There are many grants, scholarships, and other types of financial aid available to Idaho students. In order to apply for these scholarships in Idaho, you need to take the SAT, ACT, or COMPASS test in December of your senior year in order to submit any scholarship supporting documents on time: the Governor’s Cup Scholarship; the Promise Category A Scholarship; the Opportunity Scholarship; the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship; the Tschudy Family Scholarship; the Freedom Scholarship; and the Public Safety Officer Scholarship. Applications for these scholarships may be obtained from the Idaho State Board of Education.
Information about these scholarships can be obtained from your Idaho college or university: Grow Your Own Teacher Scholarship; Promise Category B Scholarship; Minority/At Risk Scholarship; and the LEAP Program.
The Governor’s Challenge Scholarship awards close to $3,000 per year to Idaho students who exhibit leadership qualities and who enjoy public service. You need to be a graduating senior of an Idaho high school planning to enroll full-time in the fall at a college in Idaho. You need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. Schools participating in the Governor’s Challenge Scholarship program are: Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, College of Southern Idaho, North Idaho College, Eastern Idaho Technical College, Albertson College of Idaho, BYU-Idaho, and Northwest Nazarene University.
The Tschudy Family Scholarship awards up to $2,500 per year to Idaho students. You must be a graduate of Emmett High School in Idaho planning to attend one of these colleges: BSU, ISU, LCSC, or UI. The Tschudy Family Scholarship can be renewed for up to five years of undergraduate study and two years of graduate study. The Tschudy Family Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.
The Robert R. Lee Promise Category A Scholarship for Idaho students awards $3,000 per year. You need to be a resident of Idaho planning to enroll full-time at an Idaho educational institution. To be eligible, you need to have a 3.5 GPA in general, except for technical students you need a 2.8 or higher GPA. This is a merit-based scholarship.
If you are the child of an Idaho citizen who served in the U.S. military, then you may be able to receive a waiver of fees and $1,000 per year for books in addition to on-campus housing and subsistence through the Freedom Scholarship program. You can get more information about this scholarship through the Idaho State Board of Education. To summarize, there are numerous grants and scholarships for all types of students available in Idaho. Therefore, don’t miss the great opportunities available for Idaho students.
Grants in Idaho for 2012
The state of Idaho has opportunities for those who want to further their education. Doing so is smart for everyone as it can open doors that would otherwise remain closed. But the rising costs of education can be a challenge for many students. That is where grants come in. Grants are free money that can help to make your college dreams come true. Here we look at what grants are available for you to consider in 2012:
Idaho State University (ISU) Grant Program: Every year Idaho State University provides thousands of dollars to students who wish to attend its institution. This grant is broken down into different categories and is provided to students of all different courses of study. Residents of the state of Idaho can apply for it as well as minority students, new transfer students and multi-ethnic students.
Heber J. Grant Program: This grant program in the state of Idaho was created to help those who without financial assistance might never be able to go to college. This program is different than most because students can apply for it many years in advance of graduating from high school. In fact a student can apply for this grant as early as 13 years of age. If they are approved then the money will be set aside for tuition fees for the time at which they will be starting college or university. The money available from this grant can be put towards two semesters in school and then must be reapplied for. To be eligible students must fulfil two of these three requirements:
- Being raised in a single parent household
- Neither parent graduated from college
- Being part of a family where very few members went to college
Check with the guidance counselor at your school to learn more about this grant program.
Idaho has school and education grants that can provide financial assistance for the candidates that are eligible to apply for them. Let us take a look at some of the opportunities that await Idaho residents for the year to come.
Education Grants for Future Engineers
The state of Idaho has education grants for future engineers and those who come from a limited income background. These grants total over $100,000 and are in place to improve the quality of life for those wishing to study to become engineers but who come from lower income families. These grants are available to those in grade 12 who are preparing to graduate from high school and to embark upon their future studies at a postsecondary institution. This grant is suitable for lower income earners. Certain eligibility requirements must be met to apply.
ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grant
The ARC of Washington Trust Fund Research Grant is an education grant available in the state of Idaho that is quite unique because it is aimed at graduate students. There are very few programs that are geared at graduate students but this one is. This grant program offers stipends for upper division or graduate students who wish to study mental retardation in college or university.
The money from the ARC Grant is renewable for the length of time that the student continues his or her graduate studies. Those who would like to apply for this grant should write a brief letter to the Trust and provide an overview of what their proposal is. You also must explain how the research you are doing can be of benefit to the Trust. It is also necessary to provide an estimate of how much money you expect it will cost to conduct the required research. If the Trust Board feels that your research fits its purposes and its mission then you will be asked to draw up a formal grant proposal. You are welcome to submit a letter of intent any time throughout the year.