President’s True Blue Endowed Scholarship

Support Idaho Students

The President’s True Blue Endowed Scholarship has helped Idaho residents attend college through the True Blue Promise Scholarship since 2016. These current-use funds are awarded to residents for four years, based primarily on financial need and merit. Supporting the President’s True Blue Endowed Scholarship will impact more Idaho students, increase Idaho’s “go-on” rates and grow the number of graduates contributing to Idaho’s economy. As a public university, our mission is to serve the people and the state of Idaho. This scholarship will help ensure for generations that great potential of the state is not left unrealized.

What is the True Blue Endowed Scholarship?

The True Blue Scholarship helps support Idaho residents for four years based primarily on financial need and merit. In honor of the inauguration of Boise State’s seventh president, Dr. Marlene Tromp, pledged to form the President’s True Blue Endowed Scholarship. Supporting the communities in Idaho by encouraging further education of our students improves the lives of our citizenry and is a priority for Boise State. We want to ensure that great potential is not left unrealized because of an inability to bear the cost of a university education for generations to come.

Why Support the True Blue Endowed Scholarship?

  • Boise State began awarding the True Blue Scholarship with current use funds in the fall 2016. Boise State has current use funds to assist Idaho students in the amount of $2,000 a year for four years. Endowing this scholarship will provide fund support in perpetuity and increase the number of students receiving the President’s True Blue Endowed Scholarship
  • Students cite the top reason they don’t complete their degrees is financial support. With the costs of college ever increasing, and state funding continuing to decrease, growing our support for student scholarships is imperative. In fact, research from fall 2018 showed us that 1,112 Idaho students applied and were accepted to Boise State, but never enrolled, and never enrolled at any college or university. If we expand the President’s True Blue Endowed Scholarship to assist more Idaho students who demonstrate financial need, we’ll increase Idaho’s “go-on” rates and number of graduates contributing to Idaho’s economy.
  • Other Idaho universities offer scholarship packages for Idaho residents — some up to $4,000 per year. To be competitive in the admissions process, Boise State needs to invest in its offerings to Idaho residents who qualify for both merit- and need-based scholarships. The President’s True Blue Endowed Scholarship will help grow Boise State’s endowment and the scholarship support for Idaho residents.

Your Impact at Work.

Hear from the people that benefit from your gifts.

  • Ximena Bustillo-Martinez

    Ximena Bustillo-Martinez

    Nampa, Idaho

    “The True Blue Scholarship has played a major role in allowing me to explore my desired career field, hold jobs that I love and not just need, and maximize all opportunities Boise State University has to offer.”

    “The True Blue Scholarship has played a major role in allowing me to explore my desired career field, hold jobs that I love and not just need, and maximize all opportunities Boise State University has to offer.”

  • Tia Leeflang

    Tia Leeflang

    Boise, Idaho

    “Without the help from donors like you, an affordable education for me wouldn’t be possible. Thanks for all you do to better the secondary education of hopeful Boise State students!”

    “Without the help from donors like you, an affordable education for me wouldn’t be possible. Thanks for all you do to better the secondary education of hopeful Boise State students!”

  • Jordan Daw

    Jordan Daw

    Boise, Idaho

    “I really appreciate being able to not worry about being financially stable. It is a huge stress reliever and I’m very, very thankful for the donations to help me further my education.”

    “I really appreciate being able to not worry about being financially stable. It is a huge stress reliever and I’m very, very thankful for the donations to help me further my education.”

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    Katie Marotz

    Ashton, Idaho

    “If I could say something to the donor of this scholarship to express my gratitude, I do not think that I could ever say enough to express my sincere thanks. I do not think that it is possible to thank the generous person(s) enough that made this scholarship possible. This scholarship is allowing me to further pursue and reach my long-term goal of becoming a registered nurse by lifting some of the financial burden associated with schooling. This is allowing me to focus more on the important aspect of school, learning. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you are helping me to achieve mine. I am generally so grateful to be considered for this scholarship and sincerely so thankful.”

    “If I could say something to the donor of this scholarship to express my gratitude, I do not think that I could ever say enough to express my sincere thanks. I do not think that it is possible to thank the generous person(s) enough that made this scholarship possible. This scholarship is allowing me to further pursue and reach my long-term goal of becoming a registered nurse by lifting some of the financial burden associated with schooling. This is allowing me to focus more on the important aspect of school, learning. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you are helping me to achieve mine. I am generally so grateful to be considered for this scholarship and sincerely so thankful.”

Support Idaho Students Like Ryan

By supporting the President’s True Blue Endowed Scholarship, you are giving Idaho residents like Ryan the opportunity to attend college. You’re not only assisting them as they earn a degree, but you’re helping an Idaho student achieve their dreams.