All-Star Scholarship

All-Star 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. That’s why UMPS CARE Charities partnered with The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) to offer the UMPS CARE Charities All-Star Scholarship.

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 Scholarship

All-Star Scholarships are open to children adopted at the age of 10 years or older 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 ten.

  • Demonstrate financial need.

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors.

Application Requirements:

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

  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter should represent a teacher or administrator who is familiar with the student’s work and accomplishments. The second letter should come from a significant person in the child’s life (i.e. social worker, coach, etc.). Both letters should reflect the writer's knowledge of the student’s achievements, improvements, and personal needs.

  • 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 FASFSA 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.)

Deadline: Monday, May 14, 2018 

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

2018 ​Application:
In addition to the below 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