Scholarships can help students pay for education after high school. The information on this page does not include all of the scholarship options available, but should guide you to how to begin your scholarship search.
College Access Adviser
The College Access Adviser guides high school students through college entrance exam preparation, admissions procedures, and financial aid processes to ensure that all Utah students have access to higher education opportunities at the state’s nine colleges and universities and beyond.
The College Access Adviser ‘s office is in G-Hall. Feel free to use the College Access Advisor’s website as a resource in your scholarship search.
How To Find Scholarships
The College Investor says, “To maximize your scholarship funding, you must have a plan. You can’t haphazardly look for scholarships and become successful at winning enough of them to pay for college. Consider creating a spreadsheet of scholarships with their deadlines and requirements. Also, only focus on scholarships that fit you. Look for scholarships that are based on your area of study, ethnicity, gender, state, or school.” There are plenty of free websites that you can use to search for scholarships.
Scholarships sponsored by a college or university
- Select the school you wish to attend.
- Fill out an Admission and Scholarship Application online at the school website or pick up an application form from your counselor or the Career Center. Look for academic, departmental, leadership, minority and performing arts scholarships.
- For out of state schools, search their school website or write directly to the school for applications. Help is available in the Taylorsville Career Center.
Privately Funded Scholarships
Check the display case in “D” Hall or check the Scholarship Bulletin to view new scholarships and their deadlines. Also, have your parents watch for opportunities that come up at their work or where they do business.
Scholarship Search Websites
This list does not include all of the available options online.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Granite Education Foundation
- Opportunity Scholarship (This is replacing the Regents’ Scholarship)
Request Official Transcript
- Both Admissions and Scholarship Applications require an official transcript. These can only be ordered from the Taylorsville registrar, Mrs. Lemon, in G102.
- The first transcript is free. Each additional transcript costs $2.00.
- The Admission Application should be sent prior to or with the Scholarship Application.
- Mrs. Lemon can assist you by mailing your completed applications to the school. Take any completed applications that need to be mailed, along with necessary fees to Mrs. Lemon. She will attach a transcript and mail them. Give her a few days to complete the task, she will be unable to do it all on the deadline day.
Request Letters of Recommendation
Many scholarship applications require a letter of recommendation. Complete the Letter of Recommendation Form and give it to the person whom you would like to write your letter of recommendation. Be sure to give this person plenty of time to complete it.
Report Senior Scholarships
Seniors, we want to celebrate you and all the scholarships you are earning. Please fill out the Scholarship Reporting Form for each scholarship you have been awarded. (Even if it’s a small amount or automatic with your acceptance to your college). This information will also be posted in our graduation program. Keep up the good work!