About the Scholarship

Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for Idaho students exhibiting satisfactory academic performance and outstanding commitment towards community service. 

The Idaho Governor Cup was launched in 1974 with the mission to sponsor Idaho kids pursuing a full-time degree in academic programs or career technical programs. 

The scholarship encourages high school students to pursue higher education at the post-secondary institutions in Idaho and reach their goals. 


Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship Awards

  • Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship is a $3,000 award offered on an annual basis.

  • The award is renewable up to four years for academic programs and up to three years for career technical programs. 

  • The award is to be used for tuition fee and other educational expenses such as books and supplies, and accommodation. 

  • The number of recipients depends on the funding and approximately, 25 awards are offered annually. 

  • The selection is based strongly on leadership skills, public service, and other volunteer work. 


Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship Application

The scholarship application forms are available online at the Idaho Office of the State Board of Education (OSBE) website. 

  • Complete the online application as per the guidelines. 

  • Provide additional documents which include two letters of recommendation, an essay describing your academic interests and goals, an official copy of high school transcripts, and a form that lists your volunteer work. 

  • In case you are applying for the academic award, provide ACT and/or SAT scores. 

  • Submit all the application materials online by the deadline date. 

Application Deadline

The applications for the academic scholarship must be submitted on or before February 15, 2020, and those for career/technical scholarship should be submitted not later than April 15, 2019.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The student should be a resident of Idaho.

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior from an Idaho high school or homeschool.

  • The student should have a cumulative 2.8 GPA or higher.

  • The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in an academic or technical program at an accredited Idaho institution taking the ACT or SAT if enrolling in an academic program.