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Figueroa wins Governor's Cup scholarship
June 7, 2017
 Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the recipients earlier this month of the 2017 Governor’s Cup Scholarships to Idaho colleges and universities, and included on the list was Janson Figueroa, Bonners Ferry High School, who received a professional/technical scholarship for studies at Lewis-Clark State College.

The 42nd Governor’s Cup fund-raising drive brought in enough money for 38 new scholarships to be award this year.

Recipients were chosen from among more than 1,000 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Fund Inc.’s 16-member board of directors. 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.

“In my 11th year as Governor, I continue to be impressed by the quality of our applicants and the difficult job of our board of directors in selecting the recipients. These really are great students from schools and communities large and small throughout our state – truly the pride of Idaho,” Governor Otter said. “I am equally impressed and gratified by the continuing support of our generous sponsors who are investing in a brighter future for us all by helping these young men and women pursue their dreams beyond high school.”

The Governor and First Lady Lori Otter held a reception honoring the Governor’s Cup recipients on Thursday at the Capitol. The 2017 Idaho Governor’s Cup fund-raising event is scheduled September 7-9 in Sun Valley.
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