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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: True Blue Promise, Dean’s, or Presidential. 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 2022 Resident Deadline: February 15
Spring 2023 Resident Deadline: October 1

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STEP 2: Meet the Deadline

No additional application needed! Scholarship recipients are notified through their admission letter. Scholarships will be made visible in the Student Center three weeks after an admissions decision has been reached.

The criteria listed below are for the 2022-23 academic year. This criterion is subject to change.

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative Unweighted High School GPAValueLength of ProgramFall DeadlineSpring Deadline**Renewal Credits (fall and spring) Renewal Cumulative GPA
True Blue Promise 3.20-3.89 AND Pell Grant eligible*$2,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)February 15October 1242.50
Dean's 3.70-3.89$2,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)February 15October 1243.00
Presidential3.90-4.0$2,500 per year4 years (8 semesters)February 15October 1243.00
  • Only incoming students are considered for the True Blue Promise, Dean’s, or Presidential Scholarships. Consideration is based on admissions materials received by the scholarship deadline. A complete application includes the admissions application AND transcript(s). All criteria must be met by the deadline.
  • To be considered for the True Blue Promise students must complete the admissions process, submit the FAFSAAND be Pell Grant Eligible* as determined by the FAFSA by February 15.
  • **Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credits each semester (fall & spring) and successfully complete at least 24 credits combined (fall & spring). If you are a one-semester recipient (fall or spring only) you must successfully complete at least 12 credits.
  • Courses that are repeated within the same academic year may impact the credit completion requirement. To learn more about repeated credits visit the Repeated Credits webpage.
  • Please make yourself familiar with the Scholarship Policies for additional details.

STEP 3: Complete the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open for the 2022-2023 academic year. The last day to submit a FAFSA 2022-23 academic year is June 30, 2022, but the sooner you complete the FAFSA the sooner you will be evaluated for aid. By completing the FAFSA and Boise State Scholarship Application students can be considered for need-based scholarships and federal financial aid. If you don’t want to be considered for need-based scholarships or federal student aid, proceed to the next step.

Students who don’t meet the citizenship or eligible non-citizenship criteria for the FAFSA may still be eligible for need-based scholarships. Complete the FAFSA Estimator, once completed email the confirmation page to with your student identification number.

Fall Priority Deadline: February 15
Spring Priority Deadline: October 1

Complete the FAFSA Now

STEP 4: Complete the Boise State Scholarship Application

Complete the application to maximize your Boise State University scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship recipients are notified through BroncoMail and all awards are made by May 1.

The Boise State Scholarship Application opens mid-November and most scholarship opportunities close by February 15.
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STEP 5: Apply for State Scholarships

The State of Idaho offers a variety of scholarships, such as the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship and Idaho Opportunity for Adult Learners Scholarship, for eligible Idaho students who attend an Idaho institution.
Apply Now for State of Idaho Scholarships

Early Graduation Scholarships are available for students who graduate at least one full year early.
Apply Now for Early Graduation Scholarships

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


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