March 30 is deadline for Dial pre-law scholarship applications
March 15, 2007
March 30 is the deadline for applying for 2007-08 academic year Yvonne Dial Memorial Scholarship for Idaho State University pre-law students.
Scholarship recipients must be planning to attend law school, but can be of any major. They must be at a junior or senior class level for fall 2007. In addition, applicants must demonstrate financial need, be U.S. citizens, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester. Preference will be given to married students whose spouse assists in meeting the cost of university attendance.Applications are available at http://www.isu.edu/scholar/forms/DialDavisApp.pdf.Along with a completed application, applicants must submit unofficial transcripts and an essay about their career aspirations and goals, and how they are working with their spouse to meet those goals.
Yvonne Dial, for whom the scholarship is named, married her childhood sweetheart, Thomas F. Dial, in June of 1960. They attended high school together at Shelley High School. Tom said he feels he owes his success and perseverance in college and his law career to Yvonne’s encouragement, support and hard work. In tribute to her, he established a scholarship in memoriam at ISU after her passing in 1980.
In their early married years, Yvonne worked long hours at a drug store in Shelley, for the minimum wage of 85 cents per hour to support their household while Tom attended ISU as a pre-law student. The couple could not afford to move to Pocatello, so Yvonne took night classes to improve her typing skills and eventually worked as a secretary at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (now the Idaho National Laboratory) She worked there until Tom finished his pre-law studies at ISU. Tom went on to earn a law degree at the University of Idaho Law School and has practiced as an attorney for many years in Pocatello.
The scholarship was first awarded in the spring semester of 1981.There have been more than 23 recipients of the award.
The 2006-07 recipient was Matthew B. Frost, a senior studying economics at ISU. Frost is scheduled to graduate from ISU in May 2008 and plans to attend the University of Idaho Law School. His wife, Nora, graduated with a degree in health education from ISU in May 2005 and will be working to support him while he attends law school.
For more information on applying for the scholarship, call the ISU Scholarship Office at (208) 282-3315. For those interested in donating to this scholarship endowment, please contact the ISU Foundation Office at (208) 282-3470.