The school year has just begun, and Utah Scholars is excited to get back into Utah schools to give presentations to eighth grade students on how to best plan and prepare for college. We would like to invite those interested to our monthly USI training at our USHE offices in downtown Salt Lake City.
WHEN: Thursday, September 11, 12:00-1:00pm
WHERE: Utah System of Higher Education, The Gateway
60 S 400 W, Board of Regents Building
Large Conference Room, Floor P3
Lunch will be provided. Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. RSVP by Friday, September 5 to Erika Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-321-7133. Please feel free to bring colleagues, neighbors and friends. Utah Scholars presentations start September 16 and go through May. If you can’t make this training, we will let you know about upcoming opportunities. There will be another training in October.
The Utah Scholars Initiative is a high-impact academic program intended to motivate students to complete a defined curriculum while in high school to better prepare them for college and future employment. We focus on helping students understand the academic preparation needed to succeed in post-secondary education and the workforce.
Students hear about Utah Scholars through 8th grade presentations, given by volunteers from local business, community, and education leaders. Our volunteers talk to students about why to go to college, what they can do now to prepare for college, and how to pay for it.
Utah Scholars students follow a defined curriculum that exceeds the state’s current graduation requirements, but still leaves lots of time for electives. Students who graduate with the Utah Scholars distinction receive a certificate, a medallion to wear at high school graduation, and are set up to apply for scholarships.