StepUp to College Costs - Scholarship Contest for 10th and 11th Graders

PLEASE BE ADVISED - as of Friday, March 22, 2019, the FAFAS4Caster website is "currently offline for necessary upgrades but will return as quickly as possible". The Department of Education has not provided an estimated date when the tool will return. If the FAFSA4Caster website is not functioning by Friday, March 29, 2019, we will update this scholarship form with an alternative task.
  • Please list a phone number where we can notify you if you win.
  • This is where we will notify you if you win.
  • Please list the address where we will notify you if you win. Use parent/guardian email address if you are under 13.
  • Please list the Utah Jr. High, Middle School, or High School that you attend.
  • What grade are you in?
  • Please enter a number from 0.1 to 4.0.
  • Such as clubs, sports, or volunteer organizations.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form every student must complete to be considered for federal grants, work-study, and student loans. Every year, thousands of Utah students miss out on millions of dollars of help for college simply by not completing the FAFSA. You’ll have to wait until your senior year to file the FAFSA, but you can practice the form and get an estimate of your federal student aid award by using the FAFSA4Caster. This tool can help you plan for the costs of college. Complete the FAFSA4Caster to estimate how much federal aid you might receive – you will likely need your parent’s assistance with this. You can access the FAFSA4Caster and find tips for using it at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate Using the information you learned from the FAFSA4Caster, create a plan for paying for college and write an essay about it (maximum 750 words). We encourage you to use any StepUp resources, including our Paying for College Guide (https://stepuputah.com/site/uploads/2018/09/2018-19-PFC-Guide.pdf), to understand concepts like federal student aid, scholarships, college savings, and more. Here are some ideas to get you started: - Where do you want to go to college? Do you know how much your degree will cost? - How did the FAFSA4Caster help you create your paying-for-college plan? Will you qualify for federal student aid? How much of your educational costs will it cover? For your privacy, please do NOT disclose your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) or the dollar amount of your federal student aid award estimate in your essay. - What other steps have you taken so far to pay for college? What will you do in the time leading up to your high school graduation to prepare for college financially?
  • By typing your name here, you agree to abide by all terms and conditions of the contest found at https://stepuputah.com/stepup-college-costs-scholarship-10th-11th-rules/
  • By typing your name here, you agree to abide by all terms and conditions of the contest found at https://stepuputah.com/stepup-college-costs-scholarship-10th-11th-rules/