Announcing the new Kelly’s Leader Scholarship Program

Alzar School | 03.07.14

Alzar-&-KWPThe Alzar School is excited to announce the launch of “Kelly’s Leader,” a scholarship program for local teenagers to support their attendance at the Alzar School.  Through this program, motivated Valley County teenagers who want to build their skills as community leaders will have the chance to spend one semester of their academic careers at the Alzar School, taking a full load of rigorous academic classes with some of the best students from around the country.  As Kelly’s sponsored scholar-athletes, these local teens will share their beautiful county, as well as go on expeditions around Idaho.  They will also spend more than 5 weeks exploring Chile and being immersed in the culture there.  One student each academic year will be selected as the recipient of this full scholarship, which covers tuition, room and board.  The Alzar School thanks Kelly’s Whitewater Park for providing the financial support to make this possible.   

In the summer before joining the Alzar School, the selected Kelly’s Leader will attend a Kelly’s Kayak Academy session to hone their paddling skills before joining the school.  Additionally, he or she will begin a 50-hour term of volunteer service at Kelly’s Whitewater Park, to be completed both before and after the semester at the school.  The Leader will play an important role at the summer’s Payette River Games.  Throughout his or her time at the school, the Leader will blog on the experience, sharing their adventures.

The prestigious Kelly’s Leader scholarship is open to Valley County students going into the 10th or 11th grades.  Interested students should apply to the Alzar School for admission ( and note on their application that they are seeking the Kelly’s Leader scholarship.  Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are due by February 15, 2015.  Please email with any questions.

Valley County students have been a part of every semester at the Alzar School since it opened its doors in Cascade for the Fall 2012 semester.  Their Culminating Leadership Projects (which are a 100-hour service project in the local community) have included nordic ski lessons for elementary school students, bike maintenance clinics for middle school students, tutoring sessions at Cascade High School, free art clinics, and a weekend leadership training seminar.

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Brady (McCall) and Roxy (Cascade)
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