Nowadays college education is one of the most expensive spent on a person’s life. The major chunk of one’s earning is spent for one’s children’s education. If a student chooses to opt for a loan then it is simply a burden or a debt that one has to deal with every single day. The cost of college education for full-time undergraduate students at Idaho is $16,050 per semester or $32,100 per year for the academic year 2020-2021. Not everybody can pay for this amount. So many students are deprived of a higher college education. So it is the best deal for a student to opt for a college scholarship.

Getting a scholarship for Idaho is one of an ocean of opportunities as it is considered to be a goldmine for free college tuition fees. Idaho is situated in the Pacific Northwest south of British Columbia and is considered to be the country’s 39th most populated state with just 1.7 million inhabitants. But when it comes to education Idaho is not a backyard state. According to U.S. News University of Idaho as the 90th top public college nationwide. I had also had some of the very famous universities and colleges like Lewis-Clark State College and large doctoral institutions like Boise State University. As a student of Idaho what can be better than this if one gets a college scholarship and gets to study at the University of Idaho. 

A few such programs are  The Idaho Governor's Cup program and the Idaho Opportunity scholarship whose main aim is to encourage Idaho's high school students to tackle their pre-college curriculum in anticipation of in-state college careers. The scholarship also recognizes students who have had active histories in community programs and volunteer activities whereas Idaho Opportunity scholarship is a need-based award for Idaho residents who graduated from an Idaho high school and has a financial need.

Let’s talk about a few more Idaho Scholarships and their eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria for Idaho Scholarship 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, one has to fulfill certain eligibility criteria. For this scholarship as well one has to fulfill certain criteria.

  • One should be a graduating senior at Idaho public or private school.

  • One should intend to enroll full-time for in-state academic or technical programs.

  • One should have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

  • One should have the documents of volunteer public service.

  • One should be finishing a high school diploma or GED certificate.

  • One should be ready to enroll for a full-time undergraduate at Idaho colleges.

  • One has to submit a FAFSA form demonstrating genuine need.

  • One should be a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

  • One should be a permanent residence in Idaho for 12+ months.

  • One should qualify for receiving the Federal Pell Grant.

  • One should have pursued post-secondary education anywhere in the United States.

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

About the Scholarship

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award is an initiative by the Discover Student Loans with the sole aim of supporting talented students whose potential is otherwise gone unnoticed. The sch...

Application Deadline

January 12, 2020

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@pridefoundation.org

Contact Number

206-323-3318

About the Scholarship

The students who belong to the LGBTQ community are awarded scholarships by the Pride Foundation in order to support and encourage such students and relieve them of the financial burden. The scholarship helps the students who come from a non-supportive background to overcome economic, racial, social, geographical...

Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Comcast NBC Universal Foundation strives towards building a brighter nation by awarding the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship to bright and aspiring minds. The Foundation believes that young minds are the leaders of tomorrow. Success starts with opportunity and commitment to the young people will build better leade...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 70-year-old trade association established the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation or the NIADA Foundation in 2006 with the mission of supporting young men or women of the United States who have displayed academic excellence, leadership sk...

Application Deadline

January 12, 2020

Award Amount

$4,160

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@pridefoundation.org

Contact Number

800-735-7287

About the Scholarship

The Friends of Alan Turing Scholarship is one among the scholarships for underrepresented groups which are known to aid or fund the educational needs of students who belong to the LGBTQ community and had a very strong proclamation across the Northwest. The scholarship was established in 2013 by the Pride Foundation...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

1500

Website

Link

Email Address

joy.miller@osbe.idaho.gov

Contact Number

208-332-1595

About the Scholarship

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship is a need-based scholarship program established by the Idaho Legislature along with Governor Butcher to overcome the financial hurdles faced by Idaho students while pursuing higher education. Idaho Opportunity Scholarship aims to help the studen...

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000

Awards Available

25

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarshiphelp@osbe.idaho.gov

Contact Number

208-332-1595

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...

Application Deadline

January 31, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@idahoafs.org

Contact Number

208-373-0203

About the Scholarship

Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society’s Undergraduate Student Scholarship was founded in 2005 by the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society to provide financial aid to students pursuing an undergraduate degree at any institution in Idaho.  The (ICAFS) Undergraduate Student S...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Metlife Foundation Scholarship is awarded by National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization to encourage the students to pursue higher education in widely diverse fields ranging from agriculture-related studies to other major career options like communications, journalism, public relations, m...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Animal Health International Scholarship program was introduced by the National FFA organization to fund the educational expenses of those students who are planning to enroll for a course of study majoring in fields related to animal or dairy science. The scholarship encourages the students who aspire to be v...