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Innovia Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Innovia Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist students in Eastern Washington and North Idaho who plan to continue their education in undergraduate college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

It is the policy of the Innovia Foundation not to discriminate in the awarding of any grant or scholarship on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability. However, the donors of some of the Foundation’s scholarship funds have established specific criteria for the awarding of scholarships.

Applicants to the Innovia Foundation Scholarship Program must meet the following criteria of at least one or more of the scholarships listed:

Lucille I. Hudon Scholarship – Applicants must:

  • Have resided in Spokane, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, or Whitman Counties of Washington or Kootenai, Shoshone, Bonner, or Boundary Counties of Idaho for two years prior to graduating from a secondary program.
  • Have maintained a 3.0 GPA for the last two years of secondary education
  • Be starting the first year of post-secondary education.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include up to two (2) teacher recommendations with their application.


Eileen M. Hutchison Scholarship – Applicants must be:

  • Female
  • Residents of Stevens County, Washington
  • Pursuing training and education in medical, dental health, or other related fields.

*Recipients may reapply in subsequent years.


Doris L. Kenney Memorial Scholarship – Applicants must:

  • Be residents of Bonner County, Idaho
  • Be high school seniors or graduates.
  • Have maintained a 3.5-grade point average through the last two semesters of their education.

*Recipients may reapply in subsequent years.

Bess Mikalson Scholarship – Applicants must:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates of high schools in Ferry and Stevens Counties, or of Selkirk High School in Pend Oreille County, all in Washington.
  • Attend state-supported colleges (two-year and four-year) and universities in Washington.

*Recipients may reapply in subsequent years.


Ren H. Rice Scholarship – Applicants must be children age 21 or younger who are:

  • Legally free children in foster care, guardianship or group homes whose parents, if living, have no legal responsibility*, or
  • Emancipated minors not in foster care, guardianship or group homes*, or
  • Non-legally free children not in the care, custody or control of the birth parents, in foster care for the majority of their lives and, have had no contact with the biological parents for a significant period of time*, or
  • Physically disabled youth*.


  • Must live in Spokane County, Washington.
  • Recipients must attend accredited post-secondary schools in the state of Washington on a full or part-time basis.

*Physically disabled applicants must submit with the application a doctor’s report describing the disability, including the degree and limitation on their ability to work. Other applicants must submit proof of their status as described above.   

**Recipients may reapply in subsequent years, regardless of age.


Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of goals and aspirations
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation.

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, is taken into account for the Lucille I. Hudon Scholarship, Eileen M. Hutchison Scholarship, and Bess Mikalson Scholarship.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America and Innovia Foundation. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


The number of awards and amount of each scholarship is determined annually by Innovia Foundation based on the funding available and the number of applications received in any given year.  Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Unless specified, students may attend any accredited nonprofit two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Awards are to be used for tuition, fees, and books only.


All applicants will be notified in May.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Innovia Foundation and the scholarship donors. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades, and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 7, 2021 3:00 pm.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.


If applying for the Ren H. Rice Scholarship, you must upload the following document(s) for all scholarships:

  • A doctor’s report describing the disability including the degree and limitation on your ability to work if you are a physically disabled applicant, OR
  • Proof of your legal status if you meet the eligibility requirements for this scholarship.

If applying for the Lucille I. Hudon Scholarship, you are strongly encouraged to upload up to two (2) teacher recommendations in addition to the one online recommendation form.

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