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2016 Scholarships

2016 scholarship applications are now available! Please email Jodi Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for the complete scholarship application packet.

The Utah Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (UJ$C) and America First Credit Union (AFCU) are proud to sponsor  up to four  $1,000 scholarships for Utah high school students, graduating class of 2016.  Complete scholarship information is included in this document. 

The Utah Jump$tart Scholarship Competition is designed to recognize students who can demonstrate a solid understanding of financial literacy concepts and are pursuing a post-secondary education.

If you have any questions about the Utah Jump$tart Scholarship competition, please contact Jodi Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Utah Jump$tart Coalition Scholarship Program Rules

 

Award

Up to four (4) $1,000 scholarships.

 

Scholarship Use  

The scholarship may be used for any field of study at an accredited Title IV fund-dispersing post-secondary institution. Search here for eligible post-secondary institutions.Please direct questions about eligible institutions to Jodi Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Eligibility

Applicant MUST:

  1. Be a high school student, graduating class of 2016, at an accredited Utah school.

  2. Have successfully completed or currently be enrolled in the General Financial Literacy course.

  3. Plan to pursue post-secondary education.

     

    Application requirements:  

  1. Submit completed application form (available from Jodi; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). 

  2. Submit required essay as specified in application criteria (available from Jodi; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

  3. Submit post-secondary institution acceptance letter OR document indicating student has completed the application process and is being considered for admission.

  4. Submit complete application, essay and post-secondary documentation via email in PDF format, no later than midnight March 18, 2016.

Note: Late, incomplete, mailed or hand-delivered entries will not be accepted. 

 

Selection and Judging

All qualifying entries will be judged by a panel composed of representatives from the scholarship sponsoring organizations. All decisions of the judges are final.

 

Deadline

All applications must be submitted via email in PDF format, no later than midnight March 18, 2016

Note: Late, incomplete, mailed or hand-delivered entries will not be accepted. 

 

 

 

Mission & Unique Proposition

Our Mission

To improve the personal financial literacy of K-12 youth by providing advocacy, research and educational resources. We strive to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.

Our Unique Proposition

Utah Jump$tart is a coalition of organizations, which share a commitment to the financial education of youth. Working collaboratively, more resources and expertise are available to accomplish this task.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Raising awareness of the need for personal finance fundamentals;
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of personal financial education;
  • Promoting responsible fiscal attitudes and behaviors; and
  • Encouraging networking and cooperative efforts among business, community, government and education
   

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