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 steps listed on this page to maximize your funding opportunities.
STEP 2: Meet the Deadline
No additional application is 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.
Table of Scholarship Criteria
The criteria listed here are for the 2022-23 academic year. This criterion is subject to change.
|Scholarship Name||Other Required Criteria||Required Cumulative Unweighted High School GPA||Value||Length of Program||Fall Deadline||Spring Deadline||**Renewal Credits (fall and spring)||Renewal Cumulative GPA|
|Foothills||*Must have an eligible major.||3.20-3.49||$2,000 per year||4 years (8 semesters)||December 15||October 1||24||2.50|
|Ridgeline||*Must have an eligible major.||3.50-4.0||$8,000 per year||4 years (8 semesters)||December 15||October 1||24||3.00|
Additional Criteria Details
- Only incoming students are considered for the Foothills or Ridgeline scholarships. Consideration is based on admissions materials received by the scholarship deadline. A complete application includes the admissions application, any required test scores, AND transcript(s). All criteria must be met by the deadline.
- For students that do not meet the deadline, you may be eligible for other opportunities found under step four.
- *Students must have an eligible major for the Foothills or Ridgeline scholarship. If one of the following majors is declared you will not be eligible for the Foothills or Ridgeline: 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 do not count towards the required 12 credits 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). One-semester recipient (fall or spring only) must successfully complete at least 12 credits.
- While courses that are repeated within the same academic year may be eligible for federal financial aid, they do not count toward the 24 credits required for scholarship renewal. To learn more about repeated credits visit the Repeated Credits webpage.
- Priority consideration is given to students seeking their first bachelor’s degree.
- Please make yourself familiar with the Scholarship Policies for additional details.
- Current information on tuition at Boise State University can be found on the University Tuition & Fees page.
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 click either “New International Student Scholarships” or “Current/Continuing International Student Scholarships.”
Details – Continuing International Students:
Continuing International Student Scholarships waive the entire nonresident portion of tuition 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 toward 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.
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 nonresident portion of tuition 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 (minimum of 12 credits per semester).
- Transfer students must have an overall equivalent college GPA of 3.00 or higher.
- New students must have an equivalent unweighted high school GPA of 3.00 or higher.
- Students must have declared an eligible major. Ineligible majors include Nursing, Pre-Nursing, 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 entrance.
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.