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Funding/Scholarship Opportunities

The International Programs Scholarship Committee oversees six scholarships for current University of Idaho students. These are in addition to possible scholarships in your individual departments for which you may be eligible to apply. Applications for these and other Student Achievement Awards open in January and are awarded for the following academic year.

University of Idaho also provides Invitation to Idaho Scholarship for new students. No separate application is necessary and there is no application deadline. Undergraduate students only. For Freshman or Transfer students. All students applying for undergraduate admissions will be automatically considered.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

University of Idaho is proud to offer two annual, renewable scholarships for up to four years of study that are worth 50% tuition at the time of initial matriculation. The scholarships are open to first-year international students admitted for undergraduate degree-seeking study at University of Idaho and may not be combined with Invitation to Idaho scholarships. Learn more about the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship here.

Rebecca L. Lynch Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established to provide scholarships to students from New Zealand to study at University of Idaho. The scholarship was established by Maurice B. and Alice J. Lynch in honor of their daughter, Rebecca, and covers the registration fees, room and board for one year. Applications for the scholars are made to the New Zealand Federation of University Students with a recommendation brought forward to the International Programs Office for final selection.

Ella L. Olesen Scholarship

Ella Olesen was the first female Registrar at University of Idaho until she retired in 1944. She established this scholarship to support students from the British Isles, including Isle of Man, Scandinavia and other European countries if no other candidates are suitable. The scholarship covers registration fees, books, supplies, room and board for one academic year. Applications can be made through the Department of Education, Sport and Culture, Hamilton House.

External Funding Opportunities



Middle East

International Programs Office

Physical Address:
901 Paradise Creek St.
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Phone: 208-885-8984

Fax: 208-885-2859


Phone: 208-885-7870

Fax: 208-885-2859