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Jim Poore Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by Idaho Community Foundation

Value: $1,000
Awards Available: 1

Email completed PDF applications to scholarships@idahocf.org no later than 11:59pm MST on March 15th. Late/Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Who Can Apply?

  • Graduating high school senior in Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Payette, Valley or Washington counties; OR graduating high school senior in Marsing, Homedale, Bruneau or Riggins; OR freshman or sophomore level college students attending the University of Idaho or Boise State University;
  • Preference given to students attending or planning to attend University of Idaho or Boise State University;
  • Idaho resident;
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA;
  • There is no financial need requirement.

 Required Application Materials

  • Copy of your most recent unofficial high school transcript or college transcript. Non-traditional students that have not attended school recently must submit their last grade transcripts along with a history of employment.
  • A written statement (1-3 pages in length) addressing the following:
    • Educational, career goals and objectives;
    • Extra-curricular activities, volunteerism, awards, honors, and/ or offices held;
    • Work experience and if you plan to work while attending college;
    • Why you should be selected for this scholarship;
    • Creative Writing Sample:

Choose ONE of the following three prompts and write a 300-word short story, news article, or opinion piece. Be creative and original.

  1. Is it preferable to have a few close friends or a wide variety of friends and do you think it is possible to have life-long friends?
  2. Does social media enhance or inhibit friendships?
  3. Describe a situation when a friend personally helped you or was there for you in a meaningful way.

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