Scholarships/Financial Aid

Financial Aid

 (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens every year on October 1 for students planning on attending college the following fall.  The first step to apply for FAFSA is to get BOTH a student and parent FSA ID number.  The FSA ID box is at the top of the FAFSA website.  Once you have created a student and parent FSA ID, you can apply for FAFSA.  
Link here to FAFSA
 - Federal government application for financial aid.

Fafsa4caster - A tool that estimates your eligibility for federal aid.
Student aid- A resource center for learning about and acquiring all types of aid.
College Board CSS Profile- Financial aid for highly selective colleges- check with your schools of interest before applying.

Scholarships & Searches

In addition to Naviance (link below), check other sources for an extensive list of scholarships available to our students:

BigFuture -
Another great site for finding scholarships and other college-bound information. 

Boise Education Foundation-

College Greenlight -
Connects first generation and underrepresented students to colleges, scholarships, and other college-bound information.

Fastweb -
Search for scholarships and learn about financial aid and student loan options. 

Idaho Career Information System (CIS)-
Log in as a Guest user.  Click on the "Education" tab and "Where can I get help paying for school?"  You can then search for scholarships through Financial Aid Sort, find information on Idaho scholarships, and learn other information related to paying for college.

Next Steps Idaho
Students can sort the list of scholarships by GPA or award amount. 

Scholars App- 
Searchable Idaho scholarships that have been vetted to prevent students from receiving spam, marketing, or requests for fees.

Scholarship Junkies -
Scholarship Junkies helps students write powerful stories for any college application or scholarship.  Students can submit their writing and get edit assistance and feedback from former Gates Millennium, Quest, and POSSE winners for free.   There is also a scholarship search tool to help students find potential scholarships.

Student Scholarships -
Online site for national scholarship search.

State of Idaho Scholarships:

Armed Forces/Safety Officer Scholarship -
Visit h
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Governor's Cup Scholarship
 - offered through the State Board of Education.  Merit-based scholarship requiring community service.  Visit for details. 

Idaho Scholarships Site- State Board of Education

Idaho STARS Scholarships- 
Interested in seeking a degree in Early Childhood Education?  find out more at

Opportunity Scholarship - offered through the State Board of Education.  Need-based scholarship, must apply for FAFSA and show proof of financial need.  Visit for details.

Idaho College/University Scholarship Pages:

Boise Boise College -

Boise State University -

BYU Idaho -

College of Eastern Idaho-

College of Idaho -

College of Southern Idaho -

College of Western Idaho -

Idaho State University -

Lewis-Clark State College -

North Idaho College -

Northwest Nazarene University -

University of Idaho -