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Foundation Scholarships

The Boise State Foundation administers 37 scholarships through this website. The criteria for these scholarships is listed below or you can find the expansive list by clicking the blue button. Please review the criteria carefully. If you are eligible for any of these scholarships, press the APPLY button and you will be taken to the application.

In additional to filling out the application in full, applicants will be required to write an essay, upload current transcripts, upload the Free Application for Federal Student Aid report (FAFSA) for 2017-18 if applying for scholarships requiring financial need, request two reference letters, as well as other requirements depending on scholarship requirements.

The deadline for the 2017-18 academic year has passed.  Please watch for the 2018-19 application to open on Dec 1, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in these scholarships. You may refer any questions to foundationscholarships@boisestate.edu.



College of Arts and Sciences

AS050 - Martha S. Reese Vocal Scholarship

The Martha Reese Vocal Scholarship was established in 1978 in honor of the late Martha Reese. Martha took voice lessons in Salt Lake City while growing up. Her daughter said that her mother had a beautiful voice. Martha was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, the Columbian and the Amicus clubs, and a Relief Society teacher for 15 years.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required major: Voice
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Female

AS058 - Hatch Scholarship

The Hatch Scholarship was established in 1977 by Ada Hatch at the death of her husband. The late Ada Hatch joined the staff of Boise State at its founding in 1932. She led the Humanities Division from 1941 until her retirement in 1967. She chaired the President’s Advisory Board for over fifteen years. Gentle, gracious, and compassionate are just a few of the words used to describe how she treated both students and colleagues. She was also aggressive in tackling the problems of strong teachers; she prepared and offered an accelerated course which was a forerunner of the Honors Program. Active intellectually and in the community, Ada Hatch combined kindness with decisiveness and common sense.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University
  • Required major: English, Music or Art
  • Junior or Senior status
  • Will be considered: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Female

AS071 - Annice Hattoon Edmundson Scholarship

The Annice Hattoon Edmundson Scholarship was established in 1991, by Eldon and Phyllis Edmundson. The scholarship was established to help students at Boise State University who are working towards t heir Music degree. The Edmundsons know that juniors and seniors need to be encouraged financially in order for them to reach their potential; therefore they developed this scholarship with them in mind.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required major: Music Education
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Junior or Senior status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Preferred: Minority Students

AS079 - William E. & Anne M. Martin English & Engineering Scholarship

The William E. & Anne M. Martin English & Engineering Scholarship was established in 1995 by Carol A. Martin to honor her mother and in memory of her father. The scholarship is awarded to both the Department of English and the College of Engineering.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: English or Engineering
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.6
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior status
  • Required: Female

AS091 - Sarah Minckler Biology Scholarship

The Sarah Minckler Biology Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of the late Sarah Minckler. Sarah was a senior at Boise State majoring in biology when she passed. During her time at Boise state she spent three weeks in the Owyhee desert doing biology research work and spent two weeks in Rome, Italy, and Istanbul, Turkey with a Boise State Tour. She had a love for the outdoors including fishing and camping.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Biology
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Junior or Senior status
  • Required: Female
  • Involved in field work and interested in being a field biologist.

As163 - Marguerite Gottenberg History Scholarship

The Marguerite Gottenberg History Scholarship was established in 1984 in honor of the late Willis Gottenberg, when Marguerite passed away the scholarship was changed to honor her. Willis Gottenberg came to Boise Junior College in 1947 as an English, creative writing, and Spanish teacher. He was acting-president when BJC was granted four-year status. Marguerite Gottenberg taught history, English, and social sciences for years in a high school in North Dakota before she met Willis. Marguerite was a member of the Women’s Rotary, the auxiliary of St. Alphonsus Hospital, and the American Association of University Women, as well as being very active in the Catholic Church. She is remembered for her warmth, sense of humor, hospitality, keen intelligence and zest for life.


College of Business & Economics

BR144 - Flandro Family Scholarship (NEW)

The donor, Debbie Flandro, believes in supporting the advancement of Boise State University and Native Americans including the Kalispel Tribe of which she is a proud member.  At Boise State she has served on the COBE Advisory Council since 2004, including the role of president beginning in 2016.  Debbie also serves as Chairman of the Gaming Board for Northern Quest Casino, owned and operated by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians in Spokane, Washington.  Debbie became the third tribal member to graduate from College when she earned her accounting degree and later added an MBA, both from Boise State.  Debbie went on to a successful career at Hewlett-Packard that spanned 27 years.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more undergraduate; 9 credits graduate)
  • Required Major: any major in the College of Business and Economics
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0 for undergraduate; 3.5 for graduate
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Member of a federally recognized Native American trie

BS003 - Kenneth M. & Linda R. Jantz Scholarship Endowment

The Kenneth M. & Linda R. Jantz Scholarship Endowment was established in 2001 by Kenneth and Linda Jantz. Both Kenneth and Linda are Boise State graduates and they wanted to help other COBE students to pursue their educational goals.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more undergraduate; 9 credits graduate)
  • Required Major: any major in the College of Business and Economics
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0 for undergraduate; 3.5 for graduate
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate status
  • Preferred: Male
  • Have not applied for any kind of financial aid from any government body at any level of government and have not been given preferential treatment/status by any governmental body.

BS011 - John & Joan Carley Business Scholarship

The John & Joan Carley Business Scholarship was established in 2006 by John and Joan Carley. John Carley began working at Albertson’s in 1950 as a 16-year-old ice cream dipper and retired 46 years later as its president and chief operating officer. After working as a store director in Albertson’s stores in Idaho, Montana, and Washington John quickly ascended the corporate ladder, serving in operating positions in Seattle and Southern California. He was elected to the board of directors in 1979 and named Albertson’s president in 1984. John has also been very active in civic affairs, he served as the director of St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Director of the Idaho Power Company, Director of Western Association of Food Chains, Director of Boise Cascade Office Products Corporations, Director of MDI, and Advisor for the School Business at Boise State University.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more) undergraduate
  • Required Major: any major in the College of Business and Economics
  • Freshman status for original award. See Renewal information below
  • Will be considered: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Renewal is automatic if student reapplies and continues to meet specified criteria.
  • Preference shall be given to students of the Catholic faith who have completed their high school education at Bishop Kelly High School.
  • Supplemental Requirements: Student must complete Carley Supplemental Scholarship questions, additional essay and specific reference.

BS072 - R.G. Hemingway Financial Scholarship

The R.G. Hemingway Financial Scholarship was established in 1981 by a grant from the Robert G. Hemingway Private Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to provide scholarships in the School of Business, Department of Management and Finance, for women who are seeking careers in the banking industry. This generous action from the Robert G. Hemingway Private Foundation will provide recognition and significant encouragement for the purpose of attracting capable women to the banking field. Hemingway, who died in 1966, served as president of Idaho Bank and Trust and as president of the Utah-based Commercial Security Bank.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Finance or Business Management
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 2.5
  • Required: Female who is planning a career in banking

BS107 - Bill R. McCracken Scholarship Fund

The Bill R. McCracken Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 by Bill R. McCracken, a graduate of Boise Junior College in 1969 and an Alumni Associate since 1982, for the purpose of establishing a scholarship to support a student in the College of Business and Economics with preference given to Native Americans and Minority students.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: any major in the College of Business and Economics
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Preferred: Native American and Minority Students

BS120 - Hilda D. Elliott Endowed Accounting Scholarship

The Hilda D. Elliott Accounting Scholarship was established in 2007 by the late Hilda Elliott. Hilda and her husband Glenn started their business, Elliott Lumber, by hauling local farm produce in the summer and coal in the winter. Eventually they moved into lumber and never looked back as their company expanded. Eventually they opened their own lumber yard in Payette and then a second in Boise. Hilda became a proficient pilot and together she and Glenn owned three different aircraft over the years.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Accounting
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Required: Recipients must be of one of the following faiths: Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopalian, Jewish, Catholic, or Methodist.

BS121 - Hilda D. Elliott Business Management Scholarship

The Hilda D. Elliott Business Management Scholarship was established in 2007 by the late Hilda Elliott. Hilda and her husband Glenn started their business, Elliott Lumber, by hauling local farm produce in the summer and coal in the winter. Eventually they moved into lumber and never looked back as their company expanded. Eventually they opened their own lumber yard in Payette and then a second in Boise. Hilda became a proficient pilot and together she and Glenn owned three different aircraft over the years.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Business Management
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Required: Recipients must be of one of the following faiths: Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopalian, Jewish, Catholic, or Methodist.


College of Engineering

AS079 - William E. & Anne M. Martin English & Engineering Scholarship

The William E. & Anne M. Martin English & Engineering Scholarship was established in 1995 by Carol A. Martin to honor her mother and in memory of her father. The scholarship is awarded to both the Department of English and the College of Engineering.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: English or Engineering
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.6
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior status
  • Required: Female


College of Education

ER061 - Roy and Beverly Grice Education Scholarship

The Roy and Beverly Grice Education Scholarship was established in 2010 by Roy and Beverly Grice. Roy and Beverly Grice both attended Boise State University. Roy received a BA in 1972 as a History major and Beverly received a BA in 1972 as an Elementary Education major. In 1982 Beverly then received an MA in Literacy/Reading. Beverly taught in elementary education for many years until her retirement. It is for this reason that the Grices decided to establish a scholarship for Education majors at Boise State. Roy and Beverly’s goal is for the selected students to have little or no educational financial debt upon graduation.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more undergraduate; 9 credits graduate)
  • Required Major: Education
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Preferred: Minority Students

ES051 - Annette Jeanine Ahrens Memorial Scholarship

The Annette Jeanine Ahrens Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 by Steve and Pam Ahrens in memory of Steve’s daughter, Annette, who died in an automobile accident in May, 1989. Annette was a sophomore majoring in elementary education and art at Salisbury State University and had just achieved her first 4.0 GPA in the semester before her death. She was engaged to be married and planned to continue her studies at the University of Maryland in the fall. Annette was a talented painter and a gifted poet, both art forms in which she expressed her sensitivity and gentle nature. She had a natural knack with children, a mischievous and fun-loving spirit with their friends, and an easy-going confidence with adults. She had a mature “sense of self” about her and was devoid of false ego. She had wisdom beyond her years, enabling her to help her family and friends through some difficult times. She was wonderfully loving and was in turn loved more than words can express.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Elementary Education
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Sophomore status
  • Will be considered: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Female

ES062 - Richard and Adelia Simplot Scholarship

The Richard & Adelia Simplot Scholarship was established in 1977 to honor the late Richard Simplot and his wife Adelia. Richard was the eldest son of JR and Esther Simplot and an executive with the Simplot company. He was named to the Board of Directors in August 1970. Adelia and Richard met in 1953 and started their family at the same time they were starting their careers with the Simplot Company. When the couple moved to Boise in 1959 Adelia became involved in community organizations. She found a passion for community development and joined the board of directors of several institutions and worked to save historic landmarks in Boise, including much of what is now known as the Basque Block.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Education
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Junior status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Hispanic Female

ES085 – John Jensen Minority/Migrant Education Scholarship

The John Jensen Minority/Migrant Education Scholarship was established in 1999 by the late John Jensen, a Boise State education professor. Jensen recognized the great need to increase the number of talented minority and migrant or seasonal farm worker youth in the teaching profession. He wanted to encourage these youth and their dependents to pursue careers in teacher education, therefore becoming mentors for other minority and migrant youth. Jensen was granted emeritus status upon his retirement in 2000, after teaching at Boise State for more than 30 years.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Education
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 2.5
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior status
  • Required: Student must be from minority group or have a migrant or seasonal worker background.
  • Supplemental Requirement: Student must submit an additional essay on why he/she wants to be a teacher and what their contribution will be.

ES102 - Bette R. Joy Teacher Scholarship

The Bette R. Joy Scholarship was established in 2010. Bette graduated from Boise State earning her teaching degree in Elementary Education and later her Masters Degree in Literacy. She worked in the Boise School District and later moved to Oregon where she was a volunteer in the reading program at elementary schools. This scholarship was created through Bette’s trust specifically for the benefit of mothers who are striving to become teachers but have little or no financial support.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credit hours or more) or part-time (6- 11 credit hours)
  • Required Major: Teaching
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Students who are mothers


College of Health Sciences

HS072 - Clair and Zeta A. Vahey Nursing Scholarship

The Clair F. and Zita A. Vahey Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in 1991 by Dr. JoAnn T. Vahey (Professor, Department of Nursing) and her family, John and Robert Vahey and Mary G. Vahey DeStephano, in honor of their parents to provide an opportunity for women to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Neither Clair nor Zita had the opportunity to attend college because of limited finances. Both, however, used every means possible to educate themselves as well as their children and to assist others to gain an education.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major:  Nursing
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  2.65
  • Junior status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required:  Female with preference for a single parent

HS073 - Mary Van Vacter Nursing Scholarship

The Mary VanVacter Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in 1990 by her daughter, Dale VanVacter Angers, retired Major in the U.S. Army, to provide an opportunity for today’s women to pursue a career in nursing. Although Mary did not have the opportunity to pursue any formal nursing education, she did use every learning opportunity available to her so that she could care for the sick in her family and in the community.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Nursing
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 2.75
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Junior status
  • Required: Female
  • Must submit two letters of reference (may be used for Foundation reference requirement)

HS074 - Dr. Helen Beeman Altrusa Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Helen Beeman Altrusa Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 by the Altrusa Club in memory of the late Dr. Helen Beeman. Dr. Beeman was a pathologist at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. She was a pioneer in the field of nuclear diagnostic medicine and was a founder of Treasure Valley Laboratory, Inc., in Boise. Dr. Beeman was honored as an emeritus fellow of the College of American Pathologists. She retired from the practice of medicine in 1982, but continued to consult with Boise area attorneys in medically-related litigation. Dr. Beeman was a member of the Altrusa Club of Boise and served as its president from 1969 to 1971. In 1981, she received the Club’s Woman of Achievement Award. Dr. Beeman was also a supporter of numerous professional, community and political organizations.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Pre-Med
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Junior or Senior status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Preferred: Female

HS096 - Frances T. Wassler Pre-Med Scholarship

The Ronald Wassler Pre-Medicine Scholarship was established in 1995 by his mother, Frances Wassler, to honor Ronald’s memory. At Frances’s passing in 2004 the family requested a change in the name to honor Frances’ memory. Some of Frances’ most notable achievements include; raising four loving children, volunteering at the Elks and St. Alphonsus Hospitals, and in providing for educational and financial needs of students via scholarship programs at Bishop Kelly and Boise State University.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Required Major: Pre-Med
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Sophomore status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Male


University Wide

FR130 - Linda Stith Memorial Scholarship

The Linda Stith Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 by friends and family in memory of Linda who passed away on August 3, 2009, after a very short illness with pancreatic cancer. Linda was just 55. Linda’s friends, Catherine Stein and Dixie Dykman commented that Linda had not had the opportunity to graduate from college because of starting a family when she was very young. While staying at home to raise three young children, Linda helped her husband Max with his studies when he attended Boise State. For this reason, it was Linda’s request to establish a scholarship that would benefit young women with children who are pursuing their degree.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credit hours or more) or part-time (6- 11 credit hours)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Students who are Idaho resident mothers with dependent children
  • Supplemental Requirement: 1-3 page personal essay describing why the student wants to pursue a college degree.

FR163 – Khang and Friends Scholarship

The Khang and Friends Scholarship was established in November 2014 by Nguyen Trong Khang. Mr. Khang wishes to support Vietnamese-citizen students attending Boise State University through his scholarship, to further the University’s mission, and to encourage others to support Boise State University.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credit hours or more) or part-time (minimum 6 credits undergraduate, 5 credits graduate)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.3
  • Required: First-year Vietnamese-citizen with record of academic excellence

FR164 – IME Fellowship Program

The IME Fellowship Program was established in 2014 by the Consulate of Mexico. The Consulate established the fellowship to support the education of the Mexican population based in the U.S.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credit hours or more) or part-time (minimum 6 credits undergraduate, 5 credits graduate)
  • Mexican or individuals of Mexican origin 
  • Required: Student must not have access to any other type of scholarship or Financial Aid.

FR165 – Cuneo Family Scholarship

The Cuneo Family Scholarship was established in 2015 by the Richard and Ana Maria Cuneo. The donors wish to support and help minority students stay in college and graduate. As a family of immigrants, they realize that education is expensive and often more difficult to obtain for children of newcomers and students with limited resources.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more undergraduate) 
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Junior or Senior Status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required:  Hispanic heritage
  • Preferred:  Idaho Resident

FR173 – Kem C. and Carolyn B. Gardner Endowed Scholarship

The Kem C. and Carolyn B. Gardner Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 by Kem and Carolyn Gardner. Kem relied upon scholarships to go to college and law school and he and his wife, Carolyn, want to pass the same opportunity to students at Boise State University. The Gardners, recognizing the power of education to elevate communities, wish for the scholarship to help propel refugees, minorities, and women into technology-related fields.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credit hours or more) or part-time (6- 11 credit hours)
  • Open to Refugees to the US, minorities, and women
  • Required Major: Technology-related fields
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 2.0
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office

FR175 – Michael R Mercy, MD Memorial Scholarship (NEW)

The donors wish to honor the life of Dr. Michael Mercy by establishing a scholarship in his memory to help fund underprivileged and refugee students who attend Boise State University

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credit hours or more) or part-time (6 -11 credit hours)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Junior or Senior Status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required:  Demonstrated commitment to personal growth through extracurricular activities.
  • Required:  From a single parent household or are currently a single parent.
  • Preferred: Of African descent or defined as a refugee through 1980 Refugee Act.

FS004 - Rey Blaise Baldazo Memorial Scholarship

The Rey Blaise Baldazo Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 in memory of the late Rey Blaise Baldazo. Rey passed away at only 18 years of age but in those 18 years he devoted much of his time to raising funds for the Filipino-American Scholarships at Boise State. He helped his mother each summer at their food booths at Art in the Park and Streets for People. He held a strong belief that supporting education and being involved in your community were very important endeavors. While doing all this he still found time to be the editor of his high school newspaper and an active saxophone band member.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more undergraduate; 9 credits graduate)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Required: Filipino students from Philippines and Meridian High School students who participated in school newspaper work and instrumental musical group
  • Supplemental Requirement: Student must complete Rey Baldazo Memorial Scholarship Supplemental questions.

FS009 - Marta & Juan Callao, Sr. Scholarship

The Marta Callao Scholarship was established in 1984 by friends and family of Jeannette T. Baldazo. Scholarship(s) will be granted to Filipino students from the Philippines or Idaho residents with Filipino American heritage who participate in Filipino cultural events in their school or community.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more undergraduate; 9 credits graduate)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Filipino students enrolled at Boise State University who are from the Philippines
  • Treasure Valley residents with Filipino American heritage
  • Supplemental Requirement: Student must complete Marta & Juan Callao, Sr. Scholarship Supplemental questions.

FS038 - Kristi Anne Quong Memorial Scholarship

The Kristi Anne Quong Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 by William and Lorice Quong in memory of their daughter. The scholarship is intended for an incoming freshman, preferably a female graduate from Meridian High School.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University
  • Freshman status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Female
  • Meridian High School Graduate

FS044 - Charlotte Edkins PEO Scholarship

The Charlotte Edkins PEO Scholarship was established in 1993 by the Boise PEO Chapter. This scholarship is in memory of the late Charlotte Edkins, a beloved member of the Boise PEO Chapter. The PEO wished to honor Charlotte by assisting women in furthering their education.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credit hours or more) or part-time (6- 11 credit hours)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior status
  • Will be considered: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: Female
  • Supplemental Requirement: Member of PEO or the relative of a member of PEO (Provide the state, name and chapter letters of the PEO chapter on application)

FS046 - Rosa Parks Academic Scholarship

The Rosa Parks Academic Scholarship was established in 1993 in honor of Rosa Parks. Parks is well known for her refusal in 1955 to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus. Her actions sparked a bus boycott, which became the first major demonstration of the civil rights movement. Parks devoted her life to encouraging the nation’s youth to stay in school, work hard, and advance their careers.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more undergraduate; 9 credits graduate)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required: African American Student
  • Supplemental Requirement: Essay about student’s life and goals and how their goals have been influenced by Rosa Parks.
  • Supplemental Requirement: Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or administrator in the school they are presently attending; a community leader, i.e., a professional business person, community or church program director; and/or a personal reference other than a family member. (Also used for Foundation reference requirement)

FS100 - Shirley Ann Hill Johnson Memorial Scholarship

The Shirley Ann Hill Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 by Patricia Dorman to honor her good friend Shirley Ann Hill Johnson who tragically died in a car accident in Italy. Mrs. Dorman’s purpose for the scholarship is to help single parents who are at the junior or senior level of their education.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.0
  • Junior or senior status
  • Required: Single mother

FS126 - Sophia and Apolonio Padilla Scholarship

The Sophia and Apolonio Padilla Scholarship was established February 3, 2011 to honor Deborah Dash’s grandparents, Sophia and Apolonio Padilla. Sophia and Apolonio lived life with integrity, love of family, respect for others, and year-round hard work. Having no formal education of their own, their path was not always easy. They understood the value of an education and how it would improve the lives of their eight children, all of whom graduated high school. With this scholarship the Dash’s hope to lay one smooth stone on your path to an education.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credit hours or more) or part-time (6- 11 credit hours)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 2.5
  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior status
  • Required: Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Preferred: Latino or Hispanic students from Canyon or Owyhee County high schools
  • Supplemental Requirement: Essay describing why a college degree is important to them

FS138 - Elsie M. Buck Altrusa Scholarship

The Elsie M. Buck Altrusa Scholarship was established in 1984 the Altrusa Club of Boise. The Altrusa Club of Boise was a service organization of executive and professional women. The organization existed from 1923 until 2002. Their mission was to serve their community while developing individual leadership skills and friendships.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average:  3.0
  • Senior status
  • With financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Idaho resident
  • Required:  Female

FS175 – Estella Zamora Scholarship

The Estella Zamora Scholarship was established in 2000 to honor Estella Zamora, a Canyon County human rights and political activist. Ms. Zamora was a founding member of the Canyon County Human Rights Task Force, serves as President of the Idaho Human Rights Commission and is serving on the board of the Northwest Coalition for Malicious Harassment. The Estella Zamora Scholarship honors her regional leadership in human rights issues, especially for migrant and farm workers in Canyon County.

Criteria:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average: 2.5
  • Preference:  Students of Hispanic heritage or with a migrant or farm labor background.