Treasure Valley Family YMCA Scholarship for Civic Engagement

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Amount
Awarded

$4,600

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Sunday
Awarded By:

Idaho Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a high school senior.
  4. Must attend a public, private, charter, or parochial high school in the geographic area served by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (Ada and Canyon counties in Idaho).
  5. Must have made significant contributions to their community through community service, etc. beyond that which may be required by school, church, Key Club, or similar organizations, and demonstrate passion for and dedication to working collaboratively to find solutions for civic issues (whether homelessness, healthcare, education, environment, etc.) and an interest in pursuing civic work (whether career or volunteer) that will strengthen and improve the community.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors at public, private, charter, or parochial high schools in the geographic area served by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (Ada and Canyon counties in Idaho). Students must have made significant contributions to their community through community service, etc., and demonstrate passion for and dedication to working collaboratively to find solutions for civic issues (whether homelessness, healthcare, education, environment, etc.) and an interest in pursuing civic work (whether career or volunteer) that will strengthen and improve the community.

Application requirements for the Treasure Valley Family YMCA Scholarship for Civic Engagement are:

  • Application form
  • Essays (5)
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Personal statement
Additional Information: This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated commitment to working within the community to bring positive change and not based on academic or athletic achievement. Consideration will be given to students who may have difficulty furthering their education without financial assistance.

Award Amount: The award amount varies annually. Awards are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $4,600.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 15

Applications are available on the Idaho Community Foundation (ICF) website. Please note: Only one student from each high school in the eligible area may apply; the student should check with his/her guidance cousenlor before applying. The student may apply for all scholarships for which he/she is qualified; however, a separate application and supplemental materials must be submitted for each scholarship. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following materials: five one-page essays addressing the topics listed on the application; two or more letters of reference from school officials and other volunteer-based individual(s) familiar with his/her commitment to civic engagement work; an applicant narrative of no more than two pages that describes his/her commitment to community engagement and his/her areas of interest (homelessness, health care, education, environment, social justice, etc.); and a signature from a school official certifying that he/she is the chosen applicant from his/her high school. Applications must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Lisa Bearg
Address: 210 W. State St. Boise, Idaho 83702

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