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SAGE Scholars Program

SAGE scholars program overview

SAGE Scholars is a cohort-based scholarship program for engineering and computer science students funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This program continues a tradition of NSF-funded scholarship programs at Boise State that support students. SAGE Scholars receive a combination of academic advising, professional development, social experiences, and significant financial support.

Application form, click here!

Applications close July 31, 2020 and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, follow the link above to the Boise State Scholarship Application.  You must sign in, complete the General Application questions, and the SAGE-Scholars-specific questions to apply to the program.  If you have any questions about the status of your application or about how to apply, please reach out to the Program Director using one of the contact methods listed below.

Program Outline

Academic Support (First Year)

As SAGE Scholars, students will enroll in a two-semester course sequence taught by the SAGE Scholars program director. These courses focus on academic preparedness and success strategies for engineering and computer science coursework.

Financial Support (Second Year)

SAGE Scholars are eligible for a scholarship of up to $8000 (depending on individual level of need) for their second year if they meet the following criteria in their first year:

  • Continued enrollment in an engineering or computer science major
  • Earning a grade of B or higher in all first-year math courses and passing Math 170 (Calculus I) by the end of their second semester
  • Earning a grade of B or higher in all SAGE Scholars courses
  • Active participation in SAGE Scholars activities
  • Compliance with the conditions of the SAGE Scholars program

Support Outside of the Classroom

SAGE Scholars will participate in social and professional development activities throughout the academic year. All SAGE Scholars are also assigned a faculty mentor from the College of Engineering.

The signature kick-off event for SAGE Scholars is the RAISE (Recreation and Academics in a Summer Experience) summer program.

Note: As a result of COVID-19, the RAISE program has been cancelled for Summer 2020.  More information about alternative summer community-building activities will be provided at a later date.

*All SAGE Scholars are strongly encouraged to participate in summer community-building activities, but summer activities will not be required for this year.

More Information

Application

To apply to be part of the SAGE Scholars cohort starting in Fall 2020, please fill out the Boise State Scholarship Application. After completing the general application, select SAGE Scholars from the list of opportunities and complete the program-specific questions to apply. When we receive your application, you will then be contacted to schedule an interview.

Applications for the Fall 2020 cohort are now open!  Please apply using the link below.  Applications close July 31, 2020 and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Application form, click here!

RAISE Program Outline

Note: As a result of COVID-19, the RAISE program has been cancelled for Summer 2020.  More information about alternative summer community-building activities will be provided at a later date.

 Orientation

  • July 10th-12th
  • Required for SAGE Scholars

Bridge to Boise State

  • July 10th (afternoon)- July 12th
  • Required for SAGE Scholars
  • No cost to SAGE Scholars
  • Bridge only portion cost- $50

Outdoor Experience

  • July 13th -15th
  • Optional for SAGE Scholars
  • Bridge and Outdoor experience cost- $50
  • Scholarships available based on financial need**

Criteria for Admission to the SAGE Scholars Program

In addition to completing the application and satisfying the following criteria, students interested in the program will have an interview (in person, over the phone, or by video call) with program staff.

Students must be:

  • Enroll full-time (at least 12 credits) at Boise State University
  • Major in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (or pre-Mechanical), Materials Science & Engineering, Computer Science, or Engineering Plus
  • Exhibit federal qualification for financial aid (Students must have FAFSA on file for their application to be considered)

*There is some flexibility in this. Students who initially place into Math 143 or 144 and subsequently place into a higher math course may be admitted into the program on a case-by-case basis. Students who place into Math 108 (ACT 18-22, SAT 430-539) may be eligible with additional conditions.

Contact Information

Do you have questions about the program?

Please contact our Program Director, Ann Delaney, by one of the following methods:

Email: anndelaney@boisestate.edu

Call: (208) 426-5982

Office: Ruch Engineering Building – Room 307 (Note: Ann may be moving offices soon, so if you are having trouble locating her office, please reach out by phone or email!)

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