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Idaho Scholarships

There are many scholarship programs available to Idaho residents who are planning on attending a college or university in Idaho.

  • Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students based on academic achievement and other accomplishments.
  • Need-based scholarships are financial aid awards based on financial means.
  • Dependent scholarships are awarded to students based on the service of a parent.
  • Scholarships offered to Idaho students attending an accredited institution: https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/scholarships/  

See details about all of the available scholarships at this link: https://boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarships/

 

 

Current Scholarship Opportunities

  • The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. In addition to the monetary award, students join a thriving network of nearly 2,800 Cooke Scholars.

    Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational experience – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships they may receive. This highly competitive scholarship includes:

    • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school.
    • Ability to pursue any area of study.
    • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid.
    • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the student experience.

    Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2021.
    • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2021.
    • GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
    • Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.
    • Test Policy – This year, the Cooke Foundation will not require applicants to submit test scores for the College Scholarship Program application, and we will be “test blind” in the review process.

    Deadline: October 30, 2020

    For more information or to apply using the Common App, click here.

  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

    The Horatio Alger Association welcomes eligible high school seniors to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarships, which range from $10,000 to $25,000. There are multiple scholarship programs available to students, all available here. Each may have different eligibility criteria. 

    The general application closes on October 25, 2020. For more information or to apply, check out their website.

  • Coca Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Our application is open!

    Deadline: October 31, 2020

    Applicants must be:

    • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2020-2021 academic school year
    • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
    • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
    • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

    Applicants may not be:

    • Children or grandchildren of current employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions, or subsidiaries.
    • Children or grandchildren of former employees who are currently receiving retirement benefits based on their previous employment with Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions, or subsidiaries.
    • International students (with the exception of students at DoD schools)
    • High school graduates
    • Temporary residents

    For more information or to apply, check out their website.

  • Women in STEM Scholarship

    Although women make up nearly half of the US labor market, only 28% of the STEM workforce is female. The gender gap is even higher in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid tech jobs. In order to solve complex problems of the future, the US needs more women entering science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Gender diversity introduces new perspectives and helps improve the STEM talent pool.

    The WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition.

    Deadline to Apply: December 31, 2020

    Scholarship Amount: $500

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Female high school students planning on pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident

    If you have any questions about the scholarship, you can email scholarships@wisegeek.com. Head over to https://www.wisegeek.com/wisegeek-women-in-stem-no-essay-scholarship.htm to apply today!

  • Mental Health Scholarships

    College is an exciting but difficult time for almost everyone. It could be your first time living on your own, surrounded by new people and new experiences. For a person experiencing mental illness, this transition can be even more difficult.

    Mental illness is common in the United States. One in five adults and 17% of those between 6 and 17 experience mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The most prevalent are anxiety disorders, which make up nearly 20% of mental illnesses in the US.

    A common source of anxiety for students is money. College is expensive, so most students borrow student loans to cover tuition and living expenses. To help, some institutions offer scholarships for students with depression, anxiety, and other types of mental illness. This guide curated by LendEdu covers a number of available scholarship options out there: https://lendedu.com/blog/mental-health-scholarships/

  • ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers

    The Pacific Medical Training Center is offering a scholarship to support those interested in the medical field get a start in their career. They will grant a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay, and complimentary access to any of their courses for three runner ups (includes ACLS, BLS, PALS and monitor technician certification). Checks will be directly mailed to the winner.

    Applicants must submit an essay of 750-1000 words. The essay should discuss emergency medical care from the perspective of a medical student.

    Basic life support is a critical skill for all healthcare providers and advanced and pediatric life support are also practiced by certain nurses and physicians depending on where they are working. Please explain how you will prepare mentally and physically before performing life saving techniques on patients in your career. Working as a healthcare provider can be a stressful and rewarding career. And we are looking for your insight and advice for other students entering the field. We are judging your essays based on helpfulness and sincerity, technical ACLS acumen is necessary in life but not for this essay.

    Deadline: November 1, 2020

    Eligibility:

    • Any undergraduate or graduate college student currently enrolled in a “healthcare degree” program may apply
    • This includes, but is not limited to, degree programs and courseware supporting the following professions: Athletic Trainer, Cardiac Sonographer, Cardiovascular Technologist, Dental Assistant, Dentist, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Electrocardiographic Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Exercise Scientist/Specialist, Mammographer, Medical Assistant, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Assistant, Paramedic, Pharmacist, Phlebotomist, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Physician, Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist
    • Pre-professional programs such as pre-nursing and pre-medicine students are qualified as well. Students begin their coursework but ultimately transfer to another institution to complete their degree.
    • Employees and Pacific Medical Training, and their family members, are not eligible to participate in this program.
    • Proof of enrollment in a qualifying degree program may be required for eligibility.

    Submit your essay in Microsoft Word format to support@pacificmedicaltraining.com before November 1st, 2020. Name your attachment like: SMITH_MARK_UNIVERSITY_OF_PITTSBURGH.doc, which includes your last name, first name, and currently-enrolled school. Essays with spelling, typographical, or grammatical errors will not be given any consideration. In your message, please include the following information:

    • Your contact information (Full name, Email address, Telephone Number, Permanent Address)
    • Name of School
    • Name of Education Program

    For more information, please visit https://pacificmedicaltraining.net/

  • Herrman & Herrman Innovation Scholarship

    Herrman & Herrman encourages creativity and innovation. In our 2020 scholarship program, we want to recognize six innovative students and two teachers who foster creativity in students.

    To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry in any format such as a video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song addressing the following topic:

    Share a community service activity or project you participated in that positively changed your community, contributed to your growth, and/or affected your plans for the future.

    Eligibility:

    • Must be a high school juniors or seniors, or currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate program at a college, university or technical school in the United States only. 

    In addition to the essay above, students can submit an essay of 300 words nominating a favorite teacher who has inspired your creativity for the chance of that teacher winning a prize.

    Prize:

    1st Place—$2,500

    2nd Place—$1,500

    3rd Place—$1,000

    Teacher Prize -- $1,000

    Deadlines:

    March 1—Submissions Open

    December 1—Submissions Close

    On or About December 21—Winners Announced

     

    For more information or to apply, visit the website https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/

  • Marine Corps Career and Technical Education Scholarship

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is committed to supporting Marine children in pursuit of their educational goals, and there’s no more versatile educational path than through Career and Technical Education (CTE). From health sciences to finance, IT to manufacturing, CTE professionals are on the cutting edge of today’s most hands-on careers.

    This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less at a community college or private career school listed on College Navigator.

    Eligibility:

    Applicants must be a child of one of the following:

    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
    • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*
    • A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit*

    *Veterans must have received an honorable discharge. A discharge status of other, general, under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.

    Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • GPA of at least 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Family adjusted gross income for the 2019 tax year that does not exceed $103,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income.
    • Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2020-21 academic year.

    Applications are processed on amonthly basis (no deadline). Scholarship awards are $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, or $10,000 per academic year.

    For more information or to apply, check out their website - https://www.mcsf.org/cte/

  • OppU Essay Scholarship

    To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:

    • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school
    • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

    Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response. Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.  

    Learn more here!