The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole administers scholarships typically representing a combined annual gift of $100,000. Scholarship descriptions are provided for general information; details for specific application requirements can be found within each application.
Applications will be available in early 2014. Please contact Pam Sather, (307) 739-1026, with application questions.
A descriptive list of programs administered by the Community Foundation follows.
BUFFALO VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made possible by anonymous donors and given to students who reside in Buffalo Valley (83013 zip code). Applicants must be well-rounded, planning to attend a two or four year college, demonstrate financial need and show a history of public service, community spirit and capable academic performance. One scholarship of $6,000 will be awarded over four years.
EAA YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
The EAA Young Eagles Flight Scholarship was created by a group of individuals who wanted to give students the chance to learn how to fly. This scholarship covers the full cost of instruction and materials for two students to obtain their private pilot’s license, a value of approximately $8,500 each. Applicants must be 16 years of age by May 1st of the year in which they apply and must demonstrate good academic standing, community service/involvement, financial need, and a commitment to becoming a pilot. Applicants must be able to devote pretty much full-time to training at least 4 days a week.
JACKSON HOLE FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to a student or students pursuing an education in the performing arts (instrumental music, vocal performances, drama or dance). Scholarship recipients will be selected through an audition process. The award amount for this scholarship is $4,000 over four years.
THE J. DAVID AND JANE LOVE SCHOLARSHIP FOR APPLIED GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE
This scholarship was established by a group of Teton County citizens whose careers spanned a number of disciplines in the geological sciences. It is named in honor of the renowned Wyoming geoscientist, J. David Love and his wife, Jane, also a geoscientist. Dr. Love was associated with the United States Geological Survey from 1942 to 1987 and was the first winner of the Legendary Geoscientist award from the American Geologist Institute.
Scholarship proceeds may be awarded annually and are intended as a commitment to support four years of advanced education, i.e. college undergraduate or graduate level, for Wyoming students, with preference given to those from Teton County, seeking a career in mineral, including petroleum or natural gas, exploration and/or production geology. Applicants shall have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement and will submit two letters of recommendation from teachers or academic advisers. In addition, the applicant will provide an essay of up to 600 words on the topic: “The Importance of Mineral Production in Maintaining a Prospering Economy.”
KATIE TAPP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Katie Tapp Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards a scholarship to a student graduating from a Teton County, Wyoming high school. Scholarships are awarded to students entering the fields of mathematics, science and/or engineering. Scholastic ability, academic potential, career goals and personal statements are the main criteria used to select recipients. Financial need will also be considered. The scholarship must be used in the academic year immediately following high school graduation. The award amount for this scholarship is $8,000 over four years.
LEVI DOWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Levi Dowell. Its intent is to recognize a student who possesses a spirit and interests similar to Levi’s. The student must be a graduating senior from a high school in Teton County, Wyoming. This nonrenewable award is for freshman year of college only. Criteria for this scholarship include academic merit and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who share some of Levi’s interests including the outdoors, camping, snowboarding, travel, music and the Spanish language. The scholarship award amount is $500. This award is for freshman year of college only; nonrenewable.
MAYSIE REACH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This memorial award is given by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce in memory of JHHS graduate, Maysie Reach. This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing business administration majors, who have taken part in some extra curricular activities while in high school and who demonstrate financial need. Students must be attending a Wyoming University, College or Technical School. This scholarship amount is a one time award of $1,000.
TED JONKE MEMORIAL SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is a member of the soccer team and will be pursuing an undergraduate degree. This award is based on academic performance, community service, and participation in and passion for the sport of soccer. This scholarship award amount is $4,000 over four years.
TETON PINES COUNTRY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is designed to advance the academic success of local students who have been closely involved with Teton Pines Country Club. Eligible applicants must be in the current graduating class of a Teton County high school; reside in Teton County or Lincoln County, Wyoming or Teton County Idaho; possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; and have worked at least one summer at Teton Pines Country Club or, worked as a caddy for a minimum of 22 rounds in any golf season or be a child of a full-time employee at Teton Pines Country Club. Scholarships are awarded yearly and are renewable for multiple years (up to $10,000 maximum per-student award). Graduate study scholarships are also available.
TETON YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP
The Teton Youth Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Jackson Hole High School who will attend a four-year, accredited academic institution. The award is based on scholastic excellence, involvement in school activities (athletics, school government or other extra-curricular activity), leadership and financial need. The Teton Youth Scholarship will be awarded once every four years. This scholarship is not available for 2013.
ARCHIE JURICH SCHOLARSHIP
To access the Archie Jurich Scholarship click here.
JOSEPH & KRISTINA JURICH FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Joseph & Kristina Jurich Family Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors from Rock Springs High School, with preference given to children of multi-generational families from the Rock Springs community (dating to the 1930′s or earlier), who have been in the school district from kindergarten and are planning to attend the University of Wyoming. The scholarship award amount is $2,000 (either two $1,000 one-time scholarships or one $2,000 two-year scholarship). 2013 Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 5pm. To access the Joseph & Kristina Jurich Family Memorial Scholarship click here.
ADOLPH & HULDA KEMPER FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
To access the Adolph & Hulda Kemper Family Memorial Scholarship click here.
LOIS KEMPER JURICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Lois Kemper Jurich Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors from Tarkio High School, with preference given to children of multi-generaltional families from the Tarkio community, who have been in the Tarkio school district from kinderganten and are planning to attend North West Missouri State University. The scholarship award amount is $2000 (either two $1,000 one-time scholarships or one $2,000 two-year scholarship). Deadline: Friday, March15th, 2013 at 5pm. To access the Lois Kemper Jurich Memorial Scholarship click here.