University Honors Program

Our Commitment to High Achieving Students

Idaho State University is committed to providing as much information as possible to high achieving students. We want students to be able to make fair cost and scholarship comparisons across universities. Therefore, once a student has completed her or his application to both Idaho State University and the Idaho State University Honors Program, using the two separate application forms, that student will receive his/her scholarship award letter within two weeks.

Additional Honors Specific Scholarship Opportunities

Bennion Scholar Program

Samuel Horne Bennion was a legendary Idaho Businessman who was absolutely committed to Idaho State University. Over his lifetime Mr. Bennion donated millions of dollars to Idaho State University. As one of his final gifts, in the fall of 2005 Mr. Bennion gave nearly $700,000 to the Idaho State University Honors Program. He had one request, he wanted Idaho’s best and brightest to stay and gain their educations in Idaho.

In order to be considered for the Bennion Scholar Program scholarship there are two requirements:

I-Care Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to aid those Honors students that are transferring to Idaho State University from another higher education campus or a late-entry into the Honors Program (i.e. second semester of their first-year or beyond). Students must have been admitted into the Honors Program before they are eligible to apply for the I-Care Scholarship. In addition, students must enroll in and maintain full-time student status (12 credits per semester) and meet the Honors requirements.

The I-Care Scholarship is made possible by donations by various community sponsors and parents of University Honors students.

I-Care Scholarship Application

SDS Scholarship

Deadline April 1

A new scholarship for all second, third, and fourth year Honors students. You must have participated in the Honors Program for 1 year to be eligible to apply. (Current first year students you can apply as the scholarship will be for the Fall 2017 semester).

SDS Scholarship Application

Research Funding Award

Deadline November 1 (Spring Award), April 1 (Fall Award)

This funding is awarded to students who are completing research and can be used for expenses such as: research materials, books, and travel expenses. This award is funded through the University Honors Program Endowment.

Research Funding Award

Owlportunity Scholarship

Deadline April 28

A new scholarship for all second, third, and fourth year Honors students to assist with resource materials, GRE fee, Praxis Test fees and graduation applications.

Owlportunity Scholarship Application

Last Modified: 11/09/2017


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