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Record number of students apply for Mayor’s Scholarship

The Mayor’s Scholarship Fund for Idaho Falls students had a record number of applicants this year.

The scholarship fund was started by former Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman in 2006. Each year, it gives about 40 scholarships to students in 8th-12th grade from both Idaho Falls School District 91 and Bonneville School District 93. This year, 225 students applied for the scholarship. The scholarship fund says it looks for a variety of students to give to.

“Anything from technical career fields, hands-on type industry as well as four-year universities,” said Leslie Pincock, executive director of the Mayor’s Scholarship Fund. “So we’re always excited to be able to see the variety and the interests of these students from every high school and every walk of life.”

The deadline to apply for the scholarship has passed. They are interviewing the applicants on Wednesday. The winners will be announced next week followed by an awards ceremony March 27. If you want your student to apply next year, they should talk to their college and career advisors at school.

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