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A graduate student is defined as an individual that has already obtained an undergraduate degree and is pursuing a Master’s or Doctorate degree.

Complete the scholarship checklist below to maximize your funding opportunities.

STEP 1: Become an Official Bronco

Students must be admitted as degree-seeking to be considered for scholarships. Click below to begin the admission process. If you have already been admitted, welcome!

Recommended Fall Priority Application Deadline: January 15
Recommended Spring Priority Application Deadline: October 15

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STEP 2: Complete the FAFSA®

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to be considered for the greatest number of need-based scholarships and federal financial aid. If you don’t want to be considered for federal student aid or need-based scholarships, proceed to the next step.

Students who do not meet the citizenship or eligible non-citizenship criteria for the FAFSA may still be eligible for need-based scholarships. Click here to complete the FAFSA4caster, once completed email the confirmation page to

Fall Deadline: February 15
Spring Deadline: October 1

If this deadline has passed, we still encourage you to complete the application as some financial aid may still be available. The last day a FAFSA can be submitted is June 30th.
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STEP 3: Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application

You are required to complete the Boise State Scholarship Application in order to be considered for additional Department and College Scholarships.

Scholarship recipients will be notified through BroncoMail and all awards will be made by May 1st.

The Boise State Scholarship Application opens mid-November and most scholarship opportunities close by February 15th.

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STEP 4: Other Funding Opportunities

The merit-based Gem Scholarship for graduate students waives non-resident tuition for out-of-state and international graduate students with an overall GPA of at least 3.30 who are accepted into an eligible graduate degree program. Qualified students who attended Boise State as an undergraduate are eligible for a Gem Scholarship, even if they received Gem support as an undergraduate.

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Maximize your scholarship opportunities by applying for Private Funds.
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Funding is available as department assistantships, internal and external fellowships, scholarships, grants and federal loans.
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We’ve anticipated many of your questions and tried to answer them. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page if you have a specific question.
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If you are unable to find the answer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

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Scholarship Eligibility and Additional Information

Review eligibility and additional information to ensure continuation of your scholarship.

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