Discover Idaho - for out of state residents

It's as Simple as 1, 2...

Applying for University of Idaho scholarships may be the easiest thing you've done this year.

1. Submit your admission application materials (including transcripts and test scores) by February 15th.
2. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after the opening on January 1 to receive consideration for all other types of aid.


Did you know...?

The University of Idaho offers more than $25 million in scholarship awards annually.

Locations

Student Financial Aid Services

finaid@uidaho.edu
Phone: (208) 885-6312
Toll Free: (888) 884-3246
Fax: (208) 885-5592
Student Union Building 101
[get directions]
Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr MS 4291
Moscow, ID 83844-4291
Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 

Discover Idaho Scholarship Program

Discover Idaho Estimator

Discover Idaho is the premier scholarship program at the University of Idaho for undergraduate out-of-state students. If your academic record meets the minimum criteria for the merit-based awards you are guaranteed to receive merit-based funding. Additional Discover Idaho funds may be available based on FAFSA results. Explore your future at the University of Idaho, one of the top research universities in the northwest.

This page represents Fall 2014 award levels. If you are enrolling for Spring 2014, please see your award levels here.

  • Platinum

    Discover Idaho! - Platinum Level

    Available for incoming first-year students through a combination of university scholarships

    Our most prestigious Discover Idaho! merit award level is valued at $8,000 per year.

    By maintaining a minimum U-Idaho GPA, Discover Idaho Platinum Scholars are guaranteed to receive this level of funding for up to four years. That's a $32,000 value over four-years!

    Use the estimator to the right to determine your eligibility. And don't forget - additional need based funds may be available based on the results of the FAFSA.

  • Gold

    Discover Idaho! - Gold Level

    Available for incoming first-year students and transfer students through a combination of university scholarships

    Our Discover Idaho! Gold merit award level is valued at $6,000 per year for first-year students and $4,000 per year for transfer students.

    By maintaining a minimum U-Idaho GPA, Discover Idaho Gold Scholars are guaranteed this level of funding for up to four years. Transfer students in the program may renew for an additional 2-3 years depending on the number of transfer credits. That's an approximate annual 45% discount on your tuition and fees!

    Use the estimator to the right to determine your eligibility. And don't forget - additional need based funds may be available based on the results of the FAFSA.

  • Silver

    Discover Idaho! - Silver Level

    Available for incoming first-year students and transfer students through a combination of university scholarships

    Our Discover Idaho! Silver merit award level is valued at $4,000 per year for first-year students and $2,500 per year for transfer students.

    By maintaining a minimum U-Idaho GPA, Discover Idaho Silver Scholars are guaranteed this level of funding for up to four years. Transfer students in the program may also renew for an additional 2-3 years depending on the number of transfer credits. 

    Use the estimator to the right to determine your eligibility. And don't forget - additional need based funds may be available based on the results of the FAFSA.

*Actual funding level will be determined by official transcripts and test scores submitted during the admission process. All scholarships require continuous full-time enrollment in University of Idaho credits. Scholarship criteria and award amounts are subject to change each year.

 


Other Scholarship Opportunities

College of Law Tuition Waivers - awarded by the College of Law. Contact Law School Admissions for more information.

Diversity Tuition Waivers - awarded by the Diversity Scholarship Committee. No separate application is required, apply for admission by February 15 for priority consideration.

Graduate Tuition Waivers - awarded by the College of Graduate Studies. Contact your department for more information.

International Program Tuition Waivers - awarded by the International Programs Office. Contact International Programs for more information.

Yellow Ribbon Tuition Waivers - awarded by the Veterans Affairs Office. Contact Veterans Affairs for more information.

Western Undergraduate Exchange - Special Program

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) award offering a reduced tuition rate is available to a limited number of students who are participating in designated programs. These programs include Diversity, National Merit Scholars, Performing Arts (dance, music, theatre) and University Honors. To be considered for the WUE award incoming students must submit a complete admission application, including fees, transcripts and test scores, by February 15. Contact the department or visit the program website for detailed information about participating in any of these programs.

WUE recipients pay 150% of Idaho resident tuition and basic registration fees. The award is renewable up to four years for first year recipients with a minimum University of Idaho GPA. For transfer students the award is renewable up to three additional years depending on the number of transfer credits with a minimum University of Idaho GPA.

WUE states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.