Scholarships are awarded based on the criteria set and determined by the donor, organization and The College of Idaho, students must be enrolled full time and monitor requirements needed to maintain the scholarship. If the student does not maintain the required scholarship criteria they are given a probationary semester to recover, if criteria is again not met following the probationary semester the scholarship may be discontinued.
There are several different scholarship opportunities for students to search for, apply and receive, visit our Applications, Forms and Information page for scholarships and other helpful information. Institutional scholarship awards (combined or individually) will not exceed the cost of tuition at The College of Idaho.
Please note: College scholarships and some state and federal grants are reduced if the student's cumulative GPA falls below a 3.00. Students should refer to their award letter or the Office of Student Financial Aid Services for additional information.
This is a brief description of the type of scholarships that may be available;
Endowed Scholarships- a major gift used to fund scholarships. It often honors a donor's loved one or the donor themselves. The feature that most distinguishes endowed scholarships from other types of donations is that the capital in the endowed scholarship gift is preserved so that the gift can last indefinitely.
Funded Scholarships- are institutional resources restricted for student aid, such as scholarships and fellowships. They have been restricted by an outside source such as a donor or contract.
Unfunded Scholarships-are those that are awarded to students from unrestricted institutional resources.
Talent Based Scholarships- athletic, music, theatrical, vocal, debate or other talents students present, talk to the department for additional details on scholarships they may have available.
Merit Scholarship- available to persons based on academic qualifications. Student’s eligibility for institutional merit scholarship determined by the Admission Office using a matrix system based on Grade Point Average, Test Scores and/or transfer credits and GPA (to insure equality in the evaluation process).
Other Scholarship Offerings- Scholarship offerings at The College of Idaho include but are not limited to:
External Scholarships- students apply for external scholarships outside of The College of Idaho, the Financial Aid office tries to present opportunities as they are received. Criteria for awarding External Scholarships are determined by the donor or organization, the Financial Aid office ensures the award and criteria is met upon awarding the funds. When a student is presented with a scholarship please provide the Financial Aid office a copy with a notification so that we may reflect this amount on the student award package.