Student Competitions and Scholarships
Utah Digital Media Arts Festival
The Utah Digital Media Arts Festival is an annual competition/festival that gives Utah high school students the opportunity to showcase his or her best work. From 3D graphics to 2D animation, digital media projects are featured from students all around the state. Entries are judged on technical and artistic value.
Utah IT Challenge
The Utah IT Challenge is an annual event held in partnership with the Microsoft Image Academy, a national program that provides industry-leading technology skills. Students, grades 9-12, have the opportunity to compete among their peers and test in MTA and Adobe certifications. Students who participate in the Utah IT Challenge further develop skills in industry-leading technology that will jump-start his or her future career in the IT industry.
Enter your students industry certification score in the following form.
CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards
CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards are for outstanding Career and Technical Education students. The awards cover up to one year of tuition and are open to any graduating senior student who plans to get CTE training after high school.
Graphic Design Contest
Calling all Utah middle/junior high and high school students to design the graphic for the Business & Marketing and Information Technology summer conference. The graphic will be featured on the summer conference materials. One entry will be selected, and the winner will receive a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. All entries must be received (not postmarked) by the close of business on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Young Technology Scholar Award
Micro Focus and the Utah State Board of Education sponsor the annual Young Technology Scholar (YTS) Award. This award is granted to high school seniors who have demonstrated proficiency in computer/IT related courses and leadership abilities in their schools and communities.
Winners can receive a scholarship award of up to $5,000. Winners are selected by the YTS Scholarship Committee, which consists of representatives from Micro Focus and the Utah State Board of Education.
Application and Guidelines
Applications must be postmarked by March 31 each year.