BLACKFOOT – Three students from Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School will receive a Bingham County Mayors Scholarship award — they are Elayna Bear, Kirae Gonzalez and Sincere Martin-Teton.
On April 5, members of the Bingham County Mayors Scholarship Committee met at City Hall in Blackfoot and formally evaluated 87 applicants. Selections were made by contributing sponsors and committee members.
In total, $26,000 was awarded to 40 applicants. These awards went to students from Bingham County high schools, to include Aberdeen, Blackfoot, Firth, Shelley, Sho-Ban, and Snake River, as well as to an Idaho Virtual Academy student and a homeschool student.
All monetary support is a direct result of Bingham County Mayors Scholarship contributions made by the general public and the following corporate sponsors: The Huntsman Foundation, Idaho Central Credit Union, Bingham Memorial, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Idaho National Laboratory, Agri-Service, Blackfoot Anesthesia Services, Country Kitchen of Aberdeen, Cox's Honey, and Premier Technology.
These scholarships will be used specifically for post-secondary education. This program helps eliminate barriers to a collegial education through financial assistance and sends a message to our youth that they can compete at any level.
All scholarships will be awarded at the Bingham County Mayors Scholarship Awards Gala on May 3, at 6:30 pm at Firth High School, 329 Lincoln Street in Firth. This year’s event is being hosted by the City of Firth.
They are grateful for the many generous donors who contributed to this effort. We invite all interested community members/organizations to visit the City of Blackfoot website at http://www.cityofblackfoot.org to make a donation.