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Boise State Scholarship Application FAQs

We’ve anticipated many of your questions and did our best to answer them. If you can’t find and answer please email us at

What is my username? How do I activate my username?

Your username is your Boise State login name you use to access myBoiseState, BroncoMail, and other University computing services. For assistance, contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at (208) 426-4357 or email

Do I have to be admitted to apply?

Students must complete a Boise State Admissions Application and have an active myBoiseState account to apply for scholarships. High school and/or college transcripts must be received in admissions by the scholarship deadline. Students not admitted to Boise State in a degree-seeking program and/or who do not meet the published criteria will not be considered for an award.

As a graduate student can I apply?

Yes! Current Boise State graduate students are required to have a 3.00 cumulative GPA to be eligible for graduate scholarships. New graduate students must be fully admitted by the Boise State Graduate College in a degree-seeking program.

My SAT/ACT score (or class rank) is below the minimum criteria, but I'm already a Boise State student. Can I apply?

Yes! As a current Boise State student your SAT/ACT and class rank are not used to determine scholarship eligibility, but rather your cumulative GPA.

Can I save my application and come back later?

Yes! You may save your Boise State Scholarship Application and come back to it at any time up until the deadline. Scholarship opportunities that have been saved will show as “Drafted”.

I reviewed my applicant record/import information and the information is incorrect. How do I correct the information?

You cannot make updates to the imported Boise State information directly on your application. You must contact the appropriate department if you have concerns about your information. Please visit our application help page for more information on the imported data.

How can I tell if my reference has submitted the letter?

Once you sign in, please click the Home tab and then” Manage References” box. You have the option to resend your request for reference.

Can I change my reference contact?

Yes. Sign in to your application and click on manage references. You can resend a request for reference or enter a new reference.

Why do some scholarships opportunities have an award amount and other opportunities say "varies"?

Most scholarship donors allow the University Scholarship Committees to determine the scholarship amount based on available funding. These scholarships are noted as amount varies. In situations where donors have specified an exact award amount, that amount is noted. Please note scholarship funding is never guaranteed, and is affected by available funding.

How can I see the scholarship opportunities that I was automatically matched to?

Students are only able to view scholarships for which they supplied additional information and submitted an application. Students may see scholarships that do not require additional action by clicking “All Opportunities” to review criteria for the opportunities that auto-match eligible applicants.

Do I need to complete the FAFSA?

Some scholarships awarded through this competitive application process require the recipient to show financial need as determined by the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA, regardless of family income. There is no application fee, and the eligibility information received from the application will assist with budgeting for educational-related expenses. The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA to Boise State is February 15. Complete the FAFSA online at as soon as possible after October 1.

When will I know if I have been awarded?

We begin making awards in late March and continue through the summer. Most students receive notification of awards by May 1st.

How will I be notified of an award?

Award notification will be sent to your BroncoMail account (the Boise State official email service). We encourage you to monitor their BroncoMail account regularly.

Can I be awarded more than one scholarship?

Due to the high number of eligible applicants and the limited scholarship funding, our University Scholarship Committees strive to award the most students possible. Students may receive more than one award during an academic year.