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 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!

Nonresident Fall Deadline: December 15
Nonresident Spring 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 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 ScoreValueLength of ProgramFall DeadlineSpring Deadline
Gem Scholarship3.90-4.0ACT 26+ or SAT 1230+$15,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1
WUE Scholarship3.20-4.0ACT 21+ or SAT 1060+$12,886 per year4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1
Treasure Scholarship3.0-4.0ACT 19+ or SAT 990+$7,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1
  • Only incoming students are considered for the Gem, WUE and Treasure 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: 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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