Bonners Ferry High School

Air Force Academy

KEY Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online is December 31.
  • Congressional representatives and other nominating entities submit nominations to the Academy between December 1 and January 31.
  • Applications for our Summer Seminar program are open from December 1 through January 15.  This program gives high school juniors a chance to see what life at the United States Air Force Academy is really like.  Limited spaces are available.

Rolling Deadlines: Applicants' specific deadlines to complete their file is posted on their portal. They must complete the required items by the deadline posted.

During a Student's Junior Year

Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available onlineMarch 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online.

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.


Who Are We Looking For?

The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:

  • Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
  • Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
  • Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
  • Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
  • Work background, including prior enlisted service
  • Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
  • Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance

We take a holistic view of our applicants.  They're more than a GPA or standardized test score.  We're looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities.   For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience.  This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like.  If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor


High School Juniors:

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More Scholarship Information

Check out the GEAR UP Website for scholarship links and more. . . .


2017-2018 Local & Popular Scholarships

OPEN ENROLLMENT--- Postsecondary Credit Scholarship



Horatio Alger Scholarship--- Deadline--October 25, 2017



2018 Prudential Spirit Community Award-- See bulletin board outside counseling office for information--- Deadline--November 7, 2017

Hagan Scholarship Foundation--- Deadline--November 15, 2017

Real World Design Challenge Scholarship--- 7 @ $50,000--- Deadline--November 17, 2017

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship---$4,000-$50,000--- Deadline--November 27, 2017

Points Scholarship--- $10,000--- Deadline--November 30, 2017



Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships--- 5 @ $5,000--- Deadline--December 5, 2017

AXA Achievement Scholarships--- 52 @ $25,000--- Deadline--December 15, 2017

Best of Senior Living Scholarship--- Deadline--December 31, 2017

Easton / NFAA Scholarship Program--- 5 @ $5,000--- Deadline--December 31, 2017

Thiel Fellowship (for students interested in building new things)--- 30 @ $100,000--- Deadline--December 31, 2017

ACT Student Champion Award--- $500--- Deadline--December 31, 2017



Redfin Scholarship--- Deadline--January 31, 2018

Union Plus Scholarship---100 @ $4,000--- Deadline--January 31, 2018



Idaho School Board Association Scholarship--- Deadline--February 2, 2018

Intertribal Timber Council Scholarship--- Deadline--February 7, 2018

Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship--- Deadline--February 15, 2018

Idaho Association of Counties Scholarship Fun--- Deadline--February 28, 2018

Ag. Irrigation or Landscape Irrigation Fields--- Deadline--February 28, 2018

Associated Logging Contractors Inc. Dave Kludt/Natural Resource Scholarship--- Deadline--February 28, 2018

Associated Logging Contractors Inc. Heartflight Scholarship--- Deadline--February 28, 2018


MARCH 2018

Gear Up 2 Scholarship--- Deadline--March 1, 2018

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship--- Deadline--March 1, 2018

Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship Career/Technical--- Deadline--March 15, 2018

McGregor Agricultural-Related Scholarship--- Deadline--March 23, 2018

Betty Mills Memorial Scholarship--- Deadline--March 29, 2018


APRIL 2018

Thomason Scholarship--- Deadline-- April 1, 2018

All Class Reunion Scholarship---$1,000--- Deadline--April 9, 2018

Bonners Book--- $1,000--- Deadline-- April 11, 2018

Rotary Scholarship--- Deadline--- April 16, 2018

Class of 1951 Scholarship--- 4 @ $1000--- Deadline-- April 19, 2018

Gib & Dede Hall Scholarship--- $250--- Deadline--April 12, 2018

PEO Scholarship--- $1,000--- Deadline--April 19, 2018

Forget Me Not Scholarship--- up to $1,000--- Deadline--April 19, 2018

Idaho Society of Women Engineers--- Deadline--Late April 2018

Beta Sigma Phi--- $750--- Deadline-- April 26, 2018

Rob Gust & CJ Erickson Skool Scholarship--- 2 @ $250--- Deadline--April 28, 2018

Idaho's Pointe Pest Scholarship--- Deadline--April 29, 2018


MAY 2018

Katherine Haynes Art Scholarship--- $500-- Deadline--May 3, 2018

Boundary County Education Association Scholarship--- $300-- Deadline--May 3, 2018


JUNE 2018

Careers That Work Scholarship---$1,000--- Deadline--June 22, 2018







MARCH 2017

Lewis Clark State College Scholarship--- Deadline--March 1, 2017

Monger Scholarship- New Applicants--- Deadline--March 30, 2017

Monger Scholarship- Renewing Applicants--- Deadline--March 30, 2017



APRIL 2017

Horatio Alger Idaho Scholarship---25  $10,000--- Deadline--April 15, 2017

P1FCU--- Deadline--April 30, 2017



MAY 2017

Kootenai River Run Scholarship--- 2 @ $500--- Deadline-- May 18, 2017

Class of 1970--- 4 @ $500-- Deadline--May 22, 2017

B. Davis Scholarship--- $1,000--- Deadline--May 22, 2017

Stella Woodworth Brochu Scholarship--- $750--- Deadline--May 22, 2017

South Boundary Fire Fighters Association---$500--- Deadline--May 31, 2017






National Scholarships 2017-2018

National scholarships: visit your CIS account @


This is a list of the categories offering national scholarships:
Aid Based on Academics
Aid Based on Ethnic or National Background
Aid Based on Financial Need 
Aid Based on Hobbies, Talents, and Interests
Aid Based on Leadership
Aid Based on Racial Background 
Aid Based on Work or Volunteer Experience (Parent or Student)
Aid for Individuals with Disabilities 
Aid for Men
Aid for Those in the Military
Aid for Women 
Aid Requiring Affiliation with a Business (Parent or Student)
Aid Requiring Affiliation with a Club, Civic Association, or Union
Aid Requiring Religious Affiliation 
Aid for study in Agriculture 
Aid for study in Architecture and Community Planning 
Aid for study in Arts 
Aid for study in Biological Sciences 
Aid for study in Biomedical Sciences 
Aid for study in Business, Management, and Administrative Services
Aid for study in Communications Technologies 
Aid for study in Computer Science and Information Technologies
Aid for study in Construction 
Aid for study in Counseling and Human Services 
Aid for study in Cultural and Ethnic Studies 
Aid for study in Education
Aid for study in Engineering 
Aid for study in Engineering Technologies 
Aid for study in Family and Consumer Sciences 
Aid for study in Healthcare Administration 
Aid for study in Healthcare Assisting and Technology
Aid for study in Hospitality and Recreation Studies 
Aid for study in Interdisciplinary and General Studies 
Aid for study in Journalism and Communications 
Aid for study in Languages, Literature, and Linguistics 
Aid for study in Law and Legal Studies 
Aid for study in Library and Museum Studies 
Aid for study in Mathematics and Statistics 
Aid for study in Mechanic and Repair Technologies 
Aid for study in Medical Testing and Laboratory Technology 
Aid for study in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary
Aid for study in Natural Resources 
Aid for study in Nursing 
Aid for study in Personal Services 
Aid for study in Physical Sciences 
Aid for study in Precision Production 
Aid for study in Protective Services 
Aid for study in Psychology 
Aid for study in Secretarial Studies and Office Management 
Aid for study in Social Sciences 
Aid for study in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy 
Aid for study in Therapy and Rehabilitation Services 
Aid for study in Transportation 
Miscellaneous Awards



Idaho Scholarships 2017-2018

Idaho scholarships: visit your CIS account @


This is a list of Idaho scholarships currently available on CIS.  If you haven't accessed your account, please visit us in the counseling office.


All Seniors applying to NIC

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All Seniors apply by logging in to MyNic and selecting "NIC Foundation Scholarship Application" from the Bookmarks section. Sign in using your MyNIC username & password.

National Scholarship of the Day

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Grades 8-12 & Families

Next Steps Idaho is here to help get every student in the state ready for life beyond high school.

Whether you’ve got your sights set on a four-year college, community college, a certification program, or the military, we’re here to help every step of the way. No matter where you are along the path to graduation, we’re here to make sure your next step is a cinch.


Information about Scholarships

Great Scholarship Website

High School Code

CEEB High School:  130055

For college applications, SAT or ACT registration forms

Scholarship Application Basics

  • Copy of your Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Financial aid information
  • Parent's financial information
  • One or more essays
  • One or more letters of recommendations
  • Resume
  • Proof of scholarship eligibility
  • Possible interview
  • Talent based: audition or portfolio

Scholarship Application Checklist

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Idaho CIS Website

 List of Idaho State Scholarships and more are on the CIS website.

Dual-Enrolled Student Scholarships

Rotary Dual-Credit Scholarship TBA

NIC Dual-Credit Scholarship available for students who qualify for free/reduced Lunch

Applications available in the Counselng Office