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.
Apply for other financial aid awards beginning January 1st (FAFSA). Set up VandalWeb and VandalMail accounts.
Priority date for submitting application for admission and supporting documentation for new first year and transfer students. Admission applications should be submitted by this date to receive priority consideration for merit-based scholarships.
FAFSA priority date for new freshmen and continuing students.
Admission and FAFSA applications will continue to be accepted after February 15. Funding for some programs including federal grants and loans will continue to be available for late applicants.
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.