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An Idaho transfer student is defined as an individual who has earned 14 or more semester credits after high school by the scholarship deadline and holds Idaho residency. Students who take concurrent college credit during high school are considered new students.

Complete the checklist below to maximize your funding opportunities.

STEP 1: Apply for Admissions

Students must be admitted as degree-seeking to be considered for scholarships. By completing the admissions application and meeting the criteria listed below, you will automatically be considered for one of the following scholarships without an additional application: Presidential Transfer or  Dean’s Transfer. A complete application includes the admissions application and transcript(s).

Click below to begin the admissions process. If you have already been admitted, welcome!

Resident Fall Deadline: February 15
Resident Spring Deadline: October 1
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STEP 2: Meet the Deadline

Scholarship recipients will be notified through BroncoMail and the award can be viewed in the Student Center.

Fall admits that meet the February 15th deadline and meet all criteria will be notified by the first week of March.
Spring admits that meet the October 1st deadline and meet all criteria will be notified by the end of November.

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative College GPAOther CriteriaValueLength of ProgramFall DeadlineSpring Deadline
Presidential Transfer Scholarship3.80-4.00Earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$50001 year (2 semesters)February 15October 1
Dean's Transfer Scholarship3.70-3.79Earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$30001 year (2 semesters)February 15October 1
  • Only incoming transfer students are considered for the Presidential Transfer or Dean’s Transfer Scholarships. Consideration is based on their admissions materials received by the scholarship deadline. All criteria must be met by the deadline.
  • Additional details on value and eligibility

STEP 3: Complete the 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 Priority Deadline: February 15
Spring Priority Deadline: October 1

If the deadline has passed, we still encourage you to complete the application as some financial aid may be still be available. The last day a FAFSA can be submitted is June 30th.

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STEP 4: 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 5: Apply for State Scholarships

Recognizing the value of postsecondary education, the State of Idaho offers a variety of scholarship options for eligible Idaho students who attend an Idaho institution, such as the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship and the Idaho Opportunity for Adult Learners Scholarship.
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Early Graduation Scholarships are available for students who graduate at least one full year early.
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STEP 6: Other Funding Opportunities

Maximize your scholarship opportunities by applying for Private Funds.
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Students admitted to the Honors College are encouraged to apply for Honors Scholarships.
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Boise State Foundation Scholarships.
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