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Scholarships are a type of aid that help students pay for their education. Like grants, they do not have to be repaid. Awards are available for students who are interested in particular fields of study, who are members of underrepresented groups, who live in certain areas, who demonstrate financial need, and/or who demonstrate academic achievement.

Many organizations such as charitable groups, unions and others offer scholarships to children of their members/participants. Most scholarships require an application process, so seek them out early and apply extensively. Applying for scholarships takes a lot of work, but receiving scholarships make the effort worthwhile! There are scholarships out there for everyone.

Some websites search for scholarships based on the student's profile, while others offer keyword search capabilities. Finding scholarships is only the beginning of the scholarship process. Once you find the scholarship, the next two critical steps are to:

    1. Get the application
    2. Apply!

State of Idaho Scholarship Websites and Resources:

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Idaho State Scholarship applications are now open for
the 2015-2016 school year. For more information, click here.

Idaho Career Information System

Idaho’s premier career database. Registered users can access a variety of scholarship opportunities


Idaho Board of Education

List of Idaho scholarships that provides an online application process.


Idaho Professional-Technical Education Foundation (IPTEF)

The Foundation supports Professional-Technical Education; provides resources for students, teachers and programs and reaches out to all parts of the state to form lasting partnerships between education and industry. These partnerships work for quality in Professional-Technical Education adn result in preparation of students who excel in meeting the changing needs of the workplace.

Idaho Community Foundation

Forty-seven (47) scholarship funds, most of which are administered through specific high schools or college/university financial aid offices.

Four of ICF's funds have separate processes in which students are invited to apply directly to an external scholarship committee. Please note that application deadlines vary.

  • Roger C. Sathre Memorial Scholarship

    Established in memory of Roger C. Sathre, a vocational education teacher and administrator. This scholarship recognizes and encourages outstanding Idaho students pursuing first certificates or degrees in professional-technical education or professional-technical teacher education at Idaho schools. Deadline is April 1st.

  • Applications for additional scholarship opportunities including Work Study are available through Idaho's six technical colleges:

    College of Southern Idaho
    College of Western Idaho
    Eastern Idaho Technical College
    Idaho State University
    Lewis-Clark State College
    North Idaho College