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LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Each scholarship below has a link to either the application itself or the scholarship's website.  
  2. Note that any deadline dates could change from year to year, and we may not catch the change.  
  3. It is your responsibility to read all application instructions and deadlines and make sure you adhere to them. Otherwise you may be eliminated from the applicant pool.
  4. Any applications that are incomplete or late will be eliminated from the applicant pool.
If there is not a link to a common application scholarship, then updated scholarship applications are not available yet.  Consult your counselor if you have more questions.

Click below for scholarship opportunities
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
WITH COMMON APP
Turn into SHS Counseling Center
All of these are due April 10th.

1. Click scholarship name; download
2. Click Common App link; download.
3. Complete both following all directions
3. Submit app per the application's instructions.


COMMON SCHOLARSHIP APP



MARCH
For students who have demonstrated community involvement and continuing his/her post-secondary education. 

For students who have been selected as an Elks Student of the Month.  

APRIL
For students having a primary focus in the arts. Each year a different type of scholarship is offered:  2015 is Visual Arts.  2016 is Dance & Theater Don't need to be a senior to apply. 

For students who have displayed acts of community service and leadership. 

For students who have overcome personal obstacles and demonstrate financial need. 

For a local high school student entering the field of art.

For any student graduating this year and attending any type post-secondary education. 

For students who have completed at least 4 years of 4-H and are currently enrolled in a Bonner County 4-H program. Due 4/10.

For any student pursuing the field of nursing with a 2.5 or better GPA. 

Based on academic achievement, personal goals, motivation, school and community involvement, financial need and general application appearance. 

For students who have shown actions that support human rights and the ability to express in words ideals in harmony with the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force mission.

For students with a member of his/her family that is/was a disabled veteran.

For students who are pursing a field in the health sciences with a 2.5 or better GPA. 

For students who will be attending any type post-secondary education in the Pacific Northwest. 

For students who attended Farmin Elementary for at least three years.

For students who have attended a majority of the First Generation programs. 

Jake Sleyster Unlimited Potential
For graduating SHS seniors interested in STEM and Aviation fields.

For students planning on attending a professtional technical/vocational school.

For students majoring in music either vocal or insturmental. 

Based on academic achievement, community service, activities, and financial need. Must be Key Club member.

For students pursing a career in secondary or elementary education or counseling. 

For students with at least a 3.5 GPA who are active either community service, part-time work, or extracurricular activities.

For students planning to continue their education after high school. 

For students pursing a career in education and attending an Idaho school.

For students pursing a career in the medical field related to rehabilitation.

For students who have generously contributed to the performing arts. Need not be a member of Mime & Masque Club. 

Open to any National Honor Society Member in good standing.

For students with at least a 2.5 GPA with an agricultural or forestry related background. 

For students who attended Northside Elementary. 

For students pursing further education in nutrition (culinary arts, general nutrition, specialized nutrition, dietetics, etc). 

For students with an interest pursing a career or involvement in theater, film , music, or other aspects of the performing arts. 

For Bonner County students who want to live their dreams.

For students with at least a 3.75 GPA during his/her senior year (cumulative or by semester).

Portz-Wanek Professional Technical
For students with at least a 3.75 GPA during his/her senior year (cumulative or by semester) and planning to attend a professional technical school.

For students who are active in the math club with at least a 2.5 GPA and a strong work ethic.

For students who demonstrate Rotary values of "Service Beyond Self" with an emphasis on community service and volunteerism. 

For students who demonstrate Rotary values of "Service Beyond Self" with an emphasis on community service and volunteerism.

For students who attended Sagle Elementary for at least 3 years

For students with at least a 3.25 GPA who participated in Sandpoint Junior Tackle for at least three years and high school football for four years (barring injuries). 

For students pursing a post-secondary education. 

For students who attended Southside Elementary for at least 3 years.

For students who have a Veteran, Active, Retired, or Reservist family member that has served or is serving in the U.S. Military. 

For students who have a Veteran, Active, Retired, or Reservist family member that has served or is serving in the U.S. Military. 

For female students who demonstrate WHW qualities and values. 
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
WITH OWN APPLICATION

Turn into SHS Counseling Center


1. Click scholarship name; download
2. Complete both following all directions
3. Submit app per application's instruction's.







APRIL
P.E.O. Chapter V in Sandpoint offers three opportunities for financial awards this year.

For students with financial need who are committed to a higher education and achieve success through hard work and determination.
For students with financial need with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.4. Prior winners can apply for renewal. 

For students pursuing a career in wildlife/natural resources and conservation. 

For students who attended a primary educational institution in Bonner County and demonstrate financial need. 

For students who completed a hunter safety course. Prefer that application is handwritten. Scroll down website to click on your preferred application format.

Bonner County Youth Court Scholarship
For students who have participated in Bonner County Youth Court. Two $750 scholarships.  

For students planning to attend North Idaho College. 

Festival of Sandpoint Music Scholarship For students planning to pursue music as a career. 

For students who will be pursuing French courses in college and have demonstrated effort in high school French classes. 

No minimum GPA or commitment to higher education required.  

Available to SHS, CF and LPO female students.

Rotary Vocational ScholarshipFor students planning to pursue a professional technical degree or certificate. 

For students who have are children or grandchildren of a SAR member including sponsors and affiliates. 

For students who have lettered in 3 varsity sports during their senior years. 


MAY
American Heritage Wildlife Foundation
For Clark Fork High School, Lake Pend Oreille High School, and Sandpoint High School seniors. The applicant must be signed up to attend a 2 or 4 year school and planning to study natural resources and conservation in some form. 




AREA SCHOLARSHIPS 
WITH OWN APPLICATION

Turn in per organization's instructions


1. Click scholarship name; download
2. Complete both following all directions
3. Submit app per application's instructions







FIRST COME FIRST SERVED - AS EARLY IN SPRING AS POSSIBLE

Idaho Department of Labor
Low income youth planning to attend college in the fall.  Click Income Guidelines to see income criteria.


OCTOBER
For low-income students who have overcome a significant hardship and are planning to attend certain schools in Idaho. 

JANUARY 

Awarded to an Idaho high school senior who is planning to attend any college or university in Idaho.

College-bound senior must write an essay about goals. $300-$1000. No other requirements.  

FEBRUARY

For a student who is related to an ALC member and planning to attend post-secondary school in natural resources.

For students palling to attend BYU and major in geology or space science education.

For a worthy student entering the medical field and preferably from the State of Idaho and from a logging family. 

For a 4-H member currently in 4-H and will will be attending an Idaho school. 

For a student who will be enrolled as a full time student in an academic or technical program at an Idaho college or university (and take the ACT or SAT if enrolling in an academic program).

Must demonstrate involvement with the horse industry in any fashion and graduated from an accredited Idaho high school.

For a student whose parent is an active school board member in the State of Idaho for 3 years or more. 

For a 4-H member demonstrating overall leadership and 4-H achievement. 

For a student involved in 4-H and a childhood cancer survivor or sibling of someone who has or has had childhood cancer. 

A 4-H member who has participated in livestock showing or judging beyond the county level. 

For a 4-H member from the Northern District who has been in 4-H at least 5 years

For female students pursuing a degree in engineering, or an enginnering-related field such as Computer Science or a hard science. 

MARCH

Open to graduating high school seniors statewide who are attending an Idaho college or university.

For a student who is part of the Bonner County Farm Bureau family. Due March 10th. 

Applicants must be residents of Bonner County, Idaho, who are high school seniors or graduates. Academic achievement is the primary factor for selection. Consideration also given to candidates who have had their schooling interrupted for any of a variety of reasons, and applicants pursuing their academic preparation, making a career change or retraining in a different field of endeavor.

Tools of the Trade Scholarship
For students pursuing certificates or degrees in professional-technical education programs at Idaho Post-secondary Institutions. To help offset the costs of purchasing required tools. Deadline extended to March 1 (2016) 


WFTH Cancer Scholarship
For students who have had a friend/family struggle with cancer or have struggled with it themselves. A writing contest. $500.  

For students with an elected official family member.

Lucille L. Hudon
Applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education, have maintained a 3.0 GPA (or its equivalent) in the last two years of secondary education.

For Idaho students planning to attend an Idaho college. Renewable award (up to four years) and requires a 3.0 unweighted GPA and need (demonstrated by the FAFSA).

Any graduating high school or home-schooled senior or accredited University or Technical college freshman, sophomore or junior whose primary residence is Bonner County, ID.

APRIL

For graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate college students attending or planning to attend a public or private, two- or four-year college or university in the state of Idaho and majoring or planning to major in Fire Ecology or Auto Mechanics. Or for any student who is also a current Wildland Firefighter majoring in any subject.

For students who have been accepted to an accredited Idaho nursing or health professions program, and can demonstrate financial need.

Idaho Power Company - Kevin Whittier Memorial 
For students planning to attend any Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school full-time and majoring in engineering.

Mike Crapo Math and Science Fund
For full-time first year students majoring in math, science, or engineering at a four-year college or university in the state of Idaho.

For students whose family is a member of Northern Lights. 

NIBCA Building Scholarship
For students entering a building related field (drafting, architecture, carpentry, interior design, plumbing, engineering, HVAC, etc.) 

Roger C. Weaver Memorial
For Idaho high school graduates planning to enroll full-time in either a professional-technical degree leading to something less than Baccalaureate degree or a Baccalaureate degree in secondary education in a professional-technical area.

P1FCU Scholarship
For students who are members of P1FCU and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Scholarship
For extremely low income Idaho students planning to attend college. $2000-3000. Income guidelines here

MAY

First Christian Church Upward Scholarship
For students with financial need who have played with or volunteered with Upward Ministry for at least 3 years.


Idaho Cattlewomen Scholarship

For students who are or have immediate family who are part of the Idaho Cattle Association. $1000. Due May 1 

Simplot Livestock Scholarship
For students who are or have immediate family who are part of the Idaho Cattle Association. $1000. Due May 1. 













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