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International Student Scholarships

The International Programs Office provides awards to U of I students who study abroad as well as International students attending the University.

Specific scholarships are awarded through the International Programs Office. Please contact IPO should you have questions about these scholarships.

Take advantage of external resources such as non-University of Idaho specific scholarships. It pays to search and apply. Any extra resource you bring in can help pay for the great education offered at the U of I.

Although you are automatically considered for any university-based scholarships for which you are eligible, we highly recommend that you consider additional sources of funding. Speak with your guidance counselor and check with family employers, credit unions, churches and other community organizations to see if they offer scholarships. Financial aid has a resource center located inside the financial aid office in The Pitman Center. You will find documents relating to other aid options, including a large list of outside scholarships. You may also find some of the following links helpful. 

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The Invitation to Idaho Scholarship is an award for qualified new, first-time freshmen and transfer students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree in Fall 2021 who meet the specific criteria listed below. The Invitation to Idaho Scholarship results in a savings of $12,456 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The award is renewable up to four years of undergraduate enrollment for first year recipients with a 2.5 minimum University of Idaho cumulative 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.

The Invitation to Idaho cannot be combined with WUE or the Discover scholarship. It is only available to nonresident students.

First Year Students Fall 2021

If you are:

  • A new, first-time freshman admitted to the University of Idaho
  • Pursuing your first bachelor's degree
  • Have an incoming GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • A resident of a non WUE state

Then you are automatically eligible to receive the Invitation to Idaho Scholarship when filling out an application for admission.

There is no separate application for the Invitation to Idaho award.

This award will be available to you for a total of four years by maintaining continuous enrollment and a 2.5 cumulative U of I GPA.

Recipients of the award cannot simultaneously receive WUE or the Discover Idaho! scholarship.

There is no deadline to complete the admission application and be considered for this award.

Student Financial Aid Services

Physical Address:

Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 101

709 Deakin Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
Student Financial Aid Office
875 Perimeter Dr
MS 4291
Moscow, ID 83844-4291

Phone: 208-885-6312

Fax: 208-885-5592