awarded Governor's Cup scholarship
Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter recently announced the 22 recipients of the 2012 Governor’s Cup Scholarships to Idaho colleges and universities.
Recipients were chosen from among more than 500 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Fund Inc.’s 17-member board of directors. Selections were based on each applicant’s commitment to public service, academic achievement and community involvement.
The award is $3,000 per year, renewable for up to four (4) years, or two to three years for professional-technical programs, contingent upon the availability of funds. A total of 98 students now have been awarded scholarships through the program during Governor Otter’s administration.
Among the recipients is Demetria Riener of Ferdinand who recently graduated from Prairie High School and is planning on attending Lewis-Clark State College.
“It’s an honor to help in some small way to ensure our most deserving students get the financial assistance they need to prepare for a brighter future right here at home,” Governor Otter said. “The generosity of our sponsors and the passion that these young people show for learning and giving back to their communities is matched only by the commitment of everyone involved to making Idaho an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
A reception for this year’s scholarship recipients was held Tuesday, June 19, at the Idaho House (formerly the home of J.R. and Esther Simplot). The students received certificates and had a photo opportunity with Governor Otter and First Lady Lori Otter.
The 2012 Idaho Governor’s Cup event is scheduled for August 23-25 in Coeur d’Alene.