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SAVE [USA] Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Recognizing the need for a well-educated workforce, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and the Idaho Legislature established the Opportunity Scholarship to remove barriers to higher education and prepare college/university graduates to enter the workforce. The Opportunity Scholarship awards eligible applicants up to $3,500 per year and is renewable for up to four years. The scholarship funds are available per school year; recipients must re-apply each year and are eligible to receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years.

Field of Study

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Trades
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Additional Information

  • Type Of Award: SCHOLARSHIP
  • Amount: $3,500.00
  • Application Deadline: Currently Closed. Reopens Oct. 1
  • Level Of Study: UNDERGRADUATE
  • Automatic Consideration: NO
  • Renewable: ANNUALLY. RENEW 3 TIMES.
Contact Information

Scholarships Program Manager
Joy Miller
Phone: 208-332-1595
Email: Joy.Miller@osbe.idaho.gov

Minimum Requirement

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above
Be an Idaho resident
Be a graduate (or will graduate) from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED/HSE from Idaho)
Complete the State Board of Education scholarship application by March 1
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1
Maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. See program rules for more details