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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

An international student is defined as a non-United States citizen requiring a visa to remain in the United States legally while studying at Boise State University. Refugees, permanent residents, and asylum seekers are not considered international students.

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: Alpine or Payette. 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 2022 Deadline: December 15
Nonresident Spring 2023 Deadline: February 15
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STEP 2: Meet the Deadline

No additional application needed! Scholarship recipients are notified through their admissions 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 NameOther Required Criteria Required Cumulative Unweighted High School GPAValueLength of ProgramFall DeadlineSpring Deadline**Renewal Credits (fall and spring)Renewal Cumulative GPA
Alpine*Must have an eligible major. 3.20-3.49$2,000 per year 4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1242.50
Payette*Must have an eligible major. 3.50-4.0$8,000 per year4 years (8 semesters)December 15October 1243.00
  • Only incoming students are considered for the Alpine or Payette 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.
  • An international student is defined as a non-United States citizen requiring a visa to remain in the United States legally while studying at Boise State University. Refugees, permanent residents, and asylum seekers are not considered international students.
  • For students that do not meet the deadline above you may be eligible for other opportunities found under step four.
  • *Students must have declared an eligible major. Ineligible majors for the Alpine and Payette awards include Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiological Science, Pre-Radiological Science, Alternative Fee Programs, and fully online programs. These programs are subject to change. 
  • Scholarship recipients are required to enroll full-time (12 credits) each semester of the award (fall & spring) and are still responsible for resident fees and the uncovered portion of the nonresident fees. Online courses that charge a per-credit fee instead of standard tuition and fees do not count in the required 12 credit total per semester.
  • **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.
  • Current information on tuition and fee costs at Boise State University can be found on the University Tuition & Fees page.
  • Courses that were 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 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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You may be eligible for need-based scholarships. Complete the FAFSA4caster, once completed email the confirmation page to scholarships@boisestate.edu with your student identification number.

STEP 4: Complete the International Student Scholarship Application

Boise State provides other scholarship opportunities for international students, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

For current dates and deadlines, please refer to the links below.

New International Student Scholarships

Current/Continuing International Student Scholarships

The Trang Doan Memorial Scholarship is for selected international students who display commitment to involvement in campus life at Boise State University.
Apply Now for Trang Doan Memorial Scholarship

STEP 5: Other Scholarship Opportunities

Maximize your scholarship opportunities by applying for Private Funds.
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Details – Continuing International Students:

Continuing International Student Scholarships waive the entire nonresident portion of tuition and fees for continuing international students for up to one academic year. To be considered you must meet the following qualifications:

  • You must have successfully completed at least one semester of full-time coursework at Boise State University (a minimum of 12 credits). Courses that are repeated within the same academic year do not count towards meeting the credit completion requirement.
  • You must be on an F-1 student visa.
  • You must have a minimum cumulative Boise State GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • You must be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree at Boise State.
  • You must be studying in an eligible major. Ineligible majors include: Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiology, and Pre-Radiology, and self-supported online programs. These programs are subject to change.
  • You must not have already been awarded a tuition fee waiver.

Details- Scholarships:

Scholarships are for outstanding international students who demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to being a successful student at Boise State University. The awards waive the entire nonresident portion of tuition and fees for new international freshman or transfer students. Eligible students must complete and submit all admissions materials by April 1 for fall entrance and October 15 for spring enterance. To be considered you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a first-time Boise State University student seeking an undergraduate degree with a full time course load.
  • Transfer students must have an overall equivalent college GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • New students must have an equivalent high school GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Students must have declared an eligible major. Ineligible majors include: Radiological Science, Pre-Radiological Science, Alternative Fee Programs, and fully online programs. These programs are subject to change.
  • You must have submitted all required admissions materials to the International Admissions Office by April 1 for fall entrance and October 15 for spring enterance.
  • Deadline to submit the scholarship application is April 1 for fall entrance and October 15 for spring enterance.

Renewal- International New/Transfer Student Scholarships:

International New/Transfer Student Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for three additional years. You 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. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and remain in an eligible program.

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