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An incoming Idaho student is defined as an individual who has earned less than 14 post high school semester credits or no college credits at the time of admittance and holds residency in Idaho.

Complete the scholarship 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, Dean’s or True Blue Promise. A complete application includes the admissions application AND transcript(s).

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

Fall 2021 Resident Deadline: May 1
Spring 2022 Resident 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 2021 admits that meet the May 1st deadline and meet all criteria will be notified by June 15th.
Spring 2022 admits that meet the October 1st deadline and meet all criteria will be notified by the end of November.

The criteria listed below is for the 2021-22 academic year. This criterion is subject to change.

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative Unweighted High School GPAValueLength of ProgramFall DeadlineSpring Deadline
Presidential Scholarship3.90-4.0$2,500 per year2 years (4 semesters)May 1October 1
Dean's Scholarship3.7-3.89$2,000 per year2 years (4 semesters)May 1October 1
True Blue Promise Scholarship3.20-4.0 AND Pell Grant eligible*$2,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)May 1October 1

STEP 3: 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 Priority Deadline: February 15
Spring Priority 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 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 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.
Apply Now for Private Scholarships

Students admitted to the Honors College are encouraged to apply for Honors Scholarships.
Apply Now for Honors Scholarships


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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