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 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

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

Spring is Scholarship Season

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – March 20, 2019 Hello everyone! I’m Katie Wornek and I work as an Outreach Officer for StepUp Utah and I have a confession….I. HATE. WINTER. No amount of hot chocolate or skiing can make up for the fact that, for basically 6 months out of