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Posted on: March 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Fifty-Nine Local Students Receive Mayor’s Scholarship Funds

Idaho Falls, ID: Fifty-nine scholarships totaling more than $65,000 will be awarded to students from area schools at the 13th Annual Mayor’s Scholarship Fund ceremony on Wednesday, March 28, at the Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls.

“We have several new awards to be offered this year and are excited to have the College of Eastern Idaho and Idaho State University College of Arts & Letters offer some of our applicants scholarships to those schools,” explains Executive Director Leslie Pincock.

Mayor’s Scholarship Fund LogoA reception limited to award recipients, parents, sponsors and school administrators will be held at 6:00 p.m., followed by a public award ceremony at 7:00 p.m. The award ceremony is free and open to the public.

The Mayor’s Scholarship Fund supports awards for students who agree to continue a college-bound path. Thirty graduating seniors received the Senior Scholarship of $1,500. Six seniors were offered a scholarship through the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund by CEI, while two seniors were offered a scholarship by ISU College of Arts & Letters. 

Twenty students, grades 8-11, received the Mayor’s Promise Award of $250. Four seniors who are past Promise Award recipients received the $2,500 Legacy Senior Award. The Mayor Jared Fuhriman Community Service Award of $2,500 was awarded to one student.

All scholarships are intended for use at accredited institutions of higher education in Idaho. The Mayor’s Promise Award can also be applied to dual credit courses taken through Idaho high schools. Dual credit courses allow students to obtain college credits while working toward their high school diploma.

Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper states, “Our community is wise to invest in these promising young people. They represent the best of our future. We are very fortunate to have generous sponsors and terrific volunteers to make this scholarship program possible. I could not be more excited to see the number of awards grow to reach even more deserving students this year.”

In 2006, then Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman, in partnership with the District 91 and District 93 Education Foundations, established the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund. Since its inception, the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund has provided 389 scholarships totaling more than $395,000 to area students. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to students who plan to pursue their post-high school education. An endowment fund was also established to ensure the program’s future as it encourages students to stay on the path to higher education.

Mayor Jared Fuhriman Community Service Award

The Mayor Jared Fuhriman Community Service Award of $2,500 was awarded to Kayla Tran from Hillcrest High School.

Senior Award Recipients 

CEI Scholarship Recipients

Damaris Fernandez, Bonneville High School

Dakota Mitchell, Bonneville High School

Dylan Cook, Bonneville High School

Raegan Landon, Bonneville High School

Lauren Arfmann, Bonneville High School

Rocio Rojas, Homeschool

Alyssa Villa, Bonneville High School

Brooke Waters, Bonneville High School

Kylee Rainey, Bonneville High School

Victoria Price, Bonneville High School

Edith Morillon, Bonneville High School

Joanna Gonzales, Bonneville High School

Chloey Hall, Bonneville High School

ISU College of Arts & Letters Recipients

Yisel Mendieta Chavez, Bonneville High School

Tylee Eck, Bonneville High School

Tycen Biggs, Bonneville High School

Trevor Poulson, Emerson High School

Zoe Ricks, Emerson High School

Promise Award Recipients 

Brecklyn Sheldon, Emerson High School

Jordan Powell, Eagle Rock Middle School

Allyson Boyd, Emerson High School

Megan Bentz, Eagle Rock Middle School

Garrett Corbridge, Hillcrest High School

Jaxon Ricks, Rocky Mountain Middle School

Camryn Giles, Hillcrest High School

Isaac Davidson, Sandcreek Middle School

Taylor Lance, Hillcrest High School

Brianda Pineda, Bonneville High School

Tyler Taysom, Hillcrest High School

Kady Hawkins, Bonneville High School

Maddie Landers, Hillcrest High School

Emily Hansen, Bonneville High School

Hannah Hale, Hillcrest HS/Bonneville Online

Brynley Jackson, Bonneville High School

Mariela Guadarrama, Idaho Falls High School

Cameron Ball, Bonneville High School

Whitney Raymond, Idaho Falls High School

Tristan Smith, Bonneville High School

Kate West, Idaho Falls High School

Kylee Chamberlain, Bonneville High School

Jacob Brower, Lincoln High School

Sadie Trubl, Bonneville High School

Carter Josephson, Skyline High School

Bailey Peterson, Technical Careers High School

Sydney Nelson, Technical Careers High School

Travis McKnight, Technical Careers High School

Sydnie Eldridge, Watersprings High School

Kirsi Miller, Hillcrest High School

Zane Holliday, Homeschool

Amy Olsen, Hillcrest High School

Legacy Senior Awards

Jessica Gutierrez, Idaho Falls High School

Kenidee Casper, Bonneville High School

Abigail Droegemueller, Taylor’s Crossing PCS

Joshua Truesdell, Hillcrest High School

Vincent Acosta, Taylor’s Crossing PCS

Lillian Reed, Technical Careers High School

Veronica Jackman, Compass Academy

Maria Flores, Skyline High School

Media Note: Your point of contact for the Mayor's Scholarship Fund and the ceremony is Leslie Pincock, Executive Director, (208) 521-3249 or


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