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  1. Cover image for Daniel R. Torres "Complete Your Dream” Memorial Scholarship

    Daniel R. Torres "Complete Your Dream” Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Torres Family
    This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Daniel R. Torres by helping students finance their pursuit of higher education.
    Funded by
    Torres Family
    This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Daniel R. Torres by helping students finance their pursuit of higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • State: Idaho
    • Education Level: High school senior
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Jun 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  2. Cover image for Minority/BIPOC Students in STEM Scholarship

    Minority/BIPOC Students in STEM Scholarship

    Funded by
    Floyd|Snider
    This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented students as they prepare to pursue their college education.
    Funded by
    Floyd|Snider
    This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented students as they prepare to pursue their college education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • Field of Study: Environmental or civil engineering, geology, or environmental science
    • Race: BIPOC
    • State: Oregon, Idaho, or Washington
    Amount:$10,000
    Deadline is Approaching! 16 days left
    One Click Apply
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  3. Cover image for Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

    Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

    Funded by
    Cat Zingano
    This scholarship will be awarded to one high school or undergraduate student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education as they move forward.
    Funded by
    Cat Zingano
    This scholarship will be awarded to one high school or undergraduate student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education as they move forward.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$10,000
    Deadline:Jul 20, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  4. Cover image for Sandra West ALS Foundation Scholarship

    Sandra West ALS Foundation Scholarship

    Funded by
    West Family
    This scholarship aims to support college students who face the dual challenges of academic pursuit and familial responsibilities during a difficult time.
    Funded by
    West Family
    This scholarship aims to support college students who face the dual challenges of academic pursuit and familial responsibilities during a difficult time.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Background: Child of a parent with ALS
    • Financial Status: Family facing financial hardship
    • Education Level: Current or prospective college student
    Amount:$15,915
    Deadline:May 31, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  5. Cover image for A Heroes Family Scholarship

    A Heroes Family Scholarship

    Funded by
    First Responders Family Foundation
    As one small way to help the families of first responders, the A Heroes Family Scholarship exists to provide financial support for a student who has lost a parent or spouse to an on-duty tragedy of a first responder.
    Funded by
    First Responders Family Foundation
    As one small way to help the families of first responders, the A Heroes Family Scholarship exists to provide financial support for a student who has lost a parent or spouse to an on-duty tragedy of a first responder.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Jun 20, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  6. Cover image for First-Generation College Students Scholarship

    First-Generation College Students Scholarship

    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The First-Generation College Students Scholarship is meant to support and encourage these students as they take on the biggest educational milestone thus far in their lives.
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The First-Generation College Students Scholarship is meant to support and encourage these students as they take on the biggest educational milestone thus far in their lives.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Background: First-generation college student
    • Education Level: High school senior or current undergraduate student
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jul 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  7. Cover image for Raquel Merlini Pay it Forward Scholarship

    Raquel Merlini Pay it Forward Scholarship

    Funded by
    raquel Merlini
    This scholarship is designed to support one divorced woman or a single mother with an opportunity to pursue the education she deserves.
    Funded by
    raquel Merlini
    This scholarship is designed to support one divorced woman or a single mother with an opportunity to pursue the education she deserves.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Marital Status: Single Mother and/or divorced
    • Pending major: Pursuing or considering pursuing a degree in the medical field
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Jun 24, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  8. Cover image for CapCut Meme Master Scholarship

    CapCut Meme Master Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to celebrate humor and creativity by showcasing your funniest CapCut memes!
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to celebrate humor and creativity by showcasing your funniest CapCut memes!
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 16 days left
    One Click Apply
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  9. Cover image for “Stranger Things” Fanatic Scholarship

    “Stranger Things” Fanatic Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support fans of "Stranger Things" to ease their pursuit of higher education.
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship seeks to support fans of "Stranger Things" to ease their pursuit of higher education.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 16 days left
    One Click Apply
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  10. Cover image for Noah Jon Markstrom Student Debt Paydown Grant

    Noah Jon Markstrom Student Debt Paydown Grant

    Funded by
    Noah Jon Markstrom Foundation
    This scholarship will support anyone who has a career in pediatric medicine and has student loan debt.
    Funded by
    Noah Jon Markstrom Foundation
    This scholarship will support anyone who has a career in pediatric medicine and has student loan debt.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Current career field: Pediatric medicine
    • Financials: Has student loans
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jun 08, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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About scholarships in Idaho

While Idaho is most well-known for its potatoes, another prominent feature of the state is its colleges. A total of 121,964students are currently enrolled in Idaho colleges. Enrollment has increased 43.1% since 2010, so Idaho colleges are becoming more popular.

59.5% of students enrolled in Idaho colleges are state residents. This means that the number of out-of-state students is almost half of Idaho colleges' population. Among all state residents enrolled in college, 27.1% leave the state to attend school.

Colleges in Idaho

There are 40 colleges and universities in Idaho which includes 9 public institutions and 31 private institutions. This means that there are plenty of options for Idaho college students to consider when choosing the right school for them.

82.7% of enrolled students attend public institutions. Some public colleges and universities in Idaho include Boise State University with an enrollment of 20,788 undergraduate students, Idaho State University with 10,353 undergraduate students, and the University of Idaho with 8,366 students. Other smaller public institutions include Lewis Clark State College which has 3,684 undergraduate students and Eastern Idaho Technical College which has 1,803 students.

There are also plenty of private institutions in Idaho. Northwest Nazarene University is a private school with 1,241students. Other schools include Brigham Young University Idaho which is a private school with 39,145 students, North Idaho College with 1,950 undergraduate students, and College of Idaho with 1,100 undergraduate students.

Many of Idaho's colleges have a small undergraduate population, which means that Idaho colleges have smaller class sizes. Whichever college you choose, Idaho is a great place to attend college.

Idaho college demographics

In terms of gender diversity, a majority of Idaho students are women. The Idaho college population was 41.66% male and 58.34% female during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Idaho's racial and ethnic diversity in its college is low compared to national averages, but it matches the state's overall diversity. There are 87,864 Caucasian, 1,362 Black/African American, 2,084 Asian, and 12,067 Hispanic students in Idaho colleges. This means that 72% of the college population is white. While this is a high percentage, Idaho's state population was 79% white in 2020.

Idaho students and student debt

In 2017, students who borrowed loans in Idaho owed an average of $26,675 by the time they graduated from college. The national average is around $28,650 in student loan debt. While Idaho's numbers are slightly below the national average, these numbers are still fairly high.

Idaho ranks #35 nationally in terms of student loan debt, but among its geographic region in the midwest, it has the 3rd highest amount of student loan debt.

61 percent of Idaho’s students in 2017 racked up some loan debt during their undergraduate years. In order to combat the amount of debt in Idaho, scholarships can be extremely helpful. On Bold.org, there are plenty of scholarships that Idaho students can explore.

The best scholarships for Idaho students

Local scholarships that are only open to Idaho residents are fantastic scholarships to consider. State-based scholarships have a smaller pool of eligible applicants, resulting in less competition and a higher chance of winning. 

Even though Bold.org currently doesn't have any scholarships specifically open to Idaho residents, there are plenty of other options to consider to fund your post-secondary education. New scholarships are published every day so check back soon for new Idaho scholarships. 

Additional scholarships that students in Idaho should consider 

State-based scholarships are great options due to the smaller pool of eligible applicants. However, Bold.org has plenty of general scholarships that can help Idaho residents, including Idaho high school and college students.

  1. Juno Better Rates No-Essay Scholarship
  2. Isaac Yunhu Lee Memorial Arts Scholarship
  3. @ESPDaniella Debt Grant
  4. Tyde Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for high school students in Idaho

High school is a great time to start looking for scholarships. The earlier you begin searching for financial aid, the more likely you are to receive a scholarship award. Below, here are some scholarships for high school students.

  1. "A Daring Path" No-Essay Scholarship
  2. #FinancialFreedom No-Essay Scholarship
  3. Lo Easton's “Wrong Answers Only” Scholarship

Idaho scholarships for high school seniors

There are plenty of scholarships for graduating seniors on Bold.org. As you begin preparing to graduate, scholarships can be an essential part of your financial plan for attending college. Below, we've found a few high school senior scholarships for you.

  1. Richard Neumann Scholarship
  2. Davila Scholarship
  3. Frances Loretta Memorial Scholarship
  4. Scholarship Institute Future Leaders Scholarship
  5. Sammy Ochoa Memorial Scholarship
  6. #FinancialFreedom No-Essay Scholarship

Scholarships for current college students in Idaho

While many students start applying for scholarships in high school, it is never too late to start looking! Below, we've collected some scholarships for college students. Whether students are pursuing undergraduate study or graduate programs, there are plenty of college scholarships available.

  1. Youssef University’s College Life Scholarship
  2. Finesse Your Education's "The College Burnout" Scholarship
  3. Lo Easton's “Wrong Answers Only” Scholarship
  4. "A Daring Path" No-Essay Scholarship
  5. #FinancialFreedom No-Essay Scholarship
  6. William M. DeSantis Sr. Scholarship

Idaho scholarships for women

Women make up a majority of students in Idaho colleges and universities as well as institutions around the country. Below, we have collected some scholarships that might interest female students.

  1. Paybotic Women in Finance and Technology Scholarship
  2. Women in Tech Scholarship
  3. Anne DiSerafino Memorial Arts Scholarship
  4. Lillian's & Ruby's Way Scholarship

Scholarships for Idaho Hispanic students

With 12,067 Hispanic students in Idaho colleges, it is important that they are supported as they pursue a college education. Hispanic students and other racial minorities are often underrepresented in the world of academia. As a result, many donors fund scholarships specifically for Hispanic or other BIPOC students. 

  1. Charles Cheesman's Student Debt Reduction Scholarship
  2. HSINTELLIGENCE Minority / Indigenous Nurse Leader Scholarship
  3. Hispanic Empowerment No-Essay Scholarship
  4. Francisco Toro Ramirez Sr. Scholarship

Frequently asked questions about scholarships in Idaho

How to apply for scholarships in Idaho

Applying for Idaho scholarships on Bold.org is easy! The scholarship site was specifically created to make scholarships as accessible as possible. This means that the application process is fast, easy, and free!

You can get started by creating your free Bold.org profile! To do so, click on any of the scholarships above. Once you've finished filling out your profile, you'll gain access to hundreds of exclusive scholarship opportunities.

Using Bold.org, you can apply for as many scholarship opportunities as you'd like! There's no limit to how many applications you can submit or how many awards you can win. Additionally, new scholarships are posted every day, so check back often for new opportunities! You can even filter by "Newest" to find the most recently created opportunities.

As a busy student, you may have limited time to apply for scholarships. You can bookmark scholarships that match your profile so you can apply later or you can apply for no-essay scholarships to make the process more feasible for your busy life.

Once you've looked through the available opportunities and found a good fit, you can immediately begin applying. The scholarship application process was created to be as quick and easy as possible, so applying sometimes requires just a few clicks!

Each scholarship's description will list instructions to let applicants know how to apply. This process typically includes writing a short essay in response to a given prompt. However, other scholarships may ask applicants to share videos, pieces of art they've made, or a portfolio of their work in order to apply. Even if you don't excel academically, there are other types of scholarships, such as artistic or creative scholarships, that will allow you to highlight your unique talents. 

As college costs continue to rise, applying for as many Idaho scholarships as you can is critical so you can improve your chances of winning, minimize financial need, and avoid taking out student loans.

When can I start applying?

You can start to apply for scholarships as soon are you're in high school and at least fourteen years old. Many high school scholarships are only available to high school seniors preparing to attend college, but there are also plenty of scholarships that all high school students seeking financial aid can apply for.

The earlier you begin applying for scholarships, the more time you'll have to earn funding for higher education. If you demonstrate financial need, make sure to start applying for support services as early as possible so you can avoid taking on debt. 

How do I know if I'm eligible for a scholarship?

Every scholarship opportunity on Bold.org has a unique set of eligibility requirements, including requirements such as minimum GPA, being a parent, pursuing a certain degree type, or being from a specific demographic. For some scholarships, you may also have to demonstrate financial need or be a first-generation student to apply.

Eligibility requirements are always listed in a scholarship's description, making it easy to check if you qualify. Many scholarship awards are only open to certain groups of students, such as scholarships for certain education levels, races, genders, or fields of study. However, there are plenty of broad scholarships that are open to all students. Even recent graduates who are still paying off student loans are eligible to apply for some scholarships. 

No matter your background, stage in life, or field of study, there's a scholarship out there for you. Make sure to always check a scholarship's eligibility requirements before spending your time on an application!

Are scholarships counted as income?

Scholarship money that is won on Bold.org is sent straight to the financial aid office of the winner's college. All US colleges and universities are eligible institutions, whether you're pursuing a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, or another type of education. 

If you win before graduating high school, Bold.org will keep the scholarship money for you until you enroll in a college, university, or technical school. Since scholarship money is applied directly to the educational costs of the winner, including tuition and books, it is not considered taxable income unless the amount received is higher than your costs.