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Scholarship Information


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Skyview Booster Scholarship

Applicant must be a graduating senior currently attending Skyview High School. Parents of each scholarship applicant must be current paid members as of Dec. 31st, 2018 of the Skyview High School Booster Club.
The scholarship is to be used at a two-year or four-year accredited college or university. It can also be used at an accredited trade school within the academic year following graduation. 

Selection Criteria:
-High school transcript
- 2 letters of recommendation
-Personal interview (optional)

Pick up an application in the Career Center, applications are due by April 1st. 


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Samsung Scholarship
In each region of Idaho 2 scholarships will be awarded for $10,000, 2 scholarships for $5,000 and state winners can receive $1250 each.
Selection Criteria:
-Must attend either American Legion Boy's State or American legion Auxiliary Girl's State and be a direct descendant of a wartime US military veteran eligible for membership in the American Legion
Application Criteria:
-Applications submitted online
-Due by 1st day of Boy's/Girl's State
American Legion Baseball
Each state has $500 that they can award to a player, eight players are selected by a committee and will receive an additional $2500. A 9th player selected as most outstanding of All Academic Team will the awarded an additional $5000
Application Criteria:
-Scholarships must be used within 8 years of high school graduation, excluding military time.
Orchestral Contest
Open to grades 9-12, If a participant does not place in top 3 at Nationals they may complete again every year for additional scholarship money. This scholarships can be used for any college or university in the U.S. and the contest will begin at local levels in December.
Scholarships Awarded:
-National Scholarship 1st Place- $18,000
-National Scholarship 2nd Place- $16,000
-National Scholarships 3rd Place- $14,000
-Each state winner participating in National first round receives $1500
-Each 1st round winner who advances but does not qualify for finals receives an additional $1500
Eagle Scout of the Year
Scholarships Awarded:
-One scholarship- $10,000
-Three runner up scholarship- $2500 each
Junior Shooting Sports
Winners of the following scholarships will receive an expense paid trip to the American Legion National Convention to be honored as a part of Youth Champions Delegation. 
Scholarships Awarded:
- One Precision Scholarship- $5,000
- One Sporter Scholarship- $5,000
- One second place scholarship in each category- $1,000
Non-Traditional Student 
This awards 5 scholarships of $2000 each.
Application Criteria:
-May be pursuing training in certified, trade, professional or technical program or a 2 or 4 year degree program
-Must be a member of the American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of American Legion and must be a paid member for current yer and 2 preceding years. 
Lead Roster B2B Sales and Marketing Scholarship SEO and Content Marketing Scholarship
American Legion High School Oratorical Contest
The American Legion sponsors this event as a way to encourage young people to learn more about the history of our nation and its governing philosophy, political systems, and constitutional principles. This is consistent with the Legion’s commitment to help prepare students to become responsible, productive, contributing citizens of the state and nation. 
Application Criteria:
-Contest will be held locally at the Nampa Post of the American Legion on Monday, January 21st, 2019 at 10:00 am in Legion Hall located at 1504 2nd Street South in Nampa.
-Students interested in competing should contact the Oratorical Chairman at 208-546-9580.
-Must prepare a 8-10 minute speech on the responsibility of citizens and some aspect of US Constitution
-Must be prepared to speak on a randomly assigned topic of the Constitution
Contest Prizes:
-National 1st Place Winner: $18,000
-National 2nd Place Winner: $16,000
-National 3rd Place Winner: $14,000
-Additional monetary prizes are awarded at local levels
For more information about this contest such as rules, topics, and specifics, you can follow the link below.
We the Student Essay Contest
Application Criteria:
-Students must write an essay on the prompt: “What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?”
-This essay is meant to demonstrate the students knowledge of what it means to be a citizen in our country following our founding principles but to also allow the student to personalize the topic and make it meaningful to them. 
-Students may win up to $5,000, there are multiple levels of winners. 
For more detailed information on deadlines and process follow this link to the scholarship website
The League of Women Voters of Pocatello, Idaho
This scholarship gives awards of:
First Place: $2,000
Second Place: $1,500
Third Place: $1,000
Selection Criteria:
-Must be enrolled in an Idaho public school, grade 9-12
Application Criteria:
-Students must write an essay on the following topic: "Fake News" sub topics include:
         "How do we distinguish between facts and real news versus "alternative facts" and "fake news"
         "Why is it important to fact-check the beliefs and opinions of others, as well as our own beliefs and opinions"
         "Why is it important to have evidence-based laws, policies and beliefs"
-Specifics and important details are in the Career Center, along with the official application.
Elk Mountain Tents Outdoors Enthusiast Scholarship

Selection Criteria:
-must be a high school senior
-have a love for the outdoors and adventure
-must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Application Criteria:
-Applicants need to answer the following two questions (no length requirement)
1) What do you love about the great outdoors?
2) Please describe your financial need and how you would use your scholarship funds.
-Deadline is June 30th

You submit your application and get more information on this website
GoTranscript Academic Scholarship Program
This is a $1,000 scholarship that is given out in the spring and fall semesters. 
Selection Criteria:
-Must be a high school senior or full-time college freshman
Application Criteria:
-Students must write an essay on the following prompts:
       Briefly talk about yourself and your academic/career short-term and long-term goals. Then, answer the following questions:
       1. What have you learned from your experience(s)? Examples may include: community service, volunteer work, employment, school clubs, sports, family,etc.
       2. Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.
  or  Write 500 to 1,000-word essay on the following topic: Share a story about how language has helped you express your voice
-There is no deadline for this scholarship, it can be applied for throughout the year. 
To apply for this scholarship enter here.
Fleming College Scholarship
Selection Criteria:
-Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student
Application Criteria:
-You will need to write an essay of approx. 250 words or a video essay on the topic of "Ideas and solutions to reduce drunk driving car accidents". 
-Essays can be turned in to
-Essays must include your first and last name, address, phone number, and name of school
-Deadline to turn in the essay is July 1st, 2019
Big Sun Scholarship
This scholarship is a $500 award for student athletes who are wanting to pursue their education. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they participate in. Their participation can be in any capacity whether player, coach or official. 
Selection Criteria:
-Must be a high school senior or currently enrolled in a college or university.
-Must be participating in a sport at their school or in the community. 
Application Deadline:
-The deadline is June 19th, 2019
Go to this website for more information and to apply
Debt Reviews Scholarship Program
Selection Criteria:
-Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
-Will be attending a University in Fall of 2019.
-Desired major in Finance, Business, or Economics.
-Must have participation in community service.
Application Criteria:
-Write a 750-1000 word essay, including your ideas on how America can solve financial crisis.
-Deadline is September 2019.
Go to this website for more information and to apply.

The Alert Scholarship  ($500)

Selection Criteria:
- Be a senior in high school
- Attend a high school in one of the required states
- Have a 2.5+ GPA

Application Criteria:
-Written essay about a personal encounter with drug and/or alcohol abuse
-You can find the application and more details on this website.
Do It Over Scholarship  ($1500)

Selection Criteria:
-Be 13 years of age or older
-Be legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia
-Be currently enrolled (or enroll by fall 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution
Application Criteria:
-Submit an online written response to the question:
     "If you could get one 'do-over' in life, what would it be and why?"
-Deadline is June 30th, 2019
-You can get the application and scholarship details on this site.

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship  ($1000)
Selection Criteria:
-Intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college
-Has a demonstrable record of academic success
-Has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career
Application Criteria:
-Fill out the online application
-Write a 250-500 word essay on the following topic:
      “What specific skill do you most want to develop?”
-Deadline is June 2019

OMBAR Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship  ($1000)
Selection Criteria:
-Intends to pursue a business related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college
-Has a demonstrable record of academic success
-Has a passion and drive for a business career
Application Criteria:
-You can find the application and further details on this website.
-Deadline is June 2019

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship  ($1000)
Selection Criteria:
 Intended to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college
 Have a demonstrable record of academic success
 Have a passion and drive for a fashion related career
Application Criteria:
-You can find the application and further details on this website.
-Deadline is June 2019
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program ($1000)

Selection Criteria:
-Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
-No GPA requirement
Application Criteria:
-Write an essay (500-1000 words) on the following topic:
       "Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Included your degree/major,              why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
-Applications need to be emailed to
-Deadline is June 14th, 2019
Wilshire Law Firm Student Scholar Award
Selection Criteria:
-Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident.
-Student must be a senior in high school or a current undergrad with at least 2 semesters left.
-Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
-Must demonstrate involvement in community activities.
Application Criteria:
-Students must submit a 600-word essay describing the college major they’re interested in and why. Also, how they intend to utilize their degree to contribute to the community.
-Students must send an unofficial copy of their high school and/or college transcripts.
-Deadline is June 28th, 2019
You can find the official application page on this website
HelpJuice Scholarship
Selection Criteria:
-This scholarship is targed towards students interested in technology, developer, and marketers. 
Application Criteria:
-Must be attending a college or university in the Fall of 2019
-Submit one piece of work. There are no limits on the form of this work, but it should be something that you truly believe in and have worked hard on. 
-Application Deadline is August 20th, 2019
You can turn in your work on this page.
Bill Heir Memorial Scholarship
The referees and umpires of the Third District Officials Association are again excited to offer two scholarships (one male and one female) to deserving graduating seniors in any of the schools in Idaho or Oregon that we service.
Selection Criteria:
-These scholarships are for the 2019-2020 academic year
-Can be used at any traditional college or technical/trade school 
-Participate in an activity sponsored by the IHSAA or the OHSAA
-Demonstrate academic ability, citizenship, and community involvement
-Indicate how receiving this scholarship will help achieve your post secondary education goals


Application Criteria:
-Official High School Transcript including ACT or SAT scores
-Essay on the following topic
   "How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your educational goals, and why should the Third District Officials                Association select you to receive this scholarship?"
-Letter of Recommendation from Coach or Director of sports activity.
You can get the application from the Career Center
Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship
Selection Criteria:
-Will pursue a career or technical program (maximum of two years) at an accredited institution
-Demonstrate financial need
-Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity
-Must be graduating high school in 2019
Application Criteria:
-Complete the online application available at
-Submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR), Income documentation must be submitted online
-Deadline is June 15th, 2019
Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship
Selection Criteria:
-Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.50
-Eligible Fields of Study: MBA, Finance, Accounting, Law, Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Business Administration.
-Eligible Schools: Any accredited 2 year or 4 year college or university in the USA including graduate programs
Application Criteria:
-You will need to pick one of the three essay options on the Kaplan website (
-The website will give you further instructions on how to submit your essay
-The Deadline is August 11th, 2019 
Heer Law Entrepeneurship Scholarship
Selection Criteria:
-Must be currently attending university or college or set to attend during 2019-2020 academic year.
-Must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution
Application Criteria:
-Must apply using email providing their name, address, university or college, major and expected graduation month and year
-Provide their application (a business plan for their current or prospective business which includes a section outlining intellectual property strategy)
-Deadline is December 31, 2019
Applications are submitted to
Dirk Derrick Car and Truck Accident Injury Scholarship
Selection Criteria:
-Must be currently attending college or will be attending in the fall
-Have had his/her life changed due to a car accident of their own, a loved one, or an influential individual
Application Criteria:
-Must write a maximum 600 word essay on the following topic:
        "The long lasting effect that an auto accident has had on their life as well as the journey to overcome those challenges"
-To fill out the application you can go on this website.
-The deadline is December 15th, 2019
American College Foundation
Selection Criteria:
-Students 9th-12th grade are allowed to apply
-No GPA requirement
Application Criteria:
-First, register for the application on this website. you will then receive the application in the mail
-Must complete the application
-Included a unofficial transcript
-Write a maximum 500 word essay on the following topic:
    "Why is college important to me?"
-Applications are submitted to
Agricultural Scholarship
Selection Criteria:
-Student or student's parents must work in the agricultural field
-Be an Idaho resident
-Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
Application Criteria:
-Complete an online application and include:
-Three letters of recommendation
-A copy of your school transcript
-One-page essay describing why you would like this scholarship, how it would help you.
-Verification of Agricultural Employment (parent or student's pay stub)
Students can find the application by following this link.
NAACP Treasure Valley Scholarship
Selection Criteria:
-Minimum GPA of 3.0
-Must be interested in pursuing a degree at an institution of higher education
Application Criteria:
-Complete the online application
-Submit official transcript and other documents required on the application
-500 word essay on a program of the NAACP organization
-Two letters of recommendation
-Deadline is May 31st, 2019
Huggable Supermom Scholarship
Students who win this scholarship will be granted $1000 and receive one year of formula supply to donate to any one of their choosing.
Selection Criteria:
- Must be a graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university 
- Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.
- Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.
- All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.
Application Criteria:
-Complete the online application
-If you're the child or loved one of a single mother, how has this changed your life? What is your relationship to them? How does having a single mother or being close to a single mother affect your day-to-day and the way you think about your future?
-We also want to hear about your dreams. Where do you see yourself in the future? What is your dream career? What are you doing right now to get there? How would winning the scholarship help you achieve your goals?
To apply, submit an essay of 500-1000 words in the form below sharing your story based on the questions above. Applications will be reviewed with impact in mind. We’re looking for applicants with tremendous passion and drive for big dreams, where winning the scholarship would bring them meaningfully closer to achieving their goals.