April Scholarships

Mattress Nerd's Sustainability Scholarship

 Eligibility

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship. 
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA. 
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific Major.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
  • Applicant must be someone who is promoting positive environmental change

 Essay 

 Please write a 500-1,000-word essay answering the following questions

 What choices can we make as consumers to better our carbon footprints? 

  • What reuse and recycle innovations do you think are leading the change in business environmental conscientiousness?
  • What have you altered about your own day-to-day life to reduce your own environmental impact?

 Please submit proof of enrollment or an acceptance letter in an accredited learning institution. We will accept a recent transcript, acceptance letter, or tuition bill. Please note: if you are in the process of applying for colleges and universities, please indicate your current school and submit a document with the schools you have currently applied to. If you are selected for the scholarship, we will ask you to provide proof of enrollment for your college or university at that time.

 Amount:  $1000

Deadline: 04/01/2020
Website: 
https://www.mattressnerd.com/scholarship/
Eligible grade:  12
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Plan Ahead for College Costs Scholarship

The goal of this contest is to help middle school and high school students become familiar with the scholarship application process earlier in their school career and proactively understand and prepare for their future college costs.

Amount:  $500 (8th & 9th grades) & $750 (10th &11th grades)
Deadline: 04/01/2020
Website:  https://completescholarships.org/
Eligible grade:  8, 9, 10, 11
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Cyprus Credit Union Scholarship

Cyprus Credit Union is pleased to offer a college scholarship for select Cyprus members who are high school seniors.

Cyprus Credit Union members who meet the following criteria are eligible for the scholarship:

  • Is a Utah high school senior
  • Is a member of Cyprus Credit Union (see www.CyprusCU.com, membership is open to any Utah resident)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last two terms
  • Plans to attend an accredited college, university or trade school
  • Dependents and relatives of Cyprus Credit Union members are eligible
  • Current Cyprus Credit Union employees are not eligible

 

Applications must be submitted between January 1st and April 1st to be considered. Please see the website for directions of how to apply and more information.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 04/01/2020
Website: https://cypruscu.com/library/files/scholarship.pdf
Eligible grade: 12


 

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship
Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
  • Scholarship payable to the winner's college/university or certified trade school in the United States.
  • Student must enroll in semester beginning no later than Fall 2020.
  • Winners not based on financial need.
  • Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter.
  • Home-schooled students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.

 

Read complete contest information before applying. Please read all requirements carefully. Entries that do not meet ALL requirements will be automatically disqualified from the contest without notification to the student.

Application process: Applications will only be accepted online through the AFSA scholarship web site (www.afsascholarship.org/). Student must provide all information requested to be able to submit his/her entry.
     Step 1: Read all contest information.
     Step 2: Read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay." You may print the essay for reference if you choose.
     Step 3: Complete registration page with all requested information.
     Step 4: Take a ten-question multiple choice test. This is open book and you may print the essay for reference.
     Step 5: You may only take the online test ONCE.

Amount: $1000-$2000
Deadline: 04/01/2020
Website: http://www.afsascholarship.org/
Eligible grade: 12


David Eccles School of Business - Opportunity Scholars Program
Qualification for the David Eccles School - Opportunity Scholars Program and scholarships:

  • First Generation: Your parents have not attended or graduation from a four year higher education institution. You are first in your immediate family to attend college.
  • Underrepresented: You are from a social group that is underrepresented in higher education.
  • Need: You have a demonstrated financial need as evidenced through federal student aid.
  • Residency: You are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • GPA: Grade point average is greater than 3.0. Continued eligibility in the program is dependent on maintaining a GPA greater than 3.0.

To Apply:

  • Complete and submit electronic application by April 1st.
  • Send electronic copy of the following to [email protected]
  • Copy of Student Aid Report (SAR). Received upon filing with FAFSA.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Professors, administrators, church leaders, employer, coaches, etc. No letters from family.

Official high school (incoming freshman) or college transcript OR send hard copy to:

               David Eccles School - Opportunity Scholars Program
               Deans Office
               1655 E. Campus Center Dr.
               Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9301

Amount: Varies
Deadline: 04/01/2020
Website: https://eccles.utah.edu/programs/undergraduate/opportunity-scholars/
Eligible grade: 12


Dream Weber
The Dream Weber program provides free tuition and general student fees to students whose annual household income is $40,000 or less. How is this possible? The Dream Weber Program uses a combination of federal and state financial aid and money given to the university from generous donors. The purpose of the Dream Weber Program is to help you complete a college degree - which will improve your earning potential throughout your life.

To be eligible for the Dream Weber Program you must:

  • Be a legal Utah resident
  • Have a household income of $40,000 or less
  • Qualify for the federal Pell Grant funds
  • Be an undergraduate student with less than 15 credit hours

If you meet the above requirements, be sure to check out the conditions and limitations to see what you have to do to maintain the Dream Weber benefits. 

Amount: Tuition
Deadline: 04/01/2020
Website: http://www.weber.edu/dreamweber/default.html
Eligible grade: 12


UAIIA Scholarship
The Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents is offering a minimum of three scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000 in 2020 to Utah high school seniors who have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and are active in extra-curricular activities through their school, church, community or work.  Financial need by applicants may also be considered.  The requirements are:

  • complete the application
  • submit financial information (any information disclosed will be kept confidential)
  • submit transcript of grades
  • submit recent photo ( This will not be returned.  If you are selected, this photo will be used for news releases or for publicity articles.)

 

Applications, along with required items, must be received or postmarked no later than April 1, 2020.  Please mail to:  

      Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents
      4885 South 900 East, Suite 302
      Salt Lake City, Utah  84117

Any questions, please call 801-269-1200

Amount:  $500-$2,000
Deadline:  04/01/2020
Website: https://www.uaiia.org/Education/Pages/Scholarships/default.aspx
Eligible grade:  12


Walmart Associate Dependent Scholarship
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
  • Must be a dependent of an associate of any division of Walmart who has been actively employed with Walmart for at least 6 months, as of April 2, 2020
  • Must be a high school senior graduating by July 31, 2020
  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Must enroll for Fall 2020 as a freshman/first year student in a full-time program of study at a two-year or four-year college or university.  The school must be a accredited US institution.  Military academies are NOT approved institutions.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: 04/02/2020
Website: https://programs.applyists.com/walmartdependent/
Eligible grade: 12


Camp Cardiac, Camp Neuro and Camp MD at the University of Utah
Camp Cardiac, Camp Neuro and Camp MD are 1-week summer day camps open to all high school students at least 15 years and older.  These camps provide an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.  Camp Cardiac will be July 13th-17th,  Camp Neuro will be June 8-12th, and Camp MD is July 27th-31st. They are at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  Standard application and tuition for Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro is $525.  Camp MD tuition is $240. Scholarships are available.

Amount:  varies
Deadline:  April 5 for Camp MD
                  April 27 Scholarship deadline for Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro

Website:  www.campcardiac.org
Website:  www.campneuro.org
Website:   https://campmdutah.weebly.com/about.html
Eligible grades:  10, 11, 12  


Stuck at Prom Duct Tape Scholarship
The duct tape scholarship belongs on every odd scholarship list. Do you have enough confidence to design and wear a prom dress or suit made from duct tape? Use duct tape to create prom outfits and accessories and enter a photograph to the online scholarship contest. THIS CONTEST OPENS ON APRIL 1, 2020!!

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: 06/08/2020
Website: http://stuckatprom.com/
Eligible grade: 10, 11, 12


AFSA National High School Essay Contest
The AFSA High School Essay Contest is an outreach initiative of the American Foreign Service Association. Established in 1999, the annual contest encourages students to think critically about a topic of global significance and the key role diplomacy plays in connecting people and ideas.

This year's contest is about why diplomacy and peace-building matter.  The 2020 winning essayist will receive a $2,500 cash prize, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to meet the Secretary of State, and full tuition for a Semester at Sea voyage (once the student is enrolled at an accredited university). The runner-up will win a full scholarship to participate in the International Diplomacy program of the National Student Leadership Conference.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S. Citizen. "High school" refers to grades 9-12. Students whose parents are in the American Foreign Service are not eligible.

In a 1,000-1,250 word essay essay identify how members of the Foreign Service work with other civilian parts of the U.S. Government to promote peace, national security and economic prosperity. 

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 04/06/2020
Website: https://www.afsa.org/essay-contest
Eligible grade: 10, 11, 12


Utah Energy Workforce Scholarship Program
To participate in the scholarship program, a student must submit a 5 minute documentary film exploring some aspect of Utah's energy industry.  Topics may include the following:  conventional or unconventional fossil fuel production or processing; alternative energy resources including nuclear and renewable resource development; energy efficiency or conservation technologies or programs; and finally, electricity and natural gas utility facilities and operations.  Five scholarships will be awarded, one to a student in each of Utah's four Congressional districts.  The $4000 scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to pursue a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related course of study at a Utah institute of higher education.  There are also five scholarships for up to $2000 for students attending a Utah technical college.

Eligibility:
 - Must be a 11th or 12th grade student
 - Must certify your intent to pursue a STEM course of study at a Utah institution of higher education
 - Scholarship dollars may only be utilized at a public or private institution of higher education located in Utah
Video details:
 - Must be 5 minutes long
 - Must explore not only facilities and operations, but also highlight the energy workforce and explore energy career opportunities
 - Students are encouraged to work with energy companies to coordinate site visits
 - Videos must be made through appropriate and legal avenues
 - Videos must be created in a video format capable of being uploaded to YouTube

Amount:  $5,000.00
Deadline:  04/15/2020
​Website:  https://energy.utah.gov/k-12-education/scholarship/
Eligible grades:  11, 12


Select Health Scholarship -SLCC
The SelectHealth Scholarship is a two-year full scholarship for freshman Hispanic and Latinx students with demonstrated financial need at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) who are interested in a career in healthcare. In addition to paying for an awardee’s education, SelectHealth invests in each student’s personal and professional growth. Students who earn this scholarship will have the opportunity to participate in important mentoring activities throughout the year, be offered a paid summer internship, and be offered full-time employment at SelectHealth upon graduation (contingent upon meeting HR requirements).

SelectHealth will award six two-year scholarships each year

The SelectHealth Scholarship award is $2,500 per semester, which can be used for

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books
  • Supplies
  • Other educational expenses
  • Awarded students will be offered a paid summer internship
  • Awarded students will receive individual professional mentorship from SelectHealth
  • Upon earning an associate degree at SLCC, SelectHealth Scholarship graduates will be offered a job at (contingent upon meeting HR requirements)
  • Students who choose to transfer to a four-year institution will be offered tuition-reimbursement benefits if they pursue school while working at SelectHealth

To qualify for the SelectHealth Scholarship, students must:

  • Identify as Hispanic or Latinx
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a 3.0+ GPA
  • Be a graduate from a Salt Lake area school district: Jordan, Canyons, Murray, Granite, or Salt Lake City
  • Have a goal to graduate with an associate degree within two years
  • Demonstrate dedication to improving our community through civic engagement and community service.

 
Amount: $2500 each semester
Website: http://www.slcc.edu/scholarships/select-health-scholarship.aspx
Eligible Grade: 12
Deadline: April 15, 2020 for summer semester


The Pepsi Generation Excellence Cash Award - SLCC
The Pepsi Generation Excellence Cash Award may be received once during your enrollment at SLCC and/or SAT. If you are not selected, you may submit a new application for the next semester. Award amounts will be based on expected enrollment. All applicants will be notified, by mail, after scholarship recipients are determined. You must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • Be admitted to Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) as a matriculated student or enrolled in a full-time program at the School of Applied Technology (SAT).
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at SLCC with a 2.00 cumulative grade point average or achieve satisfactory progress at 25% of a SAT program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or international student in lawful F-1 status.
  • Attach two recommendation forms from individuals with direct knowledge of our abilities, accomplishments and potential.

Amount: $300-$500
Deadline: Various depending on semester
                 Fall semester - June 1

                 Spring semester - November 15
                 Summer semester - April 15
Website: https://www.slcc.edu/scholarships/continuing-student-scholarships.aspx
Eligible grade: 12 and/or SLCC student


The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Each year, the Barron Prize welcomes nominations of public-spirited young people who meet the following criteria:

  • Winners must have organized and led an extraordinary service activity which has clearly benefited other people or the planet we share.
  • The service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by the winner himself or herself.
  • The service activity cannot have been done solely to complete an assignment for school or work.
  • Winners must have:
    • demonstrated positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity, and high moral purpose.
    • shown initiative, tenacity, and unselfishness in pursuit of their goals.
    • accomplished something with inspirational value - something that could inspire others to make a difference.
    • done more than survive a difficult personal challenge. Their heroism must have made an impact on the world beyond themselves.
  • Winners may or may not have received recognition for their heroic work. Fame itself shall not have been a motivating factor.
  • Winners must have participated in their heroic work within the 12 months prior to the nomination deadline of April 15.
  • Winners must be between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19) on the nomination deadline.
  • Winners must be permanent residents of the U.S.A. or Canada.
  • Winners must be nominated at individuals. The Barron Prize cannot accept nominations from large groups of young people.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: 04/15/2020
Website: http://barronprize.org/criteria-selection
Eligible grade: 10, 11, 12


The Jiffy Lube "Your Turn Behind the Wheel" Scholarship
For Utah students 15-17 years old enrolled in Driver's Ed during the 2019-2020 school year. Now it's your turn! Get our attention! Tell us about your goals, driver, ambition...your future! Simply write your 500-word typed essay about what drives you know.

Mail (postmarked) by deadline of April 20,2020 
to:
     Jiffy Lube/The Ostler Group
     c/o Your Turn Behind the Wheel
     PO Box 26477
     Salt Lake City, UT 84126-0477
Read the complete rules and details for eligibility.

Amount: up to $500
Deadline: 04/20/2020
Website: http://www.yourturn2apply.com/UTdrivers.htm
Eligible grade: 10, 11


​​2020 Student-View Scholarship Program
Student must plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school
 - no minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA
 - no essay required
 - no lengthy application forms
 - no application fees

MUST BE willing to complete a 15-25 minute application survey about colleges in your area.
Winner will be picked via a random drawing of all completed applications.

Amount:  (1) $4,000, (2) $1,000, and (10) $500
Deadline:  04/22/2020
​Website:  www.student-view.com
Eligible grade:  12


Mountain America Scholarship
        Mountain America awards $2,000 each to three winners of the Mountain America Scholarship, which is available for MACU members or their families.  One scholarship is awarded in each of the following categories:  community service and social care, general and other academic majors, and business and communications majors. 

Amount: $2,000 
Deadline: 04/24/2020
Website: https://www.macu.com/scholarships
Eligible grade: 12


​​The BYU Management Society
The BYU Management Society - Salt Lake City Chapter will be awarding several scholarships in 2020 to candidates who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, leadership and positive community or religious service. Scholarship amounts range from $1000 to $3,000 depending on needs and merit.
**Students DO NOT need to go to BYU to earn a scholarship**

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a high school senior in Salt Lake, Davis, Summit, Tooele, Morgan, or Weber County, planning to start their first year of college in the fall of 2020.
  • Applicant does NOT have to be LDS or have an affiliation with BYU
  • Applicant should demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must be planning to attend an accredited college or university, including trade/technical schools, with the state of Utah or an LDS Church college on a full-time basis.
  • Scholarships may be deferred for religious or military service.

 

Amount: $1,000 - $3,000
Deadline: 04/26/2020
Website:  https://tinyurl.com/BYUMS-Scholarship-2020  
Eligible grade: 12 


Utah Boys State Program
This program is an exercise in Citizenship, Self-Government and Public Service.  This program is open to students who have completed their JUNIOR year and have at least one semester remaining as a SENIOR.  Some benefits for participants include upon graduation receiving three semester hours of 2920 political sciences university credit that are generally transferable to most universities in the US.  The program is held on the Weber State University campus in Ogden.  The tuition is $375 per student.  The dates are June 8 to June 12, 2020.  

Deadline:  04/30/2020
Website:  www.weber.edu/utahboysstate
Eligible grade:  11
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The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award for any current or soon-to-be student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.). 

Amount: $1,000
Deadline 4/30/2020
Website: https://www.traviswatkins.com/scholarship/
Eligible Grade: 12