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Scholarship Information

West High Alumni Association

Graduating Senior Scholarships

Each year, the West High Alumni Association aims to help graduating West High seniors pursue their higher education goals.

The number of scholarships awarded each year varies, but are awarded to deserving West High seniors who are committed to pursuing a college education and demonstrate financial need.

Applications for incoming college freshmen for the 2022-2023 academic year (West High Class of 2022) are now open.

DEADLINE 8 May 2023


JUNIORS – low income / from underrepresented communities / first generation / academically middle performing with the potential to improve

EY College MAP is a multi-year, group mentoring program focused on enabling and empowering students from underserved backgrounds so that they can gain access to college and succeed in higher education.

Team-mentoring by EY professionals, Monthly meetings, approximately 2 hours each at West High School

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Here is a list of some scholarships with February and later deadlines. This is constantly being updated and so please look at the website

This is not a comprehensive list. For more scholarships please look at other scholarship search websites as well. Some useful websites are: for Utah based scholarships for more Utah based scholarships and college and career resources and (among others) for national scholarships and

for undocumented students and for college search resources

Again, these are just some starting points and are not a comprehensive list.

Private scholarship details vary. Please check websites for complete details, latest updates, deadlines and other requirements. If letters of recommendation are required please ask recommenders early, giving them enough time to write your letter.

When you receive any scholarship offers, even if you choose to not accept them, please report them to me. We need to keep an accurate report of all scholarships and awards for each year. This includes all athletic, leadership, service, diversity, academic, private, and college scholarships. Your effort is much appreciated as self-reporting is often our only means of discovery.


U of U Kingsly Scholarship (West High Graduates)

Amount: $50,000 with multiple recipients.

Closing date: April 13, 2024

Description: Must be a West High Graduate or graduating in Spring 2024. Must fill out the FASFA and apply through the following website.


Teacher Recruitment Scholar Responsibilities

Amount $$650 per semester, $3,500 in fee waivers from Salt Lake Community College and possible future $3,000 off at the University of Utah

Closing date: March 31, 2024

Description: For future teachers in the Wasatch Front. Must be a Utah or U.S. permanent resident, need financial assistance to attend college, have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 or higher. 


Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest 

Amount $20,000 – 33,000 

Closing date: March 31, 2024 

Description: Several different awards and competitions for different mediums. 


Jiffy Lube Scholarship 

Amount: 1st Place $6,500 and three receive $1,500 

Closing date: March 10, 2024 

Description: Two options, one for drivers ed students and one for licensed drivers. Essay required. 


High School Jumpstart Business Competition 

Amount: $7,500, $5,000, $2,000  

Closing date: March 9, 2024 

Description: For Utah high school students 9-12th grade. Present a video of a business idea and how to implement it. Must show financial literacy. 


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship 

Amount: $25,000 – 52,000 

Closing date: March 15, 2024 

Description: Several scholarships available. 


Houzz Scholarships 

Amount: $2,500 

Closing date: March 31, 2024 

Description: Several scholarships available. Women in Architecture, Skilled Trades Residential Construction, Residential Construction Management Scholarship, Sustainable Residential Design Scholarship, and  Residential Design Scholarship. Must be a U.S. citizen. 


Quest Bridge 

Amount: Varies 

Closing date: several 

Description: Any high school senior who shows outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. 


Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. 

Amount: Varies 

Closing date: several 

Description: Over 70 scholarships available through this program. You apply through one website. 


Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program 

Amount: $5,000 

Closing date: March 14, 2024 

Description: For high school seniors who are underrepresented, need financial assistance and are passionate about furthering their education. Minimum weighted GPA of 3.5. 


Doodle for Google 

Amount: $55,000 in scholarships, $50.000 in tech for your school with art displayed on 

Closing date: March 14, 2004 

Description: K-12 students who create a GOOGLE art. 


WEST HIGH ONLY: Steed/Sorenson Scholarship 

Amount: $2,000  

Closing date: March 22, 2024 

Description: Rose Park resident, West High Senior with good grades and citizenship, accepted to a two-year or a four-year college/university and is willing to attend the end of year assembly. 


WEST HIGH ONLY: Salt Lake Education Foundation Community Service Scholarship 

Amount: 1,000 

Closing date: March 22, 2024 

Description: For a West High Senior who has completed at least 100 hours of community service during their middle school and high school years. 


WEST HIGH ONLY: Diana Taggart Scholarship: West HS 

Amount: $1,000 

Closing Date: March 22, 2024 

Description: West High School female senior who is aspiring for a career in mathematics. Must be willing to attend the final assembly at the end of the school year. 


WEST HIGH ONLY: Archie Archuleta Community Service Scholarship: West HS 

Amount: $1,000 

Closing date: March 22, 2024 

Description: Recognition of one West High senior for their 150 hours of community service during their middle school and high school years. 


FRANKLIN ELEMENTRY ATTENDEE: Edna Montes Ehleringer Scholarship 

Amount: 1,000 

Closing date: March 22, 2024 

Description: Must have attended Franklin Elementary for at least a year, preferably graduated from there. Winner must attend the 6th grade graduation ceremony at the end of the school year. 



Amount: $1,000 

Closing date: March 22, 2024 

Description: For a Salt Lake City School District senior who has completed at least 100 hours of community service during the middle school and high school years. 


April Scholarships

BYU Management Society, Salt Lake Chapter Scholarships 

Amount: $500 - $5,000  

Closing date: April 14, 2024 

Description: For all to apply, not only members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Given based on academic, financial, volunteer and extra-curricular activities.   


American Legion – Utah Boys State Foundation 

Amount: $350 out of pocket to attend. Includes meals, housing, T-shirts and other student materials. 

Closing date: April 15, 2024, Opens March 1, 2024 

Description: June 9-11th Boys graduating high school 2024 with a GPA of 2.0 and good citizens in school and community can apply. Each participant receives 3 semester hours in Political Science, transferable to other colleges and universities. Each participant will be eligible head-of-the-line for Weber State scholarship offers. 

Project Yellow Light Video Design 

Amount: $8,000 

Closing date: April 1, 2024 

Description: Create a 10-second or 25-second video to warn your peers of the dangers of texting and driving. Open to high school and college students. 


AFSA National High School Essay Contest 

Amount: $2,500, an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC, and an all-expense paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea. 

Closing date: April 3, 2024 

Description: Write a 1,500-word essay about how the U.S. Foreign Service has been involved in any region or country and how the advanced the American foreign policy and ways to improve those goals in the future.  


The Fountainhead Scholarship 

Amount: $5,000 for first place, with amounts between $25 and $1,250 for finalists. 

Closing dates: April 27, 2024 

Description: Write an essay between 800 and 1,600 words on one of three topics related to Ayn Rand’s book, The Fountainhead. 


Lockhead Martin STEM Scholarship 

Amount: $10,000 for 100 recipients. Renewable up to $40,000 

Closing date: April 1, 2024, at 3:00 pm Central Time 

Description:  For U.S. resident seniors, juniors or sophomores in High School. Must show STEM interest and activities and financial need.  Must be planning on majoring in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber/Cybersecurity, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics. 


Posse Foundation 

Amount: $20,000 - $60,000. 820+ recipients. 

Closing date: April 30, 2024 

Description: High school seniors who are involved in their community, show academic achievement and can show financial need.  


Access Scholarship 

Amount: $15,000 

Closing date: April 1, 2024 

Description: For US citizens. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. 


Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas 

Amount: $10,000 

Closing date: April 5, 2024 

Description: Open to high school seniors with documented disabilities (specifically learning disabilities) who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. Must be a U.S. Citizen.  


AIGA World Studio Scholarship 

Amount: $5,000 

Closing date: April 7, 2024 

Description: Open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate school students pursuing degrees in one of the following areas: graphic design, illustration, photography. Must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Note: Though not a requirement, diversity is a significant factor considered in jury decisions. 




Reasons to Submit Your FAFSA - College Financial Consultants

Seniors please complete the FAFSA if you have not already, to qualify not only for federal financial aid but also for aid from colleges as well as to qualify for some scholarships.

Here is a helpful FAFSA walkthrough video and a handy document (Section 4, pages 21 to 64) to help with getting started or answering FAFSA queries:

Juniors and others, to get an estimate of your FAFSA report and also to estimate eligibility for scholarships that require Pell eligibility use this fafsa4caster tool -

Scholarship Advisor

Nanci Urcino Gonzalez 


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