Idaho State University is a comprehensive university that offers scholarships to help you finance your education. Many students compete for scholarships which are awarded based on merit and/or financial need.
Incoming Student Scholarships:
Most ISU scholarships for incoming students (entering freshmen and transfer students) are administered by the ISU Scholarship Office. These scholarships are awarded based on a student's academic performance in high school or at their previous college or university. A student’s Admission Application is required by the deadline. No additional applications are needed for this automatic consideration. Please visit: http://www.isu.edu/scholar/ and click on your appropriate status as a new incoming student (Freshmen, Transfer or International).
Scholarships Administered by the Scholarship Office:
Visit “Apply for Scholarships” for information about applying for scholarships and scholarship application deadlines.
BOSS (Bengal Online Scholarship System) is the main system for scholarships announced through the Scholarship Office.
Be sure to focus your time on the scholarships “recommended” to you after completing the BOSS General Application. Also be sure to visit the “Ours” section (for all currently listed opportunities) & “External” section (outside and various departmental opportunities) listed under the “Opportunities Tab”
NOTE: Not all ISU scholarships are announced through the BOSS system. Be sure to also do the following:
- Contact the department of your major about departmental scholarships.
- Check with private organizations such as parents' employers, fraternal organizations, business and professional groups, local organizations and clubs who often provide other sources of financial aid.
- Search national databases for additional opportunities. Visit: Outside Scholarship link
View the Scholarship Power Point
What types of scholarships are available to incoming and continuing students?
- Most ISU scholarships are administered by the ISU Scholarship Office.
- A number of scholarships are also available to incoming and continuing students through awards made by academic departments. Check with the department of your major or the ISU website for more details.
- Graduate students should contact the Graduate School for additional scholarship opportunities.
Types of Scholarships
- The ISU Scholarship Office administers these scholarships
- First-time Student Scholarships
- By being fully admitted by the deadline of February 15th (for FALL Admission), you will be automatically considered for Freshman scholarships based on your GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Be sure to visit the BOSS system and other areas as well.
- Transfer Student Scholarships
- By being fully admitted by the deadline of February 15th (for FALL Admission) or November 1st (for SPRING admission), you will be automatically considered for Transfer scholarships based on your cumulative transfer GPA. Be sure to visit the BOSS system and other areas as well.
- International Students
New, Transfer, Former & Continuing Undergraduate Students
- Be sure to visit the BOSS system and check with your major department.
- New and Continuing Graduate Students
- Be sure to visit the BOSS system and check with the Graduate School or your major department.
- Departmental Scholarships
- Scholarship Listings - by College
- These scholarships are made available through designated contributions from donors. The Scholarship Office and many
other campus departments manage these awards.
Donors specify the award's eligibility criteria.
- External Scholarships
- Private agencies and other organizations fund these scholarships.