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Impact Scholars Program

Are you a student with foster care experience? The Impact Scholars Program is about your success at Boise State.

“Your life has purpose. Your story is important. Your dreams count. Your voice matters. You were born to make an impact.” —Rae Smith

Impact Scholars Program


Are you a student who has experienced foster care and/or homelessness? The Impact Scholars Program is here to support your success by offering you individualized support, connections to campus and community resources and access to scholarships.

The Impact Scholars Program aims to:

  1. Engage Impact Scholars in academics, campus life and leadership development to help you take full advantage of college.
  2. Support Impact Scholars with financial planning, academic assistance and mentorships to promote retention and well-being.
  3. Equip Impact Scholars to achieve educational and career goals by creating opportunities for networking, civic engagement and scholarships.


To qualify for the Impact Scholars Program, you must:

  1. Be a current Boise State student or qualify for admission as a freshman or transfer student, as determined by Boise State Admissions.
  2. Be an undergraduate, degree-seeking student with foster care experience.
  3. Apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA.


To apply for the the Impact Scholars Program, please complete the following process:

  1. Review eligibility requirements above.
  2. Complete the Impact Scholars Application.**NOTE: If you receive an error upon clicking on the form link, please clear your cache or open the form in an incognito window. We are aware of the issue and are working on it.
  3. If you have not applied to Boise State yet, but would like to receive more information about the Impact Scholars program, please contact the coordinator: (208) 426-1527 or


Are you a Boise State faculty, staff or alumni interested in mentoring our Impact Scholar students? Check out the commitment and apply today.

Mentor Application

Interested in financially supporting Impact Scholars’ success? Make your donation to the Impact Scholars Scholarship fund online below.

Make a Donation to Impact Scholars Scholarship Fund

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