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Mrs. Pond
Northridge High School
College Access Advisor/ Scholarship Coordinator


Parent Tool Kit

Priority Admission  Deadline

December 15:  BYU

Scholarship Deadlines

December 15:  BYU ID

SCIENCE AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                   December 11

Scholarship Value: Varies

Seniors (WOMEN)

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math. Film a three-minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about.


Foot Locker Scholar Athletes                                                                                                       December 14

Scholarship Value: $20,000


For students with at least a 3.0 who are currently a member of a high school sports team or involved in after-school sports (e.g. intramurals, martial arts, etc.). Exhibit good sportsmanship, good moral character, leadership, academic excellence and come from diverse backgrounds. Two 500 word essays and a letter of recommendation needed.


AXA Achievement Scholarship                                                                                                   December 14

Scholarship Value: $2,500-$25,000                        ***Only 1st 10,000 applications considered-Don't Wait!

Provides scholarships to young people representing all 50 states. For the ethnically and economically diverse student with ambition and determination to set and reach goals. Respect for self, family and community, and the ability to succeed in college.


Rubincam Youth Award                                                                                                                 December 15

Scholarship Value: $500

Grades 10-12

These awards encourage and recognize our youth as the next generation of family historians. Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine.


Soroptimist of Ogden Youth Volunteer Award                                                                          

Scholarship Value:  Varies and they will also contribute to your volunteer organization.

Women 14 to 18



Burger King Scholars Program                                                                                                      December 15

Scholarship Value: $1,000-$50,000


Selection criteria will focus on academic achievement and participation in school and community activities. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.


Varsity Tutor Monthly Essay Contest                                                                                            December 15

Scholarship Value: $200

Ages 16+

Write a 200-900 word essay based on a different prompt each month. December:  "You are on the committee that awards the Nobel Prize. Discuss two qualities your recipient would need to possess".


Avacare Medical Scholarship                                                                                                      December 18

Scholarship Value: $1,000


The AvaCare Medical Scholarship recognizes students who are pursuing a degree in the medical field who are working to better the lives of our customers. This scholarship is awarded annually to one student that tells about an inspiring act of kindness.


Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award                                                                              December 30

Scholarship Value: $500

Ages 16-22

The student must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non- paid) service within his/ her community over the last 12 months. Please ensure that you have completed this number of hours and that a person within the organization (s) is willing to confirm that you have volunteered this amount of time. Student must also possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher.


Top Ten List                                                                                                                                  December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,500


"Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship". (250 words or less) With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what's truly special and different about you. get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count.


UNIGO $10K Scholarship                                                                                                         December 31

Scholarship Value $10,000


"Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?"


CuraDebt Scholarship                                                                                                                December 31

CuraDebt has created a new scholarship for students interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors. Come up with a unique way to solve the budget deficit through education and empowering our youth. You can be creative and create a YouTube video, write an essay or create an infographic for your solution. In your cover letter, explain how you plan to use the scholarship and why we should select your application. For video submissions include a link to your video.


Fire Free Speech Essay Contest                                                                                                  December 31

Scholarship Value: $500-$10,000

Juniors and Seniors

Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the topic "Why free speech is so important to higher education, and why censorship undermines the ideals of liberal education and a free society".


NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund                                                                                                      December 31

Scholarship Value: $100-$1,000

K-8, 9-12

A yearly Youth Essay Contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The theme for the 1,000 word essay is "What Does The Second Amendment Mean to You" ?


OppU Achievers Scholarship                                                                                                         December 31

Scholarship Value: $2,500


The OppU Achievers Scholarship is a short essay that celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. In 500 words or fewer, tell us why you're an achiever. How have you created opportunity for yourself? How have you created opportunity for others? Did you start a small business? Are you the founder of a community program? How did you overcome the odds and make your dreams-or the dreams of others-come true? Please include links to any relevant material that demonstrates your accomplishments


Sales Training and Development's Scholarship                                                                            December 31

Scholarship value: $1,000

Seniors +

If you are looking to pursue a degree in business or teaching, or have plans to own your own business, we invite you to apply for our scholarship program. Our scholarship process is easy. Let us know Where you are planning on going to school, What is your designed major, Share a bit about your business or teaching goals, How the scholarship would help you reach your goals and Why you feel you have earned it. Essay should not exceed 500 words.


Competitive Gaming Essay Scholarship                                                                                         December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,500

Grades 10-12+

The world of competitive gaming and eSports is growing rapidly, and many players are getting paid very high salaries and endorsements. In 1500 words or less, give us your take on the "competitive gaming" or "eSports" revolution. Can a competitive gamer maintain a well-paid career in this niche? What do you think is the future of "eSports"? We're interested in learning where you see the industry going in the future.


School Band and Orchestra (SBO) Essay Contest                                                                     December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Grades 10-12+

To enter answer this essay question (in 250 words or less): What role has your music program played in bringing you closer to your school mates, friends, and the community at large?


University Tutor Monthly Essay Contest                                                                                    December 31

Scholarship Value: $100

Ages 16+

Write a 300-900 word essay based on a different prompt each month. December prompt: Describe a time you helped a fellow student in school. What inspired you to help them, and what did you learn from this experience?


SOMOS Foundation Scholarship                                                                                                  December 31

Scholarship Value: Varies


The Utah Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation is established to develop business leaders and improve business education and opportunities for Hispanic/Latino students and professionals. The award is in recognition of academic and vocational achievement, demonstrated leadership in school, community or other service activities. Applicants must also demonstrate a financial need.


Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Scholarship                                                                                      December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,750

Ages 13-21

For students involved in environmental cleanup and conservation projects. After you have completed your project, register and upload your best photo and accompanying essay.


GEN AND KELLY TANABE SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                            December 31

Scholarship Value: $1,000

Grades 9-12

Merit based program that can be used for tuition, room and board, fees or any educational expense. Submit an essay of 250 words or less on one of the following three topics:  Why do you deserve to win this scholarship? OR Describe your academic or career goals OR Any topic of your choice.


Zions Bank

Grades: 7-12

Hardworking middle school, junior high and high school students (ages 12 to 18) in Utah and Idaho can earn $1 per "A" on their 2018-2019 report cards. (Sorry, "A-" grades aren't eligible.) Eligible students are also entered for a chance to win scholarship savings accounts worth up to $1,000

Community drawings: 150 students from different geographic regions in Utah and Idaho will win scholarship savings accounts worth $100 throughout the school year. Drawing deadlines to submit most current report cares are: *January 25, 2019 for winter drawing, * April 15, 2019 for spring drawing ( A student who brings in their most current report card after a drawing deadline has passed will be entered into the following drawing).

Year-end grand prize drawing: Eligible entries from all community drawings will be pooled into the grand prize drawing. One Utah student and one Idaho student will each win a grand prize $1,000 scholarship savings account. The deadline to turn in final report cards for the year end drawing is July 15, 2019


November Scholarships

November Scholarships

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship                                                                                  November 27

Scholarship Value: Varies up to $40,000


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.


Daniels Scholarship Program                                                                                                       November 29

Scholarship Value: Varies


The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. Students do not have to be Pell eligible, but they must demonstrate financial need. Daniels Scholars can attend any nonprofit accredited college or university in the United States.


University Tutor Monthly Essay Contest                                                                                     November 30

Scholarship Value: $100

Ages 16+

Write a 300-900 word essay based on a different prompt each month.


Education Matters Scholarship                                                                                                     November 30

Scholarship Value: $5,000

Ages 13+

Have you come across someone who's tried to talk you out of college, saying that it's not worth it? Our scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters to you. Write an essay of 250 words or less about: "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"


Sixt Scholars Program                                                                                                                     November 30

Scholarship Value: $5,000


Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors a scholarship. The program is designed to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.


Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest                                                                                             November 30

Scholarship Value $500


The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which addresses the severity of the problem. Two winners will be chosen each year, 1 per semester. You must be a citizen or lawful resident of the United States in order to apply. More details available on their website.


Fall 2018 Story Contest                                                                                                                    November 30

Value: $100 - $2,500


Our fall contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We're looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previousl chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest. There is a $26 entry fee.


USHLI: Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders                                                                           November 30

Scholarship Value:  $500-$1,000


Qualifications: Applicant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Application will include essay questions, a photo, resume, transcript and letters of recommendation. (Give those writing your letters enough time before the deadline!)


StyleMann Young Professionals Scholarship                                                                              November 30

Scholarship Value: $1,800


StyleMann Young Professionals awards scholarship to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers in our upcoming Contest. Submit 1000-1500 words article "How Fashion Industry Changed E-commerce And Its Impact On Us". You can write about its positive, negative or neutral changes. Participants must be students of any educational institution in any location. Academic level and major do not matter. By submitting an entry, students agree to the terms and conditions of the contest and acknowledge that the choice of the judges is final.




December Scholarships

January Scholarships