TRIO/ETS College Bound

Scholarships

Scholarships may be offered by colleges, businesses, foundations and other private organizations. Some scholarships are renewable each year. Most require that the student maintain a certain GPA or meet other criteria in order to keep the scholarship.

Scholarships may vary in amount from just a few hundred dollars to a “full-ride” – meaning almost all college expenses such as tuition, books, housing, etc. Students should apply for all scholarships for which they may be eligible. Several small scholarships can be just as helpful as one large one. Scholarships do not have to be re-paid.

There are two basic types of scholarships:

Merit Scholarships are available to students who excel in one or more areas. For example, students who have very high GPA’s and ACT or SAT scores, or who have demonstrated strong leadership potential, or who have excelled in sports, music, or an academic area are good candidates for a merit scholarship.

Need-based Scholarships are available to students who face or have overcome particular challenges. For example, there are scholarships for students with disabilities, scholarships for students from low-income families, scholarships for first generation college students, scholarships for students from specific ethnic or racial backgrounds, etc. Even though the primary purpose is to assist students with financial need, merit (academic achievement and other factors) is usually considered.

College & Scholarship Information

Brigham Young University                                             University of Utah

          Dixie State College                                                     Utah State University

                  LDS Business College                                            Utah State University-Eastern

     Salt Lake Community College                                         Utah Valley University

                 Snow College                                                           Weber State University

       Southern Utah University                                                 Westminster College

 

Other Scholarship Resources

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