Article on Paying for College – by Rachael Ashley
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH LINKS (please note that any search engine requiring you to register or create a membership profile might sell your information):
The Race for Education - scholarships for students who want to work in the horse industry. Due dates range from December to May.
Fastweb.com - internet scholarship search engine
College Prowler - college guide with available scholarships
Cappex – college and scholarship search website
StudentScholarships.org – scholarship database
SENIORS GE-ReaganScholarship Program – deadline January 9, 2014
The Ronald Reagan Foundation has announced its GE-Reagan Scholarship Program to reward students who demonstrate exemplary leadership and citizenship. Numerous $10,000 RENEWABLE scholarships will be given out to high school seniors. Learn more at: http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx. Applications are due by January 9, 2014.
SENIORS United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship – deadline January 11, 2014
Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Click here for instructions.
SENIORS Idaho Board of Education Scholarships – deadline January 15, 2014
The Idaho State Board of Education Student Affairs office would like to notify current and future students that the window to complete online scholarship applications is now open. Students should log on to State Board’s website at http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarship/apply_online.asp and follow the links provided to apply! The deadline for completion of the on line application is January 15, 2014. The State of Idaho, through the Office of the State Board of Education, provides several scholarship opportunities to students, including:
- GEAR UP Scholarship
- Governor’s Cup Scholarship
- Promise Category A Scholarship
- Tschudy Family Scholarship
- Opportunity Scholarship (March 1 deadline)
SENIORS National FFA Scholarships – deadline February 1, 2014 (do NOT need to be an FFA member)
Each year the National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. The selection process takes into account the whole student – FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics. More than 1,000 scholarships available – just one application to complete!
The National FFA Scholarship Program opens on Monday, November 11th. Each year hundreds of students miss out on scholarship opportunities due to improperly filled out applications. Please don’t assume that the online system checks for errors. The application deadline is February 1, 2014. For more information, visit the national FFA website ‘scholarships’ page.
9th – 12th GRADE STUDENTS Stossel in the Classroom Essay Contest – deadline February 14, 2014
The Stossel in the Classroom organization is sponsoring an essay contest. This year’s topic is “Food Nannies: Who Decides What You Eat?” In his Fox News hour, “Myths, Lies, and Complete Stupidity,” John Stossel takes a critical look at food regulations designed to encourage people to make healthier food choices. Should it be government’s job to try to keep people healthy? Why or why not?
Please write a 500-1000 word essay on this topic. You must include at least one reference from John Stossel’s “Myths, Lies, and Complete Stupidity” TV special or his recent book, No They Can’t.
There will be 125 prizes awarded, for a total of $15,500. The contest is open to any student age 13-18. Essays must be submitted through a teacher. If you are in the Kuna High School ag program, you can submit your essay through Mr. Edwards. Click here to visit their website for more information.
SENIORS & UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO STUDENTS U of I College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarships – deadline February 15, 2014
Last year, University of Idaho students were awarded more than $100 million in financial aid. Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Visit their website for more information.
SENIORS Society of Women Engineers – deadline February 23, 2014
The Southwest Idaho SWE section offers scholarships to females from Idaho entering their freshmen year of college in engineering or an engineering-related field. Scholarships are typically $2000, and recipients are selected based on the quality of a written essay as well as academic acheivements. Click here to visit their website.
SENIORS & COLLEGE STUDENTS Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association – deadline February 23, 2015
The Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association is an organization comprised of irrigation equipment manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, distributors, dealers and support institutions. Most scholarships are $500. Since 1980, the IIEA has awarded over $360,000 in scholarships. Any student who has been accepted into a college program for fall of 2015. Previous recipients include students majoring in Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture, Crop and Soil Sciences, Agribusiness, Turf Landscape/Irrigation Architecture and Design. The applications must be postmarked by February 23, 2015. Click here for application.
SENIORS & COLLEGE STUDENTS Far West Agribusiness Association Scholarship – deadline February 29, 2012
The Far West Agribusiness Association scholarship program has been designed to provide outstanding high school and collegiate undergraduate students with a chance to pursue their educational goals in college. There will be two separate selection pools, one for graduating high school seniors and one for current college students. Scholarships are one year in length and will be awarded in $250 increments, not to exceed $1000 per student. Click here for more information.
SENIORS Idaho Board of Education Opportunity Scholarship – deadline March 1, 2014
Visit the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship website for more information about this renewable scholarship.
SENIORS Idaho Power Scholarship – deadline March 1, 2014
Idaho Power understands the importance of education. Supporting higher education builds stronger communities and provides opportunities to make a better tomorrow for our children and families. Visit their website for more information.
9-12 GRADE STUDENTS EngineerGirl! (Boys can apply too) “50 Years of Engineering in Society” Essay Contest – Due March 1, 2014
The year 2014 marks 50 years since the creation of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Much has changed in that half century! At the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, visitors were amazed by color televisions, a prototype of a picture phone, new materials like Mylar®, displays of a space program that promised to put an astronaut on the moon, and demonstrations of huge computers that could draw up a list of events that happened on a given date in history. We now have computers on every desk and some that can fit in our pockets. We have explored the moon and Mars and launched the Hubble space telescope. Our phones can take pictures, connect to the internet, and play music and movies.
All these innovations relied on engineering. Think about how engineering has affected your life. How has it improved people’s quality of life? What further needs of society could be addressed by engineering?
In honor of the NAE’s 50th anniversary, we invite you to imagine how engineering might change our lives over the next 50 years, in one of the following areas:
It is challenging to imagine what the future will bring, and we think that you are up to the task. In 1500 words or less describe how engineering has addressed one of these five areas of societal need (e.g. Transportation) in the past 50 years and suggest ways that engineering could address this area of need in the next 50 years. Guidelines for length are indicated below.
- Grades 3–5: about 400 to 500 words
- Grades 6–8: about 600 to 800 words
- Grades 9–12: about 1100 to 1500 words
Video Contest: If you are in middle school or beyond, once you have researched your topic make it into a video, and you could win up to $25,000! To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the NAE is offering a $25,000 prize for the most inspiring one-to-two minute video, focused anywhere in the time period from 1964-2064, showing how engineering innovations advance human welfare and address societal needs. So, rev up your creativity, pull out your camera, phone, or anything else that records video, and get started! Find out more at: www.e4uvideocontest.org
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The Teen Writing Contest – deadline March 1, 2014
The Teen Writing Contest is an investment in all Idaho teens. This essay writing contest is for any teen ages 13 through 19 who has been touched by cancer either through a personal diagnosis or that of a family member or friend. We want to hear all stories. Have you survived cancer? Have you watched as a family member dealt with cancer? What was it like to watch someone your age go through cancer? Has someone in your life died from cancer?
Essays should be at least 500 words, but no more than 1,500 words long. After the finalists are chosen, those essays will be read by a panel of celebrity judges. The grand prize winners will be chosen from the finalist group.
For more information, please see our attached flyer and/or follow this link to submit your story! Feel free to distribute this flyer to anyone you think may be interested. http://cancerconnectionidaho.org/teen-writing-contest/
SENIORS D. L. Evans Bank Scholarship – deadline March 3, 2014
D. L. Evans Bank is pleased to award eight (8) $250 scholarships to qualifying students for the fall semester. Student must be graduating from a Mini-Cassia, Magic Valley, Treasure Valley, Wood River Valley, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, or surrounding area schools. The student must be a full-time student and be attending the fall semester. Preference will be given to students majoring in finance, business, or economics; however, all other majors will be considered. The student must demonstrate academic progress with a minimum 2.0 GPA* from high school studies completed at the time of application. Click here to visit the D. L. Evans website for more information.
SENIORS National Farmers Farm Kids for College Scholarship – deadline March 6, 2014
We are awarding three $1,000 scholarships honoring important leaders in National Farmers Organization history. In addition to completing the Farm Kids for College application, students show off their knowledge and imagination by writing a brief essay on two special topics. Click here to visit our website for an application and essay topics.
SENIORS Agriculture Future of America National Leader & Academic Scholarship – deadline March 20, 2015
Agriculture Future of America provides support to future leaders in agriculture from across the country through the AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship program. Scholarships seek to identify young leaders in the agriculture and food industry to enter AFA’s leader development program and receive an academic scholarship to support their academic education. AFA awards 40-50 National Leader and Academic Scholarships annually. Click here to visit the AFA scholarship website.
SENIORS & COLLEGE STUDENTS Caldwell Night Rodeo Scholarships – deadline March 21, 2014
The Caldwell Western Heritage Foundation Board of Directors will award a minimum of five $2,000.00 scholarships to deserving high school seniors or full-time college or vocational educational students who have shown a farm, agriculture, or rodeo interest.
Applications must be submitted to the Caldwell Western Heritage Foundation with a postmark no later than March 21, 2014. The scholarship awards will be made the first part of May, 2014. Scholarships may be used at any accredited Idaho or Eastern Oregon university, college or vocational education school. Awards will be made to the specified college or university in the recipient’s name. Click here to visit their website.
SENIORS Farm Bureau Scholarship – deadline March 25, 2015
Click here to download the application. It must be turned in to the Ada County Farm Bureau office by Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
SENIORS McGregor Scholarship – deadline
This program has been developed specifically for high school seniors, graduating in 2014, within eastern Washington, northcentral Idaho and northeastern Oregon, who will be entering college in an agricultural field of study. The company offers up to three individual $1,000 scholarships upon the completion of enrollment in either academic or vocational college. Scholarship applications and essays will be reviewed by a group of individuals representing our agricultural industry, academics, and FFA programs. Click here to apply (you might have to search their site for “scholarship”).
SENIORS NASA Idaho Space Grant Scholarship Program – application opens January 10, 2014
For students interested in math, science, engineering or math/science education. Visit their website and click on the ‘Scholarship Guidelines’ link.
SENIORS Idaho Agri-Women Scholarship – deadline April 1, 2013
THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR BOYS TOO! Idaho Agri-Women is an association for those engaged in agricultural pursuits. Members are concerned about the future of agriculture. Some of the goals are to improve agriculture’s public image and to promote consumer awareness of the importance of agriculture to our world. Two $500 scholarships are available to qualified candidates. Click the link to download the application. Idaho Agri-Women Scholarship or click here for a pdf version.
SENIORS Idaho Community Foundation – deadline April 1, 2014
ICF manages over 60 different scholarship funds – each customized according to the desires of the fund creator. ONE OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS IS SPECIFICALLY FOR KUNA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. Each has its own eligibility criteria, application requirements, and review process. Many have their own applications, deadlines, and eligibility requirements. Go to the ICF website and click on the name of each fund to learn more about the criteria and how to apply. Click here to visit the ICF website.
SENIORS American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program – deadline April 2, 2014
2013-2014 High School Seniors may enter this contest for the opportunity to win 1 of 10 $2,000 Scholarships. Click here for more information.
SENIORS Fred Beckman/Meridian Lions Good Citizen Award – deadline April 15, 2015
The Meridian lions club along with the Fred Beckman foundation has made available an annual award to a member of the Kuna FFA or Meridian FFA chapters. In memory of Fred Beckman, the award to go to one or two seniors of the Kuna or Meridian FFA chapters who have been active in their chapter and the community and have a plan to use the award to continue their education. Click here to download as a pdf.
SENIORS Kuna FFA Chapter Advisory Committee Scholarship – deadline April 17, 2015
Chapter Scholarship Application – This scholarship is for seniors who are members of the Kuna FFA Chapter. Applications are due Friday, April 18. Applicants must be available for an interview on Thursday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the KHS ag department.
SENIORS Dale & Mary Reynolds Scholarship Application – deadline April 22, 2015
Dale & Mary Reynolds Scholarship Application – Submit application to an ag advisor by April 22. Applicants need to be available for interview on Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the KHS ag department.
SENIORS Amanda Rae Reynolds Scholarship Application – deadline April 22, 2015
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a current FFA member graduating in good standing who plans to attend a college or university majoring in a field related to agriculture. Applications should be submitted to an FFA advisor by April 22.
SENIORS Dustin Curtis Memorial Scholarship – deadline April 24, 2015
Dustin Curtis had a love for the game of baseball as well as his fellow team mates. He was referred to as “DC” on the field, it was later stated that it stood for “Dedication and Consistency”. Dustin was a very hard worker both on and off the field. He was always the first one at the field and the last to leave. Dustin showed respect for his fellow competitors and he asked the same from them. It is in this spirit of “DC” that this scholarship is awarded.
This scholarship opportunity is available to any Kuna High School Senior who participates in school related extra-curricular activities. Please download the scholarship application from the application page for criteria and application.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Samsung Techwin America Scholarship Program – deadline May 15, 2013
Any high school student age 15 or older is eligible to enter this contest. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Visit http://www.samsungscholarship.com/ for more information.
SENIORS & COLLEGE STUDENTS Syngenta Sugarbeet Scholarship – deadline June 14, 2013
Five $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to students in sugarbeet-growing regions of the country to use toward their Fall 2013 college education. Current high school seniors or college students (excluding seniors) intending to major in an agricultural-related field; who reside or attend school in one of four sugarbeet-growing regions (including Idaho); who are involved in 4-H, FFA and/or the sugarbeet industry. Click here for more information.
JUNIORS, SENIORS, COLLEGE STUDENTS Abbott & Fenner Business Con. – deadline June 14, 2014
The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Visit http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm for more information.