Maxwell Ayeliya: My Scholarship Success Story

May 4, 2018 was the greatest day of my life because that was the day I graduated from college. I started college in 2014 and, although I was happy to be pursuing my dream, I faced many financial obstacles. When I started college, I did not have any financial support, but I learned how to

Six Reasons to Volunteer in Your Community

By Sara Dorsey – Outreach Coordinator at Lt. Governor’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism Happy Earth Day! In celebration, here are some reasons you should volunteer, either for the environment or in other ways! Also find volunteer opportunities at userve.utah.gov. 1. Scholarship Opportunities   Scholarships are available specifically to those who volunteer and give back to their

Advice for Working Students

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – April 5, 2019 For most of us, having a job is an inevitable part of life. Research shows that: 35% of 16- to 19-year olds have a summer job 29% of teenagers work at their job all year long, and; More than 70% of college

Saving now is about your future

April is financial literacy month and to celebrate, StepUp has teamed up with my529 – Utah’s 529 educational savings plan – to provide helpful information about saving for college! Thinking about attending a university, community college, or technical school? Higher education is a great path toward your future career, but it does cost money. Scholarships and

#WhyUtahColleges: Top Reasons to Attend Westminster College

With the goal of guiding its graduates to successful and meaningful lives, Westminster provides learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students that guarantee to be life-changing. Faculty focus on teaching, learning and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Wasatch Mountains. From Boise to

FAFSA Completion @ Kearns High School

Need money for college? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to obtaining federal financial aid to help you pay for college (grants, work-study, student loans). Many scholarships also require you to file a FAFSA. Come to any of StepUp/UHEAA’s FAFSA Completion Open House events throughout Utah for free professional help filling out and submitting

8 things to do over spring break

What are your plans over spring break? Swimming, skating, camping, hiking, biking, or traveling somewhere abroad maybe? While it’s important to enjoy yourself over break and relax, here are a few things that you’d be smart to do over your break. Apply for scholarships. Where can you find these? Collegeboard.org, Chegg.com, UtahFutures.org, and Fastweb.com are good places to start. Also, check out

#WhyUtahColleges: Top 10 Reasons to go to Snow College

#10 – Small School, Small Classes and a Tight-Knit Student Body   Snow College has one of the smallest campuses in the state Our average class size is 16 students, even for freshmen doing their generals Our main campus (Ephraim) has just over 3,000 students (roughly 1/10 the population of the largest campuses in the