Students in the state of Idaho can relieve a great deal of stress that relates to post-secondary education by applying for Idaho scholarships. Idaho scholarships can be applied to tuition, books, lodging, and other expenses related to education. When students are awarded scholarships, much of the financial burden can be relieved and students can devote more of them time to the academics of their college or university education.
The Idaho State Board of Education is one of the first places that students often look for information of Idaho scholarships. They offer scholarships that apply to students in general as well as scholarships that apply to specific fields of study. The Idaho Governor's Challenge Scholarship is available for all Idaho residents that are enrolled in a two or four year college program, a university, or a vocational or occupational school. The scholarship can be applied to both public and private schools. This is a merit based award. Students that apply must have a 2.8 GPA and show a commitment to public service. Applicants must be high school seniors and citizens of the United States. Up to 25 students may receive this award with a minimum amount of $2,500 being awarded to each student. Along with the application form, students will be required to submit transcripts, a portfolio, an essay, test scores, and references. This is a renewable scholarship.
The Idaho Promise Scholarship (A and B) is another scholarship that students should consider. There are two segments of this scholarship. Both can be used at two or four year colleges and universities and vocational and occupational schools. The category A scholarship is based on high school class rank, GPA, and ACT scores. The applicants can be high school students and must be enrolled in a full time program. The category B scholarship is for students that are entering an educational program for the first time before the age of 22. They must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and an ACT score of no less than 20. The Category A recipients may receive awards of $3,000 or more. Category B recipients can receive amounts over $500.
These Idaho scholarships should be only the beginning of a student's scholarship search. There are many scholarships that may be more suited to a student's needs and skills.