The Discover Idaho program recognizes new, first-time undergraduate students from states other than Idaho (or students qualifying for WUE) with academic merit scholarships to pay a portion of non-resident tuition expense.
Students who are admitted and meet the following criteria are guaranteed to receive the level of funding listed below. This funding level is guaranteed for up to three additional years with a minimum GPA.
Accredited High School Unweighted GPA
Level of Funding
|Platinum||3.9 - 4.0||$8,000|
|Gold||3.75 - 3.899||$6,000|
|Silver||3.4 - 3.749||$5,000|
|Bronze||3.0 - 3.399||$2,000|
Home-schooled students and students from non-accredited high schools will be awarded based on ACT or SAT scores.
New students will receive general, non-department awarded scholarships their first year to meet their guaranteed level of funding. Department awarded scholarships will go to students who have previously attended the U of I to help meet their guaranteed level of funding.
This means, as a new student, you will receive the same dollar amount of scholarships (based on guaranteed level of funding), but it will not be tied to your academic area of study. This process allows you to explore different academic areas of study without losing scholarships if you change your academic major.
Award notifications will begin going out Mid-January.
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 December 1 for priority consideration.
International Program Tuition Waivers:
Awarded by the International Programs Office. Contact International Programs for more information.
Yellow Ribbon Tuition Waivers:
Awarded by the Veteran's Affairs Office. Contact Veterans Affairs for more information.