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Students are our future.

At Innovia Foundation, we understand that with education comes opportunity. Our donors agree. We work with donors to establish scholarships to help students achieve their higher education goals.

Each year, we award more than 100 scholarships to deserving students who are college-bound or pursuing career training.

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Our scholarship programs have closed for the 2022-2023 school year.

Innovia Foundation hosts several scholarships available to help students in our region achieve their higher education goals by attending colleges, universities, vocational or technical schools. These funds provide nearly $250,000 in scholarships annually. Most scholarships are due March 1 and applications open the first week of December.

Create an account or login at MyInnovia to explore scholarship opportunities and start your application.

* Please note that several of our scholarships require an application outside our online scholarship portal. See below for a full list of scholarship opportunities and related application information.  

FAQs

Each scholarship fund has specific eligibility criteria that were defined by the donor when the fund was established. Please read through the specific criteria to see if you are eligible for any of the funds. Generally, to be eligible to apply, a student must be planning to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited vocational or technical institution in the United States. Unless otherwise noted in the scholarship guidelines, students applying must be home school or high school students in one of the 20 counties that make up the Innovia Foundation service area.

Most scholarships are awarded for full-time enrollment only. Review the guidelines for scholarship programs before applying.

Unless noted differently under the scholarship description, the scholarships are for accredited two- or four-year colleges and universities or accredited vocational or technical institutions in the United States.

Generally, decisions are made by the middle of May and applicants are notified by early June. Scholarship award checks are made out to the higher education institution of choice and mailed to students in mid-August.

All scholarship grant funds must be used for tuition, books, fees and school-related expenses for the upcoming school year only. Any other use is contrary to the intended purpose of the scholarship and would make your scholarship award taxable and could lead to a revocation of funds.

Address a thank you letter to “Scholarship Committee” and mail it to:
Innovia Foundation
421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 606
Spokane, Wash., 99201

Scholarship Opportunities

To explore scholarship opportunities by geographic county, click the button below. 

Scholarship opportunities may have additional criteria beyond the geographic restriction. To learn more about all available opportunities with full criteria and application deadlines, explore the scholarships listed below.

Explore Available Scholarships

Awarded to two graduates of St. John-Endicott High School.

Applicants are chosen through the St. John-Endicott Dollars for Scholars program. For application information, contact your school counselor at St. John-Endicott High School, or visit the St. John-Endicott Schools Foundation.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates of high schools in Ferry or Stevens counties, or of Selkirk High School in Pend Oreille County, all in Washington.

Students must attend state-supported (two- or four-year) colleges or universities in Washington. Awards are granted primarily on the basis of financial need. Merit and community involvement are also considered. Previous recipients of this award may reapply. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1. Applications must be submitted to Scholarship America.

Click here to access the Scholarship America Application.

This scholarship is available to students who are either: 1) Graduating seniors or graduates from the following high schools: Lind-Ritzville, Washtucna and Lacrosse; or homeschooled seniors or graduates in these areas. or 2) Seniors or graduates from any other high school in Washington state who are members or descendants of members of either the Ralston or Rimrock granges, or homeschooled seniors or graduates in Washington state who are members or descendants of members of either the Ralston or Rimrock granges.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who demonstrate academic excellence (minimum GPA 3.0). Applicants must also be good citizens for the community as demonstrated by participation in community activities, school activities or employment. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing education in medical or medical-related fields and those with limited financial assistance from other sources.

The application for this scholarship typically opens the first week of December and is due March 1.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates from the Inland Northwest region who demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture and must be good citizens.

The scholarship committee will consider the applicant’s experience participating in school or community activities and job or volunteer activities, as well as his or her commitment to academic excellence and financial need. Applicant must provide recommendations from teachers or community members who are not related to the applicant. The application for this scholarship typically opens the first week of December and is due March 1.

Applicants must be graduating female seniors of Newport High School who have been involved with at least one sport during her senior year.

The application opens the first week of December and closes March 1.

The scholarship is open to Black, Indigenous and other People of Color, of all ages in Innovia’s 20-county service region.

The scholarship is open to Black, Indigenous and other People of Color, of all ages in Innovia’s 20-county service region.

The Diversity in Advertising Scholarship is intended for students studying Marketing, Advertising or Design with a career focus of Digital Marketing, Advertising, Design and/or Computer Science at any accredited institution (public or private). Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement. Students may be full or part-time. Special consideration will be given to those active in school activities, community service and work experience.

Previous Diversity in Advertising Scholarship Recipients are eligible to re-apply. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December. The application deadline has been extended to March 20, 2022.

Applicants must be high school seniors, demonstrate financial need, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and are the first in family to attend college.

Preference will be given to those studying for careers in education or engineering and have some employment/work experience.  Recipients are eligible to re-apply and compete with the field for subsequent awards.

Applications open early December and close March 1.

Applicants must be residents of Bonner County, Idaho, and high school seniors or graduates.

Academic achievement is the primary factor for selection. Students must have maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average (4.0 scale) through the last two semesters of their education. Recipients may reapply in subsequent years. Consideration also given to candidates who have had their schooling interrupted for any of a variety of reasons, and applicants pursuing their academic preparation, making a career change or retraining in a different field of endeavor. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1. Applications must be submitted to Scholarship America.

Click here to access the Scholarship America Application.

Applicants must pursue any career in the field of dentistry including dental hygiene, dental assisting and dental lab technician and be a resident in one of the following counties: Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Whitman, Pend Oreille, Stevens or Ferry.

The scholarship committee will consider the applicant’s experience participating in school or community activities and job or volunteer activities, as well as his or her commitment to academic excellence and financial need. Previous recipients are eligible to re-apply. The application for this scholarship typically opens the first week of December and is due March 1.

Applicants must be graduating seniors of one of the following Spokane Valley schools: East Valley, Mica Peak, University, Central Valley or West Valley.

Financial need, academic achievement and community involvement are considered. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

Applicants must be female residents of Stevens County, Wash., who are studying medical, dental health or other related fields.

Primary factors for consideration are academic achievement, financial need and good personal character. Recipients may reapply in subsequent years. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1. Applications must be submitted to Scholarship America.

Click here to access the Scholarship America Application.

Applicants must be graduates of Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane, WA who are participants in the track and field program.

Preference shall be given to students with financial need. High school GPA for all recipients must be at least 3.0. Candidates should also demonstrate good personal character. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December. The application deadline has been extended to March 30, 2022.

Applicants must be graduating seniors of University High School who have participated in the instrumental music program.

Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average or higher. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

Applicants must be a resident in one of the five northern counties of Idaho (Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone and Benewah).

Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in post-secondary education in the field of dentistry or dental hygiene as a dental hygienist, dental assistant, dental business assistant or dentist. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December. The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2022.

High school seniors in Spokane County

The Creating Wonder Scholarship is for high school seniors in Spokane County who are planning to attend full time at a public or private 2- or 4-year, or vocational college or university with an interest in Art, Art Education, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Advertising, Marketing, Photography, Cinematography, Publishing or Graphic Arts. This is not intended for performing art students.

Talent, discipline, commitment, passion, experience and ability to express through art are primary factors for consideration. Samples of artwork are required for the scholarship program.

Previous Harold Balazs Creating Wonder Scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply. The application opens the first week of December. The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2022.

Applicants must be graduating seniors of Liberty High School.

Academic achievement, financial need and community service are factors for selection. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

Applicants must be graduates of John R. Rogers High School with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must be good citizens of the community with high moral standards and have a strong desire for a post-secondary education.

Student must demonstrate financial need to pay the expenses of a higher education. Preference will be given to students with an interest in business, forestry and/or natural resources. Types of “business” fields include finance, accounting, advertising/marketing (including social media marketing), information technology, computer science, human resources, entrepreneurship, business management, hospitality management, construction management. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates of John R. Rogers High School.

Applicants must be high school seniors at, or graduates of, John R. Rogers High School, who have demonstrated financial need and have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher through the seventh semester of high school. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

Applicants must be teachers of the K-12 grade level in the Valley School District #70, Stevens County, Washington.

Preference will be given to new or experienced teachers who:

  • cultivate educational environments that enable students to meet college and career goals
  • experiment and apply new approaches, technologies, curricular enhancement, course design and assessments
  • improve teaching skills

Applications open early December and closes April 1. 

Click here  to access the application and submit to grants@innovia.org. 

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates and attended school in the Valley School District #70 in Stevens County, Washington for a minimum of 4 years.

Preference will be given to students with financial need. High School GPA for all recipients must be at least 2.5. The review committee will consider school activities, community service and employment/work experience.  Enrollment in an academic program can be full- or part-time. Applications open early December and close April 1. 

Click here to access the application. Please submit to grants@innovia.org. 

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates of Bonners Ferry High School in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Academic achievement and financial need are the primary factors for consideration. Recipients must have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 through the seventh semester of high school. Preference is given to students who are high school seniors and who have demonstrated a strong interest in music during high school. Recipients may reapply in subsequent years. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

Applicants must be graduating seniors of the Selkirk School District who have demonstrated good citizenship, appreciation of American heritage and the American way of life, have displayed upstanding moral character, strong academic progress and responsibility toward others.

For application information, contact Debra Mathews, District Office Secretary, Selkirk Consolidated School District #70, dmathews@selkirk.k12.wa.us or call (509) 446-2951.

Applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education, have maintained a 3.0 GPA (or its equivalent) in the last two years of secondary education and have resided for two years in one of the following counties: Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens or Whitman counties in Washington, or Kootenai, Shoshone, Bonner or Boundary counties in Idaho.

The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1. Applications must be submitted to Scholarship America. Hudon applicants are strongly encouraged to include up to two (2) teacher recommendations.

Click here to access the Scholarship America Application.

Applicants must be graduating seniors in Benewah County or Latah County, Idaho, and attending either North Idaho College, the University of Idaho or the University of Washington.

Academic achievement, financial need and community service are factors for selection. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

Students in all counties served by the Foundation eligible to apply.

Applicants must be American citizens demonstrating financial need and academic achievement. Preference shall be given to students with community service experience. Students must reside in or have attended high school within the geographic region served by Innovia Foundation. The application for this scholarship is available the first week of December and due March 1. Previous recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Applicants must be graduating seniors of Wahluke High School in Grant County who are pursuing a degree in a medical-related field.

For more information, contact Brenda Negrete, Wahluke High School Counseling Department, at bnegrete@wahluke.net or at 509-932-4477.

Applicants must be residents in South Pend Oreille County, Washington or within the West Bonner County School District boundaries in Idaho who demonstrate a financial need.

Scholarships and individual awards to achieve a specific objective will be made in the form of grants to students, apprentices or interns participating in a training program, internship or apprenticeship to prepare them for gainful employment in a recognized occupation that is not prohibited under federal or state law. Such grants will be awarded to individuals to improve or enhance a vocational skill; and develop specialized skills or knowledge in literary, artistic, musical, scientific, teaching or other similar skills or talents. There is no age restriction for applicants. Scholarships and individual awards will be made to both continuing students and to students applying to junior colleges or technical schools for the first time. Application requires verification of eligibility, financial need, two letters of recommendation and an essay that includes any unusual or special circumstances, if applicable.

Online applications open early December.

For more information, please contact Brad Mingay, Club Treasurer, Newport/Priest River Rotary Club, P.O. Box 2305, Priest River, ID 83856, bmingay@conceptcable.com or at 208-448-2875.

The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2022.

High school seniors in all counties served by the Foundation eligible to apply.

Applicants must have participated in competitive swimming times achieved through swimming meets during school years. Students must submit a letter of recommendation from a coach confirming participation in swimming meets. High school GPA for applicants must be at least 3.5.

The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

Applicants must be Spokane County residents.

The scholarship supports students with one of the following circumstances: Students in foster care, guardianship or group homes or emancipated minors not in the care, custody or control of their birth parents. Students in foster care for the majority of his/her life and not in contact with biological parents for a significant period of time. Applicants must submit proof of their status as described above. or, Applicants can be students with physical disabilities. Applicants must provide a doctor’s report describing the disability and the limitation to their ability to work. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates age 21 or younger and must attend accredited post-secondary schools in Washington state on a full- or part-time basis. Applicants must also have a residence of Spokane County. Recipients may re-apply in subsequent years, regardless of age. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1. Applications must be submitted to Scholarship America.

Click here to access the Scholarship America Application.

Applicants must be children or grandchildren of full-time Hotstart employees.

Applicants must be children or grandchildren of full-time Hotstart employees and must have a minimum of two years employment with Hotstart as of the application deadline date. Applicants must be high school seniors or high school graduates who plan to enroll or are enrolled in a full-time course of study at an accredited 2-or 4-year college, university, or vocational -technical school in the United States for the entire academic year. Applicants pursuing a post-graduate degree are eligible to apply.

Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Previous Rick Robinson Hotstart Scholarship recipients may reapply for the scholarship each year they meet eligibility. An individual may receive an award no more than four times.

Applications are due by March 31, 2022.

Hotstart employees can contact Christine Smith at (509) 340-0667 with any questions.

Applicants must be residents of Spokane County currently enrolled, or enrolling, as a full-time college student to pursue a degree in environmental sciences, environmental studies, ecology, recreational management or land management.

Applicant must have a financial need and a minimum 2.5 GPA. The application for this scholarship is available the first week of December and due March 1. Previous recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Applicants must be children or grandchildren of current employees at Travis Pattern and related companies.

Parent or grandparent must have been employed by Travis Pattern and related companies for at least three years, and the child or grandchild must be under age 23. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1. For additional information, or to request an application, contact Brittany Fleming at Travis Pattern & Foundry at (509) 466-3545.

Click here to access the Travis Companies application.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates of Sprague High School in Sprague, Wash.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates of Sprague High School in Sprague, Wash. who intend to pursue a college major in the humanities or social sciences. Recipients may reapply in subsequent years. Note that the applicant appraisal section of the application must be completed by the high school principal for applicants who are high school seniors. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates of Lincoln County, Wash., schools, or from that part of Spokane County in the Reardan-Edwall School District or a direct descendant of someone previously employed by Dale D. Wilson regardless of their current residence location.

Preference will be given to descendants of Dale D. Wilson’s employees and to those in the Mondovi Grange area (Reardan-Edwall and Davenport school districts). Recipients may reapply in subsequent years. The application for this scholarship is available beginning the first week of December and due March 1.

I hope to change the failure attitude or mentality of anyone I come into contact with by inspiring and reminding them that they're better than any adversity they had to or will ever face, if they continue with persistence, hard work and perseverance.

Andrew Radford, 2018 John R. Rogers High Ziegler Scholarship Recipient, Rogers High School Graduate


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