twelve $3,000 and four $4,000 awards. January 30th deadline. Call (801) 528-3663 or visit www.nesa.org

Brock Blake Student Entrepreneur of the Year Scholarship

Brock Blake, CEO of Lendio won a similar scholarship in an entrepreneur contest during college. He used the money to start his own career as an entrepreneur, and now wants to give back and help other aspiring business owners get a similar head start.

The Brock Blake Student Entrepreneur of the Year scholarship will award $2,500 every year to a student who has demonstrated excellence in entrepreneurship. The applicant should be an enrolled student in undergraduate or graduate (MBA) studies. The student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university in the United States of America. They must be a full-time student and U.S. citizen (minimum of 12 credits for undergraduate, 9 credits for graduate) with a minimum 3.2 GPA. To apply, submit a 500: 1,000 word essay along with your contact information to scholarship@lendio.com (see official rules and terms). Application Deadline is July 1st.

Department of Energy DOE Scholarship Program

Provides scholarships; experience and training that will prepare and motivate students to pursue careers with DOE. Must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older, minimum 2.9 GPA. Program information and applications

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

Established in 1999 with a 1 billion dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundations goal is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for minority students with significant financial need.

For more information visit www.gmsp.org.

Google, Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

For female undergraduate and graduate students entering their Senior year of undergraduate studies in 2008-09. Must be in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field. Minimum of 3.5 GPA. For complete details please visit www.google.com/anitaborg Deadline is February 1st.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Awards 200 scholarships annually. For complete information visit www.hsf.net or call 1-877-473-4636.

Indian Heath Services Scholarship (IHS)

This program is part of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (Public Law 94-437). Applicants must be an American Indian or Alaska Native. The Navajo area office is located at P.O. Box 9020, Window Rock, and Arizona 86515. See IHS Website for other details.  Contact person listed as Ms. Rosalinda Allison. Phone number (928) 871-1358 or e-mail roselanda.allison@navajo.ihs.gov

BaerReintegration Scholarships

Provided to help people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders or bipolar disorder acquire educational and vocational skills, necessary to reintegrate into society, secure jobs and realize their full potential. Applications are available at: www.reintegration.com. You can also contact them at baerscholarships@reintegration.com.

NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network

NEWH ,INC. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the Hospitality Industry. It is their goal to further the Hospitality industry through education. They are offering scholarships to students who are pursuing career affiliated with the Hospitality industry. Requirements are: Must have completed 50% of the requirements for a degree or certification program in which enrolled. Must demonstrate financial need. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be pursuing a career in the Hospitality Industry (Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc…) for details, deadlines and applications please go to:  newh.org or email:  info@newh.org

Morris K Udall Foundation

Awards merit based $5000 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers relating to the environment, or who intend to pursue careers in tribal public policy Native American health care and are Native American or Alaska Native. For more information visit www.udall.gov or call 520 670-5529

Officer Rectruiting – Available Scholarships and Collegiate Programs

  • Health Professions Scholarship

    Available to: Any U.S. Citizen who is attending an accredited institution and in a course of study for a designated Health Profession (Medical Doctor, Osteopathy, Dentist, Medical Service Corps (Administrator).

    Application: Applications are available from Navy Officer Recruiting Station Salt Lake City, UT. Telephone: (801) 568-0115
    Provided by: U.S. Navy
    Value: Scholarship includes full tuition, all textbooks and required supplies, and a $2,060 monthly stipend.
    Number of awards: Varies
    Selection by: U.S. Navy National Selection Board

  • Health Services Collegiate Program

    Available to: Any U.S. Citizen who is attending an accredited institution and in a course of study for a designated Health Profession (Medical Doctor, Osteopathy, Dentist, Medical Service Corps (Administrator).
    Application: Applications are available from Navy Officer Recruiting Station Salt Lake City, UT. Telephone: (801) 568-0115
    Provided by: U.S. Navy
    Value: Students will be enlisted into the U.S. Navy on Active Duty Status. However, they will not wear uniforms, drill, or be subject to deployment. They will only be required to complete their Degree Program. They will receive a minimum of $3,700 and maximum of $4,500 monthly, plus all military benefits (Medical & Dental Coverage for them and immediate family, housing and food allowance, credit toward retirement, etc.) Total yearly value, including benefits of approximately $65,000. Students are responsible for their own tuition, textbooks and required supplies.
    Number of awards: Varies
    Selection by: U.S. Navy National Selection Board

  • Navy Nurse Corps Scholarship

    Available to: Any U.S. Citizen who is attending an accredited Nursing School and completed their Freshman and Sophomore years.
    Application: Applications are available from Navy Officer Recruiting Station Salt Lake City, UT. Telephone: (801) 568-0115
    Provided by: U.S. Navy
    Value: Scholarships include partial tuition, a monthly stipend of $1,000, and a sign-on bonus of $10,000 (Payable in two installments)
    Number of awards: Varies
    Selection by: U.S. Navy National Selection Board

  • U.S. Navy Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program

    Available to: Any U.S. Citizen with at least 30 Semester / 45 Quarter Hours completed toward their Degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    Application: Applications are available from Navy Officer Recruiting Station Salt Lake City, UT. Telephone: (801) 568-0159
    Provided by: U.S. Navy
    Value: Students will be enlisted into the U.S. Navy on Active Duty Status. However, they will not wear uniforms, drill, or be subject to deployment. They will only be required to complete their Degree Program. They will receive a minimum of $2850 and maximum of $3750 monthly, plus all military benefits (Medical & Dental Coverage for them and immediate family, housing and food allowance, credit toward retirement, etc.) Total yearly value, including benefits of approximately $50,000. Students are responsible for their own tuition, textbooks and required supplies.
    Number of awards: Varies
    Selection by: U.S. Navy National Selection Board

  • U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Officer Collegiate Program

    Available to: Any U.S. Citizen who has within 30 months of completing their Degree and has a minimum GPA of 3.3.
    Application: Applications are available from Navy Officer Recruiting Station Salt Lake City, UT. Telephone: (801) 568-0159
    Provided by: U.S. Navy
    Value: Students will be enlisted into the U.S. Navy on Active Duty Status. However, they will not wear uniforms, drill, or be subject to deployment. They will only be required to complete their Degree Program. They will receive a minimum of $3700 and maximum of $4500 monthly, plus all military benefits (Medical & Dental Coverage for them and immediate family, housing and food allowance, credit toward retirement, etc.) Total yearly value, including benefits of approximately $65,000. Students are responsible for their own tuition, textbooks and required supplies.
    Number of awards: Varies
    Selection by: U.S. Navy National Selection Board

Orphan Foundation of America (OFA)

In conjunction with the Casey Family Programs and other generous sponsors offers approximately 100 new scholarships annually for young people out of foster care. These scholarships range from $2500 to $6000 per year and are renewable with continued eligibility for up to six years or until the student attains their Bachelor’s Degree or technical certificate/diploma, whichever comes first. Information visit: www.fc2success.org  or email:  scholarships@orphan.org.

SAE Engineering Scholarship Program

SAE offers a number of scholarships for high school seniors who have intentions of majoring in Engineering or a related science at an accredited university. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA for 10th and 11th grades. Amounts vary from $1,000 to $10,000. See SAE Engineering Scholarship website for more information.
Application deadline in December.

TYLENOL Scholarships

Available to qualified people training to work in health-related field.
For information please visit Tylenol.com

The Willy the Plumber Scholarship

The Willy the Plumber Scholarship is available to enable the children of inmates in the state’s correctional facilities to pursue a higher education. First grants will be awarded in fall 2013. Intended recipients are graduates of any high school in the State of Utah who will be attending a two or four-year accredited public nonprofit college, university or vocational/technical school whose parent, or individual acting in the role, are currently incarcerated in the Utah State Prison system, or have a history of chronic incarceration and are likely to return to prison while the student is pursuing post-secondary education. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a GPA of 3.0. However, students with GPAs below this standard will be considered in the context of their life circumstances as demonstrated in their essay and letters of recommendation. Successful recipients may be considered for two years of support. Guidance faculty or interested students may contact us for more information at 801-559-3005, info@utahcf.org, or on our website.

The Equality Leadership Fund Scholarship

The Equality Leadership Fund Scholarship is made to further the education or training of students who have demonstrated leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (“LGBTQ”) rights movement. Beyond these leadership attributes, qualifying students must be Utah residents admitted or attending a two or four-year public or private accredited college, university or vocational/technical school as an undergraduate in the state of Utah, maintain a 3.00 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Grants will be awarded in fall 2013. Guidance faculty or interested students may contact us for more information at 801-559-3005 or info@utahcf.org. See scholarship flyer here.

Tongan-American Society Scholarship Fund

$100 to $500 scholarships to members of Tongan community. Requires extra curricular activities, financial need and good GPA. May 15th deadline. Contact National Tongan-American Society c/o Lupe Malohifor’ou Prescott. 5258 South Pinemont Dr SB-100 Murray, UT 84123 or 801 264-1812. See website for upcoming details.

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program:

Available to high school seniors and college undergraduates. Forty $1,000 scholarships awarded in a random drawing, no essays required. Open October through March. Apply online through Scholarship Webpage.

National Scholarships and Scholarship Search Sites

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