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Private Scholarships

This page lists current local, stat, and private scholarships.

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

Boise State University does not endorse any specific website and is not responsible for the content on the various websites. 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 in the Administration Building.

Private Scholarships

Scholarship NameDue Date
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)
Zipit Wireless- The “Future of Connectivity” Essay Scholarship by Zipit Wireless awards $2,500 to a U.S. student pursuing a technology, business, or marketing field of study who demonstrates creativity and a clear understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) through a 1,000-word creative nonfiction essay. Zipit Wireless is excited to invest in innovative young people, and any undergraduate or graduate student from the U.S. is eligible to apply. Applicants are asked to write an essay that analyzes the current state of IoT and predicts how it might influence the world and their own lives in 15 years. The winner will be awarded for their innovative ideas, not their academic merit. All submissions must be received by November 25, 2022. 11/25/2022
Renaissance Recovery-At Renaissance Recovery, we understand that addiction can have debilitating effects not only on the user but the user’s loved ones and friends as well. These problems can make it more difficult to do things like plan for your future, focus on yourself, and attend and pay for college. So if you are attending college or will be attending starting Spring 2023, take a look at the requirements and essay prompt below.12/14/2022
Allied Van Lines-Allied Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in America, is excited to offer a 2022 scholarship program aimed at students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. We are committed to growing our industry and supporting the brightest students in logistics and moving. 12/15/2022
Workpuls-The Workpuls scholarship program is open to students who are currently enrolled in technical, IT, or non-technical (e.g. marketing or business) programs with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Beyond that, you should have ideas and plans for making your mark and positively influencing the tech industry. May 31 and November 30th (Annually)
California Movers Scholarship-California Movers USA is your local and long-distance moving company with an established station in San Francisco. Our skilled and full-service movers exemplify excellent customer service. It is in this spirit that we seek to promote and sustain progressive learning in the logistics, transport, supply chain management, and related fields by supporting individuals in society that are keen on pursuing a career in moving services. Three scholarship award winners. 09/21/2022
Idaho Gem Club Scholarship-Applicants must be a full time, undergraduate student majoring or minoring in Earth science (including geology, geophysics, and earth science education) at a two- or four-year college or university in the Treasure Valley region of Idaho.09/30/2022
American Sign Company-American Sign Company has been creating high quality signs for years and now its our turn to give back. We have setup an annual scholarship for $1,000.00.01/31/2023
National Hydropower Association’s Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship-National Hydropower Association created the Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship in 2008 to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. Our growing industry has professionals in many different fields, including engineering, IT, biology, environmental sciences, forestry, hydrology, animal sciences, management, financial services, communications, and other areas. Many companies also offer high-paying skilled labor and technical positions02/15/2023
Golden Garden Club(GGC) Scholarship-The purpose of the GGC $1500.00 scholarship is to support and advance the educational efforts of community members residing in Districts of Garden Clubs of Idaho, Inc., with highest consideration given to applicants enrolled in the study of horticultural education, environmental education or sciences, or biology as related to stated courses.03/01/2023
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
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
Citizens Bank-No essays, no report cards—just a couple easy steps and you’re entered. The Citizens Scholarship is giving away $2,500 every month to students and parents.Varies

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