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 Jessica Lynn at lynjessi@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:

Quanta Services Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2023

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity for high school graduates to complete the Electrical Lineworker Program (ELP) at the Northwest Lineman College (NLC) campus in Meridian, Idaho.

Applicant Eligibility:

  1. Must be a graduating senior.

  2. Must submit a completed application packet.

  3. Must be accepted into the NLC ELP program. 

Amount and Use:

  1. Three scholarships are available. Probst Electric will be awarding two scholarships, and Brink Constructors will be awarding one scholarship. Each scholarship will cover full tuition, application fees, lab fees, CDL costs, NCCCO Crane Certification, and tools for the 15-week ELP ($23,000 value). The applicant will be responsible for all other expenses for the program, such as housing and living expenses.

    1. The Brink Constructors scholarship is funded by the Frank Brink Memorial Scholarship fund.  Frank Brink was the founder of Brink Constructors and believed heavily in the value of a career in the trades.  To learn about Frank Brink and the Frank Brink Memorial Scholarship fund please visit: https://brinkred.com/frank-brink-scholarship/

  2. Scholarship funds must be applied to the NLC ELP term that begins in the same calendar year of the Applicant’s high school graduation date. Scholarship funds may not be deferred beyond this time frame.

  3. Scholarship funds will not be issued directly to Applicant but will be applied toward Applicant’s tuition and tool balance owed.

  4. After graduation from the NLC ELP program, applicants must commit to two years of employment with the awarding Quanta operating unit. 

  5. If Applicant does not fulfill the terms of the scholarship, including the two-year employment commitment, Applicant will be responsible for reimbursing the awarding Quanta operating unit the full scholarship amount.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Minimum Cumulative High School GPA (2.0).

  2. Letter (typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font, 12-point font, 1” margins, 300 words or less) written by Applicant addressing the following: (a) why he/she would like to pursue a career in linework, (b) how this scholarship will help, and (c) how he/she will pay for living expenses and additional costs while at NLC.

  3. Two reference letters from a school counselor, principal, teacher, or coach.

Click here to apply

Coolidge Scholarship for Juniors

Deadline: February 23, 2023

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Alert: the application requires that candidates read President Coolidge's Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. While the book is not overly long, we encourage students to begin the application early. Candidates who begin the application at the last minute are unlikely to be successful. For more information visit coolidgescholars.org.

Click here to apply

IAC Scholarship

Deadline: February 28, 2022

The Idaho Association of Counties is now accepting applications for the 2023- 2024 IAC Scholarship.
Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the winners as selected by the IAC Scholarship Committee.


PROGRAM DETAILS

The Idaho Association of Counties (IAC) Scholarship Fund was created in 1996 and named the Charles Nickel Scholarship Fund in 1997.  This scholarship was created to assist children of county employees and children and grandchildren of county elected officials with the increasing cost of college tuition.

ELIGIBILITY
Children of county employees (county employees are those who are issued a paycheck by the county) working 20 hours or more per week and the children and grandchildren of county elected officials (assessors, clerks, commissioners, coroners, prosecuting attorneys, sheriffs, and treasurers).

QUESTIONS
Please call or email Mindy Linn, Idaho Association of Counties at (208) 514-0413, or visit our website at https://idcounties.org/about-iac/scholarship/

Click here for application

Idaho Power’s Douglas E. Sprenger, Kevin M. Whittier and Larry R. Wimer Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Provides fifteen, $2,000 annual student fee/tuition grants for graduating high school students who live within Idaho Power’s service area and are planning to enroll at an accredited Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school. Applicants must have a minimum 3.75 unweighted grade point average. Application requirements and access to the application form can be found on the website.

Who can apply? Graduating high school seniors who live in Idaho Power’s service area and are planning to enroll, or college students enrolled in a natural resources program at an accredited Idaho college or university; OR graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in an engineering program at an accredited Idaho college or university. This $1,000 one-time scholarship is not renewable. Application requirements and access to the form can be found on the website.

For more information on Idaho Power’s scholarship programs, email IdahoPowerScholarships@idahopower.com.

ILSF Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Over the past 15 years, we have given out more than 100 scholarships, ranging in awards from $1000 to $6000. Last year, we awarded $30,000.00 to high school seniors and continuing college students. Each year we continue to raise and give out more money to deserving Latino students.

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Submit a complete application packet due on March 1, 2023 by midnight

  • Must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress (as formally defined by the institution) toward the student’s program objective (degree, diploma, or certificate)

  • Must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 and above

  • Be a high school student in Idaho and/or be attending an institution (university, college, vocational/technical or other) in Idaho for undergraduate studies

  • Have demonstrated leadership in school, community and/or other service organizations that promote, enhance or strengthen diversity

  • Idaho Resident and be of Hispanic/Latino descent

  • DACA students are eligible

  • Award is for Idaho schools only

In addition to completing all questions on the online ILSF Scholarship Application, applicants must upload/attach the following documents (PDF format) to their application:

  • Personal Statement (biography)

  • Resume (list of accomplishments/brag sheet)

  • Scholarship essay answering one of four questions listed on the ILSF Scholarship Application

  • High school or college transcript

  • Two letters of recommendation submitted through https://www.idaholsf.com/letters/

  • Completed FAFSA showing Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)

Write a three to five page essay, double-spaced, 12-point font on one of the following subjects. Please include the question in your essay

  • What can be done to motivate more Latino students to attend college?

  • Who has been a role model for you and why?

  • If you had the power to change your school in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

Visit the Link to Apply: www.idaholsf.com

The Jiffy Lube "Teen Driver" Scholarship

Deadline: March 10, 2023

The Jiffy Lube "What Drives You?" High School Scholarship program is a unique opportunity to pursue your interests, goals and ideas. A simple 500 words about what drives you? Finalist essays will be selected from the 500 word “What Drives You?” essays. Each finalist will be guaranteed a minimum $1,000 award if they create and submit a unique 1-2 min. video that expands on their essay in their own candid words, visuals, etc. The overall $1,500 scholarship winner will be chosen from these videos. Click on rules/guidelines and eligibility for complete details.

Click her to apply online

High Desert Milk Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2023-apply early

Each year High Desert Milk rewards high school students from around the Mini-Cassia area with scholarships to attend college. The winners are selected by the Board Members of High Desert Milk. In appreciation of the area, and to encourage the young people to go on to college and hopefully return to this area after they have earned a degree, this scholarship program was set up to reward the area youth for academic excellence. Students interested in applying for this scholarship can fill out and enter the application which can be found by following the link provided (https://www.highdesertmilk.com/pdf/community/Scholarship.pdf). 

Applying seniors must be currently attending one of the following high schools: Burley, Declo, Minico, Kimberly, Murtaugh, Hansen, Oakley, Twin Falls. The 2023 deadline is March 15, so apply early.

Westmark Credit Union Scholarship

Deadline: March 24, 2023

Westmark Credit Union is committed to the advancement of education in our communities and for our members. As an expression of this commitment, Westmark will award 15 $2,500 scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded by the established regions. 

Scholarships are available only to members of Westmark Credit Union who have a minimum of $25 in their Westmark Account. In order to be eligible the following criteria must be met: 

  •  High School Graduate

  • Attend a State Accredited or Licensed Post Secondary School (any state)

  • Use scholarship funds in the summer or fall of 2023 (check will be made out to the school listed on the application) 

  • GPA of at least 3.50

Note: Employees, Board Members and Supervisory Committee Members of Westmark Credit Union and their immediate families, including step-children and foster children, are not eligible to receive these scholarships. 

Click here for application

Cassia Festival of Trees & Scholarship Foundation

March 31, 2023

Scholarships will be awarded to students in the graduating class of high schools from Cassia and Minidoka Counties. (Burley, Declo, Oakley, Raft River, and Minico.)

The Scholarship application must enroll as a Full Time Student (12 Credits) in a college or university in a health care field/ program. (i.e. Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Pre-Med, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Dietician, Dental assisting, Medical assistant, etc..)

Selection will be made by a committee of the Board of Directors for Cassia Festival of Trees & Scholarship Foundation consisting of not less than three members and approved by the Foundation Board during a regularly scheduled meeting.

Selection will be based upon:

  1. Minimum GPA 3.0

  2. Chosen course of study

  3. Personal goals/application essay

  4. References

  5. Quality of application

  6. Completed application

The scholarship checks will be issued in the name of the recipient and the College/ University where the recipient is attending.

Please include a photo. Photo will not be returned if a professional picture is used must permissions to use. Photo will be used in the announcement of the scholarship recipients and displayed at the Festival of Trees.

This scholarship is renewable for 3 semesters in the next two years at $500.00 each if applicant remains in a health care field, 12 credits per semester and maintains a 3.0 GPA. (Maximum of $2000.00) If you meet the above requirements for the renewable scholarship funds please submit a current transcript to michellemcampbell1@yahoo.com no later than December 28 and July 28 to receive the funds. No reminders will be sent.

Please returned your completed application with your current high school transcript by mail, or by email no later than March 31, 2023. Thank You for your interest.

Click here to print application

Burley Lions Club Scholarships

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Deadline: April 15, 2023

Deadline: April 15, 2023

Deadline: April 15, 2023

Deadline: April 15, 2023

Deadline: April 15, 2023

United Electric Scholarship

Deadline: April 13, 2023

Each year, United Electric sponsors 6 traditional scholarships and 1 non-traditional scholarship. 4 are memorial scholarships in honor of late general managers, serving Unity Light & Power and Rural Electric before consolidation from 1964 and then United Electric until 2011. United Electric sponsors the other 2 traditional scholarships along with the non-traditional scholarship.

Traditional Scholarship

If you are a graduating senior with plans to attend college and your parents or guardians receive power from United Electric, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Non-Traditional Scholarship

If you are or are not a current member of United Electric and fit the definition of a Non-Traditional student, you are eligible to apply for the Non-Traditional Scholarship. What defines an adult or non-traditional student?

An adult or non-traditional student is a student with life circumstances different from the typical traditional student. These circumstances include, but are not limited to students who are:

  • Parents

  • Married, divorced, or single

  • Caring for elderly parents

  • Veterans

  • Returning to college after a period of time in the workforce

  • Entering college for the first time, not right after high school graduation

  • Full-time, part-time, or seasonal employees

  • Distance learners

How to Apply

Each scholarship is worth $500. Pick up your applications at your school counselor’s office or at United Electric Co-op Inc., 1330 21st Street, Heyburn. You can also submit the application online or download a PDF version of the Scholarship Application (PDF) and the Non-Traditional Scholarship (PDF) application.

Dennis James Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 14, 2023

The Dennis James Memorial scholarship was started in 2015 by the family of Dennis James and through his company, Riverview Urgent Care.  Dennis was a passionate businessman and member of his community.  He knew how important education was in bettering people, families, and communities.  He supported education throughout his life and will continue that through this memorial scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • High School Senior – must receive diploma from a Cassia or Minidoka County High School by June 2023

  • U.S. citizen

  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the 2022-2023 school year, with the exception made for serving a church mission and extending the time for a two year period.    

  • 2.8 GPA or greater

Click here for application

THE ELK MOUNTAIN TENTS OUTDOORS ENTHUSIAST SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: June 30th at 11:59pm

We at Elk Mountain Tents have experienced great joy and pleasure just being outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

We are looking to help out a stellar individual with an appreciation for the great outdoors who captures the adventurous spirit that has come to embody the Elk Mountain Tents brand. If that sounds like you, please apply! Or, if that sounds like someone you know, please share this opportunity with them!

AWARD

This scholarship will award a one time $500 scholarship to one applicant. The scholarship amount will likely increase in future years, so interested parties are encouraged to check back each year.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be registered for a college, university, or technical school for the Fall term immediately following being awarded the scholarship. Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and share a love for the great outdoors! Previous winners may reapply but cannot be selected as a winner more than twice.

CRITERIA

Applications will be judged and weighted as follows: Response to the question about the outdoors (5 points), financial need (3 points), and GPA (2 points). Idaho applicants will receive a 1 point bonus to encourage more local participation. It is recommended that applicants write their responses on a separate Word document and then copy-paste them into the entry fields.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship, please shoot us an email at info@elkmountaintents.com

Click here to apply

The Alert Scholarship

Deadline: Ongoing

www.alertmagazine.org

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

Eligibility:

  1. You must currently be a senior in high school.

  2. Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.

  3. You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.

  4. 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. Scholarship essays are judged in the same way that essays written for a high school English class would be: thesis statement, supporting content, grammar, punctuation, etc.

  • 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, so please send a good quality color photo (no blurry printouts).

  • No application is needed and there is no deadline, but you must meet the eligibility requirements and include all of the items listed above to be considered.

 How to Apply:

Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address,
and email) to:

Alert Magazine
Attn: Scholarship
P.O. Box 4833
Boise, Idaho 83711

Note: All essays submitted are the sole property of Golden West Publications, LLC and are subject to editing for length and/or content. The writer of the winning essay will receive the $500 Alert Scholarship and have his or her essay and photo published in Alert magazine. Winning essays are also published on our website.

Still have questions? Check out the FAQs.

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women

QUARTERLY DEADLINES: January 1st — March 31 — June 30 — September 30

www.skincareox.com/scholarship

HIGH SCHOOL AWARD: New! $500 + Organic Beauty Basket (2 winners every quarter!)

Each day, the average woman applies more than 200 chemicals to her skin via her beauty routine and over 60% of those chemicals are absorbed directly into the blood stream. These chemicals include potentially cancer-causing chemical additives like parabens, mineral oils and other petrochemical byproducts, ethoxylated ingredients, phthalates, and sulfates (to name a few). Not only are we bombarded by potentially toxic chemicals in our beauty products, we’re also constantly exposed to questionable chemicals in our food, cleaning products, and medicines. Combine those facts with our modern high-stress lifestyles and the CDC’s estimation that 80% of American’s don’t get the recommended amount of exercise—-and you’ve got yourself a big wellness problem. At Skin Care Ox, we believe that true wellness is within our grasp–if we are mindful, aware, and active in making good decisions. We’re not alone. Today, more women are taking a closer look at the ingredients in their food and beauty products and making more informed choices. Additionally, yoga, meditation, and other alternative wellness therapies are more popular now than ever before.

Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. To date, we’ve awarded over $12,000 to deserving health-conscious students from all over the country!
If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!

Eligibility:

To be considered eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below.  The award is intended to help students who are enrolled (or plan to be enrolled) as undergraduate or graduate college students studying in the United States. The scholarship winner will be asked to provide proof of current/future college enrollment. Recent college graduates, high school juniors, and doctoral candidates are not eligible to apply.

  • Must be a graduating high school senior (in final semester) or current college undergraduate or graduate student studying at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident

  • Must be a woman.

  • All majors are encouraged to apply.

  • All GPAs will be considered.

Click here to apply 

Outdoors Enthusiast Scholarship

Deadline: June 30th of every year

We at Elk Mountain Tents have experienced great joy and pleasure just being outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

We are looking to help out a stellar individual with an appreciation for the great outdoors who captures the adventurous spirit that has come to embody the Elk Mountain Tents brand. If that sounds like you, please apply! Or, if that sounds like someone you know, please share this opportunity with them!

Applicants only need to answer two questions and there are no length requirements: 

  1. What do you love about the great outdoors? 

  2. Please describe your financial need and how you would use your scholarship funds. 

Eligibility

Applicants must be registered for a college, university, or technical school for the Fall term immediately following being awarded the scholarship. Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and share a love for the great outdoors!

Click here for application online

Idaho Scholarships

Various scholarships and deadlines

The state of Idaho offers a variety of scholarships for anyone interested in continuing their education.

Apply online here.

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.

Apply online here.