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.
    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/

    Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

    Min. GPA: 2.7 Award: $3,500.00 


    Open to Idaho residents who graduated from an Idaho high school (or equivalent) and are seeking their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1 and maintain unweighted, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Selection based on financial need and academic record.

    Deadline: N/A

    Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation

    To Study: Any field of study at Any accredited Idaho university, college, or vocational/technical institution Min. GPA: 2.50 Award: $5,000.00 


    Open to Idaho high school or college students of Hispanic/Latino descent with a GPA of 2.5 and above who have demonstrated leadership in school, community, and/or other service organizations that promote, enhance, or strengthen diversity. Selection based on the essay, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, financial need, and involvement in service to school, community, and family.

    Deadline: N/A 

    Betaseed FFA Scholarships

    To Study: Agriculture and related majors At: Any college, university or technical school

    Min. GPA: 2.00 Award: $1,000.00 


    Open to current high school seniors and college students enrolling as full time students who are members of their local Idaho FFA Chapter with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Selection based on application responses, FFA and community service activities, and letters of recommendation.


    Submit completed application, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a recent photo in which the applicant is wearing their FFA jacket.

    Deadline: N/A 

    Anne Veseth Memorial Continuing Education Scholarship

    To Study: Any career technical program including at least nine months of consecutive attendance and leading to an initial degree or technical certificate At: College of Western Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho State University College of Technology, Lewis-Clark State College, and North Idaho College Min. GPA: 2.50 Award: $500.00 


    Open to Idaho residents that have graduated from an accredited Idaho public or private high school, or equivalent. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher during the last two years of school and enroll as a full-time student. Selection based on essay, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts.

    Deadline: N/A 

    Building Safety Professionals of Southwestern Idaho Scholarship

    To Study: Programs leading to careers as inspectors, plan reviewers, construction managers, architects, engineers and more At: Any college or university. Min. GPA: N/A Award: $600.00


    Open to students interested in a career in the building and safety profession. Selection based on is based upon an essay response.


    Submit application (available at the website below) with essay by mail, email, or fax.

    Deadline: N/A

     Jiffy Lube Scholarship

    Your local Jiffy Lube owner is offering one $1,500 scholarship award and one $1,000 scholarship award to 2 local high school students – students simply have to write about “What Drives You?” No grade point or test score requirements.

    Students attending high school in the Magic Valley area can apply directly online NOW at: https://yourturn2apply.com/twinfalls.htm



    Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship


    • Open for 2021-22 academic year.
    • Deadline is 2/15/21 for Academic, 4/1/21 for Career Technical.
    • Merit-based award
    • Requires community service
    • For graduating seniors of an Idaho high school or home school, or a first-year student in a CTE program
    • Requires a 2.8 GPA


    Armed Forces/ Public Safety Officer Dependent Scholarship



    For a child of a military member or public safety officer, the student must:

    • Be an Idaho resident.
    • Be a graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED from Idaho).
    • Enroll as a student in an academic or professional-technical program at North Idaho College, Lewis-Clark State College, College of Southern Idaho, College of Eastern Idaho, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University or College of Western Idaho.
    • Be a child already born, or born after a military member or public safety officer is determined to be imprisoned or missing in action, or is killed or becomes totally and permanently disabled.


    Idaho Postsecondary Credit Scholarship


    • Deadline: Open enrollment
    • Merit-based award
    • Award available for students with ten (10) or more postsecondary credits at time of high school graduation and a matching industry merit-based scholarship


    2021 We the Students Essay Contest

    Essay Prompt: What is the relationship between Equality and Justice?

    Deadline: April 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm PT.



    Dennis James Memorial Scholarship

    Riverview Urgent Care is proud to again be offering the Dennis James Memorial Scholarship


    Birrer Scholarship
    Deadline: April 15, 2021

    Must be a Minico graduate and planning on attending an Idaho College full time (12) credits.


    Idaho Conservation Corps 

    Apply now for our 2021 Summer programs


    Go to our website, idahocc.org/ and select “Apply Here / Login” in the top right corner. Create a profile account and follow the prompts as needed. Select the programs that interest you in the “My Programs” tab and complete the application that follows. If you experience any difficulties during the application process, we are here to help! Our friendly Community Engagement team is available anytime via email at info@idahocc.org.


    Idaho Conservation Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives. Our programs include residential conservation crews for both youth and young adults and an internship program for college-aged participants. Whether you are looking for an amazing summer work experience or looking to gain specific skills for a future career with land management agencies, Idaho Conservation Corps has an opportunity for you. Through your service, working on meaningful conservation projects will allow you to gain a fresh perspective, learn new skills, meet new people, and discover new opportunities and career pathways. 

    Please reach out to our Community Engagement team with any questions via email at info@idahocc.org. We are also able to schedule phone calls with the appropriate staff member for your question! We look forward to seeing your applications!


    Far West Agribusiness Association
    Deadline: April 16,2021  

    Application Requirements

    • Completed application form
    • Resume (no more than 2 pages)
    • Copy of Transcript (original transcripts are required if selected for award)
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation: 1 academic, 1 supervisor, 1-character reference
    • 2-part essay


    Idaho Society of CPA’s Scholarship Fund
    May 1, 2020.  

    Created to attract the best and brightest students to the profession, scholarships benefit students pursuing an accounting degree at an Idaho school.  Open to full-time students at the junior or senior level majoring in accounting at a public or private college or university in the state of Idaho. Click Here to apply.



    Richard G. Cortez Scholarship


    Min. GPA: 2.50

    Award: $1,000

    Deadline: April 1

    To Study: Any field of study

    At: Any accredited Idaho college or university


    Open to undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic descent who are enrolled or plan to be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university. The scholarship ranges from $1,000 for high school seniors to $1,500 for college students.




    Min. GPA: 2.80

    Award: $3,000

    Deadline: April 15

    To Study: Any field of study in an academic or career-technical program requiring at least six months of consecutive attendance

    At: Any eligible Idaho postsecondary school


    Open to any graduating high school senior who is a resident of Idaho and has a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Selection based on 500 word essay, GPA, and public service experience. High consideration will be given to a commitment to public service.


    Complete and submit application available from your counselor's office or the web address below (available in December). Submit with ACT or SAT scores; two letters of recommendation; personal essay; and forms detailing a commitment to public service including school, community and church volunteer service projects, and participation in other service organizations and volunteer work. Students must identify chosen academic program or major at time of application


    Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Scholarship


    Min. GPA: N/A

    Deadline: April 15

    To Study: Osteopathic medicine

    At: Students must be enrolled in an American Osteopathic Association approved school


    Scholarships are awarded to students who best demonstrate their commitment to practicing osteopathic medicine in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.


    Interested applicants can apply online at the web address listed below. Application must include short essay responses, three letters of recommendation, and permission to contact your school to determine if you are in good academic standing.


    *Please see the counseling center for more information.


    Pacific Northwest Grain and Feed Association Scholarship


    Min. GPA: N/A

    Award: $2,000

    Deadline: April 23

    To Study: Any field of study. Additional consideration will be given to students enrolling in agriculture, business, home economics or vocational programs.

    At: Any accredited two or four-year college or university


    Open to all members in good standing with the Pacific Northwest Grain & Feed Association, immediate family members, employees and a legal dependent of a direct member, and owners/patrons, or their legal dependents, of a direct member firm. Selection based on academic record, work experience and leadership qualities.


    Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association (PNVA) Scholarship


    Min. GPA: N/A

    Award: $5,000

    Deadline: April 30

    To Study: Any area of study in Agriculture, preference given to focus on vegetable production.

    At: Any accredited two or four-year college, university or professional technical program


    This scholarship can be used in any area of study in Agriculture, with preference given to areas specifically related to vegetable production. Eligible applicants must be high school graduates planning to attend an institution of higher education (university, college, or technical program), current undergraduates or graduate students.


    Application available at website below. Submit with essay, two personal references, and a copy of your transcripts. Candidates may be invited to an in-person interview. Recipient will be required to report to the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association for at least one year following the scholarship award.

    The Zella Jean Foundation


    Deadline: May 10, 2021

    To begin application process, email info@thezellajeanfoundation.org

    Service Project

    Complete 20 hours of Community service in a calendar year. Provide documentation via email

    Essay Project

    Submit a 428 EXACT word count essay (indicate word count on essay) on a learning or life experience that has inspired you to pursue higher education. Email completed essay 

    Video Project

    Submit a 3 minute and 20 seconds personal speech addressing the impact this award will offer you in 1 of 3 areas: Leadership, Education, Accountability. Pick 1 area of focus. Submit video project via email

    Getting to know you

    Household size for information

    Family dynamics as background


    Dennis James Memorial Scholarship

    Presented by: River View Urgent Care and Medical Center

    Deadline: April 16, 2021

    The Dennis James Memorial scholarship was started in 2015 by the family of Dennis James and through his company, Riverview Urgent Care.  Dennis was a passionate businessman and member of his community.  He knew how important education was in bettering people, families, and communities.  He supported education throughout his life and will continue that through this memorial scholarship. 

    Scholarship Eligibility

    • High School Senior – must receive diploma from a Cassia or Minidoka County High School by June 2021 US citizen
      Plan to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the US for the 2021-2022 school year, with the exception made for serving a church mission and extending the time for a two year period.
      8 GPA or greater
    • Click here to apply: Dennis James Memorial Scholarship Application


    Mini-Cassia Soil and Water Conservation College Scholarship


    The Soil & Water Conservation Districts provide college SCHOLARSHIPS to students majoring in Ag related fields.   Applicants should apply for the scholarship where they reside.   Applicants who have previously been awarded a scholarship will not be considered.  This scholarship is to be used the fall term following receipt of award.

    Click Link for Application:   Minidoka 2021 Scholarship Application 


    James A. Dodge Memorial Scholarship


    Deadline: July 31, 2021

    Please complete the scholarship application form by clicking the link above. You’ll also need to submit 3 letters of recommendation which must be:

    On letterhead when applicable, Written, signed and dated within the last 2 years


    Mail those to:

    James A. Dodge Memorial Scholarship
    1876 E Pegram St
    Meridian, ID 83642


    Jiffy Lube Scholarship – Deadline Extended!

    Students attending high school in the Magic Valley area can apply directly online NOW at: https://yourturn2apply.com/twinfalls.htm

    Your local Jiffy Lube owner is offering one $1,500 scholarship award and one $1,000 scholarship award  to 2 local high school students – students simply have to write about “What Drives You?” – no grade point or test score requirements! 

    NEW Extended Deadline is:  April 12th, 2021


    War Bonnet Round-Up Association

    Please attach an essay including any information that you feel is pertinent to your application and attach it to your application. Essay should include but not limited to the following:

    • How the scholarship would benefit you.
    • Financial needs or special circumstances you may have.
    • Why a post-secondary education is important in meeting your career goals. o Essay should be less than 500 words, typed and double spaced.

     References and Photograph

    • Attach two signed letters of reference (one from your school and one from someone other than a school representative or immediate family) to your application.
    • Email topaat.dixon@gmail.coma digital Senior Picture (minimum 640 x 480 pixels)

    Please pick up the application in the counselor center.  


    MCEA Scholarship Awards

    The Minidoka County Education Association awards multiple scholarships each spring. One scholarship is for a senior graduating from Minico High School or Mt. Harrison High School who intends to enter the teaching profession. One scholarship is for a current Minidoka County School District employee who is working either towards a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a Graduate degree in Education or Education Administration.

    Please see the counselor center for the application.