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 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:

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Deadline: October 2, 2023 @5pm Eastern

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 35th class in 2023, the Foundation has provided over 6,750 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $81 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Click here to Apply

Ida Hardy ISMD Scholarship

Deadline: January 1, 2024

The Idaho Society of Mayflower Descendants (ISMD) annual scholarship program is presented annually by the Idaho Society of Mayflower Descendants, which is funded by its members and friends. These scholarships are granted from funds for one student who is an Idaho Resident and attending a college or university. The Ida Hardy Scholarship Fund is named in honor of our former Idaho Society of Mayflower Descendants – Governor*, who has served our chapter in a variety of roles over the years, including Governor, Deputy Governor General and Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

The ISMD Scholarship Committee aims to create a long lasting association with Idaho educators and students in the pursuit of academic success in higher education with annual college scholarship awards. Applicants and Recipients will gain a better understanding of the historical significance and true story of a few brave souls aboard the Mayflower who endured harsh weather conditions, insufficient food supplies and crowded living spaces on their voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World in 1620.

Scholarship Program Vision “The scholarship program connects ancestral legacies of Idaho educators and students with historical hereditary ties to Mayflower Passengers from 1620”.

The scholarship funds for students may be used for tuition, fees and textbooks. The ISMD scholarship awards committee decisions are final.

Click here for Application

Click here for Character Reference Form

Click here for more information about the scholarship

The Alert Scholarship

Deadline: Ongoing

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.


  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).


  • 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

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!


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. 


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!

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Morgan McGee Scholarship

Deadline: July 21, 2023

The Morgan McGee Scholarship Fund was established to help students with epilepsy reach their full potential. This opportunity is for high school seniors and current college students who have epilepsy and currently live in Idaho planning to attend higher education schools in Idaho. Students interested in furthering their education in trade, vocational or technical are also eligible to apply for scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be diagnosed with Epilepsy

  • Have graduated high school in the state of Idaho

  • Be planning to further education in college or a trade, vocational or technical school

Click here for application

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.