Book Your Summer – Scholarship Contest by my529

my529 is Utah’s official nonprofit 529 savings plan—a tax-advantaged investment vehicle to help families prepare for future education expenses. my529 sponsors two annual promotions for Utah students.   Book Your Summer Scholarship Contest   The Book Your Summer Utah Reading Award is a partnership between my529 and the Utah State Library to champion summer reading

Earn Scholarship Money as a 10th or 11th Grader!

Did you know that scholarships are not just for high school seniors and college students? Plenty of organizations offer scholarships to students as young as elementary school – and StepUp is one of them! If you are in the 10th or 11th grade, apply now for our $500 StepUp to College Costs scholarship! All you

Earn Scholarship Money as an 8th or 9th Grader!

Did you know that scholarships are not just for high school seniors and college students? Plenty of organizations offer scholarships to students as young as elementary school – and StepUp is one of them! If you are in the 8th or 9th grade, apply now for our $500 StepUp to College Costs scholarship! All you

Tax Time: FAFSA, College Savings, and Free Tax Services

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 16, 2018 It’s that time of year again: tax time! Students and parents across Utah are starting to prepare their 2017 taxes (or at least think about it!). Tax preparation can seem overwhelming to many Utah families. Don’t worry! Utah Tax Help helps many

Searching for Scholarships: Easy As 1-2-3!

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 13, 2018 There’s a lot of hard work involved in getting scholarships – earning good grades, building your resume, volunteering, writing essays, and asking for letters of recommendation are just a few examples. We think searching for scholarships should be the easiest part of

Info for Utah’s Refugee Students (Pt. 2): Paying for College

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 9, 2018 Did you know that Utah is home to over 65,000 refugees from 20 different countries? StepUp is proud of our state’s dedication to diversity and humanitarianism and we are happy to help students from diverse backgrounds navigate their unique paths to college.

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Utah Students Win Scholarships By Honoring Their School Counselors

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 2018 The Utah School Counselor Association (USCA) awarded its 2018 Lynn Jensen Memorial Scholarships at the Utah State Capitol Building last Thursday. The scholarship honors Dr. Lynn Jensen who, in his thirty years of work at the Utah Office of Education, “was passionate about

Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month was first observed in 1976 and is designed to recognize the importance of African American history, culture, and contributions to our society. StepUp is excited to celebrate Black History throughout this month and the entire year because, when we embrace diversity, we learn new ideas and perspectives, develop positive relationships, and express

Seniors—Applying for the Regents’ Scholarship? Read this!

We’re now more than halfway through the year which means, for the class of 2018, your time in high school is almost over! But don’t celebrate quite yet. There are still a few more things you need to do before graduation, including, if you’ve been preparing for it, applying for the Regents’ Scholarship. The final