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Scholarships

Scholarships – The search for scholarships and the application process can be time consuming, but the payoff can be huge!  Imagine if you spend 10 hours working on 10 scholarship applications.  Even if you only earn one $500 scholarship for 10 hours of work, it still amounts to a payoff of $50 per hour for the time invested.

Scholarships can be divided into 3 general categories:  Academic/Merit Scholarships, Departmental Scholarships, and Private Scholarships

Academic/Merit scholarships are awarded by each college institution based on the qualifications of your school application.  These typically include a percentage off the school tuition, and can sometimes include other benefits as well. 

Departmental Scholarships are money that each department has to distribute among students who enroll in a particular program or major at that school. These require separate application and can be found typically within your department's web pages. These scholarship applications are typically due by February 1st so don't wait until you have finalized your school choice! 

Private Scholarships include all other scholarships. Individual donors, organizations, companies, etc. who are interested, can create a scholarship fund. These groups/individuals determine the eligibility requirements, deadlines, winners, etc.  Many private scholarship opportunities are listed on each high school's scholarship page, usually located under counseling.  Others can be found on scholarship search engines such as the ones listed below. 

Search Engines 

Fastweb

Keys to Success

CollegeBoard

GoingMerry

CollegeCovered

Unigo

DreamersRoadmap

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Remember this one tip when looking for scholarships: Never pay to receive a scholarship. Sites and offers that guarantee a scholarship for a fee, are most likely a scam.

 

Scholarships by month and application deadline
Additionally, we have several scholarships listed which may be of interest to students of the JATC.
 

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Boost your scholarship chances by building a strong community service resume. The following organizations can help you find local opportunities to volunteer your time and build a record of service that can help you get a scholarship:

Youthlinc

U Serve Utah

CTE/JATC Related Scholarships
 
EMT:
A donor has chosen to fund a disadvantaged student each semester, with the intent to allow this student the opportunity to find a career in Emergency Medical
Services. Likely careers include emergency medical response, firefighter, security, worksite medical response, and clinical settings.

This funding is for a non-credit community student so no application to the University of Utah is
required. Successful completion will result in national certification as an EMT. Underrepresented
populations are encouraged to apply.

The initial application consists of answering three questions.
What is your name, phone number and email address?
Why do you want to be an EMT?
What disadvantages have you faced and how would this scholarship help you?
Return application to Les Chatelain at Chatelain@utah.edu
Digital Media/Web Development:

Adobe Design Circle Scholarship

This is an incredible opportunity for students who are headed to college next year. The 2nd annual Design Circle scholarship application is live and open for students to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. We would appreciate your partnership in spreading the word now and throughout Jan/Feb to create visibility for this scholarship, focused on cultivating more diversity in the design industry. To help reach untapped youth communities and foster more diversity in the design industry, the Design Circle scholarship will do just that: we are awarding 10 annual college scholarships -- up to $25,000 per year, for each year of the recipient’s undergraduate education (up to four years or $100,000).  Application: https://www.iie.org/AdobeDesign

For more information contact Bridget McNamara, kennedy@adobe.com or Kristina Yamada, Kristina.Yamada@schools.utah.gov