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See the following information to navigate the internet for scholarship information. Don’t pay for information you can get for free!

Mrs. King will be visiting Mr. Leguineche's Econ/Careers class regularly, with copies and announcements about local and upcoming scholarships.  

Scroll down for current Marsing HS scholarship list and deadline dates.

Don't forget the FAFSA!!  January 1st is the first day you can submit it!  Official FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.govDon't pay to submit your FAFSA. Fafsa step by step instructions here-

The following links contains a database of all colleges and universities across the United States.  The information can be browsed by degree, school name, state or city, and occupation.  The link also contains an extremely thorough page of financial aid resources.

  • FastWeb The Internet’s largest free scholarship search. You build a personal profile with Fastweb, and they will inform you of scholarships for which you might qualify. New scholarship opportunities are e-mailed to you as they become available. They will sell your name and address to their advertisers, but the service is free to both students and those offering scholarships.

  • Zinch  Fill out all the information and see what scholarship opportunities are available. 
  • Do a scholarship search of over 2.4 million scholarships worth over 14 billion dollars at WiredScholar
  • Idaho State Board of Education  Learn about scholarships, grants and exchange programs available to Idaho students.
  • Other scholarships can be found at
  • Free online scholarship search service through Sallie Mae

Career Information System  To login use: marsinghs  password: huskies Under Education tab, click scholarships by category or, state scholarships to navigate scholarships for Idaho residents.                                                         










Oct. 7, 2014

Better Business Bureau

$1,000 scholarship

Seniors:  must write an essay on integrity and ethics. Leadership 20%, Academic 30%, Community Service 20%, Essay 30%.  Apply online at

Nov. 1, 2014

Griswold Home Care Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship

Seniors:  Apply online at


One Each Month

Sussle Company

$1,000 scholarship

Seniors:  must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to contribute knowledge about your interests. Apply online at

Varies with individual college admission deadlines

QuestBridge National College Match program

Full cost of tuition (up to $40,000 per year), full cost of room and board (up to $15,000 per year).

This program is for high achieving low income seniors.   Some of the colleges included are Amherst College, MIT, Pomona College, Stanford University, Yale University, etc.    For more information and an application, go to


Montgomery GI Bill

Full tuition, housing, yearly books and supplies stipend

The post 9/11 Bill is a new benefit providing educational assistance to individuals who served on active duty in the military on or after September 11, 2001.

No Deadline

Alert Magazine, Inc. Scholarship


Seniors:   2.5 GPA or above, write a 600-1000 word essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse.


No deadline

$11 billion matches students with merit-based scholarships that reflect their accomplishments and interests.  

 Fall of your senior year

 ROTC Scholarship

$150,000 – ROTC pays for everything but room & board!

Juniors and Seniors:  Do you have at least a 3.0 GPA, are you involved in athletics or student government?  Now is the time to start your ROTC application.  Be sure to consider this option before you join the military.  Call 467-8391 and speak with SGM Clinton Beers.

None given

Lewis Clark Service Corps – AmeriCorps (LCSC – Lewiston)

$10,600 living allowance, $4,725 Education Award, Health Insurance, child care assistance, leadership training

You must be at least 17, have your high school diploma or GED, be a US citizen or legal resident, be a team player and interested in making a difference.  Apply at


Vary beginning February 15th

State of Idaho Scholarships


See link below for full list of scholarships and requirements.


Caldwell Western Heritage Foundation  


Open to students who reside in Southwest Idaho or Eastern Oregon, for high school seniors or enrolled as a full time student at a college or vocational school with 3.00 GPA.

Depends on college/university admission deadline

Leveraging Educational Assistance State Partnership Program (LEAP)


This grant aids students attending an eligible public or private college or university within the state of Idaho.  Eligible students must have financial need and must be enrolled for at least six credits.  For more information, contact the Idaho institution you plan to attend.

Depends on college/university admission deadline

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) 

Reduced tuition

AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA and WY. ** Apply for admission and WUE tuition status directly to the institution of your choice.   Mark prominently on the institution’s application form that you seek admission as a WUE student.  

None given

Harvard University

Full tuition

Seniors:  if your family earns less than $60,000 and you are an honor student, Harvard University will pay your tuition if you get accepted. or call the financial office (617) 495-1581


The American Legion Need a Lift? Scholarship program


These scholarships are specifically for veteran’s dependents.   Information  available at: or

As soon as possible!

Western Oregon University


Western Undergraduate Exchange is available to all prospective WOU students who meet admissions requirements and is available for study in all 45 academic areas.  Call Joshua Du Chene at 1-877-877-1593 (toll free).

As soon as possible!

International Air and Hospitality Academy and Northwest Culinary Institute

3 $500 Airline scholarships, 1 $1,000 Hospitality scholarship and 1 $2,000 Culinary scholarship

Seniors:  these scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis.   If you plan to study any of these careers and need money, please apply right away.

Dates vary

Northwest Career Colleges Federation “Careers That Work!” Scholarship


Seniors:  recipients must meet the schools minimum acceptance and admission criteria.   Some of the participating schools are Apollo, Western Culinary Institute, Milan Institute, ITT Tech, International Air & Hospitality Academy, etc.   See Mrs. King for this Scholarship

Applications are accepted year round until all scholarships have been awarded.  Priority deadline is February 15th

Boise State University or University of Idaho CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program)

Tuition, Books health insurance, class fees for first year students

Seniors:  to qualify you or one of your parents must have work as a migrant or seasonal farm worker or participated in Chapter I Migrant Ed Program or qualified or be eligible for Workforce Investment Act 167 program


Dates Vary

Writers of the Future Contest

3 cash prizes every three months; $1,000, $750, and $500.  Annual grand prize is $5,000

If you are interested in becoming a writer, then this one is for you.  Contest rules are found online at

Dates Vary

Tall Clubs International

$1,000 award

Seniors:  Must be planning to attend college in the fall and meet minimum height requirements of: 5’10” for women and 6’2” for men. Go to the website for more info.



American Welding Society   



Dates Vary 

 Hispanic scholarships

Amounts Vary 

 April 1

Lightfoot foundation 


Open to any high school student planning to attend a two or four year college or trade school.


 Idaho Community Foundation    


Over 60 scholarships, for a full list visit:

 January 8

Ronald Reagan foundation  


February 5  

 Albert Lee Wright Migrant scholarship

 Up to $3,000

 Purpose: To honor a migrant farmworker student who has overcome barriers presented by mobility, who has performed strongly academically, and who has provided service to his or her community.

March 31st
Safelink Internet Scholarship        

Minimum 3.0 GPA


Miscellaneous Scholarship Opportunities:

BistroMD Health and Wellness Scholarship

·   Prize is $1,000 and the deadline is April 30 and December 1 (biannual scholarship with deadlines in the fall and spring)

·   The scholarship is geared towards high school seniors and college students who are pursuing a college degree

·   To enter, students must submit an original 500-word essay on the chosen topic

Apply here: