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