Be Scholarship Savvy: Stay Organized!

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – July 1, 2017 Benjamin Franklin once said, “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” When it comes to scholarship applications, staying organized will definitely save you time, but it can also earn you money! Remember that scholarships are not just for high school

Title IV + More Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript

This is the transcript for Episode 2 of the “Title IV + More Podcast for Utah Counselors and Educators” from Katie Wornek, Jacob Newman, and Bryan Lee at StepUp to Higher Education Utah. To listen to this episode or any other episodes of the podcast, please visit this link. {ARTICLES}: NCAN blog – http://collegeaccess.org/BlogItem?dg=29aaf62e-aeea-4195-83db-807fa36044af DeVos interview – http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/heres-what-betsy-devos-told-the-associated-press-on-higher-ed/119663 Bryan:

Title IV + More Podcast: Episode 1 Transcript

This is the transcript for Episode 1 of the “Title IV + More Podcast for Utah Counselors and Educators” from Katie Wornek, Jacob Newman, and Bryan Lee at StepUp to Higher Education Utah. To listen to this episode or any other episodes of the podcast, please visit this link. Bryan: “You’re listening to Title IV

Paying for College Checklist for 12th Graders

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – April 6, 2017 It seems like summer began yesterday, but now it is time for school to start again. The first few weeks back after spending your summer days hanging out with your friends, sleeping in, and enjoying the warm summer weather can be rough.

Paying for College Checklist for 10th and 11th Graders

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – April 6, 2017 It seems like summer began yesterday, but now it is time for school to start again. The first few weeks back after spending your summer days hanging out with your friends, sleeping in, and enjoying the warm summer weather can be rough.

Paying for College Checklist for 8th and 9th Graders

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – April 6, 2017 It seems like summer began yesterday, but now it is time for school to start again. The first few weeks back after spending your summer days hanging out with your friends, sleeping in, and enjoying the warm summer weather can be rough.

2017 Make Your Mark Contest – Win $1,000 for College from UESP

Calling all student artists! Draw on your talents for a chance to win a Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) college savings scholarship account. Create an original bookmark for the 2017 UESP Make Your Mark contest. If selected, your artwork could help you win a $1,000 UESP scholarship account to use toward your college education. UESP

Utah Scholars Program Update: What Counselors Need To Know

Launched in the 2006-07 school year, the Utah Scholars Initiative is a college-readiness program that helps students understand why college is important and what they can do in junior high and high school to prepare, pay and succeed in higher education and the workforce. When the program first began, presenters visited 8th grade classrooms to share

Utah Scholars Program Update: What Students Need to Know

You most likely heard about the Utah Scholars program in the 8th grade when a presenter came into your classroom and talked to you about the benefits of college; why you should go, and what you need to do to get there. This college-readiness program is designed to motivate you to complete specific tasks from

How to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance This School Year

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – July 1, 2017 Like many of you, I started school this week. It has been six years since I graduated from college and I’ve decided to return for my Master’s degree. These first few days of class have been so exciting! I always did love