Got Accepted? Now Call Your Housing Department

Congratulations! You just applied for college or just received your acceptance letter.     You now need to decide where you are going to live while attending college. Fall 2018 seems to be far away; but the fact is, if you wait until the end of this school year, you may be out of luck

Saying Thanks This Holiday Season

  We’re in the middle of the winter holiday season and there’s no better time to step back from the leftover turkey sandwich, take a break from your holiday shopping, and give thanks to those who have helped you achieve success. For high school seniors, college application season is in full swing. As you request

4 Things Utah Students Can Give Thanks For

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 11.23.17   Thanksgiving 2017 has now come and gone. I’m personally grateful for a weekday off, non-stop football games, and lots of food. But, as a student, I have plenty of other things to be grateful for year-round! Whether you’re in college

What to do if you missed out on Utah College Application Week

Missed out on Utah College Application Week at your school? Haven’t applied for college yet?     Don’t panic! It’s not the end of the world. You still have time to apply for college! And StepUp has the resources to help.      Decide where you want to apply. Take some time to research colleges

Apply Today for StepUp Utah Scholars Recognition!

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

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What Utah’s National Parks Can Teach You About Student Life

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 11.2.17 Last week, I had the privilege of travelling to southern Utah for three FAFSA Completion Open Houses (events where we help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – https://stepuputah.com/events). Monticello High School, Grand County High School,

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Involved in Extracurricular Activities

By Erika Norton – StepUp Utah Scholars Program Manager – Posted on 10.24.2017   When I was growing up, I heard over and over again how important it was to get involved in extracurricular activities throughout junior high and high school. I heard these extracurricular activities would help me get into college and that my

Paying for College: What Utah’s Undocumented Students Need to Know

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – Posted on September 22nd, 2017 The nature of America’s immigration laws and practices is very uncertain right now. This can leave many students and families feeling confused and nervous, especially when it comes to planning for college. If you need answers and guidance

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