All-Star College Scholarship

All-Star College Scholarship

Education is an important part of life. In baseball terms, it gives you a healthy lead as you round the bases. But not everyone gets the same opportunity for higher education. The UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship is for children adopted later in life in order to help provide a college education to students who otherwise might not be able to afford one. UMPS CARE Charities will award a total of $30,000 in scholarship funding for 2018.

About the All-Star College Scholarship

All-Star Scholarships are open to children adopted at or after the age of 13 to provide increased opportunities for advanced education. Each year, one student will be selected to receive the All-Star Scholarship. This student will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 annually to go towards tuition, books, and other college related expenses.

​Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must have been adopted at or after the age of thirteen.

  • Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA Application.

  • Applicants must be incoming freshman.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed application that includes five short answer/essays written by the student.

  • Three letters of recommendation. Letters should reflect the writer's knowledge of the student’s achievements, improvements, and personal needs.
    • Teacher/ Administrator: One letter should represent a teacher or administrator who is familiar with the student’s work and accomplishments.
    • Personal Reference: The second letter should come from a significant person in the child’s life (i.e. social worker, coach, etc.). 
    • Parent: The parent letter should highlight the growth the student has shown since adoption and the layers of support in their lives. ​
  • The student's most recent high school transcript and a copy of first semester's grades. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • A copy of your Student Aid Report (FAFSA). Visit the web for complete FAFSA details including deadlines at

(Please note once you have started the application there is not an option to 'save and continue' your work. Review all questions before making a final submission.)

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The 2019 Application will go live on February 1st and the deadline will be May 15. 

Questions? Contact our Program Director - Jennifer Jopling - 801-599-1706.

2019 ​Application Attachments:
In addition to the application applicants must send the following items via email to

  • Copy of High School Transcript
  • Copy of Student FAFSA Report 
  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher (can be sent directly to Jennifer Jopling
  • Letter of Recommendation from significant person in your life (can be sent directly to Jennifer Jopling