• 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:
  • 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/
  • Hagan Scholarship Foundation

    Deadline November 15, 2017

     

    The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide, need based, merit scholarship; each scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $5,000 each semester.

     

    2017 Eligibility Requirements

    1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
    2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School; see List of Eligible Public High Schools.
    3. Must be a student in the 2018 high school graduating class.
    4. Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.
    5. Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or 1,200 on the SAT.
    6. Must enroll in a four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
    7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college.
    8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2017 using 2016 tax return information.
      FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500.
    9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
    10. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

    The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving, self-motivated student with high goals in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.

     

    Hagan Scholarship Application

     

    Applicants MUST complete the FAFSA now using 2016 Tax Information, and provide a complete copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR):
    1. For Question 26 answer “High School Diploma” which you will have prior to college enrollment.
    2. For Questions 29 answer “Never attended college / 1st Year.”

  • AXA Achievement Scholarship

    in association with U.S. News & World Report

    Deadline December 15, 2017

     
    • A winner in every state, Wasington, DC & Puerto Rico
    • Scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000
    • Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  APPLY EARLY!
    to learn more and apply online
     
  • ACT Student Champion Award

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

     

    Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

    ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.

    Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:

    • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
    • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
    • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

    Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application.

    All questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org.

  • 2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

    Deadline: December 31, 2017

     

    SeniorAdvisor.com, the premier ratings and reviews site for senior services providers nationwide, is proud to announce our fourth annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) during the academic year.

     

    Selection and Eligibility Criteria

    The annual scholarship award is for three (3) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

    The following are ineligible to apply:

    • Employees of SeniorAdvisor.com, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
    • An immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of an employee of SeniorAdvisor.com, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
    • A person living in the same household, whether or not related, of an employee of SeniorAdvisor.com, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.

    Applicants must include a 250-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.  A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by SeniorAdvisor.com staff.

     

    Guidelines for Applicants

    Please include the following three items in your submission:

    • 250 word maximum introductory bio about yourself – you may choose to include your work or educational background, why you're seeking a degree in your field, and why this scholarship interested you.
    • 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?
    • Signed and dated Scholarship Award Agreement.

    How to Apply

    Email scholarship@senioradvisor.com to submit your essay, introductory bio, and signed Scholarship Award Agreement.

    Award recipients will be notified individually and announced by January 31, 2018.

  • State of Idaho
     Governor's Cup Scholarship
    Deadline February 15, 2018
     
     

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

    • Be a resident of Idaho
    • Be a graduating senior of an Idaho high school
    • Enroll as a full-time student in an academic or technical program at an Idaho college or university (and take the ACT or SAT if enrolling in an academic program)
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
    • Attend the first semester of college following graduation
    • Write a 500-word personal essay about your goals and interests
    • High consideration for selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to public service. Documentation of volunteer work, leadership, and public service is required.

    For further details on eligibility and program administration please see the Governor's Cup Scholarship Guidelines.

  • Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship

    Deadline: February 23, 2018

     

    The new 2018 Application Form, instructions, and guidelines for the Al Wright Migrant Scholarship awarded each year by NASDME are now available on the NASDME website at http://www.nasdme.org/al-wright-scholarship.
     
     
    This scholarship, which awards at least $3,000 to one or more graduating migrant high school students, will be presented at the 2018 National Migrant Education Conference in Portland, Oregon this coming Spring.
     
     
    Please note that the application form and accompanying supporting material must be received at NASDME's DC office BY the deadline of Friday, February 23, 2018. (Applications with the postmark of that date will not be reviewed.) The instructions for the application must be strictly followed and the 2018 application form used, not any earlier form please.
     
     
    We have found that when migrant students get help and support from staff in their schools, their applications are often stronger, so we urge you to assist migrant students in the application process.
  • Parentinn.com Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship

    Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

     

    Who Can Apply: A high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college.

    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, $1250 will be given to Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students – $1250 will be given to High School Students, which can be used in course materials or other resources. If you want to know more information about our selection criteria, please continue reading.

     

    Selection Criteria

    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.

    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.

     

    How to Submit your Application

    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.

    Parentinn’s Scholarship 2017 – 2018 Application Download.

    Then send your application to scholarship@parentinn.com with all the required details listed below using this email template:

    • Personal Details (First & Lastname, Phone, and Address).
    • School Name.
    • Area of Study.
    • Any document which can proof that you are a Student.
  • State of Idaho Opportunity Scholarship
    Deadline March 1, 2018
     

    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 https://boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarships/idaho-opportunity-scholarship/

  • Idaho Pointe Pest Control Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2018

     

    For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on. Bonus points are awarded for including pictures. We want to hear what good deed you did to help your community.

     

    After you have finished your good deed, pass along this scholarship to as many friends as you can. For every submission we get that says you referred/told them about this scholarship, you get bonus points. (Feel free to post the scholarship on your Facebook page to spread the word.)

     

    Once your good deed is finished and you have told all of your friends about this scholarship, play the Pointe Pest Control game and take a screenshot of your highest score. Bonus points are added to your application for playing the game.

     

    • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by April 29, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
    • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
    • Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Idaho.
    • This scholarship is a one-time scholarship worth $750. It will be awarded May 30, 2018
    • All applicants must be submitted electronically using this form.

     

    Application can be found here

  • Idaho Pointe Pest Control Scholarship

    Deadline: April 29, 2018

     

    For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on. Bonus points are awarded for including pictures. We want to hear what good deed you did to help your community.

     

    After you have finished your good deed, pass along this scholarship to as many friends as you can. For every submission we get that says you referred/told them about this scholarship, you get bonus points. (Feel free to post the scholarship on your Facebook page to spread the word.)

     

    Once your good deed is finished and you have told all of your friends about this scholarship, play the Pointe Pest Control game and take a screenshot of your highest score. Bonus points are added to your application for playing the game.

     

    • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by April 29, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
    • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
    • Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Idaho.
    • This scholarship is a one-time scholarship worth $750. It will be awarded May 30, 2018
    • All applicants must be submitted electronically using this form.

     

    Application can be found here

  • American College Foundation
    Visionary Scholarship
     Deadline: May 1, 2018
     
    Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021); 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, 2018

    Winners chosen June 29, 2018; and awards distributed: July 31, 2018.

    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.

     
     
  • Idaho Postsecondary Credit Scholarship

    Deadline: Open Enrollment

    Award available for students with ten (10) or more postsecondary credits at time of high school graduation and a matching industry merit based scholarship

     

    Eligibility

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

    • Attending or graduating from an accredited Idaho high school (or equivalent) starting in the spring of 2016
    • Has earned ten (10) or more postsecondary semester credits at the time of graduation from high school or graduated from high school with an associate degree
    • Has obtained a matching academic scholarship that is merit-based from a business or industry, or entities representing business or industry. Merit-based is defined as a competitive scholarship in which academic achievement at the high school level is a minimum eligibility requirement and awards are made based on the achievement of the student.

     

    Matching Scholarship Guidelines:

    • Must be merit-based, meaning the scholarship has a minimum eligibility requirement and awards are made based on the achievement of the student.
    • Must be from a business or an organization representing a business or industry. This may include, but is not limited to:
      • Scholarships for recipients going into a specific field such as nursing, teaching, engineering, etc.
      • Scholarships from an organization representing a specific industry such as societies for engineering, chambers of commerce, etc.
      • Scholarships may not be from a postsecondary institution foundation or funds appropriated by the State of Idaho.

     

    For further details on eligibility and program administration please see the Statuteand Rule regarding this scholarship.

     

    Find Matching Scholarships

    To assist in finding eligible matching scholarships for the Postsecondary Scholarship Program, please download the Postsecondary Matching Scholarships Tracking spreadsheet.

  • 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