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Private Scholarships

Below you will find a list of current local and state private scholarships with online applications.

New scholarships are added as we become aware of them. Check this site frequently.

Boise State University does not endorse any specific web site and is not responsible for the content on the various web sites. We ask companies and organizations to register with a national scholarship search website.

We also list information on the bulletin board outside of the Financial Aid Office, Room 113 in the Administration Building.

Private Scholarships

Scholarship NameDue Date
Boise State Horatio Alger Scholarship- The Horatio Alger Boise State University Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students currently in their freshman year at Boise State University who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Each year seven scholarships, valued at $10,000 each, will be awarded to deserving students at Boise StateAugust 1st to October 25th (Annually)
The Lightfoot Foundation Scholarship. The Lightfoot Foundation is a non-profit organization helping Treasure Valley students wishing to further their education. Their scholarship application is open from 3/1 to 4/15 annually. Please visit the Lightfoot Foundation website at to apply.April 15 (Annually)
Osmosis-To help “Raise the Line” and strengthen our global healthcare capacity, Osmosis will award 6 students like you with funds that can help pay your rent, ease your tuition fees, or help finance costs when paying for exams.08/17/2021
BroadwayPass-Special scholarship for creative students and especially those interested in musical theater. 09/01/2021 and 12/1/2021
Idaho Gem Club, Inc-The Idaho Gem Club, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to promoting “the interests of its members in mineralogy, geology, gemology, the art of lapidary and kindred arts and sciences” is offering a $500 scholarship for to help defray the educational costs for a local undergraduate Earth science student.09/30/2021
BeMo-We believe your education is your most valuable asset and learning how to become a great future professional or scholar doesn’t need to be complicated. 10/31/2021
North American Van Lines-North American Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in the United States. We believe education is the best way to ensure our industry has qualified professionals for years to come. Because of this belief, we are proud to announce our first annual Logistics Scholarship contest. Three lucky qualified entrants will each win a $1,000 scholarship towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice.12/15/2021
Sarasota Dentistry-Sarasota Dentistry, a leading provider in cosmetic and implant dental care is pleased to announce they will be holding a “Sarasota Dentistry Dental National Scholarship Contest”. The essay winners selected will receive a $1,500.00 scholarship. 12/15/2021
MoneyFit-The purpose of the MONEY FIT National Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a Money Fit life.07/15/2022
Course Hero Scholarships- Great news! Course Hero has a great way to help you pay for college. Each month, we offer opportunities to apply for College Scholarships, amounts ranging from $1,000–$10,000.
Monthly Awards
Education Degree- There are many things to consider when you decide to learn how to become a teacher. Which teacher education program will be the best fit? Which education degree makes the most sense for you? These are the kinds of questions wants to help you answer.Varies
Phi Beta Kappa Society- The Phi Beta Kappa Society offers a variety of awards that support our mission to champion education in the liberal arts and sciences, to foster freedom of thought, and to recognize academic excellence. Varies
Matched Education Savings Account (MESA) - Credit unions are stepping up to help students achieve their educational aspirations through a partnership known as the Matched Education Savings Account (MESA). MESA bridges the gap by matching a student’s education savings 3:1. Program participants can turn $500 into $1,500 and apply the funds toward books and tuition.Varies
ACE Fitness- Military families make sacrifices every day – from managing the stress of deployment to moving across the globe to put duty first. At ACE, we not only salute active duty, reserve and veterans of our U.S. Armed Forces for their service, we salute them for all of the sacrifices they've made throughout their lives. To show our appreciation, we are proud to offer 20% off all ACE materials (or our current best offer, whichever is greater). We also participate in the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA benefits).Varies
Idaho Community Foundation- ICF manages over 70 different scholarship funds – each customized according to the desires of the fund creator. Each has its own eligibility criteria, application requirements, and review process. Many have their own applications, deadlines, and eligibility requirements. Please visit their website and click on the name of each fund to learn more about the criteria and how to apply.Varies
Innovia Foundation- Innovia Foundation has a wide range of scholarships available to students.Varies
Discover Health Admin- Healthcare administration is a growing and exciting career path. It's become so popular that colleges and universities now have departments and degrees dedicated to grooming students for success in this particular field. These scholarships help you ease the financial burden that comes with higher education.Varies
Department of Homeland Security Scholarships- The Department of Homeland Security offers a variety of prestigious scholarships, fellowships, internships and training opportunities to expose talented students to the broad national security mission.Varies
National Society of Professional Engineers- The awarding of all NSPE Education Foundation scholarships is dependent on NSPE Education Foundation funds being available. Varies
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars- NSCS' Scholarship Program is one of the most robust and extensive awarding more than $1,000,000 annually in undergraduate scholarships, awards and chapter funds. Varies
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation- In addition to our general scholarships of $2,500, multiple private individuals and donors have invested in the future of the restaurant industry by providing resources for scholarships to students like you. Criteria for each named scholarship is unique and awards can range from $2,500 to $10,000. Take a look at the variety of named scholarships available and the diverse range of career paths you can take in the restaurant industry – the possibilities are endless!Varies
Army ROTC- offers scholarships and financial assistance to qualified students. Those who receive scholarships and financial assistance will have a virtually guaranteed job as a leader in the US Army upon graduation. Available scholarships and financial assistance can include up to full tuition and fees for Boise State, funds for books, plus a monthly stipend. Whether you are already a Bronco, or are a high school student planning to attend BSU, Army ROTC has options available for you.Varies
East-West Center- The East-West Center offers a wide variety of both short- and long-term programs for individuals. Academic scholarships and fellowships as well as educational exchange and professional development programs are available.Varies
Fulbright Scholar Program- The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars. Varies

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