StepUp Utah

StepUp Spotlight: Meet Richard Gonzalez, StepUp Outreach Coordinator

Hi, I’m Richard and am the new outreach coordinator for StepUp. I have been in this position for only a couple of months and love it! I love being part of an amazing team that is passionate about helping others learn about college. I graduated from Utah State University – Tooele with my Bachelors in Business … Continued


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How Utah College Application Week helped me

By Adrian Daza Hello my name is Adrian Daza. I’m a senior at Pine View High School. My favorite sport is soccer and I play on the high school team. My parents are Hispanic and from Acapulco Guerrero, Mexico. I was born in the United States and am the oldest of three children. My parents … Continued


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8 things to do over winter break

By Maureen Brakke What are you plans over winter break? Skiing, snowboarding, staying indoors, or traveling somewhere warm maybe? While it’s important to enjoy yourself over break and relax, here are a few things that you’d be smart to do over your break. Apply for scholarships. Where can you find these? Collegeboard.org, Chegg.com and Fastweb.com are good places to … Continued


Save for college

Need gift ideas? Give the gift of education

Wonder what you can do to prepare for college right now—besides keeping up with your homework? Think about saving for your future with the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP). Give the gift of education to yourself or someone you love. Start saving for college today with a 529 account from UESP. Even saving small amounts … Continued


Utah College Application Week

Where did you apply to college?

Hope you got a chance to apply to college during your schools Utah College Application Week. If not, apply to college now! If you need help, ask your school counselor or someone else you know who can help you. During November, thousands of Utah high school seniors applied to college during school hours with help from … Continued


After the FAFSA

I’ve applied to college & filed my FAFSA. Now what?

By Maureen Brakke So you’ve applied to college and filed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) right? If not, there’s still time but don’t wait too long or you’ll be scrambling at the last minute trying to get it all done, and who likes to do that? Here are things to do right … Continued


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Colleges want to help you succeed!

Beginning college can be an exciting time in your life and a little scary. Figuring out your major and buying textbooks are just a few of the many things you’ll have to do. Colleges and universities want you to have a fantastic and successful college experience, and wherever you attend, you should take advantage of the resources … Continued


College Application Week

Utah College Application Week is almost here!

By Sumiko Martinez @sumiko.martinez High school seniors, are you excited yet? It’s college application season, and that means it’s time to make a lot of important choices. During the month of November, high schools all over the state will be holding Utah College Application Week (UCAW), which is a chance for you to get help … Continued