The University of Idaho offers more than $25 million in scholarship awards annually, making an Idaho education possible for any student who seeks it. Many options are available, with thousands of students from Idaho and throughout the nation receiving awards based on merit, financial need, outstanding achievement in specialized fields, or any combination of these criteria.
It's easy to apply for scholarships! There are no separate applications at the University of Idaho! To be automatically considered, new students simply apply for admission.
Ranked 3rd in the West in affordability among major public universities by Forbes, the University of Idaho is committed to helping students and their families make college affordable.
The Awarding Process
September – January
Apply for admission and be automatically considered for all qualifying scholarships
December - February
Go Idaho and Discover Idaho merit-based scholarships awarded to early admits whose academic records meet the requirements.
January – February 15
Apply for other financial aid awards (FAFSA). Apply for admission by February 15. Set up VandalWeb and VandalMail accounts.
Need-based award eligibility determined for admitted students with a FAFSA on file. Additional scholarships awarded to admitted students from academic departments. In late March, new students begin receiving financial aid and scholarship notification. Attend Vandal Friday.
Accept awards on VandalWeb.