Career and College Readiness


Scholarships

Donors and the Salt Lake Education Foundation work together to create scholarship opportunities that make meaningful differences in the lives of students.

Scholarships awarded
28
Scholarships awarded
Total value
$43,200
Total value

Students in ACT prep courses
308
Students in ACT prep courses
Average growth for students attending more than 50% of the classes
1.6 Points
Average growth for students attending more than 50% of the classes

ACT Prep

A good ACT score helps ensure that students are prepared for their future by being more competitive for college admissions, merit-based financial aid and scholarships, and future employment opportunities. The foundation partners with community organizations to help provide free ACT prep classes.


Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships allow students to split their time between the classroom and workplace, applying knowledge through a hands-on learning routine.

Salt Lake City School District is piloting a new youth apprenticeship program, Talent Ready Apprenticeship Connection (TRAC). By linking the efforts of industry and education, the TRAC program creates a model that is beneficial to both students and businesses. After the students complete their first year of the apprenticeship, during their senior year of high school, they’ll then attend Salt Lake Community College, with full tuition paid for by Stadler US, as they continue the apprenticeship for two more years.

Student Apprentices
17
Student Apprentices

Students participated in AVID programs
1,022
Students participated in AVID programs

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination)

AVID is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills. The foundation supports AVID programs in the Salt Lake City School District to help close the achievement gap.