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Institutional Scholarships

Institutional scholarships are offered by the college or university and are generally based on academic performance including GPA and SAT/ACT scores.  Below are links to nearby schools, but this information can be found on admissions or scholarship pages for most other schools.


Boise State University                                  


Brigham Young University

College of Idaho                            

College of Eastern Idaho                

College of Southern Idaho

College of Western Idaho                     

Idaho State University                   

Lewis-Clark State College

Montana State University                       

North Idaho College               

Northwest Nazarene University

University of Idaho                           

University of Montana                       

University of Utah

Utah State University


State and Local Scholarship List

Please note:  most dates below are for scholarship application submission DEADLINES...check often, as open/deadline dates are listed as info becomes available.

November Scholarships:

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship  (Opens 8/5/2020   Deadline: November 15, 2020)

December Scholarships:

LEDA – Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (Deadline: December 14, 2020)

Cirkled In "No Sweat" Scholarship  (Deadline: December 31, 2020)

January Scholarships:

Idaho Latino Scholarship  (Deadline: January, 15, 2021) 

Southwest Idaho Society of Women Engineers Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2021)

Bright Future In Nuclear Scholarship Competition (Deadline: January, 2021)

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship (Deadline:  January 18, 2021)

February Scholarships:

Idaho Falls Mayor’s Senior Scholarship (Open Nov. 9, 2020   Deadline: Feb. 3, 2021)

Idaho Falls Mayor’s Promise Award*** (Open Nov. 9, 2020   Deadline: Feb. 3, 2021)

*** Available to 8th-11th grade students

Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship (Open: 11/1/2020  Academic Deadline: February  15 , 2021 / Career Technical Deadline: April  1 , 2021)

John and Olive Adams Scholarship (Deadline: February 14?, 2021)

Idaho Association of Counties Scholarship (Deadline: February 27, 2021)

Idaho School Board Association Scholarship (Deadline: February 15?, 2021)

Doug Wareing Scholarship (Open: Jan. 1, 2021 Deadline: February 15?, 2021)

March Scholarships:

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship (Open: 10/1/20   Deadline: March 1 , 2021)

Eastern Idaho Jiffy Lube Scholarship (Deadline: March 15, 2021)

Westmark Credit Union Scholarship (Open: Jan. 1  Deadline: March 26?, 2021) 

East Idaho Credit Union Scholarship  (Deadline: March 31, 2021)

D. L. Evans Bank Scholarship (Open: 11/1/20   Deadline: March     , 2021)

Eastern Idaho State Fair Scholarship (Deadline: March 18, 2021)

April Scholarships:

District 91 Education Foundation Scholarships: Maeck and Odd Fellows (Deadline: April 30, 2021)

Bonneville County Republican Party Essay Contest Scholarship (Deadline: April   , 2021)

*** Come to the College & Career Center for an application

May Scholarships:

Idaho Pointe Pest Control Scholarship (Deadline: May 30, 2021)

Idaho AgFest Agriculture Scholarship from Community Council of Idaho (Deadline: May    , 2021)

Eagle Rock Freemasons Scholarship (Deadline: May   , 2021)

*** Come to the College & Career Center for an application

June Scholarships:

Hispanic Scholarship from Community Council of Idaho (Deadline: June    , 2021)

Various Deadlines and TBD:

Armed Forces / Public Safety Officer Dependent Scholar

Idaho Falls Rotary Club Scholarship (Deadline: TBD)

*** Come to the College & Career Center for an application

Next Steps Idaho Scholarship List (Deadline: Dates vary)

Idaho Postsecondary Credit Scholarship (Deadline: Open enrollment)

Idaho Community Foundation Scholarships (Deadline: Dates vary)


Five Idaho College Financial Aid Questions Answered:

Funds & Aid for Continuing Education

A five-question survey was sent to all Idaho higher education institutions in an effort to clarify current financial aid processes and scholarship expectations. See the questions immediately following this paragraph, then scroll (below) to the institution of your choice and see that school's answers.

            1: What are your financial aid deadlines for Summer and Fall 2021?

            2: What is your FAFSA priority deadline?

            3: Does your institution have a financial aid priority deadline?  If so, please explain the details.

            4: What is your institution's FAFSA completion deadline?

            5: Provide a hyperlink to any institution scholarship applications.


Brigham Young University - Idaho | BYU-I

Q1: The BYU-I FAFSA priority deadlines are January 1 and June 1, 2021. The priority deadlines to submit all verification documents are February 1 and July 1, 2021.

Q2: March 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 award year.

Q3: Yes, BYU-I has a priority deadline to ensure sufficient time to process students' financial aid before the start of each semester. Also, if a student meets the priority deadline, late fees may be waived if financial aid isn't released by the time late fees are applied.

Q4: June 30, 2021, for the 2021-2022 award year.

Q5: BYU-I Scholarships (login required

College of Idaho | C of I

Q1: C of I does not have a financial aid deadline for fall 2021 or Summer 2021.

Q2: C of I has a soft deadline of April 1

Q3: Yes. This is a ‘soft’ deadline meaning that C of I wants to be able to give families the best possible financial aid package before they make their decision on May 1.  Ideally, receiving a family’s FAFSA by that date would help ensure that the College can provide a comprehensive financial aid package.

Q4: The College of Idaho does not have a deadline–student financial aid offers are updated all year long.

Q5: C of I scholarship applications & forms

       C of I spotlights external scholarships

       C of I institutional scholarship

Lewis-Clark State College | LC State

Q1: The FAFSA is accepted for the entire academic year up to the Federal Deadline. The LCSC financial aid deadline for summer 2021 is June 30, 2021 and for fall 2021 is June 30, 2022.

Q2: June 30

Q3: N/A

Q4: June 30

Q5: LC State Scholarships

College of Eastern Idaho | CEI

Q1: CEI does not have a FAFSA deadline other than the Federal deadline. So for summer 2021 it is June 30th 2021, the fall 2021 deadline is June 30th 2022.

Q2: The CSI FAFSA priority deadlines are as follows: June 1 for Fall, November 1 for Spring, February 1 for Summer.

Q3: Students who complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline(s) (listed above) will have their Financial Aid ready by the fee deadline and will receive their aid by the first day of classes. Students who apply for aid after the priority deadline may have to wait to receive their aid until after the first day of class. Students may also have to pay fees out of pocket if their aid is not ready by the fee deadline.

Q4: June 30th every year.

Q5: CEI Scholarships

University of Idaho | U of I

Q1: There is no summer 2021 deadline.  U of I has a priority filing date of December 1st.

Q2: The FAFSA priority deadline at U of I is December 1st.

Q3: December 1st is the University of Idaho's financial aid priority deadline.  Students who file by this date—and meet other award requirements—will get first consideration for work study and the Supplemental Opportunity Grant.

Q4: Two weeks before the end of the term.

Q5: The University of Idaho does not have scholarship applications; scholarships are awarded based on the admissions application. 

Idaho State University | ISU

Q1: There are no scholarships for Summer 2021.  The scholarship deadline for Fall 2021 is February 15, 2021. To be eligible, students must be fully admitted by this deadline.

Q2: ISU does not have a priority deadline for federal aid, but students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 1 of each year.

Q3: SEOG (FSEOG – Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants) are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. ISU has never had enough of a federal allotment to award all of the eligible students who complete the FAFSA by March 1.  Federal CWS (College Work Study) is managed through departmental utilization so any eligible student who secures work study eligible employment, and has financial need, will be awarded state or federal CWS.

Q4: The ISU completion deadline is the federal deadline—June 30th of each year for the academic year.

Q5: ISU Scholarships

College of Southern Idaho | CSI

Q1: CSI has no deadlines for financial aid.

Q2: March 1

Q3: March 1 is the priority deadline for supplemental grant consideration.

Q4: CSI has no deadlines around the FAFSA.

Q5: CSI Scholarships


National Scholarship Info

National Scholarship Search Platforms

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Next Steps Idaho Scholarship List 

Fastweb Scholarship Search

Cappex Scholarship Search

Unigo Scholarship Search

Big Future Scholarship Search

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