Scholarships are very competitive but here are some tips to assist you in the process.
  • Apply for every scholarship for which you are eligible 
  • Finish the application prior to the deadline
  • Have somebody proof-read the application before submitting it
  • Be sure to include all of your community service, leadership experience, and academic honors
This website will be updated regularly, but you can also receive email or text notices of scholarships and college events.  Email Dan Bolingbroke at to get those notices.
In addition to the scholarships posted here, you should do your own scholarship searches.  Some well known websites are listed here:
Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
Deadline: January 31, 2017
The Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society established the High School Student Scholarship in 2005. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist high school seniors with college education costs whose professional goals support the mission of the American Fisheries Society (see mission statement above).
Scholarship Amount: $500
Eligibility: The scholarship is open to students that are:
  1. Seniors enrolled in an Idaho high school
  2. Have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0
  3. Plan to attend a college or university located in Idaho (see also Verification section below)
  4. Have professional goals that support the mission of the American Fisheries Society
Selection Criteria (not in order of relevance):
  1. Professional goals
  2. Course work completed
  3. GPA
  4. Letter of recommendation from a science teacher
Application Process:
  1. Download and complete the application form and obtain a copy of your high school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Application forms are available at the scholarship website (see below).
  2. Email your completed application form and your transcripts to Lauri Monnot at
  3. Identify a science teacher who will write your letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation must be on the letter of recommendation form which is available at scholarship website (see below). You can download the form and email it to the person preparing the letter of recommendation or you can direct them to the website where they can download it themselves. The person preparing the letter of recommendation should email it directly to Lauri Monnot at Letters of recommendation that are emailed from the applicant or that are not on the letter of recommendation form will not be accepted. 
Winners will be announced during the business luncheon at the annual meeting of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Winners will also be notified directly by April 30.  For additional information about this scholarship please visit the scholarship website (see below) or contact Lauri Monnot at 208-373-0203 or  Scholarship Website:
The Allred Family Scholarship
 Deadline: February 3, 2017
 The Chall and Sally Allred Foundation is establishing a scholarship program for graduates of Burley High School in Burley Idaho. The two scholarships for the year 2017 will each be $7,500 per year for up to four years. The criteria for receiving future years of the annual amount are that the scholarship recipients remain is good standing with the four year university that they attend and that they maintain a minimum annual grade point average of 3.0 of a 4.0 scale. If a scholarship recipient chooses to suspend their education during the four years following graduation from Burley High School for either military service, Peace Corp. service (or similar) or religious endeavors, the remaining years of their allocated scholarship will be preserved for up to a three year hiatus before they resume their higher education.
Pick up the scholarship application from a counselor at Burley High School.
Elks Legacy Award Scholarship
Deadline: February 3, 2017, at 11:59 a.m. Central Time
Elks Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 250 awards in the 2017 contest.
State of Idaho
 Governor's Cup Scholarship
Deadline February 15, 2017

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Idaho
  • Be a graduating senior of an Idaho high school
  • Enroll as a full-time student in an academic or technical program at an Idaho college or university (and take the ACT or SAT if enrolling in an academic program)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Attend the first semester of college following graduation
  • Write a 500-word personal essay about your goals and interests
  • High consideration for selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to public service. Documentation of volunteer work, leadership, and public service is required.

For further details on eligibility and program administration please see the Governor's Cup Scholarship Guidelines.

Better Business Bureau Northwest
2017 Students of Integrity Scholarship
Deadline: February 13, 2017
 BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship of $10,000 will be award to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western Wyoming. High school juniors and seniors from across the Northwest are encourage to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers. We recommend getting as creative as possible, telling us the story of a person harmed by unethical business practices and how the BBB can help educate consumers in advance to prevent scams or to help consumers report scams or bad business keeping other consumers safe.
State of Idaho Opportunity Scholarship
Deadline March 1, 2017

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Be a graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED from Idaho)
  • Complete the State Board of Education scholarship application by March 1
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1
  • Accept all federal grant aid that is made available
  • Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at Lewis-Clark State College, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, or College of Idaho; OR enroll at least quarter-time at College of Western Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, or North Idaho College
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. See program rules for more details.

Application will be available at

D. L. Evans Scholarship
 Deadline March 6, 2017

D. L. Evans Bank is pleased to award twenty-eight (28) $500 (total of $14,000) scholarships to the 2017 graduating high school seniors. We offer scholarships to students who plan on attending one of the following colleges/universities:

  • College of Southern Idaho
  • College of Western Idaho
  • College of Idaho
  • University of Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • Boise State University
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho

Each scholarship will be $500 and we will award four scholarships to each of these colleges/universities, for a total of $2,000 per college/university.

    • Student must be a 2016-2017 graduating high school senior from Mini-Cassia, Magic Valley, Treasure Valley, Western Idaho, Wood River, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Rigby or surrounding area.
    • The student must be enrolled full-time and attend the Fall semester.
    • Preference will be given to students majoring in finance, business, or economics; however, all other majors will be considered.
    • The student must demonstrate academic progress with a minimum 3.0 GPA from high school studies completed at the time of application.
    • Scholarship Criteria
To Apply: Complete the application; attach an official high school transcript, and a statement expressing why you should be considered as a candidate for the D. L. Evans Bank Scholarship.
High Desert Milk Scholarship
 Deadline Friday, March 15, 2017
High Desert Milk offers an annual scholarship to seniors with interests in agriculture an fields related to agriculture. You must be a US citizen and a graduating student from a Minidoka, Cassia, Kimberly, Hansen, or Murtaugh High School.
Oakley Valley Arts Council Scholarship
Deadline March 25, 2017

Oakley Valley Arts is committed to help young people interested in the performing arts.  Aaron and Gloria Johnson were killed in a tragic accident in 1990 and this scholarship was set up to remember their contributions to the arts and Oakley Valley Arts Council.  Two $250.00 scholarships are given each April to area graduating seniors who have participated in the arts.

The following areas will be considered when evaluating applications

  • Participation in Oakley Valley Arts Productions
  • Participation in other theatrical productions
  • Community service
  • Academics
  • Essay pertaining to future goals and plans

Download the Scholarship Application here

Minidoka Bowmen Scholarship
Deadline April 22, 2017
Applicant must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 to apply
Applicant must plan to attend the school of choice full time (12 credits or more.)
Idaho Pointe Pest Control Scholarship
 Deadline: April 29, 2017
  • This scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but does not exclude achievement standards.
  • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by April 29, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applications for scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Idaho.
  • A student aid report showing income status of your household must be attached for application to be considered.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered.
  • This scholarship is a one time scholarship worth $750. It will be awarded May 30, 2017
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  • All applicants must be submitted electronically using this form.
American College Foundation
Visionary Scholarship
 Deadline: May 1, 2017
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2020, 2019, 2018, or 2017); and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.

Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each; with multiple winners to be selected.  Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student's first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student's choosing within the United States.  In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education; at which time the awarded amount will be distributed.

The American College Foundation Scholarship Committee will determine, and has final say, on all award recipients.  Selected recipients agree that their application and award information; including essay, picture, name, state, high school grade level, and award amount may be acknowledged on the American College Foundation website and associated materials.

Application Deadline 2017 - 2018 (must be received by): May 1, 2017

Winners chosen June 30, 2017; and awards distributed: July 28, 2017.

Only one application per student, per award year will be accepted.

Only non-winners may reapply each subsequent year.

Visit our Registration Page to begin the application process.

You will receive an Application Packet within two (2) weeks from the time you register.

If you have NOT received your application packet within two (2) weeks, please email:

ACF Visionary Scholarship Program

Only email if you have completed the Registration Page and have NOT received an application packet within two (2) weeks.  Emails will NOT be accepted to obtain an application packet; emails will NOT be accepted to check the status of your application.

Robinson & Henry Family Law Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Robinson & Henry, P.C., is pleased to offer the 1st Annual Family Law Scholarship. We select one talented student each year for the Family Law Scholarship.

This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students nationwide who plan on attending, or are attending, an accredited 4-year college/university or 2-year accredited community college in the Fall of 2017. The Family Law Scholarship is open only to applicants whose parents have gone through a divorce or are planning on pursuing a career in family law.
- Funds will be sent to the college you plan on attending
- Scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000
- Scholarship entry is due by May 31st, 2017
- A winner will be announced in July 2017   Students are eligible to be considered for the scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be attending an accredited 4-year college/university or 2-year community college for Fall 2017
  • A current transcript MUST be submitted for consideration
  • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • A 500-word minimum essay explaining your parents divorce and how it changed your everyday outlook, or why you are pursuing a career in family law
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application for consideration
  • Scholarship due May 31, 2017Any incomplete or late scholarship applications will not be accepted
Online application page which is located here:
Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC
DREAMers Scholarship
 Deadline: May 31, 2017
 The Arizona Law Offices of Snow, Carpio & Weekley are pleased to offer the S.C.W. DREAMers Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2017. Applicants must be an High School Senior or undergraduate United States DREAMer. Immigrants who meet certain criteria as listed below are referred to as DREAMers as they fill the requirements of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
DREAMer Requirements:
  • Immigrant under the age of 25
  • Entered the United States before age 16
  • Have lived continuously in the country for at least five years
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, a “significant” misdemeanor, or three other misdemeanors
General Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant must be a DREAMer as specified above
  • Completed application must be submitted online by May 31, 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2017.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached to application for consideration.
  • Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  • This scholarship is a one-time award worth $2,500 to be awarded the fall semester of 2017.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  • Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship.
Khan Injury Law Scholarship
 Deadline: August 1, 2017

Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship to a student of their choosing. To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.

  2. You must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying your enrollment.

  3. You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.

  4. Write an essay explaining your plans for your education.

Qualifying students can apply here:

Christensen & Hymas Personal Injury Lawyer's Scholarship
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Kenneth Christensen and Russell Hymas, the lawyers here are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship:
  1. You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a University or College in the United States
  2. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  3. Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended
  4. You are required to submit a transcript verifying your GPA
Idaho Community Foundation
Various scholarships and deadlines
ICF manages over 60 different scholarship funds – each customized according to the desires of the fund creator. Each has its own eligibility criteria, application requirements, and review process. Many have their own applications, deadlines, and eligibility requirements. 
Alert Magazine Scholarship $500
No deadline
  • Must currently be a senior in high school
  • Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state)
  • Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse.  In your essay explain how the situation was dealt with, what you learned from it, what others can learn from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled.
  • Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and 650-800 words in length
  • Essays must include an official copy of your high school transcripts
  • Essays must also include a recent photo.  Scholarship winners will have their picture reprinted in our magazine along with their winning essay.
For full information  go to their website at