Counseling: Scholarships

Scholarships

This is a listing of scholarships of which the Hillcrest High School Counseling Department has been notified. Please note that the individual deadline dates may vary each year!  Scholarships are available through private organizations (organized by the month they are due) as well as colleges/universities for their admitted, incoming students. Some of these scholarship applications can also be found in the Counseling Center 

Check this website frequently - it will be updated regularly!



Need help paying for college? See the documents below for information on college admissions, scholarships, and financial aid:

 

Also, UHEAA will host several Regional Financial Aid Nights for the upcoming school year. They are held throughout the state, but the following are located in the Salt Lake Valley: TBA 

REGENTS' SCHOLARSHIP

The Regents' Scholarship is offered by the state of Utah to any Utah student who meets the academic qualifications and plans to attend a Utah postsecondary institution. Please visit their website for more information at : http://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/

Highlights of the 2016-17 Regents' Scholarship Program Guide include:
- More robust information regarding Math. Be sure to thoroughly read the Math section as there have been changes due to the implementation of the new math curriculum and realignment of courses.
- Remember all students must complete at minimum Math 1, 2, and 3 and one additional math class. All math classes must be progressive.
- Examples of approved and non-approved course sequences.
- Math labs do not satisfy the math requirement.
- Courses that are a double blocked class where the student earns one math graduation credit and one elective credit will only be counted as one credit towards the fulfillment of the scholarship requirements.

We encourage potential applicant’s, parents and school personnel to only use information provided on the Regents’ Scholarship website, as it is the ONLY official source of information.  

 
Other Websites to Check Out:
 
Scholarship Resources for Diverse Students:

University of Utah Minorities List: http://diversity.utah.edu/scholarships/

Minorities Scholarship List: https://scholarships.fatomei.com/scholarships-for-minorities.html

UNCF Scholarship List: https://www.uncf.org/scholarships

School Guide Resources for Minority Students: http://www.schoolguides.com/scholarship_resources_for_minority_students.html

Jackie Robinson Scholarship: http://www.jackierobinson.org

 

African Americans:

Scholarships for Black Students: http://blackstudents.blacknews.com/

100 Black Men of America, Inc:  www.100blackmen.org

Black News: http://www.blacknews.com/directory/black_african_american_scholarships.shtml

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation: cbcfinc.org/scholarships/

United Negro College Fund: scholarships.uncf.org

 

American Indians:

American Indian College Fund:  www.collegefund.org

Center for Native American Youth: http://cnay.org/ForYouth.html

Running Strong for American Indian Youth: www.indianyouth.org

Niche Scholarships: colleges.niche.com/scholarships/?minorities=native-american

College Scholarships: collegescholarships.org/grants/native-american.htm

Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders:

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund: http://apiasf.org

Asian Pacific Islander Organization: http://www.apio.org/scholarships

Asian American Journalists Association: aaja.org/apply-for-a-scholarship-no

Hispanics/Latinos:

Scholarships for Hispanics: http://www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org/

Excelencia In Education:  http://www.edexcelencia.org/

Hispanic Scholarship Fund:  http://hsf.net/

CHCI Education Center:  http://www.chci.org

 

Undocumented Students:

Educators for Fair Consideration: http://e4fc.org/

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: https://www.ilrc.org/

MALDF: http://www.maldef.org/

Migrant Resources: http://migrant.net/

 

 
Top 10 Scholarship Application Do's

By: Gen & Kelly Tanabe

Founders of SuperCollege.com and authors of "Get Into Any College: Secrets Of Harvard Students" and "Get Free Cash For College":

Scholarship Secrets Of Harvard Students." You might think there's not much to a scholarship application. After all, it's only one or two pages long. How much of a difference could it make? The truth is: A lot. Scholarship judges use applications to separate the students with promise from the students who will receive a polite letter informing them that they are not the winners. Scholarship applications offer a quick snapshot of what you have to offer. We recommend that you spend time on your applications, crafting them to fit the award you want to win. To help, we've developed a list of the Top 10 Scholarship Application Do's.

1. Understand the scholarship's mission. To get the dough, you have to know why they're giving it out. In other words, read the description of the award to see why the organization is sponsoring it. A photography club might sponsor a scholarship for promising young photographers to promote its craft or to build awareness in the public. Appreciating the purpose of the award will help you create and application that complements it.

2. Remember who your audience is. Think about who the judges are likely to be. You need to address animal rights activists and retired dentists differently.

3. Show how you fit with the scholarship's mission. You're not going to win unless you have what the selection committee wants.

4. Be proud of your accomplishments. Don't be afraid to brag.

5. Focus on leadership and contributions. Make your contributions known.

6. Make your application stand out. Set yours apart with unique accomplishments.

7. Practice to make sure everything fits. Use your spare copies of the application for practice.

8. Get editors. They'll help you create the best, error-free applications you can.

9. Include a resume. Whether they ask for it or not, make sure you include a tailored scholarship resume.

10. Make copies of your finished applications for reference. Save them for next year when you do this all over again.