Info for Utah’s Refugee Students (Pt. 1): Preparing 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. We are happy to help students from diverse backgrounds navigate their unique paths to college. If

6 Ways To Finish Your School Year Strong

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – January 23, 2018 2018 is here and that means the school year is nearly half over! Here are some expert tips for keeping your momentum in the months leading up to summer break and finishing your school year out strong… 1. Plan ahead From homework

New Year’s (College) Resolutions

By Erika Norton – StepUp Scholars Program Manager – 1.18.2018 Have you already set your New Year’s Resolutions for 2018? If not, it’s never too late to set goals for yourself (especially when it comes to your education and future). It might be hard to know where to get started, but we’ve simplified it down

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 – Monticello High School, Grand County High School,