- Honorably separated U.S. military veteran from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves or National Guard.
- Has a service-connected injury caused or aggravated by military service after September 11, 2001; as a result of that injury, has a physical disability that severely impacts function of one or more major life activities.
- Meets the requirements for admission to the University of Idaho as a degree-seeking student.
- Enrolls as a full-time undergraduate, graduate or law student at the University of Idaho. (Note: The scholarship committee may make an exception for part-time enrollment should the disability and other circumstances, in the committee’s judgment, preclude full-time enrollment.)
- The spouse of a veteran who meets requirements 1 and 2 may be eligible; the spouse also must meet requirements 3 and 4. In partnership, a veteran and spouse may both be eligible to receive funding and other services provided by the program as each pursues an Idaho degree.
- Priority will be given to Idaho residents (as defined by the University of Idaho Catalog) and to those veterans whose injury and resulting disability are the result of action in a combat zone.
Veterans’ spouses may apply jointly or individually for the Operation Education Scholarship.