StepUp Utah Scholars wants to recognize you for going above and beyond as you have prepared for college. Students who have met the requirements will earn the StepUp Utah Scholars certificate and medallion. Follow these steps and apply today.


1. Meet the Requirements

You will need to complete at least 20 Next Steps from the Grade-by-Grade checklists and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Explore the checklists here. The Next Steps have been separated out by grade, but there is flexibility as to when you complete the items. If you complete a Next Step from the 8th grade list in 12th grade, that WILL count towards your completion of the 20 Next Steps.


2. Complete the application

Fill out all of the required information on the application.


3. Include your transcript

You will need to submit your official or unofficial transcript as a PDF in the application.


4. Submit by the deadline

The application opens November 1, 2017 (already open) and closes March 1, 2018. To be considered you will need to have your application in by the deadline.


5. Finish the Year Strong

Continue to work hard and prepare for college. Recipients of the StepUp Utah Scholars Recognition will be notified by April 15. The medallion and certificate will be mailed to your high school and distributed by the counseling staff. How the certificate and medallion are distributed is left up to the discretion of your school administration or counselors.



This is a reminder that this is not a scholarship; this is an application for recognition. This is not an application for the Regents’ Scholarship. To apply for the Regents’ Scholarship, you must be a senior in high school and meet the scholarship criteria, including submitting a separate Regents’ Scholarship application online. For more information regarding the Regents’ Scholarship, visit here.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Erika Norton, StepUp Utah Scholars Program Manager at or 801-321-7133.