Scholarship Fund

Congratulations to the 2023-2024
IAHD Scholarship Recipients!

We are thrilled to announce the 23 recipients of the 2023-2024 IAHD Scholarship Fund! Thanks to our donors and sponsors, all eligible applicants were awarded a scholarship.

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients on their academic achievements and community involvement. We wish them all the best in their academic journey and thank our supporters for making their dreams a reality!

About the 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 borne 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.

Quick Facts

  • 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
  • 10% decrease (from 54% to 44%) 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 2022-2023 school year

Civil Engineering Students

Students majoring in Civil Engineering with a 3.0+ GPA have a remarkable opportunity to receive an additional $1,000 scholarship from Paragon Consulting, for up to 4 years. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and prove their declared major is Civil Engineering to continue receiving this award.  Additionally, awardees may be eligible for an internship at Paragon Consulting for in-depth and hands on training during their junior and senior year. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application period? Applications for 2023-2024 scholarships will be accepted from January 1 - March 31, 2023. Recipients will be notified by May and payments to schools will be made in summer of 2023. Watch the website for information.

I applied for the IAHD Scholarship last year, can I again? Absolutely! All previous applicants may apply annually until their degree is obtained.

I have received the IAHD scholarship before, can I still apply? Yes, awardees may reapply until their degree is obtained. However, preference will be given to those who have not been awarded the IAHD Scholarship.

Can I email my application packet? All application packets must be complete with all required material and mailed to the IAHD office and post-marked March 31, 2023. Transcripts and letters of recommendation may be mailed separately but must be post-marked by the deadline.

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.

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Boise, ID 83705




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