Idaho Opportunity Scholarships
Scholarship Sponsored by Idaho State Board of Education
Recognizing the need for a well-educated workforce, Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and the Idaho Legislature established the Opportunity Scholarship to remove barriers to higher education and prepare college/university graduates to enter the workforce. The Opportunity Scholarship awards eligible applicants up to $3,500 per academic year and is renewable for up to four years.
The scholarship funds are available per school year. Recipients must renew each year and are eligible to receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years.
To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:
A) Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above
B) Be an Idaho resident
C) Graduated or will graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent or Idaho home school (GED/HSE from Idaho)
D) Complete the State Board of Education scholarship application by March 1
E) FAFSA Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 1
F) Maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes.
G) Must attend one of these eligible Idaho colleges or universities:
1) Boise State University
2) Brigham Young University – Idaho
3) College of Idaho
4) College of Southern Idaho
5) College of Western Idaho
6) College of Eastern Idaho
7) Idaho State University
8) Lewis-Clark State College
9) North Idaho College
10) Northwest Nazarene University
11) University of Idaho
12) Western Governors University