CEI Foundation Scholarship

/CEI Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation looks forward to receiving your application.

Applications are for scholarships to be used in the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 semesters.

Thank you for your interest in the College of Eastern Idaho Foundation Scholarships. Scholarships are made available to CEI students through local individuals, businesses, community organizations and private foundations. Please read all the instructions before filing out the application and then follow the four (4) steps listed below and submit your Scholarship Application Packet online.

You may also download the application and submit by hand (Room 335 in the John E. Christofferson Multipurpose Complex), by mail (CEI Foundation, 1600 S. 25th E., Idaho Falls, ID 83404) by fax (208-524-3007) or by email (scholarships@cei.edu). Please do now staple application and please do not submit double sided pages.

Student applicants who have not completed the appropriate FAFSA (www.FAFSA.gov) by the scholarship deadline will not be considered for needs based scholarships.

If you are submitting your application after the given scholarship deadline, your application will be eligible for second round awards. Second round awarding is the process of awarding scholarship dollars from any previously awarded funds within the current school year that students became ineligible to retain.

If you are submitting your application for waitlist funding, you will need to use the Fall or Spring Waitlist Application available online at www.ceigiving.org/waitlist. Please follow the instructions online accordingly and contact the CEI Foundation should you have questions at scholarships@cei.edu.

Please see the steps below to apply. If you have any questions regarding any of the information in this application, please do not hesitate to contact the CEI Foundation at 524-0464, Option 8, or by email at scholarships@cei.edu.

The Foundation looks forward to receiving your application.

Steps to apply:

  • Step 1: New students must have completed a CEI admission application prior to submitting a scholarship application.
  • Step 2: Complete the Scholarship Application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will result in a loss of points.
  • Step 3: Complete a personal statement no longer than 2 typed double spaced pages. See below for criteria.
    • Criteria for Personal Statement: Please answer all of the following questions:
      • What are your educational goals and how will this scholarship help you to attain them?
      • Why did you choose College of Eastern Idaho for your education?
      • How will your education contribute positively to your potential employment and the community at large?
      • Describe any community service that you have been involved in.
      • Please provide additional information that you would like the Selection Committee to consider including need.
  • Step 4: Submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a non-family member (preferably a professional or academic reference). See below for criteria.
    • Criteria for Letter of Recommendation: Please have the person writing the letter answer the following questions.
      • In what capacity do you know the applicant? Please specify the relationship you have with the applicant.
      • What strengths, leadership attributes and characteristics does the applicant have that qualify them to be a scholarship recipient?
      • What academic or professional achievements qualify the student to be a scholarship recipient?
      • Please provide any additional information that you would like the Scholarship Committee to consider about the applicant.