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DSD Scholarship Database

Scholarship Search Engines

Tips: 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).  To avoid scams never pay money for scholarship searches.

Scholarship Search Tips

 

Tips for Scholarships

Finding Scholarships:

  1. Don’t fall for scams. you should NEVER pay to get a scholarship. Do not give out personal financial information like bank accounts, credit card #’s, or your SSN. 
  2. Don’t underestimate small scholarships. The smaller award scholarships are often less competitive. 
  3. Don’t wait until your senior year to look for scholarships, they are available for grades 10-12 all year round!

Before You Apply:

  • Create a scholarship resume (awards, service, experiences, activities, leadership, skills etc.).
  • Use a calendar and checklist to get organized.
  • Prioritize your applications by deadline.

Essay Tips:

  • It’s the story that counts! 
  • Be creative, use fresh language and think outside the box
  • Give examples and be specific.
  • Be passionate in your essay and write about something of interest to you.
  • Proofread a printed copy of the essay for spelling and grammar mistakes.

Additional Tips:

  • Use a professional email address
  • Remove inappropriate and immature material on your social media accounts.
  • Make a photocopy of your application before mailing it.
  • Send the application by certified mail with delivery confirmation.
  • Apply early and often…Apply, apply, apply!

Most Common Application Mistakes:

  • Missing deadlines
  • Failing to follow directions – i.e. essay length
  • Leaving out required information
  • Failing to tailor the application to the sponsor
  • Failing to proofread the application
  • Exaggerating or lying on the application
  • Applying for an award for which you do not qualify
  • Writing a boring or potentially offensive essay.

 

 Scholarship Toolkit - Keeping a solid scholarship resume is important.  Instead of applying for a job, you’re applying for free money!  This toolkit will help you start your scholarship resume, which you can continue adding to throughout high school.

 

 

Senior Scholarship Newsletter

Senior Scholarship Newsletter  updated november 27, 2018

                                                      updated october 17, 2018

Junior & Sophomore Scholarships Newsletter

Junior & Sophomore Newsletter  updated november 27, 2018

                                                         Updated October 17, 2018

College Scholarship Websites

Scholarship & Financial Aid websites for college's in Utah

Utah College & University Scholarships

FAFSA

The Edge Scholarship - WSU

Concurrent Enrollment EDGE SCHOLARSHIP 

  • 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

Viewmont Only Scholarships

Check back 2nd semester for available VHS private scholarships.

Keys to Success Scholarships are available now!

  1. Download the Keys to Success App
  2. Search for the Viewmont Scholarships
  3. Apply directly in the app or at KTSUtah.com
  4. Due March 1st, 2019
  5. Apply now, don't wait until the deadline!
  6. Must have received a Key Card to apply.  
  7. Haven't yet received a Key Card? Ask a teacher what you can do to earn one.

2019 Scholarships

  • Davis Technical College  $500
  • Nightingale Nursing College - Presidential $15,000
  • Nightingale Nursing College - KTS $12,000 (1 award for DSD)
  • Nightingale Nursing College - Future of Nursing - $2,000 (2 awarded)
  • Paul Mitchell $1,000 (all applicants receive a scholarship)
  • Snow College $1,000
  • Southern Utah University $1,000
  • University of Utah - Permaplate $1,000
  • Utah Valley University $1,000
  • Weber State - Richard Richards Ethics $1,000

Regents

For more information concerning the Regent's Scholarship please see their website.  Also, Regent's representatives can be reached by email and phone for more questions..

Please note:  Regent's applicant's are required to complete the FAFSA.  However, a student does not have to qualify for federal financial aid to receive the scholarship.

Regents' Scholarship Information

New Century Scholarship

New Century Scholarship

  • Graduate from high school with a minimum GPA of 3.5 AND complete an associate degree earning a 3.0 GPA from an eligible Utah Higher Education institution by the date you graduate from a Utah high school.
  • See the above link for more information.