Scholarship Highlights

When the Scholarship Desk receives scholarship information it is listed here. This is a current list of active scholarships. It is updated daily, so check often and apply, apply, apply! These scholarships are also listed in the Scholarship Database.

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2023 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major.

Academic excellence is the primary criterion considered by the Coolidge Scholarship. Secondary criteria include an interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed. Successful candidates will also demonstrate humility and have a record of genuine service to their communities. A complete description of the scholarship’s criteria is available here. 2022 Coolidge Scholarship application

The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is significant — only a few new Coolidge Scholarships are awarded each year from a pool of candidates that spans the entire country. Even so, students have reported to us in past years they were glad to have applied even if they didn’t win because the experience helped prepare them for college applications later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites one hundred of the top Coolidge Scholarship applicants to participate in the Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit in Washington, D.C. and a $1,000 scholarship. This year Coolidge Senators met important leaders such as David Malpass, president of the World Bank, and Homer Hickam, the NASA scientist whose own inspiring boyhood formed the basis for the film October Sky. Students also had the chance to meet with key executives in medical science and banking. Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for the Senators Program.

Alert: the application requires that candidates read President Coolidge’s Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. While the book is not overly long, we encourage students to begin the application early. Candidates who begin the application at the last minute are unlikely to be successful. The submission deadline is 5:00 PM eastern time, Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Hamilton Scholars for JUNIORS – All applicants should be college-bound high school juniors who are committed to participating in this rigorous five-year curriculum. Demonstrated need is also a requirement. The Hamilton Award recognizes young people for their academic, personal, service and entrepreneurial accomplishments. Deadline: January 26, 2022. See more at 

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) offers 26 scholarships for graduating high school seniors, college, and graduate students in specific areas of study. Scholarship applications are accepted: Deadline: January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm (EST). Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America (USA). Applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the USA.

To apply for DAR Scholarships: Visit the online application portal found on the DAR website at:

Additional information available at: DAR Scholarships:

Opportunity Scholarship – The Utah System of Higher Education has announced this new scholarship to replace both the Regents’ and New Century Scholarships. The purpose of this scholarship is to promote higher education. Here is the breakdown:
  • 3.3 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • You must take at least one advanced level (CE, AP, IB) in English, Math, and Science (see website for qualified classes).
  • File FAFSA. This scholarship is not need-based, but they are encouraging more students to apply for FAFSA, so filing is a requirement to apply, but you DO NOT have to qualify.
  • Scholarship funds are only allowed for tuition, so if you receive a merit scholarship that offers full tuition, you will not be able to use the Opportunity scholarship. However, the money is good for up to five years, so if the student loses the scholarship, they could have the money later.
  • Dollar amount is not available until the end of the year; the committee considers the funding available and the number of qualifying students and determines how much money will go toward each student.

For the class of 2022 only: Students graduating with the class of 2022 may qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship through a Regents’ Track by completing the requirements previously set for the Regents’ Scholarship or the Advanced Course Track by meeting the requirements detailed above. Details regarding Regents’ Track can be found here.

For all questions and for more information, please work directly with the Opportunity Scholarship office. You may find more information online. Application opens  November 15, with the Priority Deadline of December 3, 2021 and a Final Deadline of February 1, 2022. 

Students can earn a scholarship to SCAD through SCAD Challenge
SCAD Challenge entries must consist of a single piece and demonstrate creativity, innovation, and a strong understanding of aesthetics. Students should let their design speak to their skill level and ability to handle university-level art and design assignments.

The undergraduate challenge is open to current juniors and seniors in high school as of the 2021-22 academic year. The transfer challenge is open to any student planning to transfer to SCAD during the 2022-23 academic year. The graduate challenge is open to any student planning to enroll in a SCAD graduate program during the 2022-23 academic year.

A panel of SCAD faculty will review and evaluate entries, and winners will be selected from each category. Students can apply and complete their submission by Feb. 14, 2022. Winners will be announced March 4, 2022. To learn more, visit

Undergraduate categories

  • 2D design
  • 3D design 
  • Animation and game design 
  • Fashion 
  • Film 
  • Graphic design 
  • Performing arts 
  • Photography 
  • Writing

College Board Opportunity Scholarships – The Scholarship Program is open to juniors and seniors in high school, who meet all eligibility requirements stated online, and encourages them to complete six key college planning steps. Deadline: February 28, 2022.



Do you want to explore innovative and creative entrepreneurship? Do you have an idea that could change the world? The High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) is your opportunity to showcase your innovation and entrepreneurial spirit and win cash and prizes. HSUEC is the high school counterpart of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, one of the largest collegiate competitions in the country. All Utah high school students, ages 14-18, are encouraged to compete in HSUEC. The program is managed by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah and sponsored by Zions Bank. Students who have graduated high school or are enrolled full-time in college courses are not eligible to participate in the competition. These students are encouraged to participate in the collegiate Opportunity Quest and Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. Deadline: February 21, 2022. Apply Here

U of U ACCESS Scholarship – Talented students with a passion for science, math, and/or engineering and an interest in advancing gender equity in the STEM disciplines are invited to apply to ACCESS after acceptance to the U. The application deadline is March 1. ACCESS is truly the start of a lifetime for any STEM major! This exceptional program has a 30-year record of success and boasts a network of over 800 alumni.

ACCESS Scholars

Utah Jazz Scholarship — seniors, person of color, preference to financial need eligible. Deadline: March 1, 2022. Apply online.

Weber State Ethics Scholarship – seniors planning to attend Weber State may apply for a $1000 scholarship. Application includes writing an essay on one of three topics. See the website for details. Deadline: March 4, 2022.

South High Alumni Scholarship – did your parent or grandparent graduate from South High School? Direct descendants of a South High Alumnus who wishes to attend SLCC can earn full tuition scholarships for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. Read more and apply at Deadline: March 11, 2022.

Jiffy Lube “What Drives You?” Scholarship – Our local Jiffy Lube owners are offering two $6,500 scholarship awards and six $1,500 scholarship awards to 8 local high school students – students simply have to write about “What Drives You?” – no grade point or test score requirements!

Students attending high school in Utah can apply directly online NOW at:  Deadline: March 14, 2022.

Horatio Alger Scholarship – Juniors with integrity, determination, and courage. 2.0 GPA is required, as well as financial need. Read more online. Application deadline: March 15, 2022.



Two Scholarships for students intending to become teachers:

  1. TEACHER RECRUITMENT SCHOLARSHIP for Diverse Students • For ethnic minority high school seniors who want to be public school teachers in Utah • Full ride scholarship at SLCC (up to 4 semesters) • Free textbooks while at SLCC • Financial support when transferring to the U of U • Scholarship application deadline: Apply by March 15, 2022.
  2. Teacher Education Initiative Scholarship (TEI) PURPOSE: To address the teacher shortage by recruiting, retaining, and training teachers to teach in the state of Utah. WHO SHOULD APPLY: Any student whose major is Education and who has a GPA of 3.0 or above. WHAT IT COVERS: Tuition and/or fees Access to free textbooks REQUIREMENTS: 1. Take 12 credit hours per semester 2. Take 2 EDU/FHS classes each semester 3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA 4. Attend your scholarship class (EDU 1003) with no more than 2 absences each semester. Apply by March 15, 2022.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING FOR EITHER SCHOLARSHIP: 1. Apply to attend Salt Lake Community College at or contact the Office of Admissions at 801-957-4485 or 2. Go to and fill out the scholarship application completely 3. Declare Education as your major CONTACT INFORMATION: Robin McConkie-Ward Education Department Scholarship Coordinator 801-957-3816

Energy Pathways Scholarship —seniors who are pursuing a STEM degree at a Utah-based college. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

BYU Management Scholarship (this scholarship can be used at all Utah colleges) – seniors with financial need, academic excellence, leadership, and meaningful service. Deadline April 11, 2022. Apply here:

Utah JumpStart Financial Literacy Spring 2021 Scholarship—Submit a 60 second YouTube video addressing the following questions: “What are 3 important skills from your financial literacy class that will help you prepare for college and life after college?” Deadline: April 15, 2022. Visit www.Complete to find the scholarship.

HonorsGradU Scholarship – Seniors, design & work on a community improvement project, using our checklist as a guide and win $10,000. Watch the webinar here for answers to some recent questions. Deadline: April 28, 2022

State Scholarships Available to Students



USHE State Aid Programs

Utah Promise Scholarship – Students with Pell Grant eligibility (need-based through FAFSA) may receive full tuition and fees for up to two years. Other awards of similar value and requirements may be offered through your institution.  Ask your financial aid officer about your eligibility.

Higher Education Success Stipend – grant available to undergraduate students with financial need who are studying in a Utah college. Ask your financial aid office for assistance.

Talent Development Incentive Loan Program – Forgivable loan program for Utah residents who wish to study and work in one of the following careers: Information Science/Studies, Computer & Information Sciences, Computer & Info Systems Security/Info Assurance, Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems. Students should verify eligibility degree programs with institution. Students must first attend one semester in an associate’s program and two semesters in a bachelor’s program. Value: tuition, books and fees. Requirement: one year work = one year loan forgiveness. See institution financial aid office for details and qualifications.

T.H. Bell Scholarship – Available to those intent on entering the teaching profession at a public school in Utah. These applications are processed by the education department and/or financial aid offices at each institution. The award covers tuition, fees, and books for up to four years of full-time enrollment. Institution must have state-approved teacher education program. Priority for first-generation students and those intending to work in high-need fields.

WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program for students planning to attend one of the qualifying 11 western Out-of-State institutions. Students will pay reduced level of tuition. Completed forms are due 10/15/2020.