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/


    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


    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


    Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award
    12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000



    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)


    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.


    Magic Valley Dairy Days Scholarship Application

    One of the guiding principles of Magic Valley Dairy Days is providing scholarships to local students who have a strong work ethic, have educational and career goals, and have contributed to our local communities through community service and extracurricular activities.

    Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, vendors, and donors involved in Magic Valley Dairy Days, the Wendell Chamber of Commerce has been able to provide tens of thousands of dollars of scholarships to local students. 

    All Magic Valley, Idaho students with the intent to attend an Idaho College, University or Vocational programs are eligible for receipt of scholarships.

    Please apply by completing the application below by the deadline: April 15, 2020


    Kiwanis Club of Rupert Scholarship – copies in the counselor’s office.

    This scholarship is designed to help Minico High School students & Minico graduates who are attending college who wish to continue their learning by applying for an academic

    scholarship to an institution of higher education or applying for a Technical scholarship and enrolling in a Vo- Tech program. Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 and two additional scholarships in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded.


    2020 Birrer Scholarship

    2020 Birrer Scholarship Application

    Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    We’re committed to supporting Marine children in pursuit of their educational goals and there’s no more versatile educational path than through Career and Technical Education (CTE). From health sciences to finance, IT to manufacturing, CTE professionals are on the cutting edge of today’s most hands-on careers.

    This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less at a community college or private career school listed on College Navigator.


    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


    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.


    Idaho SWE Scholarships
    How to Apply for 2020 Scholarship:    

    1. Read the information sheet for scholarship requirements on below.

    Complete the online application form. Link is available and will remain open until midnight, PST on January 31, 2020. http://swidaho.swe.org/scholarships

    1. Attach your college entrance test scores and transcript to the online application.
    2. Contact SWE at SWIdahoSWE@gmail.com if you have any questions.


    Student- View Scholarship Program 
    Deadline: April 22, 2020



    Idaho Postsecondary Credit Scholarship


    Better Business Bureau Scholarship



    Volunteers needed - Paul Elementary Carnival

    We are in need of volunteers to help with our school fundraiser! This is a great opportunity for seniors to fulfill community service hours or for any high school student that wants to help in their community. Please contact Amy Patterson at (208) 300-0098 or contact Mrs. Claridge if you are interested. You will be contacted to schedule your shift and responsibilities. Thanks for your much-needed help!

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    Carnival from 5:00-8:00 pm

    • We will need volunteers on the day of the carnival to help set up games and stations. This will be

    from about 1:00 to 5:00. We can assign shifts if you can only help part of the time.

    • We will need volunteers to help with games and stations during carnival from 5:00 to 8:00. We

    can assign shifts if you can only help part of the time.

    • We will need volunteers to help with clean-up after the carnival from 8:00 until approximately



    Idaho Growers and Shippers Scholarship


    We at Elk Mountain Tents have experienced great joy and pleasure just being outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

    We are looking to help out a stellar individual with an appreciation for the great outdoors who captures the adventurous spirit that has come to embody the Elk Mountain Tents brand. If that sounds like you, please apply! Or, if that sounds like someone you know, please share this opportunity with them!