Utah residents have much to love about their state. From the manmade creations of Utah Olympic Park and Temple Square to the natural wonders of the expansive canyons. However, Utah residents now have another reason to love their state. Many scholarships exist that are specifically aimed at helping Utah residents afford higher education. Some of these scholarships are available at the state level while others are university specific. Below is a list of some scholarships it Utah:
ASTA Rocky Mountain Chapter – Don Estey Professional Development Scholarships are open to students from Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. This scholarships awards students with up to $3,000 in funding to attend one of the institute’s Educational Programs. Applications are due in November of each year and more information can be found at the sponsor’s website, which is located here: http://www.asta.org/scholarships/.
Utah New Century Scholarships promotes the hasty completion of a higher education degree by promoting an Associate’s degree while students are enrolled in a Utah high school. The amount of the awards and the number of awards available vary by year. These scholarships can be used at any four year public institution of higher education within Utah. In order to be eligible, student must have completed their associate’s degree with at least a 3.0 grade point average by the time they graduate high school.
Utah Regents Scholarship was developed to assist high school students prepare for college level studies and to promote saving money for college. Students must be planning to enroll full-time at any state university and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. In addition, students must have taken 4 credits of English, 4 credits of math, 3.5 credits of social science, 2 credits of a language, and 3 credits of Science with a laboratory component.
Applicants must complete an application prior to the February 1 deadline. Funding may vary on a year-to-year basis. There are three different awards: Base Award, Exemplary Academic Achievement Award, and the Utah Educational Savings Plan Supplemental Award. The base award is a one-time scholarship worth $1,000. The Exemplary Academic Achievement Award can be renewed four times and provides $1,250 worth of funding, and the UESP award provides up to $400 one time. More information about this award can be located at this link: http://higheredutah.org/regents-scholarship-award-amounts-announced-on-track-letters-being-sent/.
Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents and CPCU Society, Utah Chapter offers $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in Utah. Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average and have demonstrated involvement in after school activities through their community or school. Students must intend to pursue a degree in business or an insurance career. More information can be found here: http://www.uaiia.org/default.aspx.
Utah Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation Program is open to students who have graduated for a Utah high school. Students must have an SEOP and have shown intent to graduate early. Students must agree to enroll in a Utah higher education institute within one year from high school graduate. The award is for up to $1,000 in funding.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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