Scholarships

Last Updated: 3/19/2021 8:02 PM

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Pocatello’s Promise of Tomorrow Mayoral Scholarship

Type: General

Value: $2,000

Deadline: Closed

All applicants will be notified of the results prior to public announcement. Scholarship recipients and their parents/guardians are expected to attend the award ceremony scheduled for April 18, 2020. For 2020, five two-year scholarships each totaling $2,000 ($500 per semester) will be awarded.

 

East Idaho Jiffy Lube "What Drives You?" Scholarship Program

Type: Essay

Value: $2,500 and $1,000

Deadline: Closed

"Two finalists will be selected from the 500 word “What Drives You?” essays submitted.  Each finalist will be guaranteed a minimum $1,000 award if they create and submit a 1-2 minute video that expands on their essay in their own candid words, visuals, etc.  The overall $2,500 scholarship winner will be chosen from these videos.  Last year’s scholarship winners and the videos they submitted are  posted on our site!"

 

Greater Pocatello Association of Realtors

Type: Essay Competition

Value: $1,000

Deadline: April 26

Click here for more description

 

League of Women Voters of Pocatello

Type: Essay Competition 

Value: First Place: $2,000         Second Place: $1,500             Third Place: $1,000

Deadline: February 1


State and National Scholarships

More detailed program information is available by clicking the blue headers below.

Also, see https://counselors.scholarsapp.com/recommend/id for a list of other state and local scholarships.

 

PB & J Scholarship

Type: Personal Statement

Value: $1,000

Deadline: May 31, 2020

"The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed."

 

Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship – Academic

Type: Must go into a non-career/technical education associate’s degree or be seeking a bachelor’s degree.

Requires 2.8 GPA, graduating senior of an Idaho high school, essay, strong public service/volunteerism experience.

Deadline February 15

 

Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship – Career/Technical

Same requirements as Academic but applicants must be going into a career/technical program that leads to a credential such as Technical Certificate, Advanced Technical Certificate, or Associate’s of Applied Science.

Deadline: April 15

 

Opportunity Scholarship

Students must attend the first semester after high school graduation.

Students’ cumulative unweighted GPA must be at least a 2.7.

Deadline for applications and FAFSAs: March 1

 This scholarship will be “auto-matched” again this year, meaning all students have to do is complete the general application and select “yes” on the question that will ask if they are interested in applying for the Opportunity scholarship. They do not need to submit anything else beyond the general application.

 

Early Graduation Scholarship

Please note that the contact for this scholarship is Tina Polishchuk at the State Department of Education. Her contact information is in the link.

 

American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship

1st place: $18,000

2nd place: $16,000

3rd place: $14,000

State Winners: $1,500

Students prepare an oration and write essay on given topics related to the Constitution

 

Native American/Minority Scholarships

 

Click here for a List of Scholarships for both local and national Native American scholarships.

American Indian Resource Fund

Emergency funds for Native American students. Used to provide support for Native American students who are in extreme situations requiring financial help. Students must be enrolled full-time, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Student must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe.  Log into BOSS to apply.   www.isu.edu/scholarships

 

Anne Staton Voilleque-Lousie Smith Nelson Scholarships Endowment

The *Anne Staton Voilleque-Lousie Smith Nelson Full Tuition Scholarship* is awarded to Undergraduate students of any major and class level. The students must be registered full-time with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Financial need is required (FAFSA must be submitted). MUST be Native American from a reservation in Idaho. Renewable dependent on class level; available funds; progress towards intended degree.  Log into BOSS to apply.

 

ATCO Scholarship Fund for Native Americans

The *ATCO Scholarship* is for Native American students enrolled full-time in any program of study at ISU. Students must be in their second semester (for the College of Technology) or second year (non-College of Technology) of their respective program.  Must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. Must be a resident of Southeast Idaho and a U.S. citizen. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need (FAFSA must be submitted).  Part of Combined Minority Awarding Committee.  Log into BOSS to apply.

 

Ben Davis Memorial Scholarship

The *Ben Davis Memorial Scholarship* is for students in any major or class level as an Undergraduate or College of Technology student. Students must have a minimum  2.00 cumulative GPA. Financial need may be considered. Must be enrolled members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Preference is given to Academic students.  Log into BOSS to apply.

 

Donald L & Helen Doering Nielson Fellowship Scholarship

The Donald L & Helen Doering Nielson Fellowship Scholarship is one of many scholarships that are part of the Combined College of Education Scholarship Application. Preference is to a full-time (graduate) Student who is Native American and from Fort Hall Idaho.  2nd Preference to a full-time Junior, Senior Native American (undergraduate) from Fort Hall.  3rd Preference to a full-time Junior, Senior (undergraduate) with financial need.  Recipient must indicate strong intentions to work with a Native American community upon graduating.   If no eligible candidates from above - student may be considered as follows:  First Priority - Native American undergraduate students.  Second Priority:  COE student in need.  Dean of Education will provide ongoing duties to fellowship recipient relating to the ongoing support, development, and recruitment of minority students in the College of Education.   _*Awards renewable for a max of 3 years. Log into BOSS to apply.

 

The *Dr. Carol L Bagley Scholarship* is one of many scholarships that are a part of the Non-Traditional Scholarship program. Students must be majoring in the College of Arts and Letters (preferably studying English, American Studies or Native American Literature), but can be any class level. Must be a full-time student with a minimum 2.00 cumulative. Financial need is required or must have compelling reasons for need of the scholarship.  This award is provided to deserving older students.  A student must be the age of 27 or older to receive this award. Must be a U.S. Citizen.  Log into BOSS to apply.

 

Frank J & Carol J Thomas Scholarship

The *Frank J & Carol J Thomas Scholarship* is one of many scholarships that are part of the Minority Scholarship program. Students can be in any class level or major. Students must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. First preference is given to Native American students majoring in Business, particularly those from the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. Second preference is given to a deserving student majoring in Business who demonstrates financial need.  Log into BOSS to apply.

 

MarDeane Carver Jordan Merit Scholarship

The *MarDeane Carver Jordan Merit Scholar Scholarship* is awarded to a Native American student (must show proof). Can be any major and class level. Academic Success, demonstration of exceptional leadership in his/her community, academic program, or profession required.  Letter of nomination (reference) required.  Must be a full-time student and have a minimum GPA of 2.00. Log into BOSS to apply.  

 

Marguerite Henderson Scholarship

The *Marguerite Henderson Memorial Scholarship* is one of many scholarships that are part of the Minority Scholarship program. Students can be in any major or any class level. Students must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a resident of Pocatello who is African American or to a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe. Must be an Idaho Resident and a U.S. Citizen.  Log into BOSS to apply.   

 

Marie L Hopkins Memorial Scholarship

The *Marie L. Hopkins Memorial Scholarship* is one of many scholarships that are part of the Minority Scholarship program. Students can be in any major or any class level. Students must have a minimum  2.00 cumulative GPA. Financial need may be considered. First preference is given to students who are relatives of Marie L. Hopkins. Second preference is given to Shoshone or Bannock tribe students. Must be a U.S. Citizen.  Log into BOSS to apply.  

 

Thomas & Lucille Townsend Scholarship

The *Thomas & Lucille Townsend Scholarship* is awarded to a student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Student must demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to students who are Native American.  If no suitable candidates are available, preference may be given to other American minorities.  Part of Combined Minority Awarding Committee.  Log into BOSS to apply.  

 

American Indian Tuition Fee Program:

Members of Idaho’s five federally-recognized American Indian tribes can now attend ISU at a reduced tuition rate of $60 per credit hour beginning fall 2018. The program was approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in June, and applies to members of the Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, Shoshone-Paiute, Kootenai and Coeur d’Alene Tribes. To be eligible students must be degree-seeking, eligible to enroll in ISU courses and apply for federal student financial aid through the FAFSA program. The discounted rate is for tuition only, other institutional, program and/or class fees still apply. For more information about the program, see Frequently Asked Questions or contact ISU Native American Student Services

 

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarships

Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world!

Beginning in 2019, they are awarding 200 scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.

 

Other great resources for scholarships include https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships OR

http://scholarships.com/

 

If you have applied and been accepted to Idaho State University, sign up for Bengal Online Scholarship System.

 

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