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

Part 2: Utah Summer Camps Off-Campus

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – March 22, 2017 In part 1 of this blog, we explored summer camps offered at Utah’s colleges and universities (and had some fun with Will Smith lyrics). There are even more Utah summer camps and activities available if you’re interested in attending a camp off-campus.

Six Steps to Slashing College Costs

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 16, 2017   The cost of attending college in Utah for the average resident is about $18,000 per year! If this figure seems a little scary at first, step back and take a deeeeeeep breath. Inhale slowly… Now exhale slowly… Okay. Now that your heart

What do U.S. Presidents and college prep have in common?

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 8, 2017 With the Presidents’ Day holiday this month, let’s honor our Commanders-in-Chief with some presidential trivia and a few suggestions about how you can prepare for college. Did you know…? Harvard University has produced the highest number of U.S. presidents. Seven presidents earned