Where to Find Scholarship Opportunites


Scholarships are a great way to pay for tuition education, but earning them can be challenging, or are they? Most students believe that in order to get a scholarship, you have to have a 4.0 grade point average (GPA)  and high test scores. This is the case for getting a full-ride scholarship, however, students can earn scholarships even without a 4.0 GPA. 

“Local scholarships are where the highest chance is. . . .  but that doesn’t mean don’t try for the national scholarships,” said Tawni Madsen, scholarship coordinator. 

To find scholarship opportunities, students can find them in the counseling section on the school website. There are three different scholarship sources under “Paying for College”. Email updates are also sent to parents’ and students’ school emails. Madsen also suggests students use Google search to find other scholarships. 

After going onto the school’s scholarship website through the counseling center, Lindsey Brown, a senior said, “I feel like they don’t have a wide variety of things. They only have options for Tooele county . . . The CTE scholarships don’t give enough detail about the qualifications. I would like to see a little bit more of details about scholarships so I can see what I’m getting myself into.”

Zoe Smith, a senior, said she was able to find scholarships for Americans with Disabilities Act and for ethnicities online. 

Students intending on going to college are encouraged to take a look at all scholarships available through the school website, check their school or parent emails, and simply search for scholarships on Google.