Congratulations IAHD Scholarship Awardees!
The IAHD Scholarship Fund Board of Officers and Directors are proud to announce the 2019 - 2020 IAHD Scholarship Recipients. A total of $13,000 has been awarded to deserving young women and men with commendable academic achievements and community involvement.
The quality of applications were astonishing, there were many distinguished students vying for this award. We hope to raise more money to award even more scholarships next year!
Scroll below to see how you can help raise money.
Buhl Highway District
Ferdinand Highway District
Mountain Home Highway District
Nampa Highway District No. 1
North Latah Co. Highway District
Post Falls Highway District
Power Co. Highway District
Raft River Highway District
Raft River Highway District
South Latah Co. Highway District
Twin Falls Highway District
Winona Highway District
Worley Highway District
About the IAHD Scholarship Fund
The objective is simple: to help deserving Idaho students from predominantly underserved rural areas receive a college education.
The IAHD is fully aware that not all families can send their children to an accredited college. We also understand that our rural community populations are shrinking while our urban areas continue to see explosive growth. The effect of these competing forces is bourn out as we witness our highway districts struggle for resources, a sufficient labor pool, and a tax base large enough to meet the demands put on our infrastructure. By taking an active role in creating educational opportunities for more children, the IAHD Scholarship Fund strives to have a meaningful impact on the forces working against our rural communities
- 75% of Idaho’s school districts are classified as rural
- 20% of Idaho’s rural students are classified as minorities
- The state of Idaho ranks 50th in per pupil spending in rural school districts
- The college enrollment rate of rural Idaho high school graduates is 51%, compared to 69% nationally
- 8% decrease (from 54% to 46%) in the number of Idaho students continuing on to college since 2014
Who is eligible?
- Children and grandchildren of highway district employees and commissioners (highway district must be in good standing with and a member of the IAHD)
- 2.5 GPA or higher
- Full-time or part-time students
- Enrolled in an Idaho college, university, or vocational/technical school for the 2019-2020 school year
The IAHD Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization led by a volunteer board of directors and officers. All monies collected from fundraising activities and corporate sponsorships goes directly to the scholarship fund to help award more students with scholarships!
With the high number of 2019 - 2020 IAHD Scholarship applications received, it is evident that we need to raise more money to ultimately award more scholarships for the 2020 - 2021 academic year.
Thanks to all of you- in 2018 the IAHD Scholarship Fund was able to raise over $28,000!! That is a huge feat considering it was the inaugural year of the fundraiser. However, this year we are confident we can work well as a team and crush last year by raising $30,000!
Are you ready to help more students pay for their higher education?
How can i help?
Simply make purchases on AmazonSmile
Amazon has created a foundation, AmazonSmile, that will donate 0.5% of your purchase on eligible items to a charity of your choice! Being a charitable organization, the IAHD Scholarship Fund qualifies to receive the donations.
To receive these benefits visit smile.amazon.com and where you are asked to select a charitable organization, type in "IAHD Scholarship Fund." From then on, anytime you go to make a purchase on Amazon, visit smile.amazon.com to benefit the IAHD Scholarship Fund.
Seek auction items for the 2019 Kick-Off Celebration & Fundraiser
We are looking for items to be donated for the live and silent auction during the Kick-Off Celebration and Fundraiser. If you have an idea of items you would like to see, let us know! If you have a connection or know someone (for example a welder, photographer, or woodworker) who may be willing to donate an item, ask them! Alternatively, you may pass their contact information to the IAHD and we will reach out for you.
Kick-off celebration and fundraiser
With help from all of you, the IAHD Scholarship Fund was able to raise over $13,000 during the 2018 IAHD Kick-Off Celebration and Fundraiser! Thank you to all of our donors, sponsors, and attendees for such an incredible evening.