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New Native American Scholarship Announced!

Marco smiles and stands in a field with his backpack over his shoulder.
Marco Ovando, Native American Boise State student

The Office of Indian Education has announced a new scholarship for Idaho tribes, available through Boise State starting Spring 2023. This scholarship is for members of Idaho’s five federally-recognized Native American tribes who are attending Boise State University or who plan to attend in the future. The scholarship is worth up to $5,000 per academic year and is available to both Undergraduate and Graduate students. This scholarship also never requires students to reapply.


New applicants to Boise State will automatically be considered based on the information on their admission application. Continuing students may apply online to provide documentation of Tribal Membership to Student Financial Services.

Idaho residency is not required in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Students must, however, be degree-seeking and able to provide a copy of tribal membership for one of the following federally-recognized Native American tribes:

  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Kootenai
  • Nez Perce
  • Shoshone-Bannock
  • Shoshone-Paiute

Approved students may attend Boise State at the tuition rate of $60 per credit. Other institutional, program and/or class fees still apply.

See Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Native American Scholarship Rates

Courses listed on the Alternative Fee Programs website are not eligible for the scholarship.

Boise State University is committed to increasing educational access to all populations, including Native American students.


We’re here to help! For more information, review our Native American Scholarship FAQ page on the Financial Aid website. Or contact Student Financial Services if you have questions or need assistance.


Marco Ovando

Discover how political science major and a citizen of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe of the Duck Valley Reservation, Marco Ovando has led his on-campus and hometown community through change-making advocacy and public service.

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