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Scholarships for Idaho Students

Calling Idaho Students!

The State of Idaho has scholarships and grants for you.

Introducing Idaho LAUNCH at University of Idaho. A new grant for Idaho students to train in high-demand careers.

Applications for the Idaho LAUNCH program open Oct. 3 through April 15, 2024. High school students are highly encouraged to apply early. Initial applications are due Nov. 30, 2023.


Idaho LAUNCH is a grant program that provides students a one-time opportunity to have 80% of the tuition and fees at an eligible institution covered, up to a maximum amount of $8,000. With approximately 75 million dollars available for Idaho LAUNCH funding, it is possible for this program to offer between 9,000 and 10,000 awards per year!

Students can receive up to one-half of the initial grant award in the first year of a program. However, for programs that are less than 12 months in length, students can use the full awarded amount (80% of tuition and fees up to $8,000) in one year.

  • Idaho LAUNCH application opens: October 3
  • Initial applications due: November 30
  • Contingent Award letters sent by: December 31, March 31 and May 31
  • Idaho LAUNCH application closes: April 15

  • Graduate from an Idaho High School or equivalent
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Be enrolled in or have applied to an in-demand career program at University of Idaho
  • Begin enrollment by Fall Semester after graduation
  • Complete a Career Pathway Plan or equivalent
  • Review the approved list of eligible in-demand careers

The Financial Aid team is available to help with your Idaho LAUNCH questions.

Phone: 208-885-6312
Toll-free: 1-888-884-3246
Fax: 208-885-5592

What's next?

Step 1: Apply to University of Idaho

Step 2: Apply for Idaho LAUNCH grant

Step 3: Submit your FAFSA

Step 4: Become a Vandal!

Other Funding

Is the Idaho LAUNCH grant not for you? The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship may be what you're looking for.

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to Idaho residents who have graduated, or will graduate, from an Idaho high school, Idaho home school or who pass a GED/HSE test in Idaho. This scholarship is available to both new and renewal students.

The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship awards up to $3,500 per academic year and is renewable for up to four years.

  • Application Opens: October 3
  • Initial applications due: November 30
  • Round 1 Contingent Offers* sent via email: December 31
  • Deadline to submit FAFSA: March 31
  • Application closes: March 1
  • Round 2 Contingent Offers* sent via email: March 31
  • Official Offers sent via email: by mid-April

*Contingent offers are NOT final until the State Board of Education:

  • Verifies your 2024-25 FAFSA submission and;
  • Ranks all applications based on need (FAFSA) and merit (GPA).

  • Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of at least 2.7
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Graduated or will graduate from an eligible Idaho high school, Idaho home school, or its equivalent (GED/HSE from Idaho)
  • Must attend during the upcoming academic year (fall semester)
  • Must pursue a first bachelor’s degree
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1
  • Must attend University of Idaho

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