11-09-2015

GEAR UP is bringing back Jimmy Moore (former pro basketball player and current USU Admissions officer) this Thursday to speak to any student who would like to join us in the auditorium right after 4th period. He will be talking about admissions into Utah State, tell personal stories, and give great tips for how to become college ready. Everyone invited! You will still have time for lunch after his presentation.

Shout out to Ms. Ballard (room 219) and Ms. Wenger (206) participated in the GEAR UP College Week room/door decorating contest! Go check out their rooms today!

All students who are interested in attending the Utah Theatre Association Conference to be held at the University of Utah on January 14-16 need to pick up an information sheet from Mrs. Mecham in room 316.  Registration is due Nov. 16.

LAST CALL for turning in your Diversity Day College visit form. You MUST have it in to the Grizz Center by noon today to be able to go.

Seniors- Next week we will be participating in the annual Utah College Application Week. Counselors and admissions personnel will be available in the media center Monday-Friday, November 9th-13th during lunch to assist with college applications. We’ve also coordinated with many Utah colleges who have committed to waiving application fees if you apply during our workshop. Please plan to attend.

GEAR UP has combined the BYU and UVU college tours. We will be visiting on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Parents invited! Please sign up now in the Grizz Center. If you are already on the list, pick up the new information sheet also at the Grizz Center.

If you are interested in Business, Elementary Ed, Aviation Operations (from pilot to flight crew), Entrepreneurship (starting your own creative business), Arts (music/dance/theatre/visual) or Technology, UVU in Orem, Utah may be the right fit for you. We will be visiting Nov. 16th. We must have 20 students signed up at the Grizz Center for this trip. Parents invited. Again, stop by the Grizz Center to sign up and get an information sheet.

Have you purchased a yearbook?  Check the list outside the office to see if you have purchased a yearbook. The price of the yearbook is $45 if you purchase before Winter Break. It will cost $55 after Winter Break. The deadline for purchasing a yearbook is January 15.

Applications are being taken for the Miss Cache Valley and Cache Valley’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, to be held on November 14 at the Ellen Eccles Theater. If you are 13-18 years old and interested in Service and Scholarships contact misscachevalley@hotmail.com for an application or information.

Scholarship and Award Opportunities

Most Utah colleges and universities have a December 1 deadline for their major scholarships. To ensure that you do not miss out on a scholarship, visit the website of the college or university you plan to attend and get the necessary information needed to apply for a scholarship It is to your advantage to start the scholarship process now..

 

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to serving their communities. For full information on the selection criteria visit their website at DanielsFund.org.   The application process is on the same website. More information is available in the Student Center.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship information is available in the Student Center. A student must average a 2.8 GPA, demonstrate leadership abilities, and plan on attending an accredited nonprofit college or university.   Recipients of the award will receive a one-time grant of $1,000.

The Stephen J Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000.

Scholarship criteria and application information is in the Student Center.

The Young Entrepreneur Scholarship applications are available online. This year the NFIE Foundation will be awarding scholarships valued between $2,000 to $15,000, If you are a budding entrepreneur or have started your own business, you will qualify for this scholarship.   Scholarship information is available in the Student Center.

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