These awards are provided by our generous community members and are only available to current Olympus High School seniors (Class of 2017). All awards are valued at $500 or more. However, the amount awarded is at the full discretion of the donor.
A student may apply for a maximum of 5 Olympus-Only Scholarships. On rare occasions, students may receive multiple scholarships. Access applications by clicking on the scholarship name.
Applications received prior to 11:00am on Friday, March 10, 2017 will not be considered.
ALL APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED BY APRIL 14, 2017 BY 3:00 P.M. (There will be no exceptions!!)
Class of 2017 – Time has now expired to apply for Olympus-Only Scholarships
|Advanced Graphics||The Olympus 2017 Graphics Department recognizes a graduate of Advanced Graphics. The Graphics Department will determine the recipient by their written paragraph and by one who shows good attendance, shows good effort in academics, citizenship, and extra-curricular activities, but not necessarily a straight ‘A’ student.|
|Apple Beer||For a graduating senior who has successfully completed the Academy of Finance. Preference will be given to those attending either Southern Utah University or the University of Utah.|
|Hugh and Anne Pinnock “Be Strong”||The BE STRONG Committee of Olympus High School is offering a scholarship award to a graduating senior who exemplifies the values and qualities of:
Good mental health, physical fitness, emotional well-being, nutritional awareness, strong character, academically motivated.
|Chamberlain Swimming||The Chamberlain Family has been long time members and supporters of the Olympus Swim Team. They will award two scholarships to a deserving male and female member of the Olympus High Swim Team, who have a positive attitude and are dedicated to the betterment of the team. Candidates must have lettered in swimming, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, and plan on attending college.|
|Christensen Concerto||Graduating senior who shows outstanding talent in the area of instrumental music. Recommendation by Mr. McMurray/Mr. Bateman.|
|Christensen Visual Arts||Senior who shows outstanding talent in the area of visual arts. Recommendation by Mr. Petersen/Ms. Mangum.|
|Claire Driggs Family||Claire Driggs was diagnosed with leukemia the beginning of her 9th grade year and battled her disease for 28 months. In 2015, just a month after her graduation from Olympus, she found out that her cancer had returned. Her battle continued as she received a bone marrow transplant with her younger sister as her donor. Claire is the 4th of 6 siblings to graduate from Olympus. This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who is a survivor of childhood cancer, or the sibling of someone who battled childhood cancer, recognizing that it is truly a family disease. The Driggs Family will select the recipient.|
|Counselors’ Choice||These scholarship awards are given by the Olympus Counselors to a deserving male and female student who have shown growth and improvement during their three years at Olympus.|
|David Fairbourn||David Fairbourn is a member of the Olympus High School Class of 1967 who feels a good education is the ingredient to success. This scholarship is for a senior student at the top of their graduating class, who has a high ACT score and can show a special need for a scholarship. The student must provide proof of acceptance to a college or university, have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math, along with a strong desire to achieve.|
|Friend-2-Friend||This scholarship is given to a graduating senior who has volunteered their time with Friend-2-Friend by serving others, building friendships, and empowering those around them with compassion, integrity and gratitude. This scholarship is made possible by generous donations from friends of Friend-2-Friend.|
|George Barton Honor||In honor Mr. George Barton, who taught mathematics at Olympus High School from 1956 to 1982. He was a challenging and creative instructor who encouraged his students to make the best possible use of their talents, to seek further education, and to pursue advanced degrees. Many students owe their success to Mr. George Barton. Mr. Barton passed away in 2003 and is greatly missed. His son, Mr. Ray Barton currently teaches mathematics at Olympus High School.|
|Georgia Marriott Memorial||This scholarship award is in memory of Georgia Marriott who passed away during the fall of 2002. Georgia excelled in music and was studying violin at Indiana University at the time of her death. This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a career in either voice or string.|
|Granato Family Service||This award is for seniors who can show a significant amount of personal service to the Olympus Community. A minimum of 300 hours of community service must be completed during High School. This does NOT include school activities.|
|Harkness||Donated by the Holladay Water Company and the Spring Creek Irrigation Co. of Salt Lake City. This award is for a senior with high academics, high citizenship, and many extra-curricular activities. Student must also show a special need in order to attend college.|
|City of Holladay||This scholarship will be based upon academic achievement, leadership and service to the school or community. Preference given to students who reside in Holladay. Children and grandchildren of Holladay elected officials and Holladay City Manager are not eligible for this award.|
|Jack Ashton “Award of Excellence”||This scholarship award is given to a graduating senior who has excelled in musical performance at Olympus High School. Mr. Ashton was the orchestra instructor at Olympus for over 35 years. His continued participation in the Utah Symphony has earned him great respect in our community as well. This scholarship award is donated by both Mr. Jack Ashton and Mr. Sid Baskin and his family, in honor of Mr. Jack Ashton.|
|Jozef Korzeniowski “ESL”||This scholarship award is made to a graduating senior who has mastered English as a Second Language (ESL). Preference will be given to a student who has participated on an Olympus sports team.|
|Leonardo Da Vinci||Awarded to a graduating senior who has excelled in mathematics or science and has a wide range of interest and accomplishment in philosophy, literature, social science, and is a “TRUE” Renaissance man or woman.|
|Lydia O. Stillman Memorial||In memory of Lydia O. Stillman who was an inspirational teacher and mother. She inspired her children and countless others to invest in their future by pursuing higher education. This award for a senior who is planning on pursuing an education in music or arts, and who has intentions of becoming a music or arts educator. Preference will be given to those attending either Southern Utah University or the University of Utah.|
|Mark Manning Titan Pride||Mark Manning was an Olympus High School Alumni, Vice Principal, and Principal who had a deep love for the students of Olympus High School and saw great potential in every student who walked Olympus’ halls. He enjoyed seeing students take pride in themselves and their community through participating in extra curricular and service oriented activities. In Mark’s eyes, every student had the potential to do amazing things regardless of what their passions may have been. Mark’s philosophy was that all extracurricular activities were important and provided opportunities for students to develop attributes that allow them to better serve the community. This scholarship’s goal is to recognize a student who has taken pride in themselves and their community and shown that pride through participating in extra curricular and service oriented activities. The recipient will be selected by Mark’s family.|
|Michael Bailey Memorial||Senior who is pursuing an Education degree or a Science degree at the University of Utah. Candidates must have a 3.0 GPA and been involved in a sport at Olympus High for a minimum of one season. Involvement can be as a player, manager, timer, score keeper or other support position. Candidate must also have community involvement through their church, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, or another service organization.|
|Michael Carter Memorial||Senior who is pursuing an education in the field of Math or Science, becoming a teacher, and is planning to attend Southern Utah University.|
|National Honor Society||Given by the Sidney H. and Patricia Baskin Family in honor of the late Joyce Baskin who taught at Olympus High School. She was an English teacher and advisor for the National Honor Society. The Baskin Family wishes to donate this scholarship in her honor.|
|Olympus Foundation – Service||Given to a senior student who is very service oriented with a minimum of 100 hours of service OUTSIDE of school, but within the Olympus community.|
|Mark Manning Memorial First Generation||Given by the Olympus Foundation to a graduating senior who is the FIRST in their family to attend a college or university.|
|Olympus Spirit||Senior who has been NOMINATED by the Olympus High School Administration for showing school spirit, enthusiasm and leadership.|
|Ormon Weight Memorial||This scholarship award is given to a graduating senior who has excelled in musical performance at Olympus High School. Mr. Ormon Weight passed away at the age of 99. He had a great love for music and taught both primary and secondary levels. He organized the Granite Youth Symphony in 1957 and served for many years as the Granite District music supervisor. Additionally he helped raise several million dollars of funding for music in Utah’s public schools. Mr. Weight has inspired many students and members of our community through music and received the “Utah Outstanding Music Educator Award.” This scholarship in his honor, is offered to a senior student wanting to pursue musical studies at the collegiate level.|
|Richard and Dolores Cornelius Memorial||In memory of Richard Cornelius who was a longtime resident of Holladay and a big supporter of Olympus High School. Richard overcame many obstacles in his life and left a legacy of hard work and service.|
|Senior Class Tribute||Senior who has good attendance, shows good effort in academics, citizenship and extra curricular activities, but not necessarily a straight “A” student. 2017 senior class officers will determine the recipient.|
|Silver Titan||Awarded annually from an Olympus High School donor to a graduating senior who has attained a high cumulative GPA and CPA and has excelled in the fields of English and Social Studies.
The applicants extra-curricular activities, high school contributions, and service will be taken into consideration by the scholarship committee. The committee will also attempt to award it to an applicant who has a unique circumstance or a financial need.
This scholarship must be used within five years of graduating from Olympus High School, and must be used for EDUCATION related expenses only.
|Sophie Rose Barton Memorial||Sophie Rose Barton, a vibrant and inspiring, Olympus student, passed away unexpectedly in the summer of 2010. At 17, Sophie, already an accomplished and gifted singer/songwriter, often volunteered at Primary Children’s Hospital, delighting and lifting the spirits of the young patients through music. She lit up what was most beautiful in everyone and everything around her. Her work continues through Sophie’s Place, special music therapy rooms dedicated to healing through music in children’s hospitals across the country. The Barton family honors recipients based on Sophie’s example of giving service and sharing talents. May your light, like hers, continue to shine.|
|Thunderbird SUU Alumni||Senior with a high GPA and CPA who is planning on attending Southern Utah University and shows financial need.|
|USU Honors Program – Alder Family||This award is presented by the Alder family and is for a graduating Senior that will be attending Utah State University and enrolling in the Honors program during their freshman year. The Alder family will contribute the financial award in the student’s name to USU, and then USU will disburse the award to the student, half in the fall and half in the spring.|
|Vanden Akker Family Scholarship||Graduating Senior who has earned a Varsity Letter while maintaining a 3.0 GPA. A transcript is required, as well as, a 600 word or less essay describing why you think you have earned and deserve this scholarship award and how it will assist you in your college pursuits.|