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 College Scholarship is for children adopted later in life in order to provide a college education to students who otherwise might not be able to afford one. UMPS CARE Charities will award a total of $40,000 in scholarship funding for 2019.

About the All-Star College Scholarship

The All-Star Scholarship is 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 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 (13).

  • Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA Application.

  • Applicants must be incoming college freshmen under the age of twenty (20)

Application Requirements:

  • A completed application that includes four 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, mentor, 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.

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 personal identifying information in the application, students must submit the following information to Feel free to Include any additional information you think the Scholarship Committee should know about you. ALL items listed below must be submitted in order to be considered by the Scholarship Selection Committee. 

  • 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 a personal reference (can be sent directly to Jennifer Jopling)
  • Letter of Recommendation from a parent or guardian (can be sent directly to Jennifer Jopling) 
  • 4 Essay Questions in a Word Document with questions listed at the top of the page and essays written below.
Essay Questions: 
  1.  Discuss your goals for college and post-college. (500 Words or Less) 
  2. Tell us about someone that is important to you and how they have impacted your life. Please list their contact info as a reference.
  3. Discuss the extracurricular and community service experiences you have led/participated in and what you learned from your involvement. (500 Words or Less) 
  4. College can be challenging from both an academic and personal perspective. Describe your current support system and how you plan to expand that support system once at school. (1000 Words or Less)