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BAS and MDS Scholarship Information

Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships to help fund their education. To apply for scholarships listed below one must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete the Boise State Scholarship Application before deadlines listed.

Second Chance Scholarship

The Second Chance Scholarship is for students who are a permanent resident of the United States, with an interest in the study of arts, humanities, social sciences, communications, public service, history, languages, general studies or education. 

Students must show progress towards a 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be planning to enroll full- or part-time. You must also be readmitted or accepted as a transfer student to Boise State. You must have experienced a cumulative gap in education of at least 5 years.

This is a one-year award. Apply through the Boise State Scholarship Application.

Karen Kelsch Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 1

The Karen Kelsch Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Karen Kelsch, a 27-year staff member at Boise State and a non-traditional student who passed away in November 2008.

In Kelsch’s honor, this scholarship assists non-traditional students in pursuing the Multidisciplinary Studies degree. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be attending part- or full-time. This is a one-year award.

Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application

Best Budd’s Family Scholarship for MDS Students

Application Deadline: June 1

The Best Budd’s Family scholarship is for adult students (at least 30 years old) with a declared Multidisciplinary Studies major. Students must be enrolled at least part-time (6 undergraduate credits per semester) and have a minimum GPA of at least 2.25. Those with financial need are given preference, but it’s not required.

Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application

Boise State Osher Reentry Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 1

Annual individual awards up to $1250 for part-time students and $2500 for full-time students are available for degree-seeking undergraduate re-entry students through the Boise State Osher Reentry Scholarship. Follow the button link below to learn more and apply.

Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application

Crankstart Reentry Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 1

The Crankstart Reentry Scholarship awards up to $5000 annually to full-time and part-time students. Degree-seeking, undergraduate students with a 5-year cumulative gap in their education may apply, learn more in the link below. 

Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for Adult Learners

Application Deadline: Varies

The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for Adult Learners awards up to $3,500 per year to recipients and is renewable for up to four years. The scholarship helps to remove barriers to higher education and prepare students to enter the workforce. To qualify, you must meet specific criteria which you can learn more about in the link below.

Apply for the Idaho Opportunity scholarship

Boise State Foundation Scholarships

The Boise State Foundation administers 36 scholarships. Explore the criteria for these scholarships on their website.

Explore Boise State Foundation Scholarships

Private Scholarships

You may also consider applying for private scholarships. Please remember that Boise State University does not endorse any specific website and is not responsible for the content on the various websites.

Learn more about private scholarships

Boise State Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships available to all Boise State students. To learn more, call (208) 426-1664, email scholarships@boisestate.edu or click below to visit their website.

Explore Boise State Scholarships

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

If you or your employer are interested in contributing to a scholarship fund please contact the Boise State Foundation.

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