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September Scholarship and Opportunities Bulletin

September Scholarship and Opportunities Bulletin

College Scholarship Department-Each college and university has a scholarship department.  Be sure to visit their website to see when the scholarship application deadline is for the school(s) you are interested in.  This department will be able to assist you with any in-house scholarships offered at their school.

Other Places to Look for Scholarships-Parent’s employers, student’s employer, church, service organizations, State of Idaho Department of Education

Scholarship, Financial Aid and College Search websites :
































Coca-Cola Scholars-Applicants must be a current high school senior; a U.S.  Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Refugee, Asylee, Cuban-Haitian entrant, or Humanitarian Parolee; planning to pursue a degree at an accredited college/university; minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 at end of their junior year.  This scholarship is achievement based and students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their school and community.  Applications can be found at
www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants.  The application deadline is October 31, 2017.

Burger King Scholars- This scholarship will be available between October 15-December 15, 2017.  Criteria for consideration include the following:  must be a high school senior living in the U.S.; minimum 2.5 G.P.A.; must plan to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year college/university full-time.  Applications can be found at: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php.

Target Scholarships for African-American and Hispanic Students:

Target Corporation’s Community Leaders Scholarships are designed to support and encourage college-bound students in the Hispanic and African-American communities. These programs are dedicated to helping deserving high school graduates achieve their dreams of a college education.

Target has partnered with the United Negro College Fund to sponsor eight $5000 Target/UNCF Community Leaders Scholarships. These scholarships are available to undergraduate African-American students who are currently enrolled at one of the UNCF member colleges or universities. Applicants must demonstrate the requisite level of financial need, must meet specific academic standards, and must be committed to serving their communities.

In partnership with the Hispanic College Fund, Target offers 50 annual scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage who are majoring in business related studies at an accredited college or university. Eligibility is determined by financial need as well as academic achievement. Award amounts range from $1000 to $5000.

Gloria Mattera National Migrant Scholarship Fund-The purpose of this scholarship fund is to assist financially migrant youth who have the desire to further their education to achieve their personal and career goals.  This scholarship fund gives eligible applicants a chance to make choices regarding their careers and futures through grants in the amount of up to $250.  The application deadline is April 1st.  To access this application, go to www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/mattera.htm.

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship-The purpose of this scholarship is to serve as a living tribute to Frank Kazmierczak, a long time migrant educator, by offering an annual award in the amount of $1,000 for post-secondary scholarship assistance to a migrant student who wishes to pursue a career in teaching.  Candidates will be screened by a selection committee on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Child of a migrant worker or a migrant worker (priority will be given to those with mobility in the last 3 years)
  • Career goal is teaching
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Financial need

The application deadline is February 1st.  To access this application, go to www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/kazmierczak.htm.

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farm Workers-Funded by a bequest from Berrien Fragos Thorn, creative arts scholarships have been initiated in order to foster and encourage creative talents of individuals with a history of migration to obtain work in agriculture.  Eligible applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing further development of their talents in one of the following disciplines: 

  • Visual-painting, sculpture, photography, etc.
  • Performing-dance, theatre, music, etc.
  • Media-film, video, animation, computer graphics, etc.
  • Literary-poetry, short stories, etc.
  • Crafts-traditional folk arts, furniture, weaving, pottery, etc.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED.  A letter of recommendation must be included.  To access this scholarship opportunity, go to:  www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/thorn.htm.  Application deadlines on November 1st and June 1st.

Elk’s 2017 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest-Applicant’s must be high school seniors, a U.S. citizen and live within Twin Falls, Jerome, Lincoln or Blaine County to apply.  Scholarship consideration is based on the following criteria:

  • Financial need-10%
  • Leadership-40%
  • Scholarship-50%

Applications can be downloaded at http://www.elks.org.  The application deadline is November 27, 2017.

2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award-This award was created by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial in 1995 to honor both middle school and high school students for outstanding acts of community service.  If you have participated in community service activities over the past year, you may complete an application at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit.   Applications must be completed by November 7, 2017 and submitted to Principal Johnson.

William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholars Program at Washington University-This scholarship program is seeking candidates who have exhibited a capacity for service and leadership, as well as academic excellence, and those who will embrace the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum.  They are especially interested in students who exhibit qualities that embody the essence of the Danforths-maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to the community.  To find out additional information re: this scholarship opportunity, please see Mrs. Draves in the counseling office.  Application deadline is November 15, 2017.

Wendy's High School Heisman-Wendy's believes in supporting educating and celebrating the successes of top performing high school scholar-athletes.  Applicants must excel at academics, athletics and community service.  To apply, go to WintheWendysHeisman.com.  Application deadline is October 2, 2017.

National Portfolio Day-Meet one-on-one with representatives from top art and design colleges in select cities.  Visit www.portfolioday.net for information about specific events, how to attend, and how to research member schools.

Boise State University CAMP-This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to help migrant or seasonal farm workers and their children go to college.  Financial support as well as counseling, tutoring, and mentoring help first year students succeed.  After the first year, CAMP continues academic and personal support throughout college.  The program helps participants obtain grants, scholarships, and pre-professional jobs and internships to finance the balance of college.  To pick up an application or to find out more information about this program, see Mrs. Draves in the counseling office.  Application deadline is February 15th.

The League of Women Voters of Pocatello, Idaho Essay Competition-In March 2017, the Idaho State Legislature voted to remove climate change from the Idaho State Science Standards for public schools.  Because of the importance of climate change, the League of Women Voters of Pocatello and the League of Women Voters of Idaho are pleased to announce a statewide competition for the best paper on climate change.  The competition is open to all students enrolled in an Idaho public school, grades 9-12, effective fall 2017.  The top 3 papers will receive an academic award.  In addition, select papers will be submitted to the Idaho State Legislature during the 2018 Regular Session.  See Mrs. Draves for additional information or an application.  Entries must be postmarked on or before December 1, 2017.

United States Senate Youth Program-
This program is a national initiative to provide a yearly opportunity for talented young people with demonstrated leadership abilities to deepen their understanding of America's political processes and strengthen their resolve to pursue careers in public service.  This program is merit-based and highly competitive.  If selected, the Hearst Foundation will pay all expenses for Washington Week including transportation, hotel and meals.  If you would like to compete for this program, please see Mrs. Draves before September 15th.

 Colleges that charge no tuition to attend:

Berea College-Located in Kentucky, Berea College is a Christian, Liberal Arts College.  Berea College only admits academically promising students who have limited economic resources.  There is no tuition; however, students are required to work at least 10 hours per week on campus.  To learn more, go to https://www.berea.edu.

College of the Ozarks-Christian values, character, hard work and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the College of the Ozarks, otherwise known as Hard Work U.  All full-time students work campus jobs to defray the cost of education allowing them to graduate debt free.  To learn more, go to https://www.cofo.edu.

Military Academies-

  • U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado
  • West Point Military Academy, New York
  • U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut