Idaho Armed Forces/Public Safety Officer Dependent Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Idaho State Board of Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility: All eligible applicants will be awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be an Idaho resident.
  4. Must be the spouse or child of: a member of the Armed Forces who was killed in action, died of injuries or wounds sustained in action, determined to be missing in action or a prisoner or war, or is/was totally and permanently disabled due to injuries sustained in action; OR a full-time or part-time public safety officer (peace officer or firefighter, paramedic, or EMT) who was killed or totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty. If a spouse and the eligible family member is totally and permanently disabled, the student must be currently married to the eligible member. If a child, the student must have been already born, or was born after a military member or public safety officer is determined to be imprisoned or missing in action, or is killed or becomes totally and permanently disabled. Additional details on eligibility are available on the Idaho State Board of Education website.
  5. Must be a graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED from Idaho), if an eligible child.
  6. Must enroll as an undergraduate student.
  7. Must enroll as a student in an academic or professional-technical program at North Idaho College, Lewis-Clark State College, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University, or College of Western Idaho.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to Idaho undergraduate students who are the children or spouses of military members or public safety officers who were killed, imprisoned, missing in action, or permanently disabled. Students must attend a public Idaho college or university.

Application requirements for the Idaho Armed Forces/Public Safety Officer Dependent Scholarship are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: A list of eligible academic majors and professional-technical programs is available online at Additional information on eligibility requirements and program administration is available online at

Award Amount: The scholarship provides a waiver of fees plus up to $500 per semester for books in addition to on-campus housing and subsistence. Educational benefits shall not exceed a total of 36 months or 4 nine-month periods.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,691.

About Idaho State Board of Education:
Contact Information: Joy LaRue, Scholarships Program Manager
Address: P.O. Box 83720 650 W. State St. Boise, Idaho 83720-0037

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