Powell High School senior wins Kaiser scholarship

Posted 5/19/22

Lily Halter, a senior at Powell High School, is a recipient of the 2022 Kaiser Foundation Scholarship.

The Kaiser Foundation has awarded 15 scholarships for 2022. Each is worth $4,000 and awarded …

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Powell High School senior wins Kaiser scholarship

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Lily Halter, a senior at Powell High School, is a recipient of the 2022 Kaiser Foundation Scholarship.

The Kaiser Foundation has awarded 15 scholarships for 2022. Each is worth $4,000 and awarded to “outstanding graduating seniors of Wyoming high schools,” a press release from the Kaiser Foundation says. The scholarship can be renewed for three more years providing the student meets academic standards.

“To date, the foundation has awarded over $2.23 million in scholarships to students representing high schools throughout Wyoming. The Kaiser Foundation was established in 1986 by Curt Kaiser, founder of Kaiser and Company,” the press release said.

Halter says she first heard about the Kaiser Foundation when she went to the office in search of more scholarships.

“I went into the office because I realized, ‘Oh shoot, college is coming up here. I am going to need a lot more money to be able to pay for this because I got a couple more scholarships,’ but they weren’t very big,” Halter said.

After looking at eligible scholarships Halter realized she had already written most of the essays required by the foundation. With a recommendation from girls’ swim coach Bob Smart, Halter was accepted by the foundation a month after applying.

While getting ready to hang out with friends, Halter recalled, she received a phone call from the Kaiser Foundation telling her she had got the scholarship and was “speechless.”

Halter will be using the scholarship to attend Florida Gulf Coast University, where she plans to study nursing. From there, Halter hopes to one day open a women’s clinic.

“I’m excited for this blessing,” Halter said.

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