Resident Transfer Student Scholarships
All scholarships require continuous full-time enrollment at the University of Idaho with a minimum of 12 U of I credits. Criteria and award amounts for scholarship levels are subject to change. Transfer students are students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and have 14 or more semester credits (21 quarter credits) completed after high school.
The Go Idaho! Scholarship Program recognizes our new, first-time undergraduate students who are residents of Idaho with a guaranteed level of scholarship funding. Students who are admitted and meet the following criteria are guaranteed to receive the level of funding listed below from a combination of U of I scholarships. By maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA, this level of funding may be renewed for an additional two to three years, depending on the number of credits transferred.
Level of Funding
|Vandal Summit||3.8 - 4.0||$3,000|
|Vandal Excellence||3.6 - 3.79||$2,000|
||3.0 - 3.59||$1,000
Additional need-based Go Idaho! funds may be available based on the results of your FAFSA.
Award notifications will begin in early Jan.
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.
Idaho State Sources
- GI Bill® Benefits
- Funding for Disabled Veterans
- Operation Education
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- University of Idaho Yellow Ribbon Registration
ROTC Military Scholarships
The United States Air Force, Army, and Navy offer government scholarships to students who participate in their ROTC programs.
United States Army ROTC
This program offers 3 ½ year, 3 year, 2 ½ year and 2 year on campus scholarships that will pay for in/out state tuition and fees, pay $510 for books annually, and give at least $250 per month as a stipend while in school. National three-year advance designee (3AD) scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 each semester for their first year in the program. Call: University of Idaho Army ROTC for application at 208-885-6528.
This program offers scholarships to students who have at least two years remaining towards their bachelor degree when the scholarship starts. Air Force ROTC scholarship awards may be as follows: Type I: Pays tuition, books, fees, and a monthly stipend during the academic year. Type II: The same as Type I, except tuition costs are limited to $9,000 per year. Call: University of Idaho Unit Admissions Officer, AFROTC Detachment 905, at 208-885-6129 or 800-622-5088.
This program offers scholarships to students selected through national competition. These scholarships cover college tuition, lab fees, books, uniforms, and include a monthly stipend. Call: University of Idaho, Commanding Officer, Naval Science Department at 208-885-6333.
- Fast Web - Free online scholarship search
- College Board Scholarship Search - Free version of the FUND FINDER scholarship database
- SuperCollege - Free database of scholarships and grants
- GoCollege - Guide to free money
- Student Scholarships - Scholarship database
- College Scholarships - Free scholarship search
Scholarship Universe - Scholarship Universe makes it easier to find scholarships. By answering a few questions, they are able to locate awards that match up with you. The Scholarship Universe dashboard also provides a quick and convenient way to keep up with upcoming application deadlines.
Scholarship Scam Alert
Scholarship Scam Alert - Not everyone is trying to help. Beware of requests for payment when requesting information about receiving money for education.