Utah Scholars Program

Utah Scholars are prepared for the real world.

What is Utah Scholars?

Utah Scholars takes a holistic approach to college readiness. The program is intended to motivate you and students like you to complete specific college readiness tasks in grades 8-12 to help prepare you for college.

We help you know what it takes to succeed in college and in the workforce. To earn the distinction of being a Utah Scholar, you will need to earn a total of 200 points throughout high school. You receive points by doing things like following us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, taking AP/IB or Concurrent Enrollment classes, visiting a college campus, and learning about paying for college options.

By meeting the Utah Scholars requirements, you will receive the Utah Scholars certificate and medallion when you graduate high school.

You will hear about Utah Scholars through 8th grade presentations, given by volunteers from local business, community, and education leaders. Our volunteers talk to you about why college is important, what you can do now to prepare for college, and how to pay for it.

How do I sign up? To become a Utah Scholar sign up hereYou can sign up at anytime in high school.

How do I earn the Utah Scholars distinction? You must earn 200 points from now until your senior year. See the complete list of college readiness tasks. You can complete these tasks at any time.

Why should I become a Utah Scholar? 

  • As a Utah Scholars candidate you will:
    • Graduate from high school ready for college
    • Be entered into monthly drawings for prizes
    • Get tips from us on how to prepare for college via our StepUp monthly newsletter
    • Look good to colleges
    • Be ready for college classes
    • Receive scholarships each month you can apply for right now
    • Get text messages your senior year to help you continue to stay on track for college
  • As a Utah Scholar, you will:
    • Receive the Utah Scholar certificate and medallion
    • Be able to add your distiction of Utah Scholar to your resume

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Application for Utah Scholars Medallion: Opens January 1, and is due March 1

Contact Utah Scholars: 801-321-7179| info@utahscholars.org