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Veteran Resources

Scholarship Opportunities

Boise State University Scholarship Opportunities:

There are additional opportunities that are available for Veterans, military-affiliated, and dependent students for the 2021–2022 calendar year including:

  • Coors Veterans Scholarship
  • Donald E. Barclay & Edithe L. Barclay Civil Engineering Scholarship
  • DuPont Foundation Veterans Graduate Scholarship
  • Ernest & Alice Bennett Endowed Scholarship
  • Frances (Pat) Amis Nursing Scholarship
  • George K. Shaber Veterans Scholarship
  • Keith Gramann Memorial Scholarship
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship
  • Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund Scholarship

You must complete a Financial Aid Scholarship application based on your student status at

The applications generally open the week of Thanksgiving 2020 and most applications will close on February 15, 2021.

*Receiving a scholarship does NOT affect your G.I. Bill or TA.

Non-Boise State University Scholarship Opportunities:

Boise State Veteran Services Center provides an additional list below as a courtesy. If the scholarship is out of date, make a note to look for them in the next academic year. See Financial Aid’s Scholarships website for scholarship opportunities.

About Reference Library

A free lending library is open for all current Boise State student veterans and dependents to use, regardless of whether you have VA education benefits or not.  Browse the catalog below to see if your textbook is listed — if it’s available, you can borrow it for the semester.

Our library has been stocked 100% by donations from the Boise State campus community. You can help us develop our library by donating your old textbooks. The larger the collection, the more veterans and dependents we can help. We cannot ship books to students, you must be able to pick up your book in person from our office.

Reference Library Page

About Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound is one of several TRIO programs on the Boise State University campus and is designed to help veterans prepare for and succeed in post-secondary education. They serve veterans planning to attend college, universities, technical schools, certificate programs and more.

Their services are FREE and include assessment, individual and group instructional programs, career planning, and other services to support veterans’ educational goals.

Math and English Tutoring

Free Math and English tutoring are available in the Veteran Service lounge for Veterans and Dependents use VA Educational Benefits.

  • Tuesdays, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Fridays, 2 p.m. -5 p.m.

For eligibility and to apply, see Tutorial Assistance from the VA website.

About Veterans Writing Group

Come work with Boise State University’s English Department faculty in whatever medium you prefer: fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, memoir, or something else. All skill levels are welcome, whether you’re a word virtuoso, a dabbler in dialogue, or an aspiring amateur!

Come and workshop written work with Boise State Professors, or learn about the Veteran Writing Center. Meet with fellow veterans and establish or strengthen bonds for the Treasure Valley Veteran Community.

See the Veterans Writing Group page.

Veteran Career Resources

Career Services supports you in your transition from a military to civilian career. See the Veteran Career Resources Portal for many online resources, or to schedule an appointment with Career Services.

About Student Life Essentials

Wherever you’re at in your journey as a student, the Student Life Essentials website can help you find the resources you need.

About VetSuccess

The VetSuccess on-campus program is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Boise State University. The goal of the program is to help military Veterans and eligible dependents of military Veterans make a smooth transition to college life and to successfully complete their educational goals.

Veteran Resource Guide

The Veteran Resource Guide (PDF) is a comprehensive guide that lets you know about the many resources available to you. If you have questions, be sure to drop by our office.

Military Tuition Assistance

Eligible active duty, Guard and Reserve military members have access to federal Tuition Assistance (TA) funding which awards $250 per credit for courses in your degree plan.

Questions about using TA and other military education benefits?

We’re here to help.

Email at or call (208) 426-4230 to schedule an appointment.