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Fourteen Eastern Idaho High School Students Receive over $120,400 in Scholarships from Idaho State University including the College of Arts and Letters Road Scholars Scholarship

Fourteen eastern Idaho high school students will receive over $120,400 in scholarships from Idaho State University toward their undergraduate degrees. The students learned about these scholarships through the College of Arts and Letters Road Scholars program.

Fourteen Eastern Idaho High School Students Receive over $120,400 in Scholarships from Idaho State University including the College of Arts and Letters Road Scholars Scholarship
Independence High School Principal Mark Kartchner and Road Scholar Megan Farish

Fourteen eastern Idaho high school students will receive over $120,400 in scholarships from Idaho State University toward their undergraduate degrees. The students learned about these scholarships through the College of Arts and Letters Road Scholars program.

The College awarded $28,000 in Road Scholars Scholarships to these students from the Dean’s Excellence Fund. When receiving their scholarships, the students not only received information on their Road Scholars Scholarship but also learned about the additional recruitment scholarships they will be receiving at ISU based on their high school academics and other factors.

The Road Scholars program was started in 2016 when the College’s dean Kandi Turley-Ames wanted to find another way to help combat Idaho’s low go-on rate for students continuing on to college after high school.

“Recruiting more students from eastern Idaho has always been a goal of ours, and through the Road Scholars program, we have been able to do so,” Turley-Ames said.

Students were nominated by their high school principals, and were then asked to write a one-page essay that described their college and career goals. Once the College received the submissions, they selected a student based on their GPA, major of interest and goals highlighted in the essay. The College scheduled a visit to each high school and surprised the winning students during an assembly, class or small meeting. 

“Most students rely on financial aid to start and finish their education, and we wanted to help these students who need it the most,” Turley-Ames said. “By telling each student how much additional money they will be getting from ISU, it makes college seem like a more viable option.”

Students from Marsh Valley, Hillcrest, Snake River, Blackfoot, Independence, Century, Highland, Pocatello, Skyline and American Falls High Schools were awarded scholarships.

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