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From the category archives: Scholarships


Scholarship Opportunities for Adults

For Immediate Release                                                                    

July 31, 2018


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Idahoans interested in finishing their college degree or career technical certificate can now apply online for the Idaho State Board of Education’s newly expanded Opportunity Scholarship.

The Board, in partnership with the Idaho Workforce Development Council, has launched a new Opportunity Scholarship website with useful information and a step-by-step process for applying for the scholarship.

“The Opportunity Scholarship has been great for Idaho and the Board is excited to be able to offer it to adults now too,” State Board President Dr. Linda Clark said.  “This new website has everything a person needs to submit their application smoothly and quickly in order to potentially receive the scholarship in time for the fall semester.”

Here’s a link to the new website:


Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and Idaho lawmakers passed legislation earlier this year allowing up to 20 percent of the Opportunity Scholarship fund to be used for adult learners interested in resuming their education.  They also increased the annual appropriation by $3.5 million for a total of $13.5 million.

Applicants must have earned 24 credits or more before “stopping out” of college or a career technical program and they can return to school and attend class part-time or fulltime.  

Other requirements include:

·       Minimum GPA OF 2.7

·       Be an Idaho resident

·       Applicants must have “stopped out” for two years or more

·       Requires students to show progress in order to maintain eligibility

·       Award amounts are pro-rated based on credits enrolled in


The Opportunity Scholarship was launched in 2013 and several thousand Idaho students have used it to further their education.  Last year, 3,716 Idaho students received an Opportunity Scholarship.  The maximum award for a scholarship is $3,500 annually for up to four years.


Post Falls Chamber Super Scholarship Raffle

We are well into our third year of the Super Scholarship Raffle program and are so grateful to the continued support of our Premier Sponsor, Greene Idaho Foundation, and our other underwriting sponsors.

Our 2016 Scholarship winner was Cody Jahns, who is attending NIC and just earned his CNA with the intention of transferring to Lewis Clark State College to continue his degree in nursing.

The 2017 Scholarship winner was Justin Lyon, who is attending the University of Idaho working towards his degree in medicine.

Who will be next? Only 1,000 $50 tickets will be sold for a chance to win a $25,000 college scholarship that can be used at University of Idaho. Lewis Clark State College, North Idaho College or a combination of the three schools.

More info:


The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene will award $10,000 in scholarships to worthy students this spring.

The Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship was created in 2013 by The Salvation Army Kroc Center Executive Staff and Advisory Board to honor Jack T. Riggs, M.D., for a lifetime of leadership excellence and to acknowledge and reward a high school senior for exhibiting leadership traits and capabilities.

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October 3: Annual "All Things Senior" Event at Lake City High School

The annual "All Things Senior" event will be held at Lake City High School on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.


Representatives from over 2 dozen regional colleges plus the armed forces will be on hand to answer questions. 

In addition, the following workshops will be held during the evening:

  • College Admissions – Things to Know| Learn how to navigate the college admission process. Everything 
    you need to know about deadlines, requirements, essays, and more.
  • Financial Aid|  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one tool to help you cover tuition costs. Learn about how to complete the FAFSA and how schools utilize this information to package your financial award.
  • Scholarships|   Free money is only an essay away – learn where to find them, how to apply, and details on making your application stand out from the crowd.
  • Hiring Now|     Learn how to find a job in our local labor market as well as satisfying careers that require minimal to two years of training.
  • Senior Project| Learn about the requirements, rubric, and all the steps required to successfully complete your senior project. Teachers will be available to answer your specific questions.

Idaho students receive $12.8 million in UI scholarships

The University of Idaho announced it has awarded more than $12.8 million in scholarships to support more than 4,700 Idaho residents for the 2017-18 academic year.

For the upcoming year, UI awarded more than $25 million in scholarship support to more than 6,800 undergraduate students from 49 states.

Read the full article at > 

Coeur d'Alene Chamber Honors Top Scholars, Awards 3 Scholarships

Three, $1000 scholarships were each provided by STCU, North Idaho Higher Education, and Coleman Engineering. Twenty-seven students, from five area high schools, competed for the scholarships through an application process which required a written essay about their plans for the future, grade point standing, references and a resume.

Scholarship Winners Revealed
Our Community is Proud of our Top 51 Scholars!
The Chamber's Annual Top Scholars Upbeat Breakfast on
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 went off without a hitch!
We would like to acknowledge our scholarship winners and give recognition to the fifty-one, top ranking, high school students who have done such an outstanding job throughout the school year. Thank you to our business sponsors who funded the breakfasts for the scholars.

Three, $1000 scholarships were each provided by STCU, North Idaho Higher Education and Coleman Engineering. Twenty-seven students, from five area high schools, competed for the scholarships through an application process which required a written essay about their plans for the future, grade point standing, references and a resume.

2017 Scholarship Recipients
Mason Magee and Lewis-Clark State College President, Rocky Owens. Mason was the North Idaho Consortium for Higher Education's scholarship recipient.
Mason is from Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy and headed to Baylor University on his career path to becoming a doctor, specializing in pediatrics. His family experiences, extensive volunteer work with Kootenai Health, and job shadowing at a pediatrician's office have all worked to solidify and grow his passion for the medical world. This combined with his successful entrepreneurial ventures with guitar lessons, music performances, and a landscape business, have made this young man into a future medical leader.
Paige Renaldo with Jim Coleman, President of Coleman Engineering. Paige Renaldo was the recipient of the scholarship sponsored by Coleman Engineering.
Paige is from Coeur d'Alene High School. She will start her post secondary education at the University of Arizona as she pursues her dream to do research for NASA, train to become an astronaut, and be the first person on Mars! She has began her training at NASA Ames Research Center in California at the end of her junior year of high school. She gained skills in leadership through employment,being a part of Miss Idaho Teen America, in student government, school clubs and volunteering in the community.
Mackenzie Janzen with STCU President, Tom Johnson. Mackenzie Janzen was the STCU scholarship recipient. Mackenzie is from Coeur d'Alene High School.
Mackenzie is planning to attend Washington State University on her career path to becoming a veterinarian for wildlife and/or exotic species of animals. She has prepared herself for this career through paid and volunteer work, and as a stable hand at the Post Falls Equestrian Center. Her hobby is equine hunter jumping. Her position at the Equestrian Center has provided her with a variety of experiences from cleaning stables to assisting in birthing and wound care, and a keen respect for large animals. She has prepared herself well for these aspirations.
Venture High School
Jordan Fink-Rivera

Kootenai Bridge Academy
Savannah Barnhart

Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
Allie Overoye
Abigail Sisco
Marisa Steinberg
Maya Burgess
Mason Magee
Coeur d'Alene High School
Jacklyn Adams
Matthew Averett
Braydon Butler
Anna Carleton
Lauren Carlsen
Abigail Childress
Malia Clark
Caitlin Conway
Kayla Fagan
McKenna Gilbert
Gregory Gravelle
Daniel Gunnerson
Madison Janzen
Mackenzie Janzen
Hannah Johnson
Justin Kofmehl
Tricia McCullugh
Paige Renaldo
Claire Richardson
Maysen Smith
Alex Walde
Jared White
Lake City High School
Caitlin Barber
Victoria Cafferty
Anna Drapeau
Matthew Duchow
Jax Dunham
Ella Erwin
Elizabeth James
Havana Johnson
Travis Kaufman
Jordan King
Hailey Konda
Paisley Larsen
Leah Maly
Jocie Osika
Emily R Parson
Jacob Reynolds
Ermina Sedy
Connor Shaw
Gunnar Stauning
Travis Swallow
Kaitlin Tabaracci
Andrew Womelduff
AAA Insurance Agency
Architects West, Inc.
Benefits Exchange Northwest
Candle in the Woods
Caruso's Sandwiches and Artisan Pizza
CDA Real Life Ministries
Christian Youth Theater North Idaho
Coeur d Alene Education Partnership
Coeur d Alene Insurance
Columbia Bank
D.A. Davidson

Education Information Center
Fire Artisan Pizza Coeur d'Alene
Gerber Collision 
Hagadone Digital
Idaho Forest Group
Kootenai County Democratic Central Committee
Kootenai Title
Lake City Rental
Northwest Realty Group
Northwest Specialty Hospital
Orban Family Dental
Platinum Home Mortgage
The Art Spirit Gallery
The Well Read Moose
Wolf Lodge Steakhouse

Ben & Mary Wolfinger
Breigh & Eric Soles
Darin & Monique Hayes
Tim & Wanda Quinn

The Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce, 105 N. First St., Ste. 100, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Source: Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

2017 Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship - $1,000 (x5)

Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship

Do you know of a graduating high school senior with great leadership experience? 

The Board Development Committee of The Kroc Center Advisory Board is accepting applications now through Friday, March 24 for a $1,000 Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship. Any student in Kootenai County can apply. Five students with significant leadership experience will be selected to receive the continuing education scholarship and will be recognized at the May 1 Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders Event at The Kroc Center.

Apply for Scholarship

View other local scholarships on our Local Scholarship Page > 

May 6: Swinging For Scholarships LCSC 8th Annual Golf Scramble

Lewis-Clark State College Coeur d'Alene Center is proud to host our 8th annual golf scramble to support our almost 500 Coeur d’Alene students. This fundraiser provides scholarships to local students in our community.

   Swinging For Scholarships LCSC 8th Annual Golf Scramble

May, 6, 2017

Avondale Golf Club

     10745 N Avondale Loop

     Hayden Lake, ID 83835

     Lunch and check-in open 11:30 am

    Shot gun start – 1:00 pm

Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle 6:00 pm ( individual dinner tickets also available for purchase)

Join us for a day of great fun, golf and a chance to win great prizes in our raffle.

Visit for more info.

April 1 Deadline: Idaho Community Foundation Scholarships for 2016 Graduates

FROM ICF Feb 2016 e-bulletin:

The Idaho Community Foundation has more than 70 scholarship opportunities for students seeking assistance with the cost of higher education. The deadline to submit the ICF Scholarship Application is April 1.

In 2015, ICF awarded nearly $525,000 in scholarships to over 220 students throughout Idaho.

The application and information about all ICF scholarships is here. For more information, email Donor Services Director Elly Davis or call her at (208) 342-3535.



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