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November Scholarship and Opportunities Bulletin

November Scholarship and Opportunities Bulletin



NHS Scholarship-The holidays are right around the corner, so don’t forget about the NHS Scholarship!  The deadline is December 7th.  Visit www.nhs.us/scholarship for application instructions.  NHS members must be in good standing with minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program-This scholarship program is for high school seniors who demonstrate:  leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  Scholarship awards up to $40,000 per scholar.  To apply, go to REAGANFOUNDATION.ORG?SCHOLARSHIPS orFACEBOOK.COM/GEREAGANSCHOLARSHIPS by January 4, 2019.


Boise State University True Blue Promise-$2,000 per year for four years.  Must have minimum 3.3 cumulative unweighted GPA along with minimum ACT composite of 24 or SAT 1160.  Applicants must submit the FAFSA by February 15th and be eligible for the PELL Grant.


LGBTQ+ Scholarships-Every year the Pride Foundation awards scholarships to LGBTQ  and allied student leaders in the Northwest.  If you are a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington you may qualify.  Apply at pridefoundation.org by early January 2019.


2019 Idaho Association of Counties Scholarship-Six scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to the winners as selected by the IAC Scholarship Committee.  Those who are eligible to apply for the scholarship are children of county employees who are issued a paycheck by the county that work 20 hours or more per week and the children and grandchildren of county elected officials.  The deadline is Thursday, February 29, 2019.  See Mrs. Draves for a copy of the application.


Frenchtown Rural Fire District-Frenchtown Rural Fire District offers a resident firefighter program to young men and women who have graduated from high school and are motivated to help others and serve their communities.  All resident training and response obligations are during evening and weekend hours.  All trainings and certifications are provided free of charge in exchange for a two year commitment to the program.  Accepted candidates become trained and certified as firefighters/EMTs through accredited training.  For further information, please see Mrs. Draves.


Boise State University CAMP Program-CAMP serves students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families.  They provide financial support for the students first year of college as well as academic, career, and personal support through graduation.  The priority consideration deadline for this program is December 31, 2018.  The CAMP award for 2019-2020 will be similar to last year’s amount, which was $3,000 per student for one year.  For additional information, please see Mrs. Draves.


Seattle University Sullivan Leadership Award-Each year, nine incoming first-year students are selected to receive the Sullivan Leadership Award on the basis of their demonstrated academic excellence, service and leadership.  Sullivan Scholars receive full tuition, room and meals for each of four years of undergraduate study at Seattle University.  The application can be found at www.seattleu.edu/sullivan.  A complete Early Action admissions application must be submitted on or before November 15, 2018.  Students who wish to apply for the Sullivan Leadership Award must submit an application by November 30, 2018.


University of Idaho Chobani Scholars Program-Established by the Chobani Foundation, the goal of the program is to provide vital financial support to help educate the next generation of dairy professionals.  The scholarship program is for students whose family members work on dairy farms and who intend to pursue a career in dairy production.  This is a $20,000, multi-year scholarship and priority will be given to students from the Magic Valley.  Four scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen in Fall 2019 and four more will be awarded in Fall 2020.  For additional information, please see Mrs. Draves.  Students must apply to the University of Idaho and submit their video application by December 1st.


CTE Career Fair-November 30, 2018 at Castleford High School’s gym from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for grades 11 and 12.  There will be community colleges, traditional universities, trade schools, and local career opportunities available.


Reedsy Scholarship-The next deadline will be February 21, 2019 for the spring semester scholarship.  For this edition, they will be awarding $1,000 to the student who submits the best first chapter of an original novel.


Pointe Pest Control Scholarship-Pointe Pest Control is offering a scholarship opportunity for students who “Pay it Forward”.  You can read more about the application and requirements on their website, https://pointepest.com/idaho-scholarship-application.  The scholarship is for $750 and is available to high school seniors in Idaho.


CWI Career Pioneer Mentor Program Open House-Are you underrepresented in your career of interest? If so, you’re invited to the CWI Career Pioneer Mentor Program Open House on Thursday, November 8th starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Nampa Micron Education Center located at 5725 E. Franklin Road in Nampa.


2019 Intermountain Medical Imaging Scholarship-Intermountain Medical Imaging is offering a merit-based scholarship to a student who desires to further their education in the medical field.  All applicants applying to be considered for the $1,000 scholarship must meet the following criteria:  Submit an original 500-word essay on how they have made a difference in our community and what they hope to accomplish in the world of healthcare; 3.0 gpa; show interest in going into a healthcare field; graduate from an Idaho high school; provide details and experiences from community service they have participated in over the last 4 years; show proof of acceptance or active enrollment in undergraduate school; and be a current high school senior or college freshman.  Applications are available at https://www.aboutimi.com/.

The application deadline is April 30, 2019.


The League of Women Voters Essay Competition-Because of the importance of journalism in a democratic society, and based on the fact that the truth matters, the League of of Women Voters of Pocatello is pleased to announce a statewide competition for the best paper on Fake News.  The competition is open to all students enrolled in an Idaho public school, grades 9-12.  The top three papers will receive an academic award.  Applications and additional information are available from Mrs. Draves.  The submission deadline is February 1, 2019.


Rover Scholarship-$2,500 award.  Apply at https://www.rover.com/college-scholarship.  Deadline is May 1, 2019.


Ayn Rand’s Essay Contests for Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged- For additional information go to, https://aynrand.org/students/essay-contests  The deadlines are January 15, 2019 and April 25, 2019.


Discover Student Loans Sweepstakes-For additional information, go to https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/  Application deadline is January 31, 2019.


Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship-For information re: this scholarship, go to https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm  The application deadline is March 1, 2019.


Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship-For information re: this scholarship, go to https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships.  Deadline is December 31, 2018 and May 31, 2019.


Western Undergraduate Exchange(WUE)-WUE is a program coordinated by the Western Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in participating two-year and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level; up to 150% of the institution’s regular resident tuition.

Many institutions require evidence of academic performance, or place conditions on WUE enrollment.  Some institutions have opened their entire curriculum on a space-available basis.  Others offer only designated programs at the discounted rate.  To learn more about this program, go to wiche.edu/wue.

Scholarships for Dreamers-Eastern Oregon University is partnering with TheDream.US to offer scholarship funding supporting college education for qualified immigrant students.

Know of any students who may qualify by:

  • Intending to enroll at EOU

  • First time college student or community college graduate

  • Undocumented student


For more information call 541.962.3550 or email the Financial Aid office at EOU.

Idaho Power Scholarship for Academic Excellence-The Scholarship for Academic Excellence provides 10 annual student fee/tuition grants for graduating high school students who live within Idaho Power's service area. Applicants must have a minimum 3.75 unweighted grade point average. The $2,000 annual grants are conditioned upon the recipients enrollment at an accredited Idaho or Oregon college, university or vocational-technical school. The scholarship funds must be used during the school year directly following the awarding of the grant. Scholarship grants may not be deferred or held for later use.

Download the Scholarship for Academic Excellence application form (PDF) for details and to apply for the scholarship.

Larry Wimer and Kevin Whittier Memorial Scholarships-The Larry Wimer Memorial Scholarship provides an annual student fee/tuition grant for students planning full-time undergraduate enrollment in the Department of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho. This one-time scholarship is not renewable.

The Kevin Whittier Memorial Scholarship is for students planning to attend any Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school full-time and majoring in engineering.

Get details and apply for these scholarships by visiting the Idaho Community Foundation's website.

Idaho Community Foundation Scholarships-The Idaho Community Foundation manages over 70 different scholarship funds-each customized according to the desires of the fund creator.  Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements, application, and deadline.   Click on the name of the fund to learn more about the criteria and how to apply.  The website can be found at https://www.idcomfdn.org/Scholarships.

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship-This organization recognizes and rewards students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger.  The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice.  The Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation’s founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger.  Applications can be found by going to HelpStopHunger.org.  

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Program- This program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their school, and within their community.  Twenty Foot Locker Scholar Athletes will each receive $20,000 in college scholarship money for their excellence in school, on their sports teams and in their communities.    Applications can be found at https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/  The application deadline is December 14, 2018 at 5 P.M. EST.

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest-The Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites U.S. high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient.  A “Profile in Courage” essay is a carefully researched recounting of a story:  the story of how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on the dictates of the public good, rather than the dictates of polls, interest groups or even constituents.  The contest challenges high school students to discover new profiles in courage, and to research and write about acts of political courage that occurred after the 1956 publication of John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage.  For additional information go to www.jfklibrary.org.  Essay deadline is January 18, 2019.

Sixt Scholars-Sixt Rent-A Car is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2019 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt Scholar.  Applicants must have a 3.75 gpa and plan to enroll full-time in a 2-year or 4-year college or university.  Applications must include a high school transcript.  To apply go to:  sixt.com/sixt-scholars.  The application deadline is November 30, 2018.

Elks Most Valuable Scholarship-To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a high school senior who is a US citizen.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  Applications can be found by going to:  https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9716/elks_most_valuable_student_competition_scholarship.php.  The application deadline is November 15, 2018.

REACH-KFC Educational Grant for KFC Employees-Hourly employees and shift managers of KFC who are planning to further their education at a 2-year or 4-year college, may apply for a $2,000 grant.  For additional information, please contact your employer.

arbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers:

The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. These scholarships, supported by an endowment funded by Barbara Lotze, are available only to U.S. citizens attending U.S. schools.

Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers.  Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for, and engage in, a career in physics teaching at the high school level and must, at the time the scholarship funds are received by the student, be:

  • an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment.

  • pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.

  • showing promise of success in their studies, and

  • a citizen of the United States of America.

Applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered for recommendation to the Executive Board at each AAPT Winter Meeting. All applications in which all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by December 1 will be considered for recommendation at the winter meeting of the AAPT Executive Board.

Applications can be submitted online or with the PDF. You should enter a unique ID at the bottom of the online application page so that you can edit your application if you need to return to it. Emails will automatically be sent to your references requesting letters of support for your online application.  To apply, go to:  aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm

National Space Club Scholarship-Applicants for this scholarship must be high school seniors or current undergraduate/graduate students studying in one of the STEM fields.  To apply, go to spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html.  Please Remember-

  • Completed application and video must be uploaded to the National Space Club and Foundation website by November 30, 2018.

  • If chosen to continue, the recipient must be available to speak with the NSCF executive committee for a live audition via Skype in January 2019.

  • The recipient must be available to speak at the 2019 Goddard Memorial Dinner on March 22, 2019. Travel and lodging for the recipient and one guest will be provided by the National Space Club and Foundation.

  • Scholarship check will be provided to the college or university made payable to the applicable college or university no later than June 14, 2019.

  • Non-recipients will not be notified. Applicants may check www.spaceclub.org for announcement of the scholarship winner.