Last year, University of Idaho students were awarded more than $100 million in financial aid. Student Financial Aid Services works with federal and private programs to help students fund their education, including scholarships, grants, loans, work-study or a combination of these programs. The University of Idaho school code is 001626. Learn more at our Paying for School
Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications, such as being from certain districts in Idaho. Twenty of these scholarships require special applications.
For CALS, the first round of scholarship awarding begins in February. New students are automatically considered for scholarships if they are admitted and filled out their Application for Admission and the Application Supplement for Admission/Scholarships forms by February 15. Current students at the University of Idaho are always automatically considered. For both new student and current students, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must also be completed by February 15.
Re-awarding begins in June for scholarships that were not accepted in the first round. For each round of re-awarding, if you are admitted and filled out the FAFSA when we re-award, you are automatically considered for the scholarships available.
All scholarships in the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences are NOT guaranteed scholarships. Those students that meet the minimum criteria will be submitted to the scholarship committee where the information is evaluated. This committee (either at the department, college, or university level), has the final decision in awarding each scholarship and the amount distributed.
(Scholarships that are advertised for your benefit from giving entities outside of the University of Idaho. CALS and UI have no authorization over these funds.)