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Boise State scholar program hosts state’s top high school juniors

Boise State University has identified more than 1,700 high school juniors from across Idaho as Boise State Capital Scholars. The students will attend a special program on Monday, April 14, on campus.

The program, now in its 10th year, seeks to recognize juniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school classes and offer them scholarship opportunities at Boise State.

Participating students in attendance receive a one-time $500 textbook scholarship and have the opportunity to submit an essay to compete for a $5,000 renewable scholarship, with second- and third-place finishers receiving a $3,000 and $1,500 renewable award, respectively. Capital Scholars must participate in the April 14program and attend Boise State the semester immediately following high school graduation to receive the scholarship.

While on campus, students will participate in workshops and demonstrations highlighting faculty teaching and research and take a campus tour. Activities will culminate with an evening dinner and awards banquet.

Past recipients have come from all parts of the Treasure Valley and the state, including Pocatello, Twin Falls, Lewiston, Garden Valley, Jerome, Idaho Falls, Wilder, Nampa, Caldwell and Post Falls.

For more information about the Boise State Capital Scholars program, contact high ability enrollment counselor Kristin Engelund at 426-1191 or kristinengelund@boisestate.edu.

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