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Private Scholarships

This page contains a table that lists current local, state, 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)
Reachfor the Stars Nursing Scholarship-This is an exciting opportunity for the St. Luke's Heath Foundation to support the professional development of employees wishing to pursue careers in nursing. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to St. Luke's team members who meet the outlined eligibility requirements.Opens 05/01/2024
Closes 05/31/2024
Sipes Foundation-Applications are accepted each year from upper-division and graduate students majoring in any earth science, geophysics, petroleum or geological engineering who are attending a U.S.-based university or college, have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and are U.S. Citizens.07/31/2024
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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