Navigate The Future
Navigate the Future
The Department of Defense Navigate the Future summer program offers students an immersive experience into various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
The program is designed to equip and inspire students to pursue higher STEM education and ultimately STEM careers that support our Nation’s defense. Students directly interact with U.S. Army scientists who lead hands-on technical experiences in computer science, biotechnology, robotics and various other STEM disciplines. This interaction provides students with a unique opportunity to gain special insight into DOD STEM internship and career opportunities.
Students will participate in Life Skills workshops designed to help them improve written and verbal communication skills, gain and strengthen leadership abilities and realize individual potential and strengths. Students will have the chance to interact with a panel of college students, receive information on college and university scholarship programs, degree options and campus life.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
PROGRAM DATES: June 5th – June 21st
LOCATION: Whitehorse High School, Montezuma Creek, UT
Click on the ‘STUDENT APPLICATION AND PARENT/GUARDIAN PERMISSION FORM’ button below to Apply Now!
The week of March 6th, Navajo Technical University and Utah Tech University joined our students at Whitehorse High School to share information about their school’s Campus Life, STEM Programs, and Scholarship opportunities. Click the logo to view their presentations:
Information on Colleges and Universities
Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Application Deadline: May 11th
STEM Programs: College of Engineering, Applied Sciences & Technology
University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Application Deadline: May 1
STEM Programs: College of Engineering
contains detailed information regarding the Nation’s 37 TCUs, their locations, degrees offered, average annual tuition, etc.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
a tuition-savings program that makes attending
out-of-state colleges and universities more
affordable for students.
American Indian College Fund (AICF) Scholarships
Follow the link for information, requirements, and deadlines for current AICF scholarships.
Big Future Scholarships
Open to all students in the class of 2023, 2024, and 2025, BigFuture® awards hundreds of $500 scholarships
and at least two $40,000 scholarships each month to students who take steps toward their career and education
after high school. There is no required essay, minimum GPA or test score. You qualify yourself by taking steps to
get ready for life after high school. If your family’s income is less than $60,000 per year, you will get extra chances
at these scholarships and earn double the entries for every drawing.
Catching the Dream Supplemental Award
The Catching the Dream supplemental award is intended to help Native American Indian students who are ¼ or more degree American Indian, and an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe .
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Scholarship
Even if you have not yet enrolled in or selected a college, complete and return this form by June 1 in the year the scholarship is awarded. Please note that your scholarship will be held for a maximum of four years from the time of the award; however, you must return this form by June 1 in the year the scholarship is awarded / earned to establish your scholarship account.
Microsoft Internship Opportunity
Explore Microsoft is a 12-week summer internship program specifically designed for first
and second year college students. The program is rotational and allows you to gain experience in our different software engineering roles. It’s also designed to give you
hands-on experience with various tool and programming languages in the field of software development, and encourage you to pursue degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical disciplines.
Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which opens Oct. 1, is one of the most important steps students and their families can take to pay for college. In recent years, some states have even made completing the FAFSA a high school graduation requirement.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded about $112 billion in federal grants, loans and work-study funds in fiscal year 2021, according to the most recent Federal Student Aid annual report. Those federal funds will assist roughly 10.1 million students in completing their education.
Federal financial aid can be given, such as a grant; borrowed; or earned through work experience. Here are a few answers to common questions about the FAFSA.