Scholarships
 Scholarships are very competitive but here are some tips to assist you in the process.
  • Apply for every scholarship for which you are eligible 
  • Finish the application prior to the deadline
  • Have somebody proof-read the application before submitting it
  • Be sure to include all of your community service, leadership experience, and academic honors
This website will be updated regularly, but you can also receive email or text notices of scholarships and college events.  Email Dan Bolingbroke at boldan@cassiaschools.org to get those notices.
 
In addition to the scholarships posted here, you should do your own scholarship searches.  Some well known websites are listed here:
Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship
 Deadline: February 28, 2017
 
 In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students/ high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college to receive $1000 award.

Any student, who is U.S. citizen/ currently attending or planning to attend an U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies/ high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college, is eligible to participate in our scholarship program.  Most importantly, the $1000 award is one-time only and not renewable.

The work you are going to submit has to be 100% unique and creative regarding the above topic. Selection is based on the written essay and focused on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of preventing cyberbullying. All participants will have to research and submit a 600 – 1000 words regarding the following topic:  “Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying”.

In the content, make sure to include the following ideas:
  • Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?
  • How has cyberbullying personally affected teens?

The best submission will be selected and rewarded $1000, which can be used in course materials or other resources. If you want to know more information about our selection criteria, please continue reading.

You will have to submit a 600 – 1000 words piece of content in a word .doc file. It’s best practice to include the resource to backup your work. Then send your application at scholarship@parentinn.com with all the required details listed below:
  • Personal Details (First & Lastname, Phone, and Address)
  • School Name
  • Area of Study
  • Any document which can proof that you are a Student

By participating in our scholarship, you’re granting Parentinn.com the right to publish/ use it on their site.  Application form and full eligibility criteria available at www.Parentinn.com/Scholarship

 
State of Idaho Opportunity Scholarship
Deadline March 1, 2017
 

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Be a graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED from Idaho)
  • Complete the State Board of Education scholarship application by March 1
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1
  • Accept all federal grant aid that is made available
  • Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at Lewis-Clark State College, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, or College of Idaho; OR enroll at least quarter-time at College of Western Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, or North Idaho College
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. See program rules for more details.

Application will be available at http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/scholarship_jump.asp

D. L. Evans Scholarship
 Deadline March 6, 2017
 

D. L. Evans Bank is pleased to award twenty-eight (28) $500 (total of $14,000) scholarships to the 2017 graduating high school seniors. We offer scholarships to students who plan on attending one of the following colleges/universities:

  • College of Southern Idaho
  • College of Western Idaho
  • College of Idaho
  • University of Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • Boise State University
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho

Each scholarship will be $500 and we will award four scholarships to each of these colleges/universities, for a total of $2,000 per college/university.

 
Criteria:
    • Student must be a 2016-2017 graduating high school senior from Mini-Cassia, Magic Valley, Treasure Valley, Western Idaho, Wood River, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Rigby or surrounding area.
    • The student must be enrolled full-time and attend the Fall semester.
    • Preference will be given to students majoring in finance, business, or economics; however, all other majors will be considered.
    • The student must demonstrate academic progress with a minimum 3.0 GPA from high school studies completed at the time of application.
    • Scholarship Criteria
To Apply: Complete the application; attach an official high school transcript, and a statement expressing why you should be considered as a candidate for the D. L. Evans Bank Scholarship.
 
High Desert Milk Scholarship
 Deadline Friday, March 15, 2017
 
High Desert Milk offers an annual scholarship to seniors with interests in agriculture an fields related to agriculture. You must be a US citizen and a graduating student from a Minidoka, Cassia, Kimberly, Hansen, or Murtaugh High School.
 
The Ashley Dawn Haskin Scholarship
 Deadline Postmarked by Monday, March 20, 2017
 
 The Ashley Dawn Haskin Scholarship is made available through the courageous battle Ashley Dawn Haskin had with cancer.  She passed away at age 7.  An endowment fund was established in 1993 for the purpose of awarding scholarships each year beginning in 2003, the year Ashley would have graduated. To be considered for the scholarship, the candidate must completely fill out the attached application form.  The scholarship shall be used for full-time undergraduate study and can be used at any American college, university, trade, or vocational school approved by the Selection Committee.  The Cover Letter will explain all the details.
 
Printable Form                                        Fillable Form
Oakley Valley Arts Council Scholarship
Deadline March 25, 2017
 

Oakley Valley Arts is committed to help young people interested in the performing arts.  Aaron and Gloria Johnson were killed in a tragic accident in 1990 and this scholarship was set up to remember their contributions to the arts and Oakley Valley Arts Council.  Two $250.00 scholarships are given each April to area graduating seniors who have participated in the arts.

The following areas will be considered when evaluating applications

  • Participation in Oakley Valley Arts Productions
  • Participation in other theatrical productions
  • Community service
  • Academics
  • Essay pertaining to future goals and plans

Download the Scholarship Application here

Burley Rotary Club Student Scholarship
Postmark Deadline No Later than March 31, 2017
 
This year, the Burley Rotary  Club will grant several Scholarship Awards to graduating seniors in Cassia County who plan on attending College, Tech  School, or other Higher Education institution.  The scholarships vary in amounts from $200 to $500.  Awards are based on (but not limited to) the students' academic achievements, community involvement, Rotary Club ideal of "Service Above Self," and individual needs.
 
Complete Application Form can be downloaded here.
River View Urgent Care and Medical Center
Presents the
Dennis James Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 14, 2017
 
 The Dennis James Memorial scholarship was started in 2015 by the family of Dennis James and through his company, Riverview Urgent Care and Medical Center.  Dennis had a love of life-long learning and was a passionate businessman and member of his community.  He knew how important education was in bettering people, families, and communities.  He supported education throughout his life and will continue that through this memorial scholarship.
 
Scholarship Eligibility:
High School Senior--must receive diploma from a Cassia or Minidoka County High School by June 2017
US Citizen
Plan to enroll in an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the US for the 2017-2018 school year.
2.5 GPA
 
United Electric Co-Op, Inc. Scholarship
Deadline April 14, 2017
 
The John Jones Scholarship - $500
The Grant M. Saxton Scholarship - $500
The Larry Burbank Scholarship - $500
United Electric Scholarship - $500
 
If your parent or guardian receives power from United Electric, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 
For the fillable pdf form click on the link United Electric Co-Op Scholarship Form.

Al Thaxton

Music and Arts Scholarship

Postmark Deadline April 15, 2017
 
This $1000.00 scholarship is in honor of the memory of Lion Al Thaxton, who was an outstanding lifetime musician, leader, and citizen in Cassia County and a longtime member of the Burley Lions Club.  This scholarship is intended for a 2017 graduating senior at Burley High School who must apply to be enrolled in a college or university with a major or minor in a music related field.

 Al Thaxton Music and Arts Scholarship Application

Dr. James R. Kircher

Health Care Memorial Scholarship

Postmark Deadline April 15, 2017
 

This $1000.00 scholarship is in honor of the memory of Dr. James R. Kircher, who was an outstanding, longtime physician, leader, and citizen in Cassia County and a longtime member of the Burley Lions Club.

 

The scholarship applicant must enroll as a full time student in a college or university in a health care related field (i.e. nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, pre-med, pre-dentistry, radiology, respiratory therapy, chiropractic, etc.).

 

Selection will be made by the scholarship committee of the Burley Lions Club. All applications must be received at Medical Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 809 Burley, ID 83318 no later than postmark April 15, 2017.
 

The selection will be based upon, in no particular degree of importance:

(1) Chosen course of study, (2) Personal goals (3) Community involvement and extra curricular activities, (4) References, (5) G.P.A.

The application process consists of:

         1)  Completion of the attached form and application

         2)  Copy of current high school transcript

         3)  Receipt of application postmarked by April 15, 2017.

 
$1000.00 Business Education Scholarship
Sponsored by Burley Lions Club
Postmark Deadline April 15, 2017
 

The scholarship recipient must meet the following criteria for consideration:

         1)  Be an Idaho resident

         2)  Be a graduating senior of  Burley High School class of  2017

         3)  Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

         4)  Must apply for enrollment to a College or University for the applicants desired field of study in a Business Professional Education field.

         5)  Have a demonstrated commitment to the community.

 

Selection will be made by the scholarship committee of the Burley Lions Club. All applications must be received at Business Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 809  Burley, ID 83318 no later than postmarked by April 15, 2017.
 

The selection will be based upon, in no particular degree of importance:

(1) Chosen course of study, (2) Personal goals (3) Community involvement and extra curricular activities, (4) References, (5) G.P.A.

The application process consists of:

         1)  Completion of the attached form and application with essay

         2)  Copy of current high school transcript

         3)  Application received postmarked by April 15, 2017.

Burley Leo Club Scholarship
Sponsored by Burley Lions Club
Postmark Deadline: April 15, 2017
 
 

The scholarship recipient must meet the following criteria for consideration:

 1)    Be an Idaho resident

2)    Be a graduating senior of  Burley High School class of  2017

3)    Must apply for enrollment to a College, trade school, or University for the applicants desired field of study.

 Selection will be made by the scholarship committee of the Burley Lions Club. All applications must be received at Leo Club Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 809  Burley, ID 83318 no later than postmarked by April 15, 2017.

The selection will be based upon, in no particular degree of importance:(1)  Service experience  (2) Personal goals (3) Community involvement and extra curricular activities, (4) References

The application process consists of:

 1)                Completion of the attached form and application with essay

2)                Application received postmarked by April 15, 2017.
 
 Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2017
 
The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to undergraduate students of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Recipients are selected from a pool of applicants meeting the following criteria.
 
Minimum Criteria
  • High School Senior
  • Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet
  • Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average
  • Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team
  • United States Citizen
  • Completion of application with supporting documentation and endorsements
For complete information and online application visit http://verplankfoundation.com/scholarships/
Minidoka Bowmen Scholarship
Deadline April 22, 2017
 
Applicant must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 to apply
Applicant must plan to attend the school of choice full time (12 credits or more.)
 
Kiwanis Club of Burley Scholarship
Deadline April 23, 2017
 
The Burley Kiwanis Club is making this scholarship application available to students in the Burley/Declo area.  The amount has varied from $350-$500 depending on the number of awards and how successful their fundraisers have been.  The scholarship is based on Academics, Service, Leadership, Prof Tech and Athletics. 
 
Idaho Pointe Pest Control Scholarship
 Deadline: April 29, 2017
 
  • This scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards.
  • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by April 29, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applications for scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Idaho.
  • A student aid report showing income status of your household must be attached for application to be considered.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered.
  • This scholarship is a one time scholarship worth $750. It will be awarded May 30, 2017
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  • All applicants must be submitted electronically using this form.
 
American College Foundation
Visionary Scholarship
 Deadline: May 1, 2017
 
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2020, 2019, 2018, or 2017); and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.

Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each; with multiple winners to be selected.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student's first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student's choosing within the United States.  In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education; at which time the awarded amount will be distributed.

The American College Foundation Scholarship Committee will determine, and has final say, on all award recipients.  Selected recipients agree that their application and award information; including essay, picture, name, state, high school grade level, and award amount may be acknowledged on the American College Foundation website and associated materials.

Application Deadline 2017 - 2018 (must be received by): May 1, 2017

Winners chosen June 30, 2017; and awards distributed: July 28, 2017.

Only one application per student, per award year will be accepted.

Only non-winners may reapply each subsequent year.

Visit our Registration Page to begin the application process.

You will receive an Application Packet within two (2) weeks from the time you register.

If you have NOT received your application packet within two (2) weeks, please email:

ACF Visionary Scholarship Program

Only email if you have completed the Registration Page and have NOT received an application packet within two (2) weeks.  Emails will NOT be accepted to obtain an application packet; emails will NOT be accepted to check the status of your application.

 
 
Robinson & Henry Family Law Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
 
Robinson & Henry, P.C., is pleased to offer the 1st Annual Family Law Scholarship. We select one talented student each year for the Family Law Scholarship.

This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students nationwide who plan on attending, or are attending, an accredited 4-year college/university or 2-year accredited community college in the Fall of 2017. The Family Law Scholarship is open only to applicants whose parents have gone through a divorce or are planning on pursuing a career in family law.
 
- Funds will be sent to the college you plan on attending
- Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000
- Scholarship entry is due by May 31st, 2017
- A winner will be announced in July 2017   Students are eligible to be considered for the scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be attending an accredited 4-year college/university or 2-year community college for Fall 2017
  • A current transcript MUST be submitted for consideration
  • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • A 500-word minimum essay explaining your parents divorce and how it changed your everyday outlook, or why you are pursuing a career in family law
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application for consideration
  • Scholarship due May 31, 2017Any incomplete or late scholarship applications will not be accepted
Online application page which is located here:  https://www.robinsonandhenry.com/denver-divorce-lawyer#scholarship.
 
 
Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC
DREAMers Scholarship
 Deadline: May 31, 2017
 
 The Arizona Law Offices of Snow, Carpio & Weekley are pleased to offer the S.C.W. DREAMers Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2017. Applicants must be an High School Senior or undergraduate United States DREAMer. Immigrants who meet certain criteria as listed below are referred to as DREAMers as they fill the requirements of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
 
DREAMer Requirements:
  • Immigrant under the age of 25
  • Entered the United States before age 16
  • Have lived continuously in the country for at least five years
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, a “significant” misdemeanor, or three other misdemeanors
General Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant must be a DREAMer as specified above
  • Completed application must be submitted online by May 31, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2017.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached to application for consideration.
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $2,500 to be awarded the fall semester of 2017.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship.
 
 
Khan Injury Law Scholarship
 Deadline: August 1, 2017
 

Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship to a student of their choosing. To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.

  2. You must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying your enrollment.

  3. You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.

  4. Write an essay explaining your plans for your education.

Qualifying students can apply here:http://khaninjurylaw.com/scholarship/

Christensen & Hymas Personal Injury Lawyer's Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2017
 
Kenneth Christensen and Russell Hymas, the lawyers here are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship:
  1. You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States
  2. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  3. Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended
  4. You are required to submit a transcript verifying your GPA
Diagnosis Delayed Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2017
 
The Diagnosis Delayed scholarship is open to all students pursuing a medical or legal degree.  Students must be enrolled in a program at the date of application.
 

Requirements

  • Student must be enrolled in a medical or legal program at the date of application
  • US citizen
  • No minimum GPA

Application Materials – Please include all of the following materials in an email to info@diagnosisdelayed.com. No exceptions will be made for missing items:

  • Proof of Enrollment: acceptance letter, current class schedule, etc.
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A word document containing the following information:
  1. Name:
  2. Address:
  3. Birthdate:
  4. Program/School attending:
  5. GPA:
  6. Short essay – 500 word max describing why you deserve to win the scholarship

For complete information go to http://www.diagnosisdelayed.com/scholarship/

Fisher & Talwar General Scholarship
 Deadline: November 15, 2017
 
The Fisher & Talwar $1,000 General Scholarship is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a college degree.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
Complete information for application can be found at http://www.fishertalwar.com/scholarship/
Idaho Community Foundation
Various scholarships and deadlines
 
ICF manages over 60 different scholarship funds – each customized according to the desires of the fund creator. Each has its own eligibility criteria, application requirements, and review process. Many have their own applications, deadlines, and eligibility requirements. 
 
Alert Magazine Scholarship $500
No deadline
 
Eligibility:
  • Must currently be a senior in high school
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state)
 
Requirements:
  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse.  In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650-800 words in length
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts
  • Essays must also include a recent photo.  Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay.
 
For full information  go to their website at http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php
 
 
 
 
 
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