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:

HBA Richard G. Cortez Scholarship for Idaho resident of Hispanic descent

Deadline: March 1, 2024

General Guidelines

  1. Awards are made annually. The number of scholarships awarded is determined each year by the HBA’s Board of Directors. Proceeds for this scholarship program come from our annual golf tournament: “The Richard G. Cortez Jalapeño Open”. Scholarship recipients may be asked to participate as a volunteer during the tournament or at our fundraising gala event.

  2. Recipients must enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours or have full-time status as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning.

  3. Award recipients are selected based on the following factors:

    1. Academic performance based on the most recent official transcript.

    2. Essay responses.

    3. Extracurricular activities/work experience, which reflect leadership, initiative, motivation, etc.

    4. Recommendations from teachers, business contacts, clergy, etc., not family members or friends

Requirements

  1. Academic performance, minimum eligibility of a 2.5 GPA.

  2. Recipient must be an Idaho resident and of Hispanic descent

  3. Documents required to be submitted:

    1. Scholarship application form.

    2. Two letters of recommendation.

    3. Official copy of the most recent transcript.

    4. List of extracurricular activities and work history in a resume format.

    5. Essay question responses.

    6. Personal Statement

Click here to Apply

High Desert Milk Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2024

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 here between December 15th and March 15th. Applying seniors must be currently attending one of the following high schools: Burley, Declo, Minico, Kimberly, Murtaugh, Hansen, Oakley, Twin Falls.

Click here to Apply

The Allred Family Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2024

The Chall and Sally Allred Foundation has established a scholarship program for graduates of Burley High School in Burley Idaho.  The objective of these scholarships is to allow individuals with modest financial resources to realize the benefits of a university education and life altering opportunities such as an education can provide.  The criteria for selection will be leadership potential, commitment to individual growth and the acceptance of a responsibility to use the educational opportunity to improve the lives of themselves, their families and their communities.

Click here for more information and scholarship PDF

Cassia County Republican Central Committee

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Requirements:

  • Complete the Application Form

  • Include 3 Personal References

  • Include a Current Photo of Yourself

  • Complete the 3 Requirements listed in the scholarship application

*Attend a public meeting

*Meet with an elected official

*Write a resolution

For Applications:

  • Check with your High School Counselor, Government Teacher, or BPA Advisor

  • Send a text to 208-312-5556

  • Send a request by email to dmcmurray6@gmail.com

CAES Scholars Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2024

The CAES Scholars program provides financial support and career mentorship for students choosing to pursue a degree in engineering or computer science at Boise State University (BSU), College of Southern Idaho (CSI) and College of Western Idaho (CWI).  Through a career in engineering or computer science, you can earn a high salary and be a part of the rapid growth in the state of Idaho. 

To be eligible for the CAES Scholars program, you should:

  1. be enrolled full-time (12+ credits) in an engineering or computer science degree program at BSU, CSI or CWI.

  2. maintain an overall GPA of 3.0+

  3. be eligible to receive federal financial aid up to $10K annually (based on unmet need calculation)

  4. plan to attend the weekly CAES Scholars program meeting through the semester

Click here for more Information-English

Click here for more Information-Spanish

Click here for Application

Johnson Memorial Scholarship - Oakley Valley Arts Council

Deadline: March 26, 2024

Oakley Valley Arts Council invites 2024 graduating seniors (who have been involved in the
arts and/or OVAC) to apply for the Johnson Memorial Scholarship.
This scholarship is in memory of Aaron and Gloria Johnson who were killed in an
automobile accident. The Johnson’s enjoyed the arts and were actively
involved with Oakley Valley Arts Council. Two $250.00 scholarships will be presented to
two deserving area seniors. 

Click here for PDF Application

Cassia Festival of Trees & Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: March 31, 2024

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

Click here for PDF Application

Photos for Dee Scholarship

Deadline: April 3, 2024

Photos for Dee is a scholarship to raise awareness for mental health and those affected by suicide.

Open to high school seniors or “13th” year students (under the age of 20) who desire to further their education via traditional college or any trade school. This scholarship requires an essay and photo style submission. 

Winners must be available to be presented the award in Twin Falls, ID on April 3rd, 2024.

Open to students in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.

Click here for more information

Hope for Hannah Scholarship

Deadline: April 3, 2024

Hope for Hannah is a scholarship to raise awareness for mental health and those affected by suicide.

Open to high school seniors or “13th” year students (under the age of 20) who desire to further their education via traditional college or any trade school. This scholarship requires an essay submission. 

Winners must be available to be presented the award in Twin Falls, ID on April 3rd, 2024.

Open to students in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.

Click here for more information

Carl N. and Margaret Karcher Founders' Scholarship

Deadline: April 4, 2024

At Carl’s Jr., we serve so much more than quality food. We serve happiness; we serve community, and we serve opportunity. Every year, on behalf of our founders, we award $100,000 in scholarships to outstanding students who have excelled academically, demonstrated leadership in extracurriculars and community and have financial need in pursuing higher education. Since 1998, Carl's Jr. has granted scholarships to 1,000-plus deserving students.

Click here to Apply

CSI Agriculture Department and NextGen Scholarship Application 2024-2025 Academic Year

Deadline: April 9, 2024 - Must be seeking a career in the agriculture, food, or natural resource industries to be eligible.

Through the generous support of our donors, we are anticipating awarding approximately $360,000 to deserving students for the 2024-2025 academic year. This includes awards through the Robert Dickinson Scholarship Fund, NextGen Grant, and other departmental scholarships. 

Questions? Contact Shalani May at swilcox2@csi.edu

Click here to Apply

United Electric Scholarship

Deadline: April 11, 2024

To be eligible for the United Electric Scholarship:

  • Senior's applicant's parent/guardian must receive power from United Electric

Click here for PDF Application

Gooding Basque Association Scholarship

Deadline: April 13, 2024

Click here for PDF Application

Dennis R Byington Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2024

This scholarship is in honor of the memory of Dennis R. Byington, who dedicated his time and talents to enriching our community through music and the performing arts. This scholarship is intended for a 2024 graduating senior at Burley High School who has excelled in music and the performing arts throughout high school and has exemplified the spirit of service and leadership.

Click here for PDF Application

East Cassia & West Cassia Soil & Water Conservation Districts Scholarship

Deadline: April 25, 2024

This $500 College Scholarship will be considered for students attending college or
planning to attend college majoring in an Ag related field of study and who has not
previously been awarded this scholarship. Applicants that reside in Cassia County will
get first consideration. This scholarship is to be used the fall term following receipt of
the award.

Click here for PDF Application

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.

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

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 

The Dr. Jack & Mary Zarybnisky Continuing Education Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Click here for PDF application

Dennis James Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 13, 2024

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 within his family and throughout his life. We are proud to be able to 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 PDF application

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

Morgan McGee Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2024

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.