Julianne McLain
Career & College Advisor
208-448-1211 ext. 7146

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Scholarships don’t need to be repaid and come mostly from organizations and colleges. Scholarship searches are a lot of work and very time consuming, yet can be well worth the effort and stress. By taking an early look and discovering all the possibilities, it can offset lots of extra work later on and give you and your family a head start on reducing the cost of college.

Look particularly into scholarships that are automatically renewable or ones for which you can reapply each year. There are two types of scholarships: need and non-need based. Need-based scholarships are primarily about financial need. Non-need can be anything else: academic performance, hard work, character, community service, sports, field of study, special talents, etc.

Also, you can check on the website of the college you are applying to, under their financial aid and/or scholarship link.  There are lots of opportunities available through each college for scholarships.  Most colleges require you to fill out the FAFSA in order to receive their scholarships.

This list will be continually updated.

If you have any questions, please contact the Counseling Office.

SOME OF THE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP BELOW REQUIRE THE "COMMON APPLICATION".  You will only need to fill this out once.  Then print enough copies for each of your scholarships requiring this Common Application.



Complete First   Common App  
February 16

Priest Lake Kaniksu Lions Club


  • Seniors in high school that currently reside or recently resided in Priest Lake
February 22 The Heartflite - ALC Services Scholarship 
  • Going into a medical field
  • Related to an ALC member
  • Sponsored by an ALC member
  • Family member in logging industry
February 22 The Dave Kludt - ALC Natural Resource Scholarship
  • Going into a natural resource field
  • Related to an ALC member
  • Sponsored by an ALC member
  • Family member in logging industry
March 2 Innovia Scholarships
  • Various criteria - check the website for criteria and applications

Bonner County Eligible Scholarships are:

  • Denny & Thelma Yasushara
  • Idaho Panhandle Dental Society Memorial
  • Newport/Priest River Rotary Club
  • Doris L. Kenney Memorial
  • Lucille I. Hudon
  • Mark & Kay Burkett

March 15  Idaho Trappers Association Scholarship
  • Must be an applicant or a member of the applicant's family is a current member of the ITA
  • Enroll in post-secondary education within 12-months of award

March 20  Priest Lake Sportsman's Club  
  • Attended Priest Lake Elementary and progressed through the Junior High and High School in Priest River
  • Lives in Priest Lake
  • Additional Qualifier: Moved to Priest Lake during Junior High years
March 20 Salvation Army Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship 
  • Reside in Idaho's 5 Northern Counties
  • Shows Leadership
  • Attending post-secondary education in fall
March 31 ABBS Hoodenpyle Scholarship
  • Anyone can apply (preference given to those going into a biological science or mechanical trade program)
  • Include a copy of the Common Scholarship Application
March 31 Panhandle Piecemakers Quilt Guild
  • Bonner County resident
  • High school senior 
  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled in college full-time in fall semester
April 1 Bismarck H. Turner  
  • Must have attended a High School in Bonner County
  • Financial need is considered most important
  • Scholastics and character also considered
  • Submit completed application to HS Counselor
April 8 Northern Lights Educational Scholarship
  • Parent/Guardian must be a member of Northern Lights
  • Must be senior graduating high school or a current undergraduate student  
April 8 Northern Lights Lineman Scholarship
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in linework school
  • Parent/Guardian must be a member of Northern Lights or an employee of Northern Lights or
  • The applicant must live in Bonner, Boundary, Sanders, or Lincoln county 
April 10 Angels over Sandpoint: The Festival at Sandpoint Arts Scholarship
  • Open to any Bonner County student in grades 9-12
April 10 Angels Over Sandpoint: Hutter NIC Scholarship
  • Open to any Bonner County senior
  • 2.5-3.75 GPA
  • Financial Need
  • Priority given to those pursuing CTE/Trade Program with NIC
April 10  Angels Over Sandpoint: Lippi Family  
  • Overcoming personal obstacles
  • Financial need
April 10 Bonner County Fairgrounds - John Porter Memorial Scholarship
  • Fairground involvement
  • Community involvement
  • 2.8 GPA
April 10 Bonner County R.K. 4-H Scholarship
  • 2.0 GPA
  • At least 2 years of participation in 4-H
  • Entering a CTE program; also included, nursing, dental hygiene, pharmacy technician, or lab tech field
April 10  Bonner County 4-H Leaders Council Scholarship  
  • Must be currently enrolled in 4-H and have been a member for at least 4 years
April 10  Community Assistance League
  • Based on academic achievement, personal goals, motivation, school and community involvement, and financial need 
April 10  Darby & Amber Campbell Memorial  
  • Write an essay on a human rights topic from a list supplied by the scholarship committee
  • Student activities indicate support for human rights
  • Financial need considered
April 10
 Disabled American Veterans
  • Be a Bonner or Boundary County resident
  • Be an immediate family member of a disabled veteran (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents). The veteran can be active duty, retired, or a reservist that has served or is currently serving in the U.S. Military from WWII to present.
April 10  Don McCormick Memorial  
  • Pursuing a degree in Health Sciences
  • 2.5 GPA
April 10  Eagles Lodge Aerie #589
  • Attending a post-secondary education facility in the Pacific Northwest
April 10 The Erik Bruhjell Memorial sponsored by the Bonner County Democrats
  • Priority given to students who have shown involvement in political issues, working with the Democratic Party or in community service.
April 10 Erik Robin Bruhjell Memorial Scholarship
sponsored by the family & friends of Erik Bruhjell & the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force
  • Bonner County senior graduating high school who is pursuing any type of post-secondary education.
April 10 Festival at Sandpoint Charley Packard Memorial Songwriting Scholarship  
  • Open to all Bonner County high school students  
April 10 Festival at Sandpoint Instrumental Music Scholarship  
  • Open to all Bonner County high school instrumentalists
April 10 Life Choices Pregnancy Center
  • High School Senior graduating from a high school in Bonner County
  • Financial Need 
April 10  Marine Corps William E. Barber Memorial
  • Have a relative who has served or is serving in the United States Marine Corps. from WWII to present.
April 10  Panida Theater  
  • Applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career in theater, film, stage production, or related arts and media fields.
April 10  Patrick Orton "Live Your Dreams"
  • Graduating senior who has a passion and a dream
April 10 Pend Oreille Arts Council
  • Graduating senior with a passion in performing or visual arts
April 10 Sagle Elementary Memorial
  • Attended Sagle Elementary for at least 3 years 
April 10 Sandpoint Kiwanis Club
  • Currently or has been a Key Club member
  • Financial need considered
April 10  Southside Elementary
  • Must have attended Southside Elementary in Sandpoint for at least 3 years
April 10  Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2453 Sandpoint  
  • Must be any type of family member of a Veteran: Active, Retired, Reservist, or Deceased that has served or is serving in the U.S. Military
  • Be pursuing an academic or vocational education program leading to a degree or certification
April 10  Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 890
  • Have a Veteran: Active, Retired, or Reservist family member that has served or is serving in the U.S. Military
  • Must be pursuing an academic or vocational education program leading to a degree or certification.
April 10 William D. Martin: The American Legion Scholarship
  • Applicant must be an immediate family member of a Veteran: active, retired, reservist, or deceased that has served or is serving
April 10  Women Honoring Women
  • Must be a female high school senior graduating from Bonner County
  • Must demonstrate Women Honoring Women qualities and values
April 11 Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
  • No minimum GPA or commitment to higher education required
April 15 Bonner County Sportsmen's Foundation - General Application

Bonner County Sportsmen's Foundation - Vocational Application
  • General Application: Completed a hunter safety course
  • Hand written application preferred
  • Vocational Application: Must be attending a trade school or 2 year community college in Idaho
April 15  Pend d"Oreille  Chapter #62 Order of the Eastern Star
  • Be a student graduating high school
  • Attending trade school in the fall
April 15 Priest River Development Corp. (PRDC)
  • Complete all sections
April 15
Sarah Jones Scholarship (B.A.S.I.C.) 
  • Must live in Blanchard
April 15  Selkirk Association of Realtors  
  • Children and grandchildren of Selkirk Association of Realtors members in Bonner and Boundary counties (including sponsors and affiliates) are eligible
April 15 Yount Daycare Center Scholarship 
  • Complete all sections
April 29 Bo Kirk Memorial 
  • Live in Priest River area
April 29 McDonald's of Newport 
  •  2.5 GPA
  • HS senior enrolled at Newport or Priest River
April 29
North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA) Profession Women In Building
  • Must be pursuing a career in the construction trades in Idaho
April 29 Pointe Pest Control - Pay it Forward Scholarship
  • Complete a good deed and pass it on
April 29 Priest River Leos Club
  • Applicant must have demonstrated involvement and promotion of community events
April 29 Priest River Lions Club 
  • Applicant must have demonstrated involvement and promotion of community events
April 30  Alvie C. Jeffres Memorial 
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to advance career at a higher level and achieve success through hard work and determination
April 30 Idaho Forest Group 
  • Student must be a dependent of a current Idaho Forest Group Employee
April 30 Lexi Minish Memorial Scholarship
  • Must be pursuing post-secondary education in fall
May 1 Dave Schlotthauer Memorial
  • Complete Application
May 1  Kaniksu Lodge #97  
  • Include current photograph
  • Include essay that answers the question: "Why should I receive a scholarship", and include life goals
May 1 Priest River Little Guys Wrestling Club Scholarship
  • Participated in wrestling
  • Volunteered in community youth programs
May 1
Priest River Wrestling Club   
  • You must donate 10 hours of coaching time to the little guy practices throughout your 4 year high school career
  • You must go to at least one tournament and help coach throughout your 4 year high school career
  • Not required to be a PRWC member
May 1 Ranch Club Jr. Golf   
  • Student must be a senior in high school
  • Student is or has been involved in the Ranch Club Jr. Golf program either as a student or coach for two years while attending school
May 1 Spartan Booster Club Program   
  • Senior graduating from PRLHS
  • Must be a senior participating in athletics
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Must have displayed above average qualities in leadership, character and school services while in high school
May 1 St. Catherine of Siena Parish Scholarship
  • Must be a Catholic member of St. Catherine or St. Blanche
  • Enrolling in college or trade school in fall
May 1 West Bonner County Education Association (WBCEA)  
  • Applicant must be sponsored by a teacher
  • Need to fill out application
May 10  Priest Communities Care
  • Family has been affected by a serious illness
May 14
Alan Ropp Memorial Military Scholarship
  • Must be entering any military branch after high school
May 15 Ironhorse Riders Association
  • Do not need to be a LPOAS student
  • Must be at minimum a high school freshman and at max a senior
  • GPA of 2.0
May 15 Stoneridge Golf Club   
  • Senior in high school
  • Have an active interest in golf as a sport and as a leisure activity and/or participate on the school's golf team
May 25 Cowboys M/C Scholarship   
  • Be a PRLHS graduating senior
  • Completed at least 30 hours of community service
  • Attending a vocational/technical school
  • Include the Common Scholarship Application
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