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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.

Search the institutions web page for leadership, endowment, departmental scholarships and so on. Once you are attending college, continue to look for new and old scholarship opportunities.

Tips & Recommendations: How do I fill out a scholarship application?
  • Get organized! Some of the work you do such as essay's, letters of recommendation and resume's can be applied to multiple scholarships.
  • Meet the scholarship donor's goals. Ask yourself, what are the formal and informal requirements?
  • Read the directions, qualifications and fine print carefully.
  • Understand the question and make sure your answers are accurate, concrete and thoughtful.
  • Get involved in your family, school, community and church. Most scholarships are looking for more than just GPA and ACT/SAT scores.
  • Complete the application in it's entirety.
  • Have others edit your application.
  • Submit a clean and neat application.
  • Submit the application ON TIME!
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions.
College & University Scholarship Information


Don't pay $$ to fill out scholarship or financial aid applications!!!

There are unlimited opportunities and resources that can help you find scholarships that are free to use.

Private Scholarships (Iron County)

2014 Women In Business Scholarship: amount varies. Awarded to women pursing education in an accredited Iron County School. Deadline is April 1, 2014

South Central Communications: $500 if you receive your telecommunications service from South Central. Applications in the counseling center. Deadline is Feb 21, 2014

Career and Technical Education Scholarships and Tuition Awards: Over 100 college scholarships available. For one year of college or ATC tuition for students seeking an associate's degree or less and students who are seeking to be school teachers in CTE areas. For more information go to
Deadline is Feb 24, 2014

If you are the child of a Utah Peace Officer, actively employed on the date of the application, you are eligible for one of five $2,000 scholarships.

Applications are in the counseling office or you can go to http://www.utah1033.or/programs/scholarship. This included city police,county sheriffs and highway patrol. Deadline is Feb 28, 2014

Iron County Students: If you have been or are presently a patient of Dr. Wilson, the orthodontist, a scholarship is available to you! $500 scholarship to the winner of his essay contest. The scholarship maybe used at any college, university, or applied tech school of your choice.
The essay theme is "How continuing my education will improve my future." Essay must be 500 words or less. Submit by email to: Subject line should read: Scholarship Essay. please include your full name, contact information, high school graduating from, and when and where you will be continuing your education.

SWATC scholarships: get your application now. Deadline April 4, 2014