TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Forty new scholarships will be awarded to Idaho students this year through the 2016 Governor’s Cup Scholarships.

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter made the announcement this morning. The recipients, who are listed below and include some from the Magic Valley, are students who will attend colleges and universities in areas across the state.

“It’s an honor to work with the generous sponsors who make the Governor’s Cup Scholarship program possible, and it’s a privilege to watch great Idaho students get the chance to reach their academic goals right here at home,” Otter said.

“They are the leaders who will build stronger Idaho communities for the future. The civic virtue and commitment to sustainably investing in Idaho’s future that’s expressed by everyone involved in the Governor’s Cup program is as inspiring to me as it is critical to our success.”

Recipients were chosen from among more than 700 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Fund Inc.’s 15-member board of directors, according to a news release. Selections were made based on each applicant’s commitment to public service, academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.

The award is $3,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, or two to three years for professional-technical programs, contingent upon the availability of funds.

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Academic Scholarships
(Four-year programs)

Fowzia Adan – Borah High School – Attending Boise State University
Lauren Alfrey – Prairie High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Bryton Anderson – Orofino High School – Attending Boise State University
Kyle Asdell – Mountain View High School – Attending Boise State University
Amree Bean – Sugar-Salem High School – Attending BYU-Idaho
Mackenzie Bennett – Borah High School – Attending Boise State University
Blake Cowman – Skyview High School – Attending the College of Idaho
Allison Dockery – Nampa High School – Attending College of Western Idaho
Jordan Fielding - Firth High School – Attending BYU-Idaho
Joshua Hebert – Meridian High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Katherine Hunter – Cascade Jr-Sr High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College
Rose Jackson – Borah High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College
Tamra Jackson – Wallace High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College
Parker Johnson – Nampa Christian High School – Attending Idaho State University
Daisy Kener – Highland High School – Attending Idaho State University
John Lancaster – Wendell High School – Attending Idaho State University
Michael Lejardi – Homedale High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Mariah Lezamiz – Richfield High School – Attending the College of Idaho
Darby Litzko – Lakeland High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Davian Martinez – Snake River High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Beau Melton – Lewiston High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Macie Merrill – Minico High School – Attending Idaho State University
Sheridan Meyer – Bishop Kelly High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Kristin Nesbitt – Meridian High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Kendra Noneman – Eagle High School – Attending Boise State University
Cody Nutt – Timberline High School – Attending Boise State University
Jillian Orr – Highland High School – Attending Idaho State University
Noah Porter – Centennial High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Madeleine Quast – Twin Falls High School – Attending BYU-Idaho
Emmit Reed – Bonneville High School – Attending BYU-Idaho
Samantha Rentfro – Mountain View High School – Attending Boise State University
Angeles Rizo Padilla – Wilder Middle/High School – Attending College of Western Idaho
Logan Rohrbacher – Parma High School – Attending BYU-Idaho
Hannah Sturtevant - Rocky Mountain High School – Attending Boise State University
Mason Ulrich – Lewiston High School – Attending the University of Idaho
Savannah Willits – Renaissance High School – Attending Boise State University
Erica Wood – Bonners Ferry High School – Attending the University of Idaho

Professional Technical
(Two- or three-year programs)

Lindsey Castro – Nampa High School – Attending Boise State University
Javier Diaz – Salmon River Jr-Sr High School – Attending Lewis-Clark State College
Drake Heithoff – Rocky Mountain High School – Attending Idaho State University