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An incoming nonresident 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 a state other than 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: Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Treasure. A complete application includes the admissions application AND transcript(s).

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

Nonresident Fall 2021 Deadline: December 15
Nonresident Spring 2022 Deadline: October 1

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STEP 2: Meet the Deadline

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

Fall 2021 admits that meet the December 15th deadline and meet all criteria are notified by the end of December.
Spring 2022 admits that meet the October 1st deadline and meet all criteria are notified by the end of November.

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

Scholarship NameOther Required Criteria Required Cumulative Unweighted High School GPAValueLength of ProgramFall DeadlineSpring Deadline
WUE Must be from an eligible state, see details below.
Must have an eligible major, see details below.
3.40-4.0$12,890 per year4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1
TreasureMust have an eligible major, see details below. 3.00-4.0$8,460 per year4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1
  • Only incoming students are considered for the WUE or Treasure Scholarships. Consideration is based on admissions materials received by the scholarship deadline. All criteria must be met by the deadline.
  • Students must have declared an eligible major. Ineligible majors include: Radiological Science, Pre-Radiological Science, Alternative Fee Programs, and fully online progms. These programs are subject to change.
  • To be considered for the WUE (pronounced “woo-ee”), you must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and have a permanent residence within one of the following participating states/U.S. territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI).
  • Additional details on value, eligibility and renewal.

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 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 are notified through BroncoMail and all awards are 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: 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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