Bennington Young Writers Award
Criteria: 9th-12th grade students submit one of the following categories: poetry, fiction or nonfiction.
Amount: $250-500 (Winners and finalist also eligible for undergraduate scholarships at Bennington up to $60,000)
Deadline: November 1, 2022
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (West High students have won in past years)
Criteria: U.S. Citizen 15 to 18 years old at the start of the program. Applicant must have minimum GPA of 2.5.
Amount: NSLI for Youth scholarships cover all program costs, including round-trip travel to the Program host city, tuition, educational and cultural activities, pre-departure and re-entry orientations, visa fees, room and board, and accident and sickness program for exchanges (ASPE) health benefits.
Deadline: November 3, 2022
Prudential Emerging Visionaries (formerly Prudential Spirit Of Community Awards)
Criteria: People aged 14 to 18. Legal U.S. residents.
Projects started on or before June 1, 2021 in the following categories: Financial Solutions for a Changing World or Societal Solutions for a Changing World.
Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: November 3, 2022
Website: Prudential Emerging Visionaries 2022-2023 | Changemakers
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (West High Students have won in past years)
Criteria: 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary. Aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by computing related activities and experience, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.
Deadline: October 27, 2022
Website: NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing | NCWIT Aspirations in Computing
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
Criteria: High school senior of Hispanic heritage. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Permanent Resident, U.S Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen.
Deadline: November 13, 2022
Criteria: High school senior, US citizen / permanent resident with demonstrated financial need. Strength of character, leadership potential, academic performance.
Amount: Last dollar, annually renewable, four-year college scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2022
University of Utah MLK Youth Leadership Awards (West High Students have been awarded in past years)
The University of Utah’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award honors outstanding students from across the State of Utah for their dedication to the beliefs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through community service and leadership.
This year, U Alumni is also offering tuition scholarships to four high school seniors.
Students and nominators must submit the following:
A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer, or community member
Essay or video submitted by the student highlighting their community service and leadership based on the theme of MLK Week (“Choose Love Over Hate”).
Scholarship Details: 4 high school seniors can receive a tuition scholarship of $4,000 per student for the 2022-2023 academic year ($2,000/ semester). The student must enroll at the University of Utah by August 2023 to receive the funds. There is no financial need or academic requirement for the student.
Deadline: November 22, 2022
James Alan Cox Photography Scholarship
Criteria: Sophomore and above. Should have taken at least one photography or related art class.
Deadline: 15 November 2022
Opportunity Scholarship (Many West High Students have won every year0
Criteria: Seniors who have graduated from a Utah High school, taken the required classes in grades 9-12, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and have filled out the FASFA
Priority Deadline: Opens Nov 15, 2022! Priority deadline is December 2, 2022 and the final deadline is February 1, 2023
Criteria: Must be enrolled in a postsecondary program that leads to a construction-related career. Citizenship and/or residency restrictions apply.
Deadline: November 15, 2022
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors with at least 3.5 GPA, exceptional academic ability and achievement participation in available advanced courses. Demonstrate financial need – family income up to $95,000. Leadership and service. Apply through the common app!
Amount: Up to $55,000 a year
Deadline: November 17, 2022
Freedom’s Foundation At Valley Forge Utah Chapter
2023 Spirit of America Youth Conference
Criteria: High School Juniors and seniors (11th and 12th grade). Academics. Leadership. Citizenship. Essay and 4 copies of application postmarked latest November 19, 2022. Students selected to attend the conference are asked to pay $400.00 toward the total cost of $1,200.00 (for conference, airfare, room and board)
Deadline: November 19, 2022
Apply: Application form available with Nanci in room 325
Unigo Education Matters Scholarship
Criteria: 14 years and older. 250-word essay on "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"
Deadline: November 30, 2022
Equitable Excellence Scholarship
Criteria: High school seniors who demonstrate ambition and self-drive by outstanding achievement in an activity in school, community, or workplace.
Deadline: December 16, 2022. Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.
Apply as early as possible!!!
Criteria: High school senior
Amount: $3,200 – 25,000
Deadline: November 30, 22