Utah Summer Camps Part 2: Off-Campus Options (2019)

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – Updated April 24, 2019 In part 1 of this blog, we explored summer camps offered at Utah’s colleges and universities (and had some fun with Will Smith lyrics). There are even more Utah summer camps and activities available if you’re interested in attending a camp

Utah Summer Camps Part 1: Camps at Colleges and Universities (2019)

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – Updated April 24, 2019 Summer, summer, summertime – time to go to camp and unwind! I’d like to start today’s blog by taking us back to the good old days when Will Smith (probably better known to some of today’s students as “Jaden Smith’s dad”)

Maxwell Ayeliya: My Scholarship Success Story

May 4, 2018 was the greatest day of my life because that was the day I graduated from college. I started college in 2014 and, although I was happy to be pursuing my dream, I faced many financial obstacles. When I started college, I did not have any financial support, but I learned how to

Advice from Utah Students: How I Made My College Decision

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert National College Decision Day is coming up on May 1 and the entire month of May is National College Decision Month. Colleges and universities across the nation are asking students to let them know where they plan to attend by May 1. Remember: it’s not too

Six Reasons to Volunteer in Your Community

By Sara Dorsey – Outreach Coordinator at Lt. Governor’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism Happy Earth Day! In celebration, here are some reasons you should volunteer, either for the environment or in other ways! Also find volunteer opportunities at userve.utah.gov. 1. Scholarship Opportunities   Scholarships are available specifically to those who volunteer and give back to their

Advice for Working Students

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – April 5, 2019 For most of us, having a job is an inevitable part of life. Research shows that: 35% of 16- to 19-year olds have a summer job 29% of teenagers work at their job all year long, and; More than 70% of college

#WhyUtahColleges (BYU): Here Are Our Reasons Y, What are Yours?

Brigham Young University is a private, non-profit research university in Provo, Utah wholly owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Choosing where to go to college can be a crazy ride! There are a lot of great options out there– finding the best fit for you can be hard. BYU has a lot to

Saving now is about your future

April is financial literacy month and to celebrate, StepUp has teamed up with my529 – Utah’s 529 educational savings plan – to provide helpful information about saving for college! Thinking about attending a university, community college, or technical school? Higher education is a great path toward your future career, but it does cost money. Scholarships and