Idaho Opportunity Scholarship Offers Coming Soon – Dailyfly

BOISE – Idaho students who applied for an Idaho Opportunity Scholarship will find out next week whether they will receive the scholarship.

Applicants will be notified by email at midnight on Monday, May 13, 2024. Students should also check their spam folders if the notification does not appear in their inbox. Students who have opted for SMS notification will receive an SMS on Tuesday, May 14th.

“Over 10,000 students have applied for the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for the 2024-25 academic year,” said Joy Miller, scholarship program manager for the State Board of Education. “To date, nearly 7,000 applicants have completed the FAFSA, which is a requirement for the Opportunity Scholarship.”

This year also saw a record renewal rate of 85%, leaving enough funding for approximately 2,340 new awards to be made this year. Students who receive new awards have two weeks (until May 27) to accept the scholarship. Students who do not receive a new award are asked to continue checking their email (including spam folders) throughout the summer and early fall in case funds for additional awards become available. You should also check your individual status page on the Scholarship Idaho website for updates.

The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship awards eligible applicants up to $3,500 per academic year and is renewable for up to four years. The scholarship is need-based. To be eligible, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7.

The scholarship can be used at the following public and private higher education institutions in Idaho (in alphabetical order):

  • Boise State University
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • College of Eastern Idaho
  • College of Idaho
  • College of Southern Idaho
  • College of Western Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • Lewis Clark State College
  • North Idaho College
  • Northwest Nazarene University
  • University of Idaho
  • Western Governors University

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