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Greenpower Invitational 2018

Over 150 scholars gathered on April 26th, 2018 for the annual Greenpower Invitational. Held at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, 17 schools from across Utah designed and built electric cars to compete in the race. Throughout the year, scholars spent hours after school with their teachers constructing their cars, learning about force and resistance, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering. The Greenpower Invitational was created to inspire scholars to think about careers within the STEM fields.

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USU STARS! GEAR UP Spring 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

The USU STARS! spring newsletter is here! GEAR UP scholars achieved some incredible things as they finished out the school year, and you can learn all about it in this latest GEAR UP newsletter.

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Transition Camp Daily Survey

Transition Camp Daily Survey

This survey is meant to be taken daily by Transition Camp participants each day of the camp. Your feedback is valuable for evaluating the success of this camp and improving it in the future.

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Upcoming Events


Transition Camp

Transition Camp 2018

This camp is designed to help students make a smooth transition from junior high or middle school into high school. This camp will be held June 27th through June 29th at USU's main campus in Logan. Registration is currently closed for the camp, but check back here regularly for updates and details related to Transition Camp.

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Smart-Girl

Smart-Girl 2018

This camp is exclusively available to Mount Logan Middle School GEAR UP students. The all-female camp is meant to empower girls to become confident, capable, and self-reliant young women by teaching leadership and social skills.This is a great opportunity for teens to meet other girls in their community as they move forward into high school and beyond. Smart-Girl will be held June 25th through June 29th.

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Engineering Camp

Engineering Camp 2018

This year's Engineering Camp is more ambitious than ever. Taking place between July 9th and July 13th, Engineering Camp is great for students who want to get real world experience in a variety of engineering fields. This year the camp will focus on the science and practice of water and environmental data collection with the use of drones, ROVs, and other high tech equipment. Check back here for upcoming packing list and itinerary information.

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Resources


CollegeBoard

This resource allows students to have a direct connection with universities and colleges. Create an account here and you will be able to send institutions of higher education ACT/SAT test scores, transcripts, and other documents. You can also make a college plan and search for colleges, scholarships, and majors.

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CollegeBoard

Step Up to Higher Education

Here are 10 easy steps you can do to help your child prepare for college that includes saving tips, exploring degrees, and attending parent events.

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10 STEPS
Step Up Ready

Federal Student Aid

Financial aid is often critical when it comes to attending college. This resource will help you gain an understanding of the financial aid options available to you; click through to learn everything you need to know about the process for receiving federal student aid.

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Federal Student Aid

National PTA

Joining PTA gives you the opportunity to help empower families and communities to advocate education for all students. See how you can get involved today!

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NATIONAL PTA
National PTA

My529

My529 is an educational savings plan. The more you are able to save now, the easier it will be to pay for an education later. Learn about how My529 can help you start saving for the future.

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My529
My529 Educational Savings Plans

Career One Stop

It's never too early to begin thinking about what you want to do for a career. Exploring careers will help you learn what you enjoy, and ultimately determine what you study in college.

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CAREERS
Career One Stop - Exploring and researching careers
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Scholarships


Fastweb Scholarship Database

Fastweb Scholarship Database

One of the leading online scholarship databases. Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.

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Idealist Internships

Find Internships with Idealist

Idealist will help you find an internship near you. Filter by area, keywords, and the type of organization you're interested in

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Minority Based Scholarships

Unigo: Minority Based Scholarships

Here you can find many great scholarships specifically for various minority groups.

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Study Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad Scholarships

AFS awards $3 million annually to help students see the world.

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Contact Us


Cohort One Director: Mary Ann Parlin

maryann.parlin@usu.edu

435.797.0393

Cohort Two Director: Jim Dorward

jim.dorward@usu.edu

435.797.1471

Cohort Three Director: Kristin Brubaker

kristin.brubaker@usu.edu

435.797.0132

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