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Oneida County students receive five ISU Road Scholarships

May 1, 2019

Three scholarship winners with dean Turley-Ames
From left,  student Jake Blaisdell, ISU College of Arts and Letters dean Kandi Turley-Ames, and students Bailey Hawkes and Drayker Shulz

POCATELLO – Five Oneida County students were recipients of $2,000 Idaho State University Road Scholarships during recent presentations.

Four students from Malad High School received  scholarships. They are Jake Blaisdell, electrical engineering; Bailey Hawkes, engineering; Jacob Heyder; and Drayker Shulz, business. Oneida High School’s Megan Clark received a nursing scholarship.

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. 

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 Road Scholarship program was started in 2016 when College of Arts and 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. 

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



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