Current scholarships available..(check back frequently for updates)
*AES Engeering Solutions offers a $500 scholarship. Scholarship criteria is on their website: www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. The scholarship award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. Students are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Application deadline is October 6, 2016.
*Idaho Community Foundation (ICF)- 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. www.idcomfdn.org/Scholarships
*Alert Magazine/Golden West Publications- $500 scholarships are awarded to the student who writes the best essay concerning drug or alcohol abuse and its prevention. More information can be found at www.alertmagazine.org
*Pride Foundation has $400,000 available in scholarships for LGBTQ and straight ally student leaders. With one application students apply for over 50 scholarships. Apply online at www.pridefoundation.org. Application window opens on October 11, 2015.
*Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund– Information can be found https://secure.apiasf.org/ . Application deadline is January 11, 2017.
*Mensa Foundation Scholarship information can be found at http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/us-scholarship-process/ Application deadline is January 15, 2017.
*Gates Millennium Scholars Program- Information can be found at https://scholarships.uncf.org. Application deadline is January 2017.
*Boise Choristers will award four $1000 scholarships to 2017 graduating seniors planning to attend a college or university full time as a music major. There is an application and audition to complete- see Mrs. Bishop for details. Application deadline is February 10, 2017.
*Idaho State University Step Ahead Scholarship provides $1000 scholarship for first semester only. Students must meet certain qualifications- see Mrs. Bishop for details. Application deadline is February 15, 2017.
*Boise State University True Blue Promise Scholarship provides $8000 total ($2000 per year) toward their education. This scholarship is based on financial need and merit. Consideration is based on the information provided on your completed application. See Mrs. Bishop for further details. Deadline is February 15, 2017.
*Idaho Opportunity Scholarship– Students may receive up to $3000 per year to attend an Idaho college or university. This is a renewable scholarship. Students must meet certain qualifications. More details and the online application can be found at www.boardofed.idaho.gov. Application deadline is March 1, 2017.
*Idaho Power Company’s Academic Excellence Scholarship provides ten $2,000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors who reside in Idaho Power Company’s service area. These are non-renewable grants and are conditional upon the recipient’s enrollment at an accredited IDAHO or OREGON college, university, or vo-tech school. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.75 GPA as well as meet other requirements. Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Bishop or found at www.idahopower.com. Application deadline is March 1, 2017.
*D.L. Evans Bank Scholarship provides eight (8) $250.00 scholarships for certain Idaho colleges/universities. This scholarship opportunity is open to graduating seniors in certain geographical areas including the Treasure Valley. Students must be starting college as a full time student attending in the fall. See Mrs. Bishop for details. Applications available in November, 2016.
*Alois and Marie Goldmann Memorial Scholarship Fund: Created by the George and Mary Freund family of Idaho Falls to memorialize his maternal grandparents who were murdered during World War II at Auschwitz. Open to graduating students statewide who are attending an Idaho college or university. Application link can be found on the Idaho Community Foundation website. Deadline is March 15, 2017
*Windermere Real Estate Foundation is offering five $1000 scholarships to local graduates who are furthering their education beyond high school. Awarding criteria is based on 50% financial need, 30% extracurricular activities, 20% scholastic achievement. Applications packets are available from Mrs. Bishop. Deadline is March 30, 2017, but can be submitted earlier.
*Caldwell Western Heritage Foundation provides six $2000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors who have shown a farm, agriculture, or rodeo interest. Students must meet certain qualifications- see Mrs. Bishop for details. Application deadline is March 2017.
*Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund: Open to students who will graduate this spring and attend full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia. Students need to have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra curricular activities. Applications available in the counseling office. There is additional criteria for applicants. Deadline is March 2017.
*Buckle Up For Bobby (http://buckleupforbobby.com/scholarships) offers $1000 scholarships to college bound teens. Students must take the free Alive at 25 class offered by many Idaho police departments and submit the application. Alive at 25 class information can be found at www.idsafedriver.org 2017 Scholarship information has not yet been released.
*Charles Monger Memorial Scholarship offers $500 scholarship opportunity. Applications and instructions available at: www.meridianlodge47.org/scholarship or write to MongerScholarship@gmail.com. 2017 Scholarship information has not yet been released.
*Treasure Valley Family YMCA Scholarship for Civic Engagement- Students must meet eligibility criteria which include: 1. Students who are seniors of public, private, charter, or parochial high schools in the geographic area served by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (Ada and Canyon Counties) 2.Who have made significant contributions to their community through civic engagement, etc. beyond that which may be required by school, church, Key Club, or similar organizations; and 3. Who demonstrate passion for and dedication to working collaboratively to find solutions for civic issues (whether homelessness, healthcare, education, environment, social justice, etc.) and an interest in pursuing civic work (whether career or volunteer) that will strengthen and improve our communities. See Mrs. Bishop for application packet. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
*The North Idaho Building Contractors Association, Professional Women in Building Council are offering a $500 scholarship to high school graduating students, MALE or FEMALE entering a building-related field at any Idaho college. See Mrs. Bishop for application packet. 2017 Scholarship information has not yet been released.
*Impact the Future Scholarship is available to West Ada School District graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited Idaho college or university with a major in education and a focus on receiving a teaching degree and certification. The scholarship is focused on students who have attained a 3.25 or above grade point average. Details are available from Mrs. Bishop. 2017 Scholarship information has not yet been released.
*The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Idaho 2016 Scholarship is open to application by all students who will graduate from an Idaho High School in 2016, and attending a College, University, or Technical School as incoming freshmen in the 2016-2017 school year. Masonic affiliation is not required. See Mrs. Bishop for application packet. 2017 Scholarship information has not yet been released.
*Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants is offering a $1000 scholarship to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Visit their website at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm to learn more about this opportunity. Deadline is June 12, 2017.
*Scholarship Websites http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/. – for minority students. www.college.gov. www.KnowHow2Go.org. www.idahocis.org. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org. www.fastweb.com. www.finaid.org. www.scholarships.com. www.scholarships101.com. www.studentscholarships.org. www.legion.org/needalift. http://collegerealitycheck.com – Interactive college comparison tool that helps students and parents get beyond the sticker price and consider other important factors.