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Idaho Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 11, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Idaho students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world. Eligible applicants must reside in Washington state (those residing in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are encouraged to apply). If you are applying for the undergraduate award you must be a high school senior, have a 3.0 GPA, and, either identify as LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who’ve been supportive of the LGBTQ community. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is January 8th. Apply here.

 

This is for $300. This award is available for current high school seniors planning to major in agriculture or agribusiness. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be residents of Idaho. The deadline to apply is january 15th. Website found here.

This ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. This is for students of hispanic descent who live in Idaho and have a 2.5 GPA or higher. The deadline to apply is January  15th. Read more here.

This is for $5,000. This has provided need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska. Applicants must have received a cancer diagnosis at any point in the past, plan to attend a U.S. college or graduate school, and have a family income of less than $150,000 per year. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Learn more here.

This is for $500. This is awarded to an Idaho High School Senior who is planning to attend any college or university in Idaho. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and should plan on pursuing degrees in fish and aquatic studies. The deadline is January 31st. Website found here.

This is for $1,500. This is awarded annually to an undergraduate student attending any school in Idaho. This is intended to continue the Idaho Chapter’s legacy of fostering the development of fish and aquatic professionals. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Apply here.

This offers scholarships to support LGBTQ+ and allied students living in the Northwest. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington (but may study anywhere) or be attending school in one of those five states. Applicants must also be pursuing a post-secondary education of any kind. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. The deadline to apply is January 7th. Website found here.

This awards $10,000 per year to disadvantaged African American/Black students that exemplify academic success and have an interest in global citizenship, public service, business entrepreneurship, or community engagement. Applicants must be graduating seniors, and identify as African American or Black. The deadline to apply is January 9th. More details here.

This awards students $7,500 per year to those that show leadership, community service, and financial need. Applicants must be graduating high school, intend to enroll into a four year college/university, display the qualities above, and have a minimum SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 22. The deadline to apply is January 12th. More information here.

This awards undocumented students full tuition along with other mandatory fees. Applicants must reside in Idaho, have come to the U.S before the student was 16, be graduating seniors, display financial need, have obtained a minimum GPA of 2.8, enroll into a four year program full time at one of the affiliated colleges and relocate to the respective college. The deadline to apply is January 31st. More details here.

This awards students $2,000. Applicants must be a graduating senior, have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.4, reside in Indiana, intend to enroll in a two/four year institution and submit a written essay. The deadline to apply is January 31st. More details here.

February

This offers incoming Freshman students the chance to receive a full tuition for all eight semesters at the school. To be eligible, the student must score at least a 35 on the ACT or 1560 on the SAT. They must also have a GPA of at least 3.9. Applications for this scholarship must be turned in by February 1st. More details here.

 

This offers a full tuition award for two semesters of study. To qualify for this award, students must have a GPA of at least 2.6 and test scores of 33 on the ACT and 1460 on the SAT. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Website found here.

 

This is offered to BYU-Idaho freshman students that are new to the school. The minimum test scores to qualify for this award are a 31 on the ACT and 1360 on the SAT. The student must also have a GPA of at least 3.4 to qualify this award. The application must be turned in by February 1st in order to be eligible. Read more here.

 

This $1,000 scholarship is designed to assist graduating seniors of Salmon High School and enrolled College students (former graduates of Salmon High School) who wish to continue their education at a college, university or trade school. The deadline to apply is February 5th. Apply here.

This is for $2,500 per year and is renewable. This is given to outstanding students graduating from Emmett High School. Eligible applicants must: be a graduating Emmett High School senior or have graduated within the last seven years from Emmett High School; have a 2.6 GPA; demonstrate financial need; and, be enrolled as a full-time academic student at Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, or the University of Idaho. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Guidelines found here. 

This is a $1,000 scholarship for new incoming first-time Idaho Resident students who graduated from an Idaho High School (or equivalent) and have taken college credits while in High School. The deadline is February 15th. Read more here.

This is for $5,000. Young theatre artists in their high school senior, college undergraduate, or graduate year could apply. To be eligible, you must major in the performing arts, such as theatre, drama, dance, playwriting, etc and have a cumulative GPA above 3.0. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Learn more here.

This is for $1,000. This is given to applicants pursuing a four-year degree in general agriculture, agricultural business management, agricultural engineering, agriculture power and equipment or soil or water conservation with preference to those specializing in irrigation and soil technology.  Must be a resident of Arizona, California or Idaho. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Read more here.

This is for high school seniors and college freshmen. To be eligible, you must reside in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. You must also study humanities and social sciences. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is February 15th. More details here.

This helps support undocumented medical and pre-medical students attending school in the LMSA West Region states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). This organization awards two scholarship recipients with a one-time scholarship, in the amount of $1,800. To be eligible, you must be committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving the Latino and underserved communities. The deadline to apply is February 15th. More info. here.

This is a merit-based scholarship offered to students attending Boise State University. It is worth $2,000 per year and can be renewed for all four years that a student attends Boise State. To be eligible, they must also have scored at 25 on the ACT or and 1130 on the SAT. A 3.3 GPA in high school is also necessary to receive this award. Students must also turn in FAFSA by February 15th to be eligible for this scholarship.  Learn more here.

This awards students $1,000 to those interested in studying technology or healthcare at the College of Western Idaho. Applicants must reside in Idaho, be a graduating senior, have obtained a minimum GPA of 2.5, display qualities of leadership, have a background in community service, and be of Latinx/Hispanic descent. The deadline to apply is February 14th. More details here.

This provides approximately 25 awards to Idaho high school or home school seniors planning to attend an Idaho college or university. Funds are awarded to students pursuing academic or career technical education. This is a $3,000 award, renewable up to four years. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.8, be a resident of Idaho, and enroll as a full-time student in an academic or technical program at an Idaho college or university. The deadline to apply is February 15th.More details here.

This awards students $1,000 to those having a passion for community service. Applicants must be graduating senior, enroll in to a two/four year institution/trade/vocational, business school, have obtained a minimum GPA of 2.2, and reside in Idaho. The deadline to apply is February 26th. More details here.

March

This awards ten $2000 scholarships for graduating seniors who plan to attend a college or technical school in Idaho or Oregon. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.75. The deadline to apply is March 1st. More details here.

This is designed to assist students and educators majoring in welding or welding-related studies with the ever increasing challenge of paying for their college education. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more here.

This memorializes his maternal grandparents who were murdered during World War II at Auschwitz. This is open to graduating students statewide who are attending an Idaho college or university. The amount varies and the deadline is March 1st.  Apply here. 

 

This is for $2,500. This is open to graduating high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore, or junior. Students must major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemistry-related science and plan to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science as well. Students must also be of African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian ethnic categories with a 3.0 GPA.. The deadline to apply is March 1st. More info. here.

This gives ten $1,000 awards. This is given to Idaho seniors with a 3.0 GPA that plans to attend any college or university in the fall. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Read more here.

This gives two $500 awards and is for Idaho High School seniors enrolled in a college with a major in Fire Science, Fire Administration, an approved Paramedic Program or Paramedic Science Program. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Website found here.

This is a $10,000 award and up to ten awards will be granted each year. Students must be age 21 and under and reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. Students must also be high school seniors or graduates, who plan to enroll for the first time in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. The deadline to apply is March 9th. More info. here.

This provides up to $2,000 for in-state tuition and fees after federal grants at an accredited Idaho university, community college, or technical school. This scholarship will go to a graduating senior from Idaho Falls High School. To be eligible, the applicant must have a desire to attend an accredited Idaho university, community college or technical school and must demonstrate financial need. The deadline for applications is March 10th. Apply here.

This offers scholarships to support LGBTQ+ and allied students living in the Northwest. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington (but may study anywhere) or be attending school in one of those five states. Applicants must also be pursuing a post-secondary education of any kind. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. The deadline to apply is March 13th. Website found here.

This is for $500. This helps college-bound high school seniors afford tuition at Idaho institutions. To be eligible, you must be a  U.S. citizen who’s lived in Idaho for at least one year, have a verified medical diagnosis of epilepsy, enroll full-time with 12+ credits at accredited colleges, and show perseverance in overcoming seizure disorder challenges. The deadline to apply is March 15th. More info. here.

This is for graduating seniors from Moscow High School who have a 3.0 GPA and have shown creative writing ability. Students must have also shown volunteer involvement in at least one charitable activity benefiting the community. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Apply here.

This is for $1,000. To be eligible, students must enroll at an Idaho college/university full-time, have a 2.0 or higher GPA in the first two years of school and a 2.5 or higher GPA in the final two years, exhibit potential to study broadcasting. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here.

This is for graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate college students attending or planning to attend a public or private, two- or four-year college or university in the state of Idaho and majoring or planning to major in Fire Ecology or Auto Mechanics. This is also for any student who is a current Wildland Firefighter majoring in any subject. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 15th. Click here to apply.

 

This is for students graduating from any high school in southern Idaho (south of the Salmon River) with first preference given to any student who has resided in Gooding or Camas County for at least one year prior to application. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 15th. Application found here. 

This was created to memorialize the lives of former Idaho Power employees Douglas E. Sprenger, Kevin M. Whittier and Larry R. Wimer. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in an engineering program at an accredited Idaho college; or college students of any level enrolling in a natural resources program at an accredited Idaho college. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 15. Click here to apply.

There will be 5 awards at $10,000 each. To be eligible, you must be a current freshman who is entering their sophomore year at Boise State University. You must also be a resident of Idaho, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and demonstrate need (family income below $55,000). The deadline is March 15th. Read more here.

This is for seniors in Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Payette, Valley or Washington counties, or seniors in Marsing, Homedale, Bruneau or Riggins, or first or second year students attending the University of Idaho or Boise State University. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 15th.  Apply here.

This is for nontraditional students who are single mothers enrolling in at least 9 credits in a degree-seeking or certification program at Boise State University or College of Western Idaho. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 15th.  Learn more here. 

This is for full-time students enrolled in a degree-seeking program related to the hospitality industry, including hotel/lodging, food service/restaurant, entertainment/golf club, resort, and the travel/tourism industries. The amount varies and the deadline for submission is March 15th.  More information here.

This is for full-time first year students majoring in math, science, or engineering at a four-year college or university in the state of Idaho. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 15th.  Apply here. 

This is for part-time or full-time traditional or non-traditional students pursuing post high school vocational or academic training.  Preference is given to residents of Buhl, graduates of Buhl High School, or former residents of Buhl. The amount varies and the deadline is March 15th. Application found here. 

This is for students who have made significant contributions to their community through community service enrolling in their first or second year at a public Idaho or Nevada university. The deadline to apply is March 15th.  Read more here.

This is for Idaho high school graduates planning to enroll in either a professional-technical degree leading to something less than a Baccalaureate degree or a degree in secondary education in a professional technical area. Must be an Idaho resident and have a 2.5 GPA or better. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 15th. Apply here.

This gives one $1500 and one $1000 scholarship awarded to Magic Valley seniors. Applicants must enroll in a college or technical college within 3 years of graduation from high school. The deadline to apply is March 16th. Read more here.

This is given to high school seniors that are wishing to study education. There are five regions and students from Idaho will apply in region 4. The award is a yearly award worth $3,500. One senior applicant from each region will be chosen for the award. The application deadline is March 18th. You can learn more here.

This is awarded to one undergraduate student from each of the four districts of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference, a total of four $800 scholarships, annually. Applicants are evaluated primarily on their leadership or potential leadership skills. Financial need is also considered. The scholarship may be used at any two or four year accredited undergraduate institution. The deadline to apply is March 24th. Learn more here.

This is a $750 scholarship available to one undergraduate or graduate ethnic minority student. Applicants are evaluated primarily on their leadership or potential leadership skills. Financial need is also considered. The scholarship may be used at any two- or four-year accredited institution of higher education.The deadline to apply is March 24th. Read more here.

This gives fifteen $1,000 awards. This scholarship is available for members of Westmark Credit Union that have a GPA of at least 3.50. The deadline to apply is March 27th. Application found here.

This will give two awards in the amount of $1,000 each. Students must be an Idaho resident and graduating from an Idaho high school. Recipients must attend an Idaho college, university, or vocational/technical school full time and be working towards a degree. The deadline to apply is March 30th. More information here.

This gives fifteen $2000 scholarships. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and preference will be given to students majoring in finance, business or economics however, all other majors will be considered. The deadline to apply is March 30th. Learn more here.

This helps academically promising students from the Inland Northwest maximize their potential at the world’s best colleges and universities. Up to two new Marsden Scholars are named each spring. To be considered, applicants must be high school seniors who have permanent legal residence within the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane (the state of Washington east of the Cascades and the state of Idaho north of the Salmon River). The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 31st. Read more here.

 

This is for $500. Students must be a senior from Kuna High School on track to graduate the year of the application and be pursuing a 4 year education degree program. The deadline to apply is March 31st. More details here.

This will assist with the post high school educational expenses of two students who attend Kuna High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior that shows academic Spanish excellence and has completed the Dual Language Program in the Kuna School District. The one-time scholarship will be in the amount of $750, and will apply to tuition, books, or school-required expenses. The deadline for applications is March 31st. Read more here.

This will assist with the post high school educational expenses of a student who attends a Kuna High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior that shows academic excellence and a desire to change the world. The one-time scholarship will be in the amount of $1,500, and will apply to tuition, books, or school-required expenses. The deadline is March 31st. More info. here.

This will assist with the post high school educational expenses of a student who attends a Kuna High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior that shows academic excellence and understands the importance of financial responsibility. The one-time scholarship will be in the amount of $1,500. The deadline is March 31st. More details here.

This will assist with the post high school educational expenses of a student who attends Kuna High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior who has participated in a music program at Kuna High School. The one-time scholarship will be in the amount of $500.00. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Learn more here.

This will assist with the post high school educational expenses of a student who attends Kuna High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior that shows excellence in science and an interest in the healthcare field. The one-time scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000. The deadline for applications is March 31st. Read more here.

This awards eligible applicants up to $3,500 per academic year and is renewable for up to four years. To be eligible, you must be an Idaho resident and have graduated or will graduate from an Idaho high school GPA of 2.7 or above, and you must attend one of the Idaho colleges or universities listed on the website. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Read more here.

This awards students up to $10,000. Applicants must be eligible for Pell Grant, be diverse, enroll in a two/four year institution, display qualities of leadership, and not reside in Utah. The deadline to apply is March 8th. More details here.

This grants African American/Black students passionate for technology various awards ranging from a one time award of 2,500 to a $5,000 renewable award. Applicants must identify as African American/Black, be a graduating senior within the U.S, intend to enroll in a college/university and study the majors listed, have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.3, and display qualities of leadership and financial need. The deadline to apply is March 15th. More details here.

April

This is for hearing impaired students residing in Ada County, Idaho to further their education and support long term independence. The Hearing Scholarships support advanced education in a four year college program or a technical school. The amount varies and the deadline is April 1st. More info. here.

This is for children or dependents of active, full-time Jackson Companies employees. The amount varies and the deadline for submission is April 1st. Read more here.

To apply, you must have a 3.0 GPA, write a 500 word essay on leadership, and must be a high school senior graduating from Salmon Jr.-Sr. High School. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is April 1st. Learn more here.

Five scholarships of $1,000.00 each and one George L. Crookham Memorial Scholarship of $1,500.00 will be awarded for use at any accredited post high school university, college, vocational, or technical school. At least one scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student who plans to attend the College of Idaho, and/or a qualified student that has an immediate family member in the Caldwell Kiwanis Club. The deadline is April 1st. 2021 Kiwanis Scholarship Application – 2021.docx

This gives two $500 awards for high school seniors who reside in Idaho. Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The deadline to apply is April 13th. Application found here.

This is for $1,000. This is available to young women who will be graduating from CHS and will be attending a 4 year college or university in Idaho. Determination of the recipient is based on financial need, educational goals, and a strong GPA. The deadline to apply is April 15th. PEO-AU scholarship.pdf

This gives five $1,000 awards to graduating seniors who will attend a State of Idaho college in the Fall. Criteria will be based on financial need, extracurricular activities, and scholastic achievement. The deadline to apply is April 15th. Apply here.

This is for $2,000. This is designed to include residents of Idaho, Montana or Wyoming who are either high school graduates or equivalent (G.E.D.), and enrolling in a trade school/ vocational educational training program, or four-year college or university. The deadline to apply is April 16th. More info. here.

This is for $1,000.  This is open to graduating seniors of Caldwell high school who have a 3.5 GPA. Students must plan on majoring in teaching and education. The deadline to apply is April 6th. More details here.

This offers awards of $1,500 to a student who is associated with the critical support industry. Applicants must live in the Rocky Mountain region. The deadline to apply is April 10th. Learn more here

This will be given annually to three graduating seniors from Caldwell High School who will attend the College of Idaho the following fall.  The scholarship will be awarded based on strong leadership abilities and financial need. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is April 15th. Apply here.

 

This is for female Idaho high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be first generation college students to be eligible. The deadline to apply is April 19th. Read more here.

This provides scholarships to graduating seniors at Salmon High School, to be used at the schools of their choice. Selection is based on academic performance, clarity of future plans and financial needs. The deadline to apply is April 20th. More info. here.

This is for $2,000. This recognizes high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western Wyoming (Teton, Uinta and Lincoln County). Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have applied to an institute of higher education, whether university, college, vocational school, etc. The deadline for submission is April 21st. Rules and regulations found here.

This is for $1,000. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Idaho. You must also be a graduating senior of a Canyon/ Owyhee county high school to include homeschooling programs. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate commitment to community service. The deadline to apply is April 23rd. Rotary 2021.pdf

This is for $750. This scholarship is available for undergraduate students in Idaho who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The deadline is April 29th. Application found here.

This offers at least one $2,500 scholarship to a deserving high school senior in Idaho Falls School District 91. Emphasis will be placed upon the students GPA (3.0-3.5 target), financial need, school involvement, community engagement, and future promise. Must be pursuing a higher education at eligible Idaho colleges or universities. The deadline is April 30th. Apply here.

 

This is a $500 scholarship designed for a Graduating high school Senior from Leadore or Salmon school districts pursuing a 4 year, 2 year, or technical degree. The deadline to apply is April 30th. More details here.

This is in the amount of $5,000.00 per year for a maximum of four years.  This scholarship is open to students from Salmon High School, Salmon Alternative School, Leadore High School, or any other Lemhi County school including home schooled students. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.75 and be in the top 10% of competing applicants. ACT composite score must be 26 or above. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Read more here.

This will award a $500.00 scholarship to at least one student graduating from Salmon High School, Salmon Alternative School or an accredited high school program. This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The Scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of GPA, community service, extracurricular activities, and the quality of the written essay. The deadline for applications is April 30th. Apply here.

This is for $1,000. This is given to Idaho seniors who have lost a parent due to cancer within the last 3 years or be a cancer survivor themselves.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 and can attend any 4 year College and University.  The deadline to apply is April 30th. Application here.

This is open to Idaho residents that have graduated from an accredited Idaho public or private high school, or equivalent. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher during the last two years of school and enroll as a full-time student. Applicants must be in any career technical program including at least nine months of consecutive attendance and leading to an initial degree or technical certificate. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Learn more here.

This is for $3,000. This is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students in the Pacific NorthWest (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) who are planning to major in engineering and pursue a career in iron and steel technology. Applicants must be AIST members or dependents of AIST members. The deadline is April 30th. Read more here.

This is for graduating high school seniors or currently matriculating sophomores or juniors in a post high school approved school or training program in the state of Idaho who also graduated from an Idaho Falls District 91 high school. There are two scholarships issued each year in the amount of $5,000 per scholarship. At least one scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior each year. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Application here.

This is for $1,500. This is a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. To be considered, students must be in a school in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. The deadline to apply is April 31st. More details here.

 

This awards female students pursuing a degree in STEM $3,000. Applicants must identify as female and pursue a degree in STEM. The deadline to apply is April 15th. More details here.

 

This awards students $5,000 to those that have displayed academic excellence. Applicants must be accepted into a four-year institution, reside in Idaho, and have an interest within the construction field, and be a relative of someone within the roofing industry. The deadline to apply is April 22nd. More details here. 

This awards female students $2,000 to those that are involved with golf. Applicants must identify as female, be a graduating senior, enroll into a college/university, have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.3, and display financial need. The deadline to apply is April 30th. More details here.

This awards African American students $5,000 to those interested in studying performing arts. Applicants must have obtained a minimum GPA of 2.5, be graduating seniors and enroll full time. The deadline to apply is April 30th. More details here

This awards students $5,000 to African American students interested in pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Applicants must have obtained a minimum GPA of 2.5, be graduating seniors and enroll full time. The deadline to apply is April 30th. More details here.

May

This is for $1,000. This is open to Idaho residents who are veterans or children or grandchildren of a veteran. Students must be between the ages of 17 and 35 and in or entering an undergraduate or graduate nursing program. Selection based on academic or employment record and financial need. The deadline for applications is May 1st. Learn more here.

This was set up to serve graduating students with a minimum 2.5 GPA from accredited Idaho high schools in the Magic Valley, including Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls counties. In each annual cycle, they  typically award between $2000-4000 to two to three scholarship recipients. The deadline for submission of applications is May 1st. Read more here.

 

This is for $1,000. This is open to Idaho residents who are veterans or children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of a veteran. Students must be between the ages of 17 and 35. Selection based on academic or employment record and financial need. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More info. here.

This is a prestigious scholarship award totaling $50,000 over a 4-year period. Students must be full-time and majoring in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE). Must be an Idaho Resident, female student. Financial need may be considered. The scholarship may be renewable as long as the student remains in good academic standing in a COSE major, and funds are available. The deadline to apply is May 3rd. More details here.

This helps encourage minority students to pursue an education in the field of education. Four of these awards are given out each year, and they range in value from $1,500 to $2,500. The deadline to apply is May 29th. Read more here.

This awards $2,000 to those interested in a nuclear related field. Applicants must be graduating seniors, and enrolled in a four year institution full time. The deadline to apply is May 29th. More details here.

June

This ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. This is for individuals residing in states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. The deadline to apply is June 1st. More details here.

This is up to $1,000. This is offered to students at the College of Western Idaho. To qualify, the student must demonstrate financial need. They also must have at least a GPA of 2.0 to be eligible. The deadline for application is June 11th. Read more here.

This is a one time $1,000 award  that is given to nine deserving, low-income high school students or first time collegiate bound Idahoans. Applicants must be residents of Idaho, be of Hispanic origin, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, pursue an academic major and be enrolling as a college freshman in the fall of the year the award is offered. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more here. 

July

This ranges from $500 to $5,000. This is given to students who are of Korean heritage studying in the United States, regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). They must be full-time students at a school in one of the designated Southwestern region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington). They must also have a  minimum 3.0 GPA and must demonstrate financial need. The deadline for submission of applications is July 31st. More info. here.

This provides a waiver of tuition and fees plus up to $500 per semester for books in addition to on-campus housing and subsistence to Idaho undergraduate students who are the children or spouses of military members or public safety officers. To be eligible, you must be an Idaho resident, a graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED from Idaho), and enroll as a student in an academic or professional-technical program at North Idaho College, Lewis-Clark State College, College of Southern Idaho, College of Eastern Idaho, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University or College of Western Idaho. The deadline to apply is July 31st. Learn more here.

August

This awards students $1,500 to those that display academic success, qualities of leadership, have a background in community service, and are interested in the fields of health or fitness. Applicants must be a graduating senior, enrolled into a two/four institution, and pursue the subjects listed. The deadline to apply is August 1st. More details here.

September

October

November

This is only available to students in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana. The award is worth $1,000. The scholarship is geared towards high school students from these states that are looking to study in the tourism industry while having at least two years of experience in the travel industry. The application must be turned in by November 3rd. Read more here.

December

Deadline's Vary

This is a merit based scholarship for up to $66,400. This is given to incoming freshmen who are non-resident applicants to the University of New Mexico. Applicants must be from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. It is renewable for four years, dependent on the completion of 15 credits and a 3.0 GPA each semester. Must have an ACT of 22 or an SAT of 1100, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA. The deadline varies. More details here.

This gives four awards and recognizes the new, first-time undergraduate students who are residents of Idaho. This funding level is guaranteed for up to three additional years with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Learn more here.

 

This ranges from $50-$750. This is intended to continue the Idaho Chapter’s legacy of fostering the development of fish and aquatic professionals and is awarded annually to high school and college students enrolled at any school in Idaho. The deadline varies. Read more here.

To be eligible, applicants must have received foster care, guardianship or adoption services from Casey Family Programs in Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington or Wyoming. They must also be starting or currently attending a technical school, college or university in pursuit of a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s or postgraduate degree. The deadline to apply is May 1st and October 1st. Click here for the application.

This has awarded over 100 scholarships and over $200,000 to aspiring television professionals sharpening their storytelling skills at universities in their five-state region of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska. The scholarship award is up to a maximum of a $3,500 cash grant. The requirements and the deadlines vary. Read more here.

 

This helps graduates of Idaho Youth Ranch paths to a continued education. This is up to $7,000 and the deadline to apply varies. To apply for a scholarship, email alumni@youthranch.org to start the process or visit here.

This awards students $1,500 to those that are farmers or a dependent of one. Applicants must be between the ages of 16-24, satisfy the income requirements, and enroll into a college/university. The deadline to apply varies. More details here.

This awards students up to $1,000. Applicants must have obtained a GPA of 3.0 or higher, display academic excellence, a background in extracurriculars and or community service. The deadline to apply varies. More details here.

 

This grants students various awards to those that have participated within the organization’s junior volunteer program. Applicants must be graduating seniors, have participated in the program above and completed at least 40 hours. The deadline to apply varies. More details here.

This awards students $500 to those that have participated within the organization’s junior volunteer program. Applicants must be graduating seniors, have participated in the program above, and display academic excellence, qualities of leadership, and a background of extracurriculars. The deadline to apply varies. More details here.

This awards students $1,500 to those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Applicants must be a graduating senior, reside in Latah County, have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.0, and display financial need. The deadline to apply varies. More details here.

This awards students $1,000 to those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Applicants must be a graduating senior, reside in Latah County, have obtained a minimum GPA of 2.0, and display financial need. The deadline to apply varies. More details here

This awards students up to $5,000 to those that identify as African American/Black and a part of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants must enroll full time at a college/university, graduate high school, have obtained a minimum GPA of 2.5, be eligible for Pell Grant, submit the FAFSA application and two recommendation letters. The deadline to apply varies. More details here.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.