Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Awarded By

Idaho State Board of Education

Award Amount

Up to $3,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years with completion of a renewal application and maintenance of satisfactory academic progress.


The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.

Additional Information

Applicants must accept all federal grant aid that is made available to them. Applicants for the Opportunity Scholarship are selected as recipients, in part, on the basis of demonstrated financial need. The tool used to determine financial need will be the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), used by the United States Department of Education. The financial need of an applicant for an Opportunity Scholarship will be based upon the validated Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as identified by the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). Eligible students shall be selected based on rating criteria that assigns 70 percent to financial eligibility and 30 percent to academic eligibility. In the event that this weighted score results in a tie, an eligible student who submitted his/her application to the Board earliest in time will be assigned a higher rank. Please note: Priority for funding will be given to renewal students.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the Idaho State Board of Education website. Students must complete both the State Board of Education online application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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