2015-2016 AISU Senior Timeline

September


8       Trimester 1 begins

15      Youth Protection Seminar @ AISU (6:30-8pm)

12      ACT (registration deadline: August 7th)

26      Rocky Mountain College Fair/Corner Canyon High School (1-3:30pm) *register after June 1st

30      College Tour at Murray High School (8-10:30am)

 

October

24      ACT (last ACT for SUU, USU, and U of U academic scholarship consideration)

(registration deadline: September 18th)

*       Research careers and scholarship information on Utahfutures.org

*       Research colleges and visit campuses

*       Early decision and early action deadlines for out-of-state

 

November

1       U of U Honors College priority date

5       UHEAA Paying for College Night @AISU (7-9pm)

16      Fall intensive begins

16      Regent’s/New Century Scholarship application available

*       Ask ahead for letters of recommendation

*       Update your resume

*       Work on applications and essays (for talent scholarships, contact the

department at the college to learn about the process and deadlines)

 

December

1       BYU/BYU-I & U of U priority scholarship deadlines

1       SUU & USU priority scholarship deadlines

8       Trimester 2 begins

11      Priority deadline for Regents/New Century scholarships

12      ACT (last ACT test for BYU, Weber, UVU priority, and February scholarship

deadlines) (registration deadline: November 6th)

 

January

1       FAFSA application available

11      Scholarship application deadline for Weber

*       Complete college admissions and scholarship applications to colleges–especially

those with a February 1 deadline!

 

February

1       Regular admissions deadline for BYU/BYU-I

1       Scholarship application deadline for BYU/BYU-I, SUU, and UVU

1       Scholarship application deadline for USU involvement, need-based, and alumni

scholarships

1       Final Regents/New Century scholarship application deadlines

2       FAFSA Completion Night @ AISU (6-9pm)

6       ACT (registration deadline: January 8th)

14      Submit FAFSA for Weber State’s need-based scholarships

15      Deadline for Westminster Exemplary Achievement Award

22      Winter intensive begins

*       Sign up for AP exams

*       Watch for any other scholarship deadlines

 

March

1       Scholarship application deadline        for Dixie, LDSBC, SLCC,       Snow,         and

USU-Eastern

1       Westminster priority scholarship application deadline

1       Financial aid priority deadline for U of U, Dixie, USU-Eastern, and Weber

(submit FAFSA two weeks earlier for Weber)

8       Trimester 3 begins

15      Financial aid priority deadline USU

*       Many local scholarship applications become available

 

April

1       Regular admissions deadline for U of U and USU

9       ACT (registration deadline: March 4th)

15      Financial aid priority deadline for SLCC

29      Deadline to submit any outside credit

*       Check graduation eligibility

*       Remaining admission and financial aid letters arrive

 

May

1       National College Decision Day

1       Financial aid priority deadline for BYU and UVU

1       Admission deadline for SUU

5-16   AP testing dates

23      Spring intensive begins

 

June

1       Financial aid priority deadline for Snow COllege

3       Graduation

3       Last day of school

11      ACT (registration deadline: May 6th)

 

July

1       Financial aid priority deadline for LDSBC and SUU

 

August

15      Admission deadline for UVU

16      Admission deadline for SLCC (credit programs only)

 

Scholarship search engines and programs

Have you heard of the Coca Cola Scholarship? Deadline: October 31st. Coca Cola scholars receive $20,000 in funds! Regional finalists are awarded $1,000. The Coca- Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Apply here.

Target is another organization that offers amazing scholarship opportunities for students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement, and a devotion to community service as well as several minority scholarships.

One scholarship highlight is the Regents’ Scholarship. The Regents’ Scholarship is a great opportunity for Utah high school graduates to become college ready and earn a scholarship at the same time. Take time to familiarize yourself with the Regents’ Scholarship. If you are interested in pursuing this scholarship, come visit with me so we can complete this course planning guide. You could earn up to $6400 (depending on legislative funding)! Call 801.321.7159 with any questions related to the Regents’ Scholarship.

The Larry H. & Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship is designed to assist students with demonstrated financial need, with an emphasis on students from an under-represented ethnic background or who are first generation college students. The award varies and may include the following benefits: full tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, and a textbook allowance. Students should submit the application and all supporting documents by February 13. Click here for more information.

The Office for Undergraduate Advancement and Office of Equity & Diversity are currently accepting applications for the Ivory Homes Building Dreams Scholarship. The scholarship offers $2,000 awards to 1st generation, entering freshmen who have demonstrated experience serving and working with the Latina/Latino community. The scholarship application, which is due by Jan. 9, is available here.

If you are planning on earning an associate’s degree, you could qualify for the New Century Scholarship. The scholarship may be used at a four year public college or university within the Utah System of High Education. It is important that you understand that you must coordinate and work closely with the college/university from which you are earning the associate degree (in our case this would be SLCC). A student must meet both the institutional requirements for earning an associate degree, while also meeting the scholarship requirements as set forth by the Utah State Board of Regents. The scholarship award is a flat dollar amount; the maximum amount a recipient may receive is $1250 per semester, renewable for up to 60 credits or four semesters (whichever occurs first). Call 801.321.7221 with any questions related to the New Century Scholarship.

The Imagine America High School Scholarship is available to high school seniors who are planning to enroll in a career college. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and participate in voluntary community service to be eligible for this award.

finaid.org

Link to scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid

studentaid.ed.gov

Information from the US Department of Education on preparing for funding education beyond high school

fastweb.com

Create a profile and let Fastweb do the research for you

myscholly.com

Mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college

cashcourse.org

Information for college students to stay financially informed

cksf.org

Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels

cappex.com

Free website where you learn which colleges want you, before you apply

scholarships.com

Free college scholarship search and financial aid information

scholarshipamerica.org

Provides information and resources for your scholarship search

meritaid.com

Free source for $11 billion merit aid scholarships from thousands of colleges

knowhow2go.org

Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors

hsf.net

Largest provided of college financial aid for Latino students

latinocollegedollars.org

Scholarship information for Latino students

thurgoodmarshallfund.net

Provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

gmsp.org

The Gates Millenium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose

apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and PAcific Islanders (AAPI)

collegefund.org

Provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities

dellscholars.org

Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance

uncf.org

Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books, and room and board

zinch.com

Connect with scholarships and learn about colleges

http://tuitionfundingsources.com/

Resources and scholarships sponsored through Wells Fargo

scholarship planning guides

scholarshipworkshop.com/students/using-the-scholarship-toolbox.html

The Scholarship ToolBox which provides scholarship information that can be very beneficial and educational for those looking for scholarships.

scholarshipacademy.org

Offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options and build solid scholarship profile

College guide! Look through this guide for ideas about how to use your senior year to

get ready for college. Visit the Step UP website for a grade by grade checklist.