The Elgin & Elaine Baylor Opportunity Fund provides scholarship support to students in the United States with limited opportunities and options for higher education. The Fund is designed to give recipients the same opportunity that Elgin received when he attended The College of Idaho in the form of a full tuition scholarship, renewable each year for four years of study at the College.
Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition to submitting an application and answering the essay prompt, students must also file a FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid). Finally, all candidates for the Baylor Opportunity Fund Scholarship must have a letter of support from a teacher, counselor, or director of a college and career readiness program submitted on their behalf. Please submit your letter of support via email to [email protected]. Finalists will be contacted for an interview, which will take place either on-campus or virtually.
The first recipient of the Elgin & Elaine Baylor Opportunity Fund is Nimo Abdi of Capital High School. Abdi was four years old when she arrived in the United States and spent years learning a new language and culture.