High School For-Credit Scholarship Policy
Youth Education

Summer 2019 Youth Education For Credit Scholarships Open 2/18/2019

Youth Education’s High School For-Credit Scholarship Program was created to provide greater access to our many fun, engaging, and educational programs. Scholarships helps students prepare for college and cut the summer learning loss. Summer learning is an important opportunity in a child’s development. Not only is it a fun experience, it provides the opportunity to grow, learn, and explore. Youth Education understands that summer programs are expensive, therefore our scholarship program is there to support families.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced School Lunch program, or if not enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced School Lunch program, must demonstrate other economic need through a personal letter, or may submit a letter of recommendation from a school principal, counselor, teacher, or other school official. A scholarship committee will review each application and award scholarships based on how families demonstrate financial need and the quality of the application. A scholarship is not guaranteed to all applicants.

The amount awarded for each scholarship is determined based on a sliding scale dependent on need, but all recipient families will be responsible to pay the special fee or a minimum of $30 per course if the special fee is less than $30.

How to Apply – Application and Required Documents

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Submit the required materials:
    • A letter from a school principal, counselor, teacher, or other school official who is not a conflict of interest providing a recommendation. Letter of Recommendation
    • OR
    • Verification of financial need (i.e., Free and Reduced Lunch Program, or personal letter explaining financial need)
    Check email regularly for follow up information requests, and updates.

*The application will not be considered complete until all supporting materials have been submitted. Scholarships will not be awarded to incomplete applications. **

All submitted information is confidential. Applicants will be notified of award status via email and/or telephone.

Applying for More than 1 Child

A separate application is required for each individual child. Multi-child families MUST submit multiple applications, but can submit just one set of materials (Letter of Recommendation or verification of financial need). If submitting just one letter of recommendation for a whole family, the letter of recommendation should specify that the recommendation is for all children applying for the scholarship. Letters verifying Free or Reduced Lunch should also list all children applying.

Program Dates

Summer Application

The scholarship application for Summer 2019 will open February 18, 2019. The application will close March 31st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Following the closing deadline, the Scholarship Review Committee will review each application and award scholarships by April 12th, 2019 (dates subject to change). Scholarships will NOT be awarded retroactively, please do not sign up for a class expecting to receive a scholarship afterwards. Scholarships are NOT first come first serve; they are awarded based on need and merit.

ACT Prep Scholarships

To apply for scholarships for ACT Prep courses, please visit the ACT Prep Scholarship policy page.

Youth Education Scholarships

To apply for scholarships for Youth Education courses that are not for-credit, please visit the Youth Education Scholarships policy page.

Scholarship Policies – Please read carefully:

  • Scholarship funding is limited and is not guaranteed to all applicants. Recipients will be determined based on a combination of clear financial need, as well as quality of responses to application questions.
  • Scholarship recipients have 10 business days to accept the scholarship and register for camp after receiving the award letter. Scholarship award letters will designate the deadline. After the deadline your scholarship will be awarded to another participant.
  • High School For-Credit Scholarship may be retracted at any time due to unresponsiveness of participant or parent/guardian, or lack of student attendance.
  • Scholarship recipients may not select a class that is full, nor may they join a waitlist with the intention of using the scholarship. A spot must be available at the time of registration. Additionally, scholarships will not be awarded retroactively. Do not register for a class hoping to receive a scholarship in the future.
  • The amount awarded is determined based on a sliding scale dependent on need, but all families will be responsible to pay the special fee or a minimum of $30 if the special fee is less than $30.
  • If you’re unable to attend camp/class for whatever reason, you’re required to notify the Youth Education office at the earliest time possible or at least four weeks prior to the start of camp.
  • Youth Education Program policies and procedures apply to scholarship recipients, including the drop and refund policy.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to complete a post camp survey, and may be asked to participate in Youth Education’s marketing and promotional materials. If surveys are not completed, the participant’s family will be deemed ineligible for future scholarships.
  • By submitting an application to Youth Education’s Scholarships Program, you acknowledge that you understand the scholarship policies and deadlines outlined above. Please send ALL required documents in one packet to the following email or mailing address. Documents that are mailed must be postmarked by the deadline date.
  • Scholarships are awarded per semester and are not guaranteed to every applicant.
  • Scholarships can only be used toward classes that are available at time of acceptance.

Submitting Paperwork:

Please complete the online scholarship application before submitting any paperwork. To submit the letter of recommendation, verification of income, or any other paperwork, you can do any of the following:

  • Email a photocopy, or a clear photograph where the signature and text are fully visible to prep@utah.edu
  • Mail to:
    Attn: Youth Ed. Scholarships
    Continuing Education University of Utah
    540 S. Arapeen Drive #210
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
  • Drop off in person to the Test Prep office, at The Continuing Education Building, 540 S. Arapeen Drive #210. (If you would like to drop off paperwork in person, please call 801-585-7880 in advance to let the office know you are planning to stop by.)

For any questions, please contact email prep@utah.edu, or call 801-585-7880.

Where our scholarships come from

The Youth Education Scholarship Program is supported entirely through donations. A big thank you to the Parents Club members for supporting our program and helping other students have an enriching and engaging experience!

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