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Complete the application below and turn it in to your school counselor, who will turn it into the Chamber of Commerce.

Funds are paid directly to the school you are attending. Please include your name, address, phone, email address, and the address of your future school's administrative offices.

Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the 2023 recipients:

Gracie Castillo

Gracie is a Fourth Generation Wolverine.  She follows some big footsteps including her great grandfather, Doug Donley, who logged mountains around Garden Valley during the day, then enjoyed the natural pleasures of our area; fly fishing and swimming in the South Fork of the Payette.  Gracie’s grandfather, Ramon Encinas, was a reforestation contractor, protecting our environment by planting and thinning trees, soil erosion prevention, and rodent control.  Gracie’s mom is an educator who obviously encouraged excellence in education.


Now Gracie wants to take that legacy and attend the College of Idaho in Caldwell, studying a double major of Biology and Spanish, and then hopefully brining some of that new knowledge back to Garden Valley to keep improving this wonderful place we call home.


  1.   Must be a Garden Valley High School Senior

  2.   Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  3.   Must submit your most recent grade report with your request

  4.   Must be accepted to an accredited vocational/college/university before funds are distributed

  5.   Submit 2 letters of recommendation, at least one from a teacher at the Garden Valley School

  6.   Submit at list of all extracurricular activities you have participated in during your school career, also include any honors you may have received

  7.   Submit an essay focusing on your future plans

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