Scholarship Night

Rotary Club of Jackson Hole scholarship recipients gathered for a photograph during the 2019 Teton County Scholarship Awards Night. The 2021 application period is open for more than 200 scholarships for high school seniors. Last year, valley students received more than $700,000.

The Teton County Scholarship Program is back for another year, ready to put funds in valley students’ pockets.

Over 200 scholarships are available for high school seniors, including homeschooled students, thanks to a partnership between the Fund for Public Education, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Teton County School District No. 1 and a suite of donors.

For help navigating the application process, there is a virtual informational session Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. Email info@tetonscholarships.org for Zoom details.

This year’s program features several new scholarships, including memorial awards in honor of Rylee McCollum and Brian Chamberland, new trade and vocational opportunities, and a new career program for students interested in joining local law enforcement, the nonprofits’ joint press release stated.

Last year, 125 students applied for 219 scholarships totaling $704,300. Backed by 66 donors, the awards helped cover everything from book stipends to full rides.

Applications are open until Jan. 14 at TetonScholarships.org. For additional details, email info@tetonscholarships.org.

Scholarship Night, the annual celebration of students who receive the awards, has been canceled the past two years because of COVID-19 precautions.

Evan Robinson-Johnson covers issues residents face on a daily basis, from smoky skies to housing insecurity. Originally from New England, he has settled in east Jackson and avoids crowds by rollerblading through the alleyways.

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