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Oneida County students receive five ISU Road Scholarships

Oneida County students receive five ISU Road Scholarships
L to R: Jake Blaisdell, Kandi Turley-Ames, Bailey Hawkes, Drayker Shulz

Oneida County goes Road, Road Scholarships that is. Five Malad students were recipients of an ISU Road Scholarship during recent presentations.         

The Road Scholarship program was started in 2016 when College of Arts & Letters 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. 

This is the first year since the program’s start that students from Malad have been awarded a Road Scholarship.

“I hope that this will be the first of many scholarships to come and encourage students at Malad High School and Oneida High School to take advantage of furthering their education and apply for scholarships at Idaho State and other Idaho schools,” said Joan Hawkins, City of Malad mayor.

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

The Oneida County students who received scholarships are Jake Blaisdell, electrical engineering, Malad High School; Megan Clark, nursing, Oneida High School; Bailey Hawkes, engineering, Malad High School; Jacob Heyder, Malad High School; and Drayker Shulz, business, Malad High School.

For more information on the Road Scholarships program, contact Holly Kartchner at (208) 282-5362 or