Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 1.11.2018     This Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day – a federal holiday officially established in 1986 to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday and celebrate his life’s work. Dr. King valued learning in his own life (he received his Ph.D. from

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

Personal Statement Writing Tips: The 3-Month Statement

By Burton Rojas, Director of Development for Latinos in Action – June 15, 2017 Recently a student from Alabama got accepted to Yale with a personal statement about pizza. I haven’t read that student’s personal statement but I’m confident it was written in a way that told the readers something important about the writer, not just about pizza. Perhaps