March Scholarship Deadlines
University of Utah Bioscience High School Summer Research Program
The bioscience program at the U of U seeks to increase the participation of students in biological research and to encourage them to prepare for careers in research, medicine, and education. 16 students will be selected to participate in an 8-week bioscience high school summer research program, through which students are given a substantive experience in a basic research setting.
Criteria for admission:
- Utah high school student
- completed application
- high school transcript ( minimum 3.0 GPA)
- 2 letters of recommendation, at least one from a science teacher
- statement describing interest in biological sciences and future goals
- completion of grade 11 by the beginning of the program
- completion of 3 years of math
- completion of 3 science courses (including biology and chemistry)
Students are required to be engaged in program activities for the full 8 weeks (June 5 - July 27, 2017)
Eligible grades: 11, 12
Governors Honor Academy at Southern Utah University
High school juniors have learning experiences working hand-in-hand with exciting activities that help them create lasting friendships and a love of learning. Students are given leadership and teamwork opportunities during the Academy, preparing them to provide leadership in their schools and communities.
The cost of the Academy is $1000 for all expenses of the 9 day Academy. Selected participants will receive a sponsorship packet, detailing how to raise money towards their $1000 fee. Those participants who attend the Academy will receive 6 college credits and a 4-year scholarship to Southern Utah University. The GPA requirement is a 3.6.
The Governors Academy will be held June 22nd - June 30th, 2018.
Eligible grade: 11
Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program
Participating in this program will help teach and build valuable life skills and award cash scholarships. This money can be used for the college of your choice and can be used for school related items outside of tuition.
Participants will be judged in the following 5 areas:
- scholastics (GPA, ACT or SAT scores and extracurricular activities)
- fitness (participants will learn a choreographed routine and be judged on energy, stamina and strength)
- interview (judges will interview each participant for 10 minutes)
- talent (participants will perform a 90-second talent to be judged on technical difficulty, execution, and self-confidence)
- self-expression (participants will answer a question onstage, evaluated on composure, poise and self-assurance)
Eligible grade: 11
The Microsoft disAbility Scholarship
The Microsoft disAbility Scholarship was established in 2013 to support students with disabilities headed to college, increase the enrollment of persons living with a disability in higher education and decrease unemployment bias for disabled persons. The scholarship is $5,000, renewable for 4 years for a total of $20,000. Requirements are:
Amount: $5,000 - $20,000
Eligible grade: 12