Thanks to the generous support of numerous individual and organizational donors and benefactors, students in the College of Natural Resources have access to 89 scholarships worth over $350,000.
New students are considered for all merit and need-based scholarships as well as all federal financial aid if they submit their all their application materials, including the FAFSA application, to Undergraduate Admissions by the February 15th deadline. Visit admissions and financial aid for more information. If new students miss the February 15th deadline, they may still be eligible for some merit or need-based scholarships offered through the college, but new students from high school will not be considered for the Go Idaho, the Discover Idaho or the Honors Western Undergraduate Exchange scholarships.
Scholarships for students continuing study in the College of Natural Resources are typically based on merit (GPA, SAT/ACT scores), financial need or a combination of both. Most scholarships for continuing students are offered by individual programs within the college and require students to submit a resume and statement of career interests. In addition, students must annually submit an up-to-date FAFSA form with the university to be eligible to receive scholarships for which proof of financial need is a requirement.
Special Application Scholarships
There are two scholarships offered through the College of Natural Resources Dean’s Office for continuing students and for which continuing students must apply for consideration. Notification of when to apply for these two scholarships will be sent to all natural resource undergraduates in January.
- Brent ‘Jake’ Jacobson Scholarship – Only for students who are seeking a career as a conservation officer.
- Monnett Scholarship – For continuing students who meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate with a major in the College of Natural Resources
- Minimum sophomore standing (or will have sophomore standing by the following fall semester). A student who has successfully completed a minimum of 26 semester credits has achieved sophomore standing.
- Minimum cumulative UI GPA of 3.30
- Financial need as determined by the FAFSA
Additional scholarship opportunities can be found at this link: