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Idaho Resident Scholarships

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Boise State University offers merit-based and need-based scholarships for our new incoming and transfer Idaho resident students. The Presidential, Dean’s, and True Blue Promise scholarships are automatically awarded to Idaho students accepted as a degree-seeking student. To meet the priority date for resident scholarships for fall 2019, all admission materials* for new and transfer students must be received in the Admissions Office by February 15, 2019.

For spring 2020, all admission materials* must be received by Admissions for new and transfer students by October 1, 2019.

*Admissions materials include your completed admissions application, transcript(s), and test scores.

New Students

New Students

The criteria listed is for fall 2019 and spring 2020. Qualified students will receive one of the following scholarships. For fall 2019, award notifications will be finalized by the end of March 2019. For spring 2020 semester, notifications will be finalized by the end of November 2019. Award notifications will be sent to your u.boisestate email address.

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative Unweighted High School GPARequired Test Score ValueLength of ProgramFall 2019 DeadlineSpring 2020 Deadline
Presidential Scholarship3.90-4.0ACT 28+ or SAT 1300+$5000 per year2 years (4 semesters)February 15, 2019October 1, 2019
Dean's Scholarship3.85-4.0ACT 26+ or SAT 1230+$3000 per year2 years (4 semesters)February 15, 2019October 1, 2019
True Blue Promise3.30-4.0ACT 24+ or SAT 1160+ Eligible for Federal Pell Grant*$2000 per year4 years (8 semesters)February 15, 2019October 1, 2019

  • *Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15th.
  • Home School students and students that completed their GED will be considered based on ACT and SAT scores.
  • High School students with college credits will be considered based on their high school GPA and test scores.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to enroll full-time (12 credits) each semester of the award.
  • Additional students will be considered based on resource availability

Students ineligible for automatic awards may be considered for Departmental and General Scholarships. These scholarships are competitive and based on a holistic review of academic records and scholarship questions included in the Boise State Scholarship Application. Award amounts vary.

All scholarships are based on available funding for the Fall 2019 entering term.

New Students Renewal Information

New Students Renewal Information

  • Recipients must maintain enrollment in at least 12 credits each semester to receive this award.
  • The Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for a second year if you complete at 12 credits each semester or 24 credits for the academic year (fall/spring semesters), and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • The True Blue Promise is awarded for one year and may be renewed each year (up to 8 semesters) if you complete at 12 credits each semester or 24 credits for the academic year (fall/spring semesters), maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and have financial need.

Courses that are repeated within the same academic year do not count towards meeting the credit completion requirement

Please make yourself familiar with the Scholarship Policies for additional requirements for this and all scholarships.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

The criteria listed is for fall 2019 and spring 2020. Qualified students will receive one of the following scholarships. For fall 2019, award notifications will be finalized by the end of March 2018. For spring 2020 semester, notifications will be finalized by the end of November 2019. Award notifications will be sent to your u.boisestate email address.

Scholarship NameRequired Cumulative College GPAOther CriteriaValueLength of ProgramFall 2019 DeadlineSpring 2020 Deadline
Presidential Transfer Scholarship3.80-4.0earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$50001 year (2 semesters)February 15, 2019October 1, 2019
Dean's Transfer Scholarship3.70-3.79earned 14 or more semester credits post high school$30001 year (2 semesters)February 15, 2019October 1, 2019

  • High School students with college credits will be considered based on their high school GPA and test scores.
  • Students with less than 14 transfer credits are encouraged to submit a high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores to the Admission’s Office to be evaluated for scholarship consideration.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to enroll full-time (12 credits) each semester of the award.

Students ineligible for automatic awards may be considered for Departmental and General Scholarships. These scholarships are competitive and based on a holistic review of academic records and scholarship questions included in the Boise State Scholarship Application. Award amounts vary.

Please make yourself familiar with the Scholarship Policies for additional requirements for this and all scholarships.

Transfer Students Renewal Information

Transfer Students Renewal Information

The Presidential Transfer Scholarship and Dean’s Transfer Scholarship are not renewable.

Idaho Opportunity

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship is funded through the Idaho State Board of Education. The award can be up to $3,500 per year.

To be considered for the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an Idaho resident.
  • Be pursuing your first undergraduate degree.
  • New Entering Freshman must have a minimum 2.7 unweighted cumulative high school GPA.
  • Continuing students must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative college GPA.
  • Be a graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED from Idaho).
  • Complete the State Board of Education scholarship application by March 1.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes.

Idaho Opportunity Renewal Information

Idaho Opportunity Renewal Information

Idaho Opportunity Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for three additional years if you complete at least 24 credits per academic year (courses that are repeated within the same academic year do not count towards meeting the credit completion requirement) and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Students must also submit a renewal scholarship application and a renewal FAFSA by March 1.