Each year, high school seniors throughout Idaho begin making plans to attend college. Many students may have an easy time figuring out where to attend college. However, affording college can be much more difficult. College costs are quickly rising and many students need to seek financial assistance in order to pay for their education. Below are 25 scholarships available to students living in Idaho or planning to attend school there.

1. Art Pattison Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 1

The Art Pattison Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students attending college in Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, Montana or Washington. Students must be pursing an education and career in the television industry. This $2,000 non-renewable scholarship is offered to a student with excellent academic achievement, strong letters of recommendation and experience working in the television industry.

Contact

Art Pattison Scholarship
NATAS Northwest Chapter
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138
(206) 575-3444
[email protected]

2. Charles Nickel Scholarship Fund

DEADLINE: February 28

The Charles Nickel Scholarship Fund is also known as the Idaho Association of Counties Scholarship Fund, Inc. It was created in order to help the children of county employees be able to afford to attend college. To be eligible for this award, applicants must have a parent who is a county elected official or employee working more than 20 hours per week. Grandchildren of elected officials are also eligible. Applicants must also be planning to attend a college, university or vocational school full time while receiving the award. Applications are reviewed according to transcripts, letters of recommendation, an essay, community involvement and any honors earned.

Contact

Charles Nickel Scholarship Fund
Idaho Association of Counties Scholarship Fund
c/o Idaho Association of Counties
P.O. Box 1623
Boise, ID 83701
(208) 345-9126

3. Don McCune Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 1

The Don McCune Scholarship is a $2,000 award offered to undergraduate students planning to attend college in Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Montana or Washington. Students must be working towards a career in the television industry. Like other NATAS scholarships, applicants must have a record of high academic achievement, strong letters of recommendation and work or volunteer experience in the television industry.

Contact

Don McCune Scholarship
NATAS Northwest Chapter
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138
(206) 575-3444
[email protected]

4. Donna Wainwright Memorial Respiratory Scholarship

DEADLINE: August 1

The Idaho Society for Respiratory Care offers the Donna Wainwright Memorial Respiratory Scholarship to Idaho residents currently completing a CRT or RRT program. Applicants must have completed one year of a respiratory therapist program. They also must be a member of the AARC. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from an instructor in the respiratory therapist program. In addition, they must complete a brief essay on their motivation in becoming a respiratory care therapist in order to be considered for this $500 scholarship.

Contact

Donna Wainwright Memorial Respiratory Scholarship
(208) 860-3172
[email protected]

5. Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Essay Contest Scholarship

DEADLINE: Varies

Alert Magazine offers the Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Essay Contest Scholarship to students in states that receive the magazine. These states include Idaho, Alaska, Colorado, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, North Dakota, Washington, Wyoming and South Dakota. Applicants must have earned a grade point average of 2.5 or better and have plans to attend college following graduation from high school. In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit an essay regarding a personal encounter with drug or alcohol abuse.

Contact

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Essay Contest Scholarship
Alert Magazine
Attn: Scholarship
P.O. Box 4833
Boise, Idaho 83711
[email protected]

6. EAA Young Eagles Flight Scholarship Fund

DEADLINE: February 28

Young Eagles offers several different scholarships to current members of the Experimental Aircraft Association or receive the recommendation of a current EEA member. There are dozens of available scholarships, including flight training scholarships, air academy camperships and post-high school scholarships. Applicants must have strong academic achievements and a history of community service. Many of the scholarships require students to have an interest in aerospace engineering, aeronautical engineering, military service, aviation or science.

Contact

EAA Young Eagles Flight Scholarship Fund
EAA Scholarship Department
P.O. 3086
Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086
(920) 426-6823
[email protected]

7. Elizabeth Wright Evans Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 1

The Elizabeth Wright Evans Scholarship is offered to undergraduate students in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska or Washington. Applicants must be majoring in a field that can lead to a career in the television industry. The scholarship committee considers the applicant’s letters of recommendations, academic achievement and previous work experience in the television industry.

Contact

Elizabeth Wright Evans Scholarship
NATAS Northwest Chapter
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138
(206) 575-3444
[email protected]

8. Elsie M. Altrusa Buck Scholarship

DEADLINE: March 15

The Elsie M. Altrusa Buck Scholarship is offered to students planning to attend Boise State University in the College of Arts and Sciences. Applicants must demonstrate academic accomplishments and a history of strong leadership skills. Students must submit the first page of the FAFSA Student Aid Report, high school or college transcripts, a brief essay and two letters of recommendation.

Contact

Elsie M. Altrusa Buck Scholarship
Boise State University Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Committee
2225 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83706
(208) 426-3822
[email protected]
http://boisestatefoundation.org/scholarships/summaries/

9. Gardner Hanks Scholarship

DEADLINE: May 1

The Gardner Hanks Scholarship is offered by the Idaho Library Association in order to assist ILA members in beginning formal library education, earning a Masters of Library Science degree or pursuing a Media Generalist certification. In order to be considered for this award, applicants must be members of the Idaho Library Association or be willing to join and pay membership dues at the time of application. Students must also submit one or more letters of recommendation and a statement of financial need.

Contact

Sherrilynn Bair
attn: ILA Scholarship / Awards Committee
924 W. Highway 39
Blackfoot, ID 83221
(208) 684-3063
[email protected]

10. Boise State Presidential Scholarship

DEADLINE: Varies

Boise State University offers a two-year $5,000 scholarship to eligible Idaho residents. Applicants must be enrolled at Boise State as a new freshman or transfer student. New freshmen must have a 3.9 unweighted cumulative high school GPA. Applicants must have an ACT score of 29 or higher. Transfer students must have a 3.9 cumulative GPA while earning at least 26 credit hours. For the purposes of this scholarship, transfer students with fewer than 26 credit hours will be considered new freshmen.

Contact

Boise State Presidential Scholarship
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 426-1664
[email protected]

11. Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 15

The Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship is offered by the Idaho State Board of Education. Approximately 25 students receive this $3,000 renewable scholarship each year. Applicants must be residents of Idaho, graduating from an Idaho high school and planning to enroll full-time in an Idaho college, university or technical program. They must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 and those entering an academic program must take the ACT or SAT. The scholarship committee considers volunteer work, public service and leadership skills in awarding the scholarship.

Contact

Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship
Office of the State Board of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0037
[email protected]

12. INLA Scholarship

DEADLINE: November 1

The Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association offers an INLA Scholarship to eligible students enrolled in a two or four year program in the state of Idaho. Students must be a resident of Idaho and majoring in horticulture, plant pathology, floriculture, landscape design, botany and turf grass management. At least one award of $750 is offered each year. Applicants must submit a school transcript, a letter of recommendation from a community member and a professor in the applicant’s major and an essay.

Contact

INLA Scholarship
Idaho Nursery & Landscape Association
Ann Bates, Executive Director
P.O. Box 2065
Idaho Falls, ID 83403
(208) 681-4769
[email protected]

13. ISBA Wayne D. Cornils Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: March 15

The ISBA Wayne D. Cornils Memorial Scholarship is offered by the Idaho State Broadcasters Association. The scholarship is designed to help students attend college who otherwise would not have the financial resources to pursue a college degree. Applicants must have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA the previous two years. In addition, they must be planning on attending a college or university in Idaho full time. Students must have excellent academic achievements and in broadcasting-related extracurricular activities.

Contact

ISBA Wayne D. Cornils Memorial Scholarship
Idaho State Broadcasters Association
1674 W. Hill Rd., Ste. 3
Boise, ID 83702
(208)-345-3072
[email protected]

14. Jim Poore Memorial Scholarship Fund (College)

DEADLINE: April 1

The Jim Poore Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to assist students interested in pursuing a career in writing. Applicants must be high school seniors at eligible Idaho high schools. Applicants can also be freshmen or sophomores at either University of Idaho or Boise State University. Students must enroll for at least 12 credit hours or maintain full-time status if awarded the scholarship. In order to be considered for this $1,000 scholarship, students must submit an application, high school or college transcript, a writing sample and a list of extracurricular activities.

Contact

Jim Poore Memorial Scholarship Fund (College)
Idaho Community Foundation
210 W. State St.
Boise, Idaho 83702
www.idcomfdn.org

15. Kristi Quong Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: March 15

The Kristi Quong Memorial Scholarship is offered to a female graduate of Meridian High School. Applicants must be registered at Boise State University and demonstrate financial need. Students must submit the first page of the FAFSA Student Aid Report, high school transcripts, a brief essay and two letters of recommendation in order to be considered for the Kristi Quong Memorial Scholarship.

Contact

Kristi Quong Memorial Scholarship
Boise State University Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Committee
2225 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83706
(208) 426-3822
[email protected]

16. LEAP Program

DEADLINE: April 29

The Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program, or LEAP Program, is an Idaho state sponsored program designed to attract out-of-state students to Idaho colleges and universities. This scholarship was previously known as the Idaho State Student Incentive Grant. American citizens residing outside of the state of Idaho are eligible for a grant of up to $5,000. In order to qualify, applicants must be enrolled in an Idaho public or private college on at least a part-time basis. They must not be currently in default on any student loan.

Contact

LEAP Program
Idaho State Board of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
(208) 334-2270
[email protected]

17. Lori Rhett Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: June 30

The Lori Rhett Memorial Scholarship is available for current undergraduate and graduate students in the NACA West region. The first 75 applications NACA receives between May 15 and June 30 of each year will be considered for the scholarship. One scholarship is awarded annually. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. In addition, they must demonstrate leadership skills by holding a significant leadership position on their college campus. High school seniors are not eligible to apply for the Lori Rhett Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, a resume and transcripts.

Contact

Lori Rhett Memorial Scholarship
NACA
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212-3401

18. Mark Richard Music Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: March 15

The Mark Richard Music Memorial Scholarship is available to provide financial assistance for Idaho residents who have been diagnosed with epilepsy. Applicants should be enrolled in an academic or vocational program in order to earn an undergraduate degree or certificate. The scholarship committee gives preference to those attending an Idaho college, university or vocational school. Applicants for the Mark Richard Music Memorial Scholarship should have strong career goals, financial need and strong recommendations. They must submit two letters of recommendation, a signed statement from the applicant’s physician and a two-page essay in order to be eligible for consideration for this scholarship.

Contact

Mark Richard Music Memorial Scholarship
Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho
310 West Idaho St.
Boise, Id 83702
(208) 344-4340
[email protected]
http://epilepsyidaho.org/programs-services/scholarships/mark-richard-music-memorial-scholarship-program/

19. Mary Ward Kilbourne Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 4

The Mary Ward Kilbourne Scholarship is available for full time undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in aviation. The scholarship committee gives preference to applicants with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above for undergraduate students and 3.00 or above for graduate students. Financial need is not a consideration for this award. Applicants must submit a transcript, a current class schedule, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation. One of the letters should be written by someone associated with the field of aviation.

Contact

Mary Ward Kilbourne Scholarship
Scholarship Office
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8391
Pocatello, ID 83209-8391
(208) 282-3315

20. MGMA Western Section Scholarship

DEADLINE: May 1

The Medical Group Management Association provides the MGMA Western Section Scholarship to residents of the MDMA western states, including Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Colorado, Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah, Oregon, and several other states. Applicants must be MGMA members. They must also be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and pursuing a degree relevant to the field of medical practice management.

Contact

MGMA Western Section Scholarship
104 Inverness Terrace East
Englewood, CO 80112-5306
(303) 799-1111
[email protected]

21. Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Regional Scholarships

DEADLINE: Varies

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Regional Scholarship Program offers several scholarships for qualified students residing in Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Applicants must be committed to practicing primary care medicine in one of the Pacific Northwest states. Students must currently be entering their 2nd through 4th year in a College of Osteopathic Medicine. A superior academic record, strong leadership skills and a solid commitment to practicing medicine in the Pacific Northwest are all considered by the scholarship selection committee.

Contact

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Regional Scholarships
1327 SE Tacoma St. #326
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 222-7161
[email protected]

22. Pacific Northwest Chapter-William Hunt Scholarship Fund

DEADLINE: April 1

The American Society of Travel Agents, also known as ASTA, offers the Pacific Northwest Chapter-William Hunt Scholarship each year to one deserving undergraduate student. This $1,000 award is available for students attending a college or university with an interest in pursuing a career in the travel and tourism industry. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States. They must also have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Contact

Pacific Northwest Chapter-William Hunt Scholarship Fund
Tourism Cares Scholarship Department
275 Turnpike St., Suite 307
Canton, MA 02021, USA
[email protected]

23. Rampton Barlow Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: Varies

Idaho State University offers the Rampton Barlow Memorial Scholarship to one undergraduate varsity athlete each year. The university’s athletics department selects a qualified candidate to receive the award based on superior academic performance in addition to athletic ability and achievements.

Contact

Rampton Barlow Memorial Scholarship
ISU Scholarship Office
921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8391
Museum Building, Room 327
Pocatello, Id 83209-8391
(208) 282-3315
[email protected]

24. Tschudy Family Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 15

The Idaho State Board of Education offers the Tschudy Family Scholarship to an outstanding high school senior graduating from Emmett High School. The scholarship is $2,500 and can be renewed for five years of undergraduate study and two additional years of graduate studies. Applicants must have graduated within the past seven years from Emmett High School and currently be enrolled as a full-time student at Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho or Lewis-Clark State College. Students must have a cumulative GPA above 2.6 and be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicants must submit a high school transcript, a transcript of any college courses taken, a statement of financial need, an essay describing extra-curricular activities and leadership experiences and two letters of recommendation.

Contact

Tschudy Family Scholarship
Office of the State Board of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0037

25. Zeba B. Smith Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 15

Blackfoot’s Chapter B of PEO offers the Zeta B. Smith Scholarship to a deserving incoming freshmen female graduate of Blackfoot High School. The applicant must be enrolled at Idaho State University to receive the award. In order to be considered for the Zeta B. Smith Scholarship, students must complete an application for admission to ISU, submit a high school transcript and submit a copy of ACT or SAT scores. Applying for admission to Idaho State University automatically serves as the scholarship application for all other open scholarships offered by ISU the applicants qualify for.

Contact

Zeba B. Smith Scholarship
ISU Scholarship Office
921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8391
Museum Building, Room 327
Pocatello, Id 83209-8391
(208) 282-3315
[email protected]

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