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.



    CIS is a division of the Idaho Department of Labor and since 1980 has been helping people in Idaho with volumes of information about occupations, postsecondary education, financial aid, and finding jobs. Visit the website at www.idcis.intocareers.org


    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



    For students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning, have a drive to improve themselves, and a desire to improve society in general. Winners will be determined by the Reservation Counter Executive team each Spring and Fall semester. Two ongoing scholarships are offered per year, at $1,500.00 each. Our Fall 2015 Scholarship Award is currently available and open to all students who apply through our online application located here: http://www.reservationcounter.com/scholarships/


    LendEDU  is awarding  2, $2500 scholarships this fall.    To apply answer  this short question in 750 words or less: 

    How do you plan to avoid excess student loan and debt?  Must be a High school senior or college student.  For more information go to: https://lendedu.com/blog/sholarship-application. We will be awarding 2 more scholarships in the spring. 

    Merritt Brook Scholarship
    The Merritt Brook Scholarship was set up to serve graduating students with a minimum 2.5 GPA from accredited Idaho high schools in the Magic Valley, including Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls counties.   We seek applicants who have a clearly defined goal for college and plan to attend any accredited 2-4 year college or university in the United States.

    Applicants should coordinate with their high school guidance counselors  to prepare an application package consisting of the following: Completed application form, signed and dated. A copy of your most recent high school transcript, report card, or college transcript. Essay on the topic described in the application form, and Letter(s) of recommendation. Applications can be found at: http://www.mbscholarship.org/ or in the counseling center.

    Yvonne and Dick Lierz Scholarship Fund
    Eligibility: Enrolling in the upcoming year as a first or second year undergraduate student at any public Idaho or Nevada institution of higher learning;  Demonstrated volunteer involvement in at least one charitable activity benefiting the community;  While grades, activities, and recommendations are important, if an applicant's cumulative grade point is below 2.8 they will be seriously considered only if they are able to convince the Scholarship Selection Committee of a high desire to advance their education.   Non-renewable.

    Additional Application Materials:  A 250-300 word essay about the importance of giving of yourself and your time to help others.  A 250-300 word essay about how you have demonstrated a unique contribution to your community.  Two letters of recommendation.  If your high school or college GPA is below a 2.8: A 100-150 word essay about your desire to advance your education.


    Mike Crapo Math and Science Scholarship Fund
    Eligibility: a) Resident of Idaho; b) Majoring in math or science (including but not limited to the area of engineering); c) Enrolling as a full-time student at the freshman level (first year) at a public or private four-year college or university in the state of Idaho; and d) Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above for all class work prior to the application.  Non-traditional students who have not been enrolled in a higher education institution for a period of three years shall be exempt from the cumulative grade point average requirement for the first semester (or quarter if the school is on a quarter basis) of the scholarship.  All recipients must maintain the stated grade point for the first semester (or quarter if the school is on the quarter system) in order to receive a subsequent disbursement.  Awarded primarily on the basis of a sincere desire for further education or training, and individual achievement as evidenced through the student’s academic record, participation in outside activities, leadership roles and/or work experience.  Renewable:  No.


    Oakley Valley Arts Council
    Aaron & Gloria Johnson Memorial Scholarship This $250.00 Scholarship is designed for the senior who has been active in the arts (such as; music, drama, art, etc.) in school as well as in the community. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be a graduating senior. Applications available in the counseling center.

    3 - $500 scholarships are being offered.  Applicants must be a high school senior or a high school graduate from the state of Idaho and have a 3.0 GPA.  Applications are online at www.safelinkinternet.com/scholarship-application.  

    The High School STEM Scholarship for Aspiring Commercial Drone Pilots was created to support high school students ages 16 and up who are serious about learning how to fly drones commercially, and to support the use of drones to further the interest of high school students in STEM subjects.


    Scholarship recipients receive free access to Drone Pilot Ground School (usual cost is $299), an in-depth test prep course for the FAA’s “Part 107” certification exam to be a commercial drone pilot. The first 100 recipients will have their FAA exam fee of $150 covered, for a total value of approximately $450. Learn more about the scholarship and application process here.

    Albert Lee Write, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship
    To be eligible for this scholarship you must:  Be a migrant student! You and your family move for agricultural or fishing employment  Be a dedicated student!  Show us you care and you’re willing to work hard! We’re looking for academic achievement or improvement in your official transcript  Be a graduating high school senior. This scholarship is intended for students who will be entering college for the first time. Demonstrate financial need. We want to make sure this scholarship goes to someone who could really use the help, so you need to estimate how much you think your education will cost and how much you have saved so far. Sound like you? Then apply! If selected, you will be awarded at least $3,000 to help pay for college. Link https://www.nasdme.org/al-wright-scholarship 


    Shine Bright Scholarship 
    In order to apply, candidates should write an 600 word essay entitled “The True Meaning of A Diamond Engagement Ring”. 

    Applicants must be high school seniors, Junior College, College, University, or Trade School students. 

    Contest Rules

    • 750 word minimum.
    • Only one submission per applicant.
    • Must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada.
    • Must be enrolled and/or attending post-secondary education within the next year.

    Deadline: November 30, 2017.

    Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

    Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 

    • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
    • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
    • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

    Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 

    Alice E. Cannon Memorial Teachers' Scholarship
    $1,000.00 awarded annually to one Idaho State University student who meets the following eligibility requirements: 

      • Must be enrolled full-time at Idaho State University for the upcoming fall semester pursuing a degree in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Special Education. 
      • Student must be a graduate from Minico High School and a resident of Minidoka County, Idaho.  STRONG preference is given to incoming freshman. 
      • Student is required to demonstrate financial need as determined by the ISU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship. 
      • School activities, community service and work related experiences may also be considered. 


    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