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Scholarships

We are not taking applications for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 yet, but we don’t want to miss your application. Please follow this link to receive an emailed reminder when the scholarship opens again. https://form.jotform.us/72066771884164

Mountain View Charity wants to invest in you and your education! We offer many scholarships each year to undergraduate and vocational students at Idaho State University and Eastern Idaho Technical College. To date, Mountain View Charity has given $110,000 to local students at ISU and EITC.

We know that the best way to strengthen our Southeastern Idaho community is to invest in the bright minds within it. Please tell us why we should invest in yours by filling out our application. Good luck!

How much money is available:

  • Mountain View Charity will give at least $30,000 in scholarships this year.
  • The scholarship committee determines the exact distribution and amounts when it reviews the applications.
  • The minimum scholarship amount will be $1,000.

Who is eligible?

Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be enrolled full-time at Idaho State University or Eastern Idaho Technical College during both Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
  • Be full-time undergraduate/vocational student
  • Be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher)
  • Be 25 years of age or older during the calendar year when the funds are first released. For example, you must have been born no later than December 31, 1992, to be eligible for the 2017-2018 scholarship cycle.
  • Provide the contact information for a former/current employer or instructor who is willing to fill out a short recommendation form

Please note that this scholarship is not available for graduate or international students.

Why did we choose to fund these particular students?

Mountain View Charity specifically funds students who are 25 years and older because they often face the most challenges in returning to school and completing their education. We hope our funds make that process a little easier.

Mountain View Charity is 100% rooted in this community. We hope that our funds will help local scholars to invest in themselves, and in return, they will return that investment to our local communities when they finish their education. Our ideal candidate expresses clear educational goals as well as a strong motivation to change their own lives and the lives of others within the SE Idaho region.

How are our scholarship winners chosen?

  • Each application and reference have all identifying information removed, so the entire rating process is anonymous.
  • Anonymous applications and references are numerically scored according to the rubric shown below. It is highly recommended that you read the rubric and write your answers to best fit its criteria.
  • Each application and reference is read and scored by three committee members.
  • The applications are broken into three main categories: ISU academic, ISU vocational, and EITC.
  • Traditionally, we have given an equal number of scholarships to each program, though we may choose to allocate them differently depending on the applications received.
  • The top applicants in each category with the highest average scores are granted scholarships.
  • On average, we have offered scholarships to 25-33% of applicants. Of course, this number varies depending on the number of applications received.
  • We will notify the winners by phone call and by email. Scholarship winners will be required to fill out an acceptance form via email.

How are funds distributed?

  • Money is given directly to ISU and EITC. They verify that all the academic conditions have been met before releasing funds to the students.
  • Funds are evenly distributed between fall and spring semesters.

Deadlines:

  • All scholarship applications must be received electronically between December 11, 2017 and February 10, 2018. No paper applications will be accepted.
  • We anticipate announcing the scholarship winners by March 15, 2018.

Your application is evaluated by the following rubric. We highly recommend reading through it as you write your answers. 

Need further information?

If you have any questions, need further assistance, or wish to get more information about how you can help fund local scholars, please email Amy Brumfield at mvcharityscholarships@gmail.com.

 

Scholarship Application Form



Please note that we are not accepting applications from graduate or international students at this time.

 

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  Excellent Answer Strong Answer Good Answer Insufficient Answer
Why did you decide to pursue an education?
  • Clearly has a passion for their chosen field
  • Explains why they would be excellent in this field
  • Exhibits string drive to complete education
  • Expresses clear understanding of this field
  • Understands how to be excellent in this field, but may not apply that to themselves
  • Seems likely to complete the educational process
  • Expresses typical reasons for pursuing this field
  • Is determined to get an education but the course is unclear
  • Unclear reasons for choosing this field
  • Unclear educational goals

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  Excellent Answer Strong Answer Good Answer Insufficient Answer
How do you think your education will enrich your life?
  • Clearly and compellingly discusses how their education will change their life
  • It is clear that they will accomplish their desired goals
  • Expresses goals for school and long range goals
  • They are committed to achieving their education, but do not express how it will benefit them
  • They express good short term goals but do not express a long range goal
  • It seems likely they will accomplish their goals
  • Discusses how this will improve their life and others in vague terms
  • Does not discuss how this will improve their lives

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  Excellent Answer Strong Answer Good Answer Insufficient Answer
How do you see your education enriching the Southeastern Idaho community?
  • Clearly and compellingly tells how their education will change the life of others beyond their immediate family
  • See the commercial/societal application of their education
  • Has clear roots in the community and understands its needs
  • Clearly shows desire to improve the community, but isn't clear how
  • Sees education as valuable, but doesn't express a specific plan for how they will use this one
  • Is willing to give back to their community but isn't clear how
  • Vaguely describes any desire to improve the community
  • Doesn't address the larger community needs
  • Doesn't express how this will improve the lives of others

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  Excellent Answer Strong Answer Good Answer Insufficient Answer
How will this scholarship help you achieve your goals?
  • Clearly and compellingly discusses how this scholarship will offer them opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable
  • Expresses gratitude for this scholarship and shows thought about how this will impact their life
  • Expresses gratitude and gives typical reasons why more funds are useful
  • No clear reason for why this money would help beyond having more money helps. :)

Recommendation

In order to apply for this scholarship, you must provide someone who is willing to fill out a short recommendation form for you. This person:

  • Cannot be a family member
  • Should be a current/former supervisor, employer, or educator

The charity will contact them with a confidential form to submit their recommendation. It is highly recommended that you speak to this person to be sure they are willing and able to do this for you.

 

CERTIFICATION: I certify that all the information provided on this application is true and correct. I hereby give permission to the EITC or ISU Business Office, Financial Aid & Scholarship Office, sponsoring agencies, and my employer to give to the Mountain View Charity Board information pertinent to verify this completed scholarship application. I also authorize EITC or Idaho State University the right to release information, which is pertinent to this application, to others involved in providing funds related to my education. I further authorize EITC or Idaho State University and Mountain View Charity to include my name when appropriate in the lists of winners to be publicized in the news media.