October Scholarships

​AES Engineer’s Scholarship
This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. To apply, students will submit an essay of 500 – 1000 words. This is the topic for this year:

  • When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com

Amount: $500
Deadline: 10/05/2020
Website: http://aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Eligible grade: 12


Youthlinc Service Year
Are you looking for a nine month service opportunity?  Students can sign up to plan projects to improve the lives of individuals in impoverished villages across seven developing nations for two weeks next summer.  They will also become relied upon volunteers in their own community and attend monthly meetings where they are mentored by adult professionals to take leadership roles in a variety of service initiatives.

Amount:  service opportunity
Deadline:  Applications now available
Website:  www.youthlinc.org
Eligible grades:  10, 11, 12


Sterling Scholar Awards
Students are selected to represent their high school in each of the following areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Computer Technology
  • Trade & Technical Education
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Business & Marketing Education
  • Speech/Drama
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Dance

Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. Applications can be picked up from Mr. Barton in room SS206 starting in September, 2019.

Amount: $100-$200 plus additional awards for Region and State winners
Deadline: 10/7/2020at  2:45pm
Contact: Mr. Jimmy Barton (BHS teacher)
Website: www.binghamminers.org
Eligible grade: 12


National Merit Scholarship
Applicant must take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) while they are in the 11th grade. The test is given every year in October.  Students must register and pay for the test in the main office. The cost is $17.00.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: 10/2020
Website: http://www.nationalmerit.org/
Eligible grade: 11


United States Senate Youth Program
The eligibility requirements for your school’s student representative are:

  • Resident of the State of Utah
  • High school junior or senior
  • Elected student government officer or Elected/selected (by a panel, commission, or board) student representative to district, regional or state-level civic or education organization
  • May not have previously been a delegate to the program
  • Must be able to attend the 56th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington D.C. from March 2-9, 2018
  • Must be interested in and knowledgeable about government and politics

Utah will choose two students at the state competition to send to Washington for a week in March where they will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. They must be able to go to Washington to receive the scholarship.
Utah Contact:  Noralee Green
                        250 E. 500 S.
                        PO Box 144200
                        Salt Lake City, UT  84114
                        801-538-7784
​                        noralee.green@schools.utah.gov

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Cancelled for 2020
Website: http://www.ussenateyouth.org/
Eligible grade: 11, 12


Young Arts Awards
These awards recognize artistic excellence in the visual, literary and performing arts. Students in grades 10-12 are eligible to apply. Cash awards up to $10,000.00

Amount: Varies
Deadline: 10/16/2020
Website: http://www.youngarts.org/apply
Eligible grade: 10, 11, 12


The House Method Commitment to Our Homes Scholarship
House Method is committed to improving our homes to make them safer, more efficient, more sustainable, beautiful and functional. We believe that those committed to doing the work of bettering our homes deserve to be honored in their pursuits. 
Requirements:

  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • submit an essay of NO MORE than 1,000 words that answers the questions:  How do you hope to improve the way people live in their homes??
  • applicants must use a school or university email and provide proof of enrollment                                                            

Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  10/15/2020
Website:  all materials should be sent in a single PDF to scholarships@housemethod.com
Eligible grade:  12


Congressional APP Challenge 2020
The Congressional APP Challenge is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress for their district. You can compete in teams of of to 4 people. 
Here’s how to participate:

  • Register
  • Think of an APP you’d like to create
  • Design you APP
  • Create you APP
  • Submit!

Amount:  varies
Deadline:  10/19/2020
​Website:  https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/rules/
Eligible grades:  7, 8,  9, 10, 11, 12


Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association’s State Scholarship Program in Utah provides financial assistance to students in the state of Utah who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education.  Scholarship criteria include:

  • Graduation in 2020
  • Commitment to pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred, or explanation must be provided)
  • Involvement in co-curricular and community activities
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be a United States citizen

Amount: $7,000 – $25,000
Deadline: 10/25/2020
Website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/horatio-alger-scholarship-applications/
​Eligible grade: 12


ack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program rewards excellence by supporting high achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies. This highly competitive scholarship includes: up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school, ability to pursue any area of study, personal advising about selecting a college, and navigating financial aid, multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience. Application now available in the Common App. 

At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2021
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2021
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • For the 2020-21 application, test scores are not required.
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need

Amount: Up to $40,000 per year for 4 years
Deadline: 10/30/2020
Website: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/
Eligible grade: 12


The Coca-Cola Scholarship
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.4 million through two nationally recognized programs on behalf of the Coca-Cola System. Scholarship recipients typically excel academically and in service to others. Most Coca-Cola Scholars share a passion for social justice and many have overcome tremendous challenges to pursue their dreams. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. High school seniors throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for one of our four-year achievement-based scholarships.

Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools)
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • Carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school

Applicants may not:

  • Be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

**The time of the deadline is 5:00 pm, Eastern Time**

Amount: Varies
Deadline: 10/31/2020
Website: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org
Eligible grade: 12


VFW Voice of Democracy
VFW Patriotic Audio Essay Competition. The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. The theme for the 2020-21 year is ” Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?

Students should record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or a flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds). Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to a CD, they can submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW. There is a Grand Prize of a $30,000 scholarship.

Amount: $500 – $30,000
Deadline: 10/31/2020
Website: https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships
Eligible grade: 9, 10, 11, 12