GEAR UP Resources & Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are popular with students because these types of financial aid do not need to be repaid. Consider them gifts that you would receive, normally based on your merit. Scholarships: Typically merit-based and most commonly are given based on:

  • Academic performance
  • Talents
  • Other criteria such as low-income, major and/or career-based, ethnicity

GEAR UP can help you find locally, nationally, and sponsored scholarships based on your individual needs. Contact your GEAR UP counselor, call GEAR UP at (801) 863-6000, or email them at gearup@uvu.edu for further information and to start your scholarship search today.

List of Scholarships

In addition to helping you find scholarships, GEAR UP can help you with:

  • Completing the FASFA
  • Applying to College
  • ACT & TEST PREP Tutoring

Resources

Crisis Intervention


Just for Youth

Just For Youth is a website for Utah teens on how to receive scholarships, housing, jobs, higher education, crisis intervention, and more. This website is a comprehensive tool for local teens.

Career


Utah Futures Career Information Systems

UtahFutures.org is Utah's career information system and contains information on how to search for jobs, leading-edge career planning tools, and skills necessary when seeking for jobs.

Just for Youth

Just For Youth is a website for Utah teens on how to receive scholarships, housing, jobs, higher education, crisis intervention, and more. This website is a comprehensive tool for local teens.

Workforce Services

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program assists eligible 14- to 21-year-olds with their education, careers, and personal success. Find your local WIA Youth Provider (http://jobs.utah.gov/services/wiayouthprovider.pdf - pdf) for more information.

Education


Step up to Higher Education

Stepuputah.com contains information for students, parents, and educators to assist them in helping students apply for higher education. The website includes information on how to pay for college and local programs in your school’s area.

Just for Youth

Just For Youth is a website for Utah teens on how to receive scholarships, housing, jobs, higher education, crisis intervention, and more. This website is a comprehensive tool for local teens.

15 to Finish Utah

College is not as long as you might think. 15toFinish is a valuable website where students can find out how to graduate from college faster. Graduating earlier saves students money and working faster.

Workforce Services

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program assists eligible 14- to 21-year-olds with their education, careers, and personal success. Find your local WIA Youth Provider (http://jobs.utah.gov/services/wiayouthprovider.pdf - pdf) for more information.

ACT

ACT's website contains information on when the ACT test is given, helpful tools on preparing for the ACT, and walks individuals through the ACT test taking process.

UHEAA

Uheaa.org includes information about how to finance higher education. UHEAA’s website includes financial calculators, information on how to file a FAFSA, and forms needed to apply for various financial needs.

Federal Student Aid

Fafsa.ed.gov is where students and parents go to fill out the free FAFSA application. It also contains assistance filling out the form including a “Help and Hints” tool and an online or telephone chat system with professionals.

ed.gov

This website contains information on the U.S. Department of Education’s GEAR UP grant.

Big Future

Big Future is a powerful program with information about how to pay for college and what type of money is out there for you as a student.

Financial


Ed Pubs

Ed Pubs' website includes publications by the U.S. Department of Education including: financial aid information, brochures, and videos.

Scholarships

Scholarships is a powerful tool with information on how to receive scholarships as well as information on scholarships available in Utah.

Just for Youth

Just For Youth is a website for Utah teens on how to receive scholarships, housing, jobs, higher education, crisis intervention, and more. This website is a comprehensive tool for local teens.

Fair Credit

Do you want to have three times as much money for college? The Utah Individual Development Account Network (UIDAN) makes it possible for students and families to build their savings. UIDAN matches $3.00 for every $1.00 deposited into an Individual Development Account (IDA).