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Popular Scholarship Websites (Click below for links for thousands of scholarships)
 
Misc. Scholarship List (Month listed is typical deadline annually)
 ***Click on Scholarship Names in list below for Links to Website/Additional Info.***
Check Deadlines for Most Updated Specific Dates/Info. on Websites!
 
Numerous Scholarships on Website Listed (Numerous Deadlines) 
 
September Deadline 
  • Horatio Alger Scholarship
    • For students who have exhibited determination, integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as critical financial need. 2.0 GPA or higher required (opens August 1)
    • $10,000 scholarship!
  • QuestBridge
    • 50, Top 5-10% of graduating class
    • SAT or PSAT Scores 1310 or higher or ACT composite score of 28 or higher
    • Strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and teacher/counselor recommendations
    • Households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less
 
October Deadline 
  • Wendy's High School Heisman
    • High School Senior, 2.5 GPA, 3.0 Cumulative GPA, participate in one of the eligible sports programs, leadership, Amt Varies, Early Oct.
  • AES Engineering Scholarship
    • Open to everyone, not just engineer majors.  Based on character, not GPA or financial need, Early Oct.
  • US Bank Scholarship Program
    • Open to high school seniors who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year institution.  Winners chosen at random, 1,000, Oct.
 
November Deadline 
  • PEO Scholarship
    • High School female.  Short essay on future plans, list of academic achievements, extra curricular activities, and leadership, high school transcript, turn in to your guidance counselor, $2,500. Opens Sept-Nov.1
  • Alert Magazine
    • High School senior, 2.5 GPA, have plans to attend college after high school, write and essay about drug or alcohol use and prevention, $500, Ongoing
  • Miss Idaho's Outstanding Teen (For Juniors)
    • Based on interview, fitness, evening wear, etc. Amt Varies, Deadline Varies
  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship 
    • 3.5 GPA, SAT 1200 or above and/or ACT of 26, 3.5, SAT 1200 or above and/or ACT of 26, demonstrate financial need, family income under $95,000, Award is up to $40,000, Opens in Sept.-Due Late Nov.
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    • Students grades 5-12 can apply, describe a community service or leadership activity that has taken place in the previous year, $1,000-5,000
  • Elks Most Valuable Student Awards
    • Ranges from $1,000-$12,000 to start and then if student wins next place awards could be up to $50,000
  • Elks Legacy Awards
    • For students who are children or grandchildren of members, $4,000
 
December Deadline 
 
January Deadline 
  • GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship
    • 3.0, demonstrate financial need, enroll in a 4 year University.  Leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship, $10,000 renewable
  • JCI Senate Foundation
    • Complete application-financial info., leadership, transcript, personal statement, $1,000
  • Pride Foundation
    • Preference is given to student who are self-identified LGBTQ, membErs of LGBTQ community.  All scholarships emphasize demonstrated commitment to equality and civil rights for all people, Amt. varies, Early Jan.
  • TVCC Foundation Scholarships
    • Plan to attend TVCC, application, transcript, essay questions, complete the FAFSA, Amt. Varies
  • Society of Women Engineers
    • Open to any Idaho female planning to major in Engineering, Computer Science, or Hard Science., 7 awards of $3,000, Jan.
  • BikesReviewed
    • For those who love cycling, special consideration to those pursuing a career in fitness, health, or sports, $1,500
  • Frame Your Future
    • Submit an original digital creation showing how you frame your future, January, $5,000
 
February Deadline 
 
March Deadline 
 
April Deadline 
  • Anne Veseth Memorial
    • Open to student planning to major in Fire Ecology or Auto Mechanics, min. 2.5 GPA, two letters of rec, short essay, Amt. Varies
  • Clarity Credit Union Mary M Jones Scholarship
    • Must be a member of the Clarity Credit Union, 3.0 GPA, application, list of activities & accomplishments, two short essays, two letter of rec, $500, Start of April
  • IHSAA Interscholastic Star Award
    • Recognizes and rewards outstanding athletes, Amt. Varies
  • Boise Cascade, North Oregon Region Scholarship
    • May not still exist as info. is not on-line (Have parent ask employer).  Parent must be a full-time employee of the Northeast Oregon Region, 2.5 GPA or Higher, $2,500
  • CCI Hispanic Scholarship
    • Must be low-income, 9 scholarships available-$1,000 each
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    • 3.3 GPA, US Citizen, leadership, financial need (Pell Eligible), there is a list of scholarship programs, Amt. varies, April.
  • Pointe Pest Control
    • Not merit or need based, just do a good deed in the community, $750
  • McClendon Engineering Scholarship
    • Essay, study Structural Engineering or Architecture, Min. 2.5 GPA
    • Make sure you wait for the 2018-2019 Scholarship Application.
  • Shawn Carter Scholarship 
    • 2.0 GPA, on-line application, transcript, 2013 tax info., financial aid award letter, Amt. varies
  • Lightfoot Foundation
    • Must be attending college in Idaho or Oregon, demonstrate financial need
  • Idaho Pointe Pest Control Scholarship
    • One time scholarship worth $750, on-line application
    • All that is required is that you share one good deed you have done for your community.  See website for more info.
  • Stuck at Prom: Duck Tape Attire Scholarship
    • Create and wear your original & unique prom wear (Tux or Dress), submit picture and details, 2 Grand Prizes-$10,000 (Tux, Dress), 8-$500 prizes for Runner-ups, Contest begins in April-Ends July 9th, Entry period April- June (Check website for exact dates)
  • Preston Capell Educational Loan Fund (THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP)
    • No interest loan!
    • Awarded based on financial need, academics, and potential for service and achievement.
    • Applications are available through high school counselors 
    • The loan fund has grown to over $300,000
  • Nampa Sugarbeet Growers Association Scholarship
    • For Dependants (children/grandchildren) of Snake River Sugar Company LLC Cooperative members-growers who deliver sugarbeets to the Nampa sugar factory.
    • Request an application by e-mailing norma@fortboise.com,
      • Questions? Contact Norma Burbank at 208-863-5353
      • Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors, Usually due early April
 
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August Deadline
  • Hansen Injury Law Firm Scholarships
    • For individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted by a car crash, bicycle accident, or other events leading to personal injuries, $1,000
 
Check Website for Deadline on these Scholarships Below on Websites (Varies)
 
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program 
  • WUE Website (Click Here)
    • 16 US Western States and Territories Participate (160 2 and 4 year schools participate/see info. on website)
    • Huge reduction in tuition!  Avoid the high out of state costs.
    • A lot of the colleges base getting into the program using Test Scores and GPA, but check with your college to see what the requirements are for utilizing the program.
 
 
 Resources
  • CHECK YOUR STUDENT E-MAIL FROM MS. TALBOTT REGULARLY 
    • Start a scholarship list of deadlines so you can organize/prioritize your time
      • See "Scholarship Search Tracking Form" at the bottom of this page
        • Download to your device to have an on-line form to use to track your scholarship research and organize your time
    • Apply for as many scholarships you qualify for that you can find
  • Check the front whiteboard inside the Career Center
  • Check College Websites (Colleges have their own scholarships)
  • Meet with College Reps
  • Visit College Campuses/College Financial Aid Advisers
  • Check with parent employer as sometimes employers offer scholarships 
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