Each year the Treasure Valley Family YMCA invites high school students to apply for the Civic Engagement Scholarship as part of the organization’s commitment to youth development and social responsibility.
Scholarships are available for seniors at any high school in the area served by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (Ada and Canyon Counties) who have made significant contributions to their community through community service.
Applications are evaluated based on the local student’s dedication and passion for working collaboratively to find solutions to civic issues. Each year, scholarship judges learn about passionate students finding creative methods to address homelessness, access to healthcare, education, environmental sustainability, and more. Each must demonstrate an interest in pursuing civic work that will improve our community, whether as a career or volunteer.
The application deadline is March 15, 2023.
Current YMCA staff and volunteers or relatives of staff and volunteers are eligible to apply for this award. Participation in YMCA programs is not required. Scholarships are possible thanks to a generous endowment fund from Ed and Dottie Stimpson designed to recognize the potential of young people to improve the world through civic engagement and civil discourse.
Eligible students must:
- Be seniors of public, private, charter, or parochial high schools in the geographic area served by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA (Ada and Canyon counties).
- Have made significant contributions to their community through community service, etc. beyond that which may be required by their school, church, Key Club, or similar organizations.
- Demonstrate a passion for and dedication to working collaboratively to find solutions for civic issues and an interest in pursuing civic work that will strengthen and improve our communities.
This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated commitment to working within our communities to bring positive change and is not based on academic or athletic achievement. Consideration will be given to students who may have difficulty furthering their education without financial assistance.