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Donor Funded Scholarships

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By supporting scholarships, our donors allow students to explore their potential to the fullest with less worry about how to pay for school. Their philanthropy motivates students in their studies and demonstrates that they are coveted, lifelong members of the Bronco family. Through donor support of student scholarships, we can ensure that great potential is not left unrealized because of an inability to bear the cost of a university education. Endowed funds are managed by the Boise State University Foundation. The fund principal is invested and earnings provide support for students in perpetuity.

Named Presidential Endowed Scholarship – $170,000 (minimum commitment, payable over 5 years) provides a full-tuition (undergraduate, in-state) scholarship.

Named Dean’s Endowed Scholarship – $85,000 (minimum commitment, payable over 5 years) provides one-half tuition (undergraduate, in-state) scholarship.

To be considered for these scholarships, students must complete the Boise State Scholarship Application.

Presidential Endowed Scholarships


Dr. Claude Spinosa President Endowed Scholarship in Geological Sciences
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: Any
Major: Geological Sciences major
How to Apply: Department of Geosciences

Dr. Ross Vaughn Scholarship for Kinesiology
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: Any
Major: Kinesiology major. Preference given to students studying Biomechanics.

Gary and Sue Piva Family Presidential Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: Yes
Grade Level: Any
Major: Must be enrolled in the Department of Accountancy

Heusner-Lojek Endowed Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Freshman 2.0 GPA, end of 4th semester 2.5 GPA, 5th semester and on 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: Yes
Grade Level: Any
Major: Any discipline

Keynetics Inc. Computer Science Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: So, Jr, Sr, Grad
Major: Computer Science
How to Apply: College of Engineering Application

Tom and Linda Dixon Presidential General Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 2.5 GPA
Financial Need: Yes
Grade Level: Incoming Freshmen
Major: Any

Second Chance Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Part-time or Full-time (6+ credits UGRD; 5+ credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: No Minimum – BSU Preferred 3.0
Financial Need: Yes
Grade Level: So, Jr, Sr
Major: Interest in the study of the arts, humanities, social sciences, communications, public service, history, languages, general studies or education (specifically excluding business, engineering, hard sciences and health sciences majors.
Other Criteria: Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United Sates. Must be readmitted or accepted as a transfer student to Boise State and must have experienced a cumulative gap in education of at least 5 years.

Dean's Endowed Scholarships

Darren J. Kyle Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.5 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: Any
Major: Must be enrolled in the Department of Accountancy
Other Criteria: Preferred Idaho residents

Debra Riedel Music Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: Any
Major: Music
How to Apply: Department of Music

Del Piano Parkins Endowement
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: Jr, Sr, Grad
Major: Music, piano performance
How to Apply: Department of Music

Gary and Sue Piva Family Graduate Fellowship
Enrollment Status: Part-time or Full-time (5+ credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: Grad
Major: Must be enrolled in the Department of Accountancy

Hay Family Scholarship Fund
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.1 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: Jr, Sr
Major: Electrical Engineering
Other Criteria: Must have earned 3.1 GPA on Calculus I, II, Physics I, Intro to Circuits on first attempt. Repeat grades will not be considered. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
How to Apply: College of Engineering Application

James D. and Diane E. Crawford Accountancy Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: Yes
Grade Level: Any
Major: Must be enrolled in the Department of Accountancy

Merrick Family Respiratory Care Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: Any
Major: Respiratory Care
How to Apply: Department of Respiratory Care

Satz-Asbury Ada Lovelace Dean’s Computer Science Scholarship
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.0 GPA
Financial Need: No
Grade Level: Any
Major: Computer Science
Other Criteria: High School seniors must have successfully completed a High School or College Computer Science Course. Provide letter or recommendation from teacher or professor.
How to Apply: College of Engineering Application

Thompson, Roger W. & Mary Pat Dean’s Scholarship in Construction Management & Civil Engineering
Enrollment Status: Full-time (12 credits UGRD; 9 credits GRD)
GPA Requirement: Minimum 2.8 GPA
Financial Need: Yes
Grade Level: Any
Major: Construction Management or Civil Engineering
How to Apply: College of Engineering Application