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Outside Scholarships

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should my scholarship check be sent?

All educational-related funding is required to be sent to the financial aid office for processing.

Mail the check to the following address: 
Boise State University
Attn: Scholarships Department
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1315

Make checks payable to (If the check is not made payable to one of the two names we will not be able to process the award):
“Boise State” or “Boise State University”

Please include a copy of the award letter outlining the scholarship enrollment requirements and the term for which the scholarship is intended for. Make sure the student ID number is on the check and/or the letter.

If the check amount is greater than $1,000.00 our office will automatically split the funds between the fall and spring semesters unless otherwise specified in the award letter.

How long does it take to process my scholarship check once I deliver it to the financial aid and scholarships office?

While our goal is to process checks within 24 hours of receipt, it can take up to two weeks during high-volume periods. Once we have posted the check to your financial aid package we will send an email to your Bronco Mail.

My donor requires I send an invoice of my tuition and fees. How do I get a copy?

Students can get a copy of their account invoice by following the directions listed on the View Term Summary Report website.

My donor requires an enrollment verification letter. How do I get a copy?

Students can request an enrollment verification letter by following the steps listed on the Enrollment Verification request webpage.

My donor requires a verification of aid or student needs analysis to be filled out. How can I get this completed?

Students can get a copy of their account invoice by following the directions listed on the View Term Summary Report website.

I have earned the Segal Award through AmeriCorps. How do I use this award toward tuition and fees?

First, you have to submit an Educational Expense form. Please contact the AmeriCorps National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677 or online at National Service Questions Hotline if you have questions on how to do this. We are only able to certify requests for one semester per request.

We will review your certification and approve the amount you are eligible for. AmeriCorps is required to split the amount into two equal payments, with the second payment arriving around the mid-point of the enrollment period. You are still responsible for meeting the fee payment deadline for the semester/term, which is typically the Saturday prior to the start of classes. If you are unable to pay the fees in full, you may want to enroll in a payment plan to avoid late fees.

I've been asked to provide a W-9. How do I go about this?

If you’ve received a scholarship from an outside entity, they may request a W-9. If one has been requested please click “Download W-9”, print the form, and bring to the Financial Aid Office located in the Administration Building, Room 124 to obtain a signature.

Download W-9 (pdf)

The information collected in the W-9 is used to prepare 1099-MISC forms at the end of the year. The 1099-MISC form reports the total amount of payments you receive from a single person or entity during the year. Some scholarships, fellowship grants and other grants are taxable. For more information please IRS topic on Scholarships, Fellowship Grants, and Other Grants or consult your tax advisor.