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 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 Your FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for the greatest number of need-based scholarships and financial aid.

Fall Deadline: February 15
Spring Deadline: October 1
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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.
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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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Apply now for Boise State Foundation Scholarships.
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