Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$10,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 15

Saturday
Awarded By:

Idaho State Board of Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately 25 awards offered annually. The number of awards may vary based on available funding. Priority for funding is given to renewal students.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Idaho.
  3. Must graduate from an Idaho high school or home school.
  4. Must plan to enroll full time.
  5. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  7. Must plan to enroll in an academic or professional-technical program at one of the following accredited Idaho universities: College of Idaho, Boise State University, College of Southern Idaho, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, North Idaho College, Northwest Nazarene University, BYU Idaho, College of Western Idaho, or the University of Idaho.
  8. Must be a graduating high school senior at time of application.
  9. Must demonstrate commitment to public service.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for Idaho high school seniors who are graduating from a high school in Idaho and planning to enroll in an eligible postsecondary educational institution in Idaho. Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher. High consideration for selection is given to students with a demonstrated commitment to public service.

Application requirements for the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Public service resume
Additional Information: As established by Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, the purpose of the Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship is to provide scholarships that recognize outstanding Idaho students and encourage them to pursue their secondary education in an Idaho institution. Awards will be available for students pursuing either an academic or professional/technical education program. Funding for the Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship is provided by private contributions, in conjunction with proceeds from an annual event sponsored by the Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship Fund, Inc. Recipients of the Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship are selected by a scholarship committee appointed by the Governor in conjunction with the Office of the State Board of Education. A high consideration will be given to the applicant's demonstrated commitment to public service.

Award Amount: $3,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years for students pursuing an academic program and up to two additional years for students pursuing a professional-technical program.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, February 15

Applications are available online at the Idaho Office of the State Board of Education (OSBE) website. In addition to the online application, the student must also submit the following: a printout of the completed online application; two letters of recommendation from unrelated individuals who know of his/her interests, achievements, and commitment to public service; an essay of 500 words or less that describes his/her academic interests and what he/she hopes to accomplish in the future; an official copy of his/her high school transcript; and a completed form that lists his/her volunteer work. Please note: If the student is applying for the academic award, he/she must also provide ACT and/or SAT scores. All application materials must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Contact: Joy LaRue
Address: P.O. Box 83720 650 W. State St. Boise, Idaho 83720-0037

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