George T. Warren was a graduate of the University of Idaho Law School and became a practicing attorney. In his later years he experienced both sight and hearing losses. He also had a niece who became a wheelchair user in her mid-twenties. These personal experiences led him to leave an endowment to the University of Idaho to assist students with certain disabilities who demonstrate financial need.
The terms of the trust specify that the annual income from the endowment be used to help students with sensory and/or certain physical disabilities to obtain a college education at the University Idaho. The amount of the scholarship award varies from year to year, depending on the money available and the number of qualified applicants.
- Admittance to the University of Idaho as a degree-seeking student. PLEASE NOTE: NOTICE OF A GEORGE WARREN AWARD DOES NOT INDICATE ADMITTANCE TO THE U OF I.
- The presence of a physical disability covered under the terms of the trust. The disability must substantially limit one or more major life activities. In general, the scholarship is awarded to students who have significant sensory impairments, orthopedic impairments requiring assistive devices and/or certain systemic health conditions.
- Demonstrated academic ability.
- May be either a part-time or a full-time student. Funds will be adjusted accordingly.
- Funds will be awarded for a limited number of semesters.
- Both undergraduate and graduate students in any academic area are eligible.
- Preference is given to:
- Idaho residents who demonstrate need through a processed FAFSA as determined by Student Financial Aid Services.
- Out of state residents who demonstrate need through a processed FAFSA as determined by Student Financial Aid Services.
- Idaho residents.
- Out of state residents.