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 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 admissions process. If you have already been admitted, welcome!

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

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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: Meet the Deadline

Boise State University offers merit-based and need-based scholarships for our new incoming degree-seeking Idaho resident students. To be considered all admission materials must be received by the date listed below. Admission materials include the completed admissions application, transcript(s) and test scores.

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative Unweighted High School GPARequired Test Score ValueLength of ProgramFall DeadlineSpring Deadline
Presidential Scholarship3.90-4.0ACT 28+ or SAT 1300+$5000 per year2 years (4 semesters)February 15October 1
Dean's Scholarship3.85-4.0ACT 26+ or SAT 1230+$3000 per year2 years (4 semesters)February 15October 1
True Blue Promise -2019-20203.30-4.0ACT 24+ or SAT 1160+ Eligible for Federal Pell Grant*$2000 per year4 years (8 semesters)February 15October 1
True Blue Promise -2020-20213.20-4.0ACT 22+ or SAT 1100+ Eligible for Federal Pell Grant*$2000 per year4 years (8 semesters)February 15October 1

*Learn more about the Federal Pell Grant.

  • Only incoming students are considered for the Presidential, Dean’s and True Blue Promise Scholarships. Consideration is based on their admissions materials received by the scholarship deadline.
  • Additional details and renewal information.

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.
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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.
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Students admitted to the Honors College are encouraged to apply for Honors Scholarships.
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Apply now for Boise State Foundation Scholarships.
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