To help you navigate the process, we have compiled  a list of websites dedicated to the college search. On these sites, you can compare colleges, learn about financial aid, find tips on getting in, and a lot more. Happy surfing- and best of luck in the college search.
















    UAspire - Tips and Suggestions for submitting the successful scholarship application.



    Merit aid is awarded to students with a broad range of GPAs. Students with a 2.0 GPA or higher often qualify. There are merit aid scholarships for students based on their interests, their intended majors, leadership and community service. MeritAid.com is the first comprehensive web site dedicated to helping students with the college search by matching them to merit-based scholarships from colleges across the country. Check out their website and set up your own portfolio at www.meritaid.com



    A free Christian college resource for students interested in going to a Christian college. www.christianconnector.com



    Online resources for students seeking scholarship information.

    is a search engine to match students with scholarships at the college of their choice. You can set up a profile and it will match scholarships to you. www.zinch.com


    Most colleges and universities prior to awarding financial aid and scholarships require student to complete the FAFSA form found at www.fafsa.ed.gov

    www.pin.ed.gov  --Apply for a PIN number 



    All young men 18 years old need to register for Selective Service. Go online, at www.sss.gov and take of it. It’s easy, and once you’ve done it, it’s one less thing on your mind.



    A scholarship program that offers students the opportunity to earn their degree and receive valuable leadership and management skills while enjoying the benefits of an exciting career.  Applicants need to be a graduating senior and have a 21 Math score and 22 English score on the ACT. Apply online at https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/


    Students whose parents are seasonal workers or have moved due to agriculture work may be eligible for scholarship opportunities thru Geneseo Migrant Center.   For more information, check out their website at http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships.htm.  
    Deadlines vary per scholarship.



    Must apply for CSI admission first @ www.csi.edu

    Choose future student, money matters, scholarships(must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to qualify), or go to http://scholarships.csi.edu

    • Idaho Promise B
    • Minority at Risk
    • New Hope
    • Fine Art Scholarships
    • Departmental Scholarship info and links to applications
    • CSI Foundation Scholarships

    Applicant must have participated within the last 24 months as a seasonal or migrant farm worker participated in a Chapter I Migrant education Program or be eligible to participate.  Applicant must also have a high school diploma or GED, be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident of the U.S. and must desire a four-year academic degree or a two-year vocational-technical degree in preparation for a four-year academic or technical degree. 



    Paul Mitchell partner school is offering scholarships for their academy in Rexburg. Applications are in the counseling center. Scholarship is based on first come first served.

    A list of scholarships that students from Idaho school districts are eligible for is listed in the counseling center.



    $500 Scholarship for seniors who have a GPA of 2.5 or better and are planning on attending a college after graduation. Write an essay (650 -­ 800 words, double spaced) about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, what you learned from it, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled. No application is required. See details in the counseling center.

    Applicants contribute knowledge for a chance to win a $1,000 monthly award.  High school seniors, current full-time undergrad or grad students may apply.  Scholarship is awarded monthly.  It begins and ends every calendar month.  For more information, visit http://sussle.org/scholarship


    BigSun Scholarships 
    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.  Apply @ http://www.bigsunathletics.com


    Watch for scams
    -Do not pay to apply for scholarships!
    -Do not provide SSN#, etc.

    Magic Valley Jiffy Lube Teen Driver Scholarship Program 
    Deadline: March 16, 2020

    A simple 500 words about "What Drives You?" essay. 
    $1,500 Overall Scholarship Award and $1,000 Finalist Award


    Google Global Science Fair Scholarships of up to $50,000. 

    Current students between the ages of 13 and 18 are eligible to apply for this prestigious scholarship is in partnership with leaders such as National Geographic and Lego. The competition starts in mid-February and ends in mid-May of each year. If you would like to be notified for updates, sign up at https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/


    The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest 
    Deadline: January 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST). 
    Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. 


    Girl of the Month Application 
    Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020 

    Soroptimist of Mini-Cassia is seeking applications for a $1,000 cash award. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has been helping women around the world since 1972. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. Come to my office for an Application.


    The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest 
    Deadline: January 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST).

    Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. 



    Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship – 
    Deadline: February 1, 2020


    To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

    • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
    • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
    • Show leadership potential
    • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
    • Present evidence of financial need
    • Be a United States Citizen
    • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
    • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship


    Sweet and Simple Scholarship - Award: $1,500
    February 29, 2020

    Submit an online written response to the question:
    "Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it's the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you." (250 words or less)



    Education Matters Scholarship 
    Deadline: February, 29, 2020


    One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.  

    Submit an online written response to the question:
    "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?" (250 words or less)


    Idaho Association of Counties Scholarship 

    Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to the winner as selected by the IAC Scholarships Committee.

    All application requirements must be completed and post-marked by the deadline of Friday, February 28th, 2020 or the application will be eliminated from consideration.


    Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship

    • Open for 2020-21
    • Academic deadline to apply is 2/15/20
    • Career Technical Education deadline is 4/15/20
    • Merit-based award
    • Requires community service
    • For graduating seniors of an Idaho high school
    • Requires a 2.8 GPA


    Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Utah State University

    To schedule a visit: https://huntsman.usu.edu/undergraduate/recruiting-events

    A Day in the life: Join us for one of three Fridays where you will meet other students, eat in our dining halls, be a student in a college class, and have fun on campus!

    February 7, 2020

    10:00am Huntsman Hall room 470

    3505 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT

    Students in the Huntsman Scholar Program Receive:

    • Small specialized scholar sections of the ten required business courses
    • Dedicated faculty mentors to assist each student in their career development
    • Fully-funded Global Learning Experience
    • One-on-one professional faculty and staff coaching
    • Extracurricular opportunities including service projects, business competitions, and program socials
    • $2,000 annual scholarship for up to four years, totaling $8,000


    Deadline: January 23, 2020 5:30 PST



    All applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered eligible for the 2020 Live Más Scholarship Program:

    • Applicant is a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) who is at least 16 years of age and no older than 24 years of age, located in the United States or D.C.
    •  If an applicant is a minor in his/her/their state of residence they must receive parental consent from his/her/their parent/legal guardian to apply.
    • Applicant must be on-track to apply for or enrolled in an accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational program (including accredited two-and four-year colleges, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools).
    • Employees of Taco Bell Foundation, Inc., Taco Bell of America, LLC, Taco Bell Corp. and its parent, subsidiaries of its parent, franchisees, licensees, and the advertising and promotion agencies involved with this Program are not eligible to apply or receive a scholarship through this version of the program.


    The Alert Scholarship


    You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alert college scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.


    Idaho Association of Counties
    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    2020 IAC Scholarship Application 

    • Six scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to the winners as selected by the IAC Scholarship Committee. 
    • Those who are eligible to apply for the scholarship are children of county employees who are issued a paycheck by the county that work 20 hours or more per week and the children and grandchildren of county elected officials (assessors, clerks, commissioners, coroners, prosecuting attorneys, sheriff, and treasurer).

    Idaho Power Scholarship for Academic Excellence


    Deadline: March 1, 2020

    The Idaho Power scholarship program provides ten (10) $2,000.00 scholarships for graduating high school seniors who live in Idaho Power’s service area. These scholarships are non-renewable grants. To receive the scholarship, the recipient must be enrolled at an accredited Idaho or Oregon college, university or vocational-technical school. The grant must be used during the school year directly following the awarding of the grant. Students wishing to apply for the scholarships must have a minimum cumulative 3.75 GPA, including one complete term (semester or trimester) of their senior year. 


    Idaho Power's Douglas E. Sprenger, Kevin M. Whittier, and Larry R. Wimer Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Deadline: March 15, 2020

    Two $1,000 scholarships will be available to students planning to enroll in engineering or natural resources programs at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school in Idaho. These awards are granted on a one-time basis and are not renewable. Application requirements are included in the application form available on the Idaho Community Foundation’s website. Use the “Statewide” button to find the link to the form. 


    Pointe Pest Control Scholarship
    : April 29, 2020


    Pointe Pest Control is offering a great scholarship opportunity! It is a "Pay it Forward' scholarship in which students are encouraged to do good for someone else. You can read more about the application and requirements on the website. The scholarship is $750 and is available for high school seniors in Idaho to apply for.  


    Scholarship Websites:



    ISBA Scholarship - Deadline: February 15, 2020



    Students of Integrity Scholarship – Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2020


    Mission: To empower consumers in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington and Western Wyoming to be confident and proactive by providing education, information, and resources on marketplace issues.

    Idaho Scholarship – Go to the website below to find many more scholarship opportunities. All the scholarships below are on the Next Steps website. 



    1)      Elks National Foundation – Most Valuable Student

    • Min. GPA: N/A
    • Award: $1,000.00 - $12,500.00
    • Deadline: N/A


    2)      American Legion Idaho Auxiliary General Studies Scholarship

    • Min. GPA: N/A
    • Award: $1,000.00
    • Deadline: May 1


    3)      McClendon Engineering Inc. Scholarship 

    • To study: Structural Engineering or architecture
    • Min. GPA: 2.5
    • Award: $1,000.00
    • Deadline: N/A


    4)      Betaseed FFA Scholarships 

    • To study: Agriculture and related majors
    • At: Any college, university or technical school
    • Min. GPA: 2.0
    • Award: $1,000.00
    • Deadline: N/A


    5)      Community Council of Idaho Scholarship

    • To study: Any academic or vocational course of study
    • At: Any accredited college or university
    • Min. GPA: 2.5
    • Award: $1,000.00
    • Deadline: N/A


    6)      Dairy West FFA Scholarship 

    • To study: Dairy cattle production, dairy food science, or related subjects
    • At: University of Idaho, Utah State University, Oregon State University, Washington State University, Brigham Young University or Brigham Young University -Idaho
    • Min. GPA: 3.0
    • Award: $2,000.00
    • Deadline: N/A


    7)      Erle and Cynthia Byram Scholarship

    • To study: Any field of study
    • At: Any accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school in Idaho
    • Min. GPA: N/A
    • Award: $2,000.00 - $5,000.00
    • Deadline: March 15


    8)      D.L. Evans Bank Scholarship 

    • To study: Preference will be given to students majoring in finance, business, or economics; however, all other majors will be considered
    • At: Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, College of Idaho, College of Western Idaho, Treasure Valley Community College, & Brigham Young University-Idaho
    • Min. GPA: 3.0
    • Award: $500.00
    • Deadline: N/A


    We the Students Essay Prompt 


    The winners of this year’s contest will receive:

    1st Place – $7,500 and a scholarship to our 2020 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.

    Runners Up – 5 prizes at $1,500 each

    Honorable Mentions – 8 prizes at $500 each


    Southwest Idaho Society of Women Engineers Scholarship



    • Female student graduating from an Idaho high school in May 2020
    • Majoring in engineering or computer science  
    • Attending an ABET accredited university and program (includes out of state)
    • Minimum high school GPA 3.0


    Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

    12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000



    D.L. Evans Bank Scholarship
    Deadline: March 30, 2020

    Scholarship Application

    In 2020, we will award a total of $32,000 with each scholarship amount being $2,000. The scholarship winners will be able to use their funds towards any accredited college, university, or trade school located in the United States.


    Dennis James Memorial Scholarship
    Deadline April 17, 2020.

    Scholarship Eligibility:

    • High School Senior – must receive diploma from a Cassia or Minidoka County High School by June 2020
    • US citizen
    • Plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the

    US for the 2020-2021 school year, with the exception made for serving a church mission and extending

    the time for a two-year period.

    • 2.8 GPA or greater


    Minidoka County - single award of $1,000.

    Cassia County - two awards of $1,000 each.


    Priority Scholarship Deadline

    University of Idaho: February 15, 2020

    Boise State University: February 15, 2020

    Lewis-Clark State College: March 1, 2020

    *Priority Scholarship deadline has passed for University of Idaho (December 1, 2019)


    The College of Idaho

    Winter Discovery Day – Apply at:  https://apply.collegeofidaho.edu/portal/visitcampus

    • Tour campus and see our residence hall rooms
    • Meet current students and professors
    • Enjoy lunch on campus. 

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

    The College of Idaho
    2112 Cleveland Blvd
    Caldwell, ID 83605

    Lewis-Clark State College

    Our General Scholarship Application is now open at  www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/scholarships-and-waivers/, and students are welcome to start applying to the wide variety of scholarships available to LC State students. To be eligible for scholarships, students must submit all admissions documents (including test scores and transcripts) by March 1, 2020.