Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

The demand for a well-educated workforce was just one of the driving forces behind the creation of Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter's Opportunity Scholarship. Students who received the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship prior to the upcoming school year must complete a renewal application every year. For further details and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. Eligibility:-Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above-Be an Idaho resident-Be a graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED from Idaho)-Complete the State Board of Education scholarship application by March 1-Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -Accept all federal grant aid that is made available-Enroll as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing their first undergraduate degree at Lewis-Clark State College, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, or College of Idaho; OR enroll at least quarter-time at College of Western Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, or North Idaho College-Maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes

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Award Amount: $12,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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