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.
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:
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.
If getting a college education is your priority, the military is one way to meet that goal. From military service academies, military colleges, the ROTC, credit and tuition support programs, there are many options available to young people today.
The Regents’ Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college.
The Regents’ Scholarship may be modified each year as a result of legislation. It is important that you use the information found on the Regents website as your resource for the most up-to-date information.
The New Century Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to accelerate their education by earning an associate degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education or completing a specific math and science curriculum. The scholarship may be used at any four-year public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education. The New Century Scholarship may be modified each year as a result of legislation. It is important that you use the New Century website as your resource for the most up-to-date information.