Idaho’s nickname is the “Gem State”, because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found here. In addition, Idaho is one of only two places in the world where star garnets can be found in any significant quantities, the other being India. Additionally Idaho is sometimes called the “Potato State” owing to its popular crop. The state motto is Esto Perpetua (Latin for “Let it be forever”).
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- Idaho Scholarship Applicant must be a high-school senior and attend one of the high-schools located in the state of Idaho;
- Idaho Scholarship Applicant must have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 at the time of completing the Idaho scholarship application;
- Idaho Scholarship Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, and Idaho resident at the time of completing the Idaho scholarship application;
- Idaho Scholarship Applicant must register his/her name and email address, and payment preference with National Academy of American Scholars;
- Idaho Scholarship Applicant must write an essay in 500 words or less why he/she believes that as an Idaho resident, how winning the Idaho scholarship will benefit the state of Idaho.