Local & State Scholarships

General Instructions

  • Each scholarship below has a link to either the application itself or the scholarship's website.
  • Note that any deadline dates could change from year to year, and we may not catch the change.
  • It is your responsibility to read all application instructions and deadlines and make sure you adhere to them. Otherwise you may be eliminated from the applicant pool.
  • Any applications that are incomplete or late will be eliminated from the applicant pool.
  • All applications must be downloaded and saved on a computer before you can fill it out. If you fill it out before doing this, then the application will not save with your information. If there is not a link to a common application scholarship, then updated scholarship applications are not available yet. Consult your counselor if you have more questions.

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Local Scholarships With Common Application

Turn into Counseling Center

  1. Click scholarship to download
  2. Click Common App link to download.
  3. Follow directions and complete both
  4. Submit app per the application's instructions.

Common Scholarship Application


Angels Over Sandpoint / Lippi Family : For students who have overcome personal obstacles and demonstrate financial need.

Avista: For students who demonstrate character, community service, service to others, leadership and commitment.

Betty Mills Memorial: For students pursuing post-secondary education.

Bonner County 4-H Leaders Council: For students who have completed at least 4 years of 4-H and are currently enrolled in a Bonner County 4-H program. 

Clark Fork Boosters Club: Open to any Clark Fork High School senior graduating this year.

Clark Fork Homemakers: Open to any Clark Fork High School senior graduating this year.

Clark Fork United Methodist Church: Open to any Clark Fork High School senior graduating this year demonstrating trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship.

Community Assistance League: Based on academic achievement, personal goals, motivation, school and community involvement, financial need and general application appearance.

Darby & Amber Campbell Memorial: For students who have shown actions that support human rights and the ability to express in words ideals in harmony with the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force mission.

Disabled American Veterans: For students with a member of his/her family that is/was a disabled veteran.

Don McCormick Memorial: For students who are pursing a field in the health sciences with a 2.5 or better GPA.

Eagles Lodge Aerie #589 Ladies Auxiliary: For students who will be attending any type post-secondary education in the Pacific Northwest.

Elks Community: For students who have demonstrated community involvement and continuing his/her post-secondary education. 

Elks Student/Teen of the Year: For students who have been selected as an Elks Student of the Month.

Erik Bruhjell Memorial sponsored by the Bonner County Democrats: For any Bonner County Senior graduating this year pursuing post-secondary education.

Erik Robin Bruhjell Memorial sponsored by the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force: For any Bonner County Senior graduating this year pursuing post-secondary education.

Farmin-Stidwell Elementary PIE: For students who attended Farmin Elementary for at least three years.

Filling Station Youth Center: For students who graduate this year with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Haden Charles Kistler Memorial - Honorable Character and Citizenship: For students who can demonstrate character and citizenship (service to others).

Haden Charles Kistler Memorial - Strength and Determination: For students who can demonstrate strength and determination.

Hope Community Church: For graduating seniors who live in the Hope area - between Denton Slough and Pack River.

John Porter Memorial: For students who are pursuing a post-secondary education.

Kiwanis : Based on academic achievement, community service, activities, and financial need. Must be Key Club member.

Lake Pend Oreille Education Association: For students pursing a career in secondary or elementary education or counseling OR a child of an LPOEA member pursuing any post-secondary major.

Lake Pend Oreille Idaho Club: For students who want to pursue post-secondary education in outdoor recreation, fisheries, wildlife, ecology, environmental science, etc.

Lake Pend Oreille School District #84 Transportation: For students with at least a 3.5 GPA who are active either community service, part-time work, or extracurricular activities.

Leonard and Helen Anderson Award: For students planning to continue their education after high school.

Life Choices Pregnancy Center: For any Bonner County senior pursuing a post-secondary education.

Linda Reed Scholarship Fund: Clark Fork High School in Clark Fork, Idaho established this fund in 2013 after receiving a gift from school supporter Linda Reed's estate. Linda wanted her gift to benefit graduating seniors.

Marine Corps William E. Barber Memorial: For students who have immediate family members who have served or are serving in the United States Marines Corps.

Memorial Community Center: Must be a graduating high school student or currently enrolled college student residing between the boundaries of Pack River at Highway 200 and have volunteered at Memorial Community Center.

Northside School: For students who attended Northside Elementary.

Panhandle Chapter of the School Nutrition Association: For students pursing further education in nutrition (culinary arts, general nutrition, specialized nutrition, dietetics, etc).

Panida Theater: For students with an interest pursing a career or involvement in theater, film , music, or other aspects of the performing arts.

Patrick Orton "Live Your Dreams": For Bonner County students who want to live their dreams.

Portz-Wanek: For students with at least a 3.75 GPA during his/her senior year (cumulative or by semester).

Portz-Wanek Technical: For students with at least a 2.5 GPA during his/her senior year (cumulative or by semester) and planning to attend a professional technical school.

Rotary Club of Ponderay: For students who demonstrate Rotary values of "Service Beyond Self" with an emphasis on community service and volunteerism.

Rotary Club of Sandpoint: For students who demonstrate Rotary values of "Service Beyond Self" with an emphasis on community service and volunteerism.

Sagle Memorial: For students who attended Sagle Elementary for at least 3 years

Sandpoint Lions Club Memorial: For students pursing a post-secondary education.

Southside Elementary: For students who attended Southside Elementary for at least 3 years.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2453: For students who have a Veteran, Active, Retired, or Reservist family member that has served or is serving in the U.S. Military.

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 890: For students who have a Veteran, Active, Retired, or Reservist family member that has served or is serving in the U.S. Military.

Women Honoring Women: For female students who demonstrate WHW qualities and values.

Local Scholarships With Own Application

Turn into Counseling Center

  1. Click scholarship name; download
  2. Complete,  following all directions
  3. Submit app per application's instructions.


Alvie C. Jeffres Memorial: For students with financial need who are committed to a higher education and achieve success through hard work and determination.

Ambrosiani-Pastore Foundation: For students with financial need with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.4. Prior winners can apply for renewal.

American Heritage Wildlife Foundation: For students pursuing a career in wildlife/natural resources and conservation.

Bismarck H. Turner:   For students who attended a primary educational institution in Bonner County and demonstrate financial need.

Bonner County Sportsmen's Foundation: For students who completed a hunter safety course. Prefer that application is handwritten. Scroll down website to click on your preferred application format.

Bonner County Sportsmen's Foundation Trade School: For any Bonner County resident attending a trade school or a two year community college program in the state of Idaho.

Festival of Sandpoint Music : Scholarship for students planning to pursue music as a career.

Festival of Sandpoint Music - Charley Packard Songwriting: For any students that practice songwriting and are interested in music as a career. 

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness: No minimum GPA or commitment to higher education required.

P.E.O. Chapter CA: Available to SHS, CF and LPO female students.

Selkirk Association of REALTORS®: For students who have are children or grandchildren of a SAR member including sponsors and affiliates.

Area Scholarships With Own Applications

Turn in per organization's instructions

  1. Click scholarship name; download
  2. Complete both following all directions
  3. Submit app per application's instructions

First Come First Serve - As early in spring as possible

Idaho Department of Labor: Low income youth planning to attend college in the fall. Click Income Guidelines to see income criteria.


Horatio Alger : For low-income students who have overcome a significant hardship and are planning to attend certain schools in Idaho.


Idaho Minority at Risk: Be a member of an ethnic minority historically underrepresented in higher education in Idaho (Native American, Afro–American, Hispanic–American decent).

Idaho Chapter American Fisheries Society - High School Scholarship
Awarded to an Idaho high school senior who is planning to attend any college or university in Idaho.

Idaho Governor's Cup: For a student who will be enrolled as a full time student in an academic or technical program at an Idaho college or university (and take the ACT or SAT if enrolling in an academic program).

Idaho State Board of Education Scholarships: These are for Idaho students who will attend Idaho colleges.


Boise State University Foundation Scholarships
Check out these BSU Scholarships!

Dave Kludt - ALC Services, Inc.
For a student who is related to an ALC member and planning to attend post-secondary school in natural resources.

Heartflite - ALC Services, Inc.
For a worthy student entering the medical field and preferably from the State of Idaho and from a logging family.

Idaho Friends of 4-H
For a 4-H member currently in 4-H and will will be attending an Idaho school.

Idaho Horse Council
Must demonstrate involvement with the horse industry in any fashion and graduated from an accredited Idaho high school.

Idaho School Boards Association
For a student whose parent is an active school board member in the State of Idaho for 3 years or more.

Johannesen Leadership
For a 4-H member demonstrating overall leadership and 4-H achievement.

Lillian Jeanette Craig Memorial
For a student involved in 4-H and a childhood cancer survivor or sibling of someone who has or has had childhood cancer.

O.M. Plummer Memorial
A 4-H member who has participated in livestock showing or judging beyond the county level.

Roy and Mamie Jones
For a 4-H member from the Northern District who has been in 4-H at least 5 years.

Society of Women Engineers
For female students pursuing a degree in engineering, or an enginnering-related field such as Computer Science or a hard science.


Alois and Marie Goldmann Memorial
Open to graduating high school seniors statewide who are attending an Idaho college or university.

Anne Veseth Memorial
For graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate college students attending or planning to attend a public or private, two- or four-year college or university in the state of Idaho and majoring or planning to major in Fire Ecology or Auto Mechanics. Or for any student who is also a current Wildland Firefighter majoring in any subject.

Doris L. Kenney Memorial
Applicants must be residents of Bonner County, Idaho, who are high school seniors or graduates. Academic achievement is the primary factor for selection. Consideration also given to candidates who have had their schooling interrupted for any of a variety of reasons, and applicants pursuing their academic preparation, making a career change or retraining in a different field of endeavor.

Idaho Association of Counties
For students with an elected official family member.

Idaho Farm Bureau Scholarship
For a student whose part of a Farm Bureau family. Deadline is March 9th at 5:00pm. Send or deliver to Ponderay office.

Idaho Nursing and Health Professional Scholarship
For students who have been accepted to an accredited Idaho nursing or health professions program, and can demonstrate financial need.

Idaho Power Company - Kevin Whittier Memorial 
For students planning to attend any Idaho college, university or vocational-technical school full-time and majoring in engineering.

Hoyt & Edith Schuyler of Hope, Idaho Scholarship
Applicants must be graduates of Clark Fork High School with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Lucille L. Hudon
Applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education, have maintained a 3.0 GPA (or its equivalent) in the last two years of secondary education.

Mike Crapo Math and Science Fund
For full-time first year students majoring in math, science, or engineering at a four-year college or university in the state of Idaho.

Opportunity Scholarship
The Opportunity Scholarships is a renewable award (up to four years) and requires a 2.7 unweighted GPA and need (demonstrated by the FAFSA). 

Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Any graduating high school or home-schooled senior or accredited University or Technical college freshman, sophomore or junior whose primary residence is Bonner County, ID.

Roger C. Sathre Memorial For Idaho high school graduates planning to enroll full-time in either a professional-technical degree leading to something less than Baccalaureate degree or a Baccalaureate degree in secondary education in a professional-technical area.


Northern Lights
For students whose family is a member of Northern Lights.

P1FCU Is open to all seniors with a P1FCU account.