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Scholarships

If you are seeking a degree or certification or both in teacher education, you have two types of scholarships available: departmental scholarships and designated scholarships.

Departmental scholarships are funded for majors in that department only. You should check carefully your major plan on MYBOISESTATE for accuracy and update this section as necessary. You may not be considered for departmental scholarships if your major plan does not match the majors available within the department. If you are seeking certification in secondary education, you should apply for departmental scholarships through the department of your major.

Designated scholarships are funded by private donors. Donors specify criteria for selecting recipients. Criteria may include such things as grade point average, class standing or major. Sometimes donors specify uncommon criteria for selecting recipients. For example, donors may specify that a recipient be a single parent, a student interested in environmental education, or a student who graduated from a certain Idaho high school.

It is important that you provide accurate, thorough information about yourself. Please read the application carefully. Check all boxes that apply to you, and expand on these in the required two-page essay. This will allow the Scholarship Committee to consider you for all scholarships for which you qualify.

If you are seeking certification in secondary education, you may qualify for some designated scholarships. You should also complete the Teacher Education Scholarship Application form, if you wish to be considered.

We encourage you to consult the Boise State University FINANCIAL AID website for information about scholarships based on need, loans, and other private scholarships. To apply for protected class scholarships, please complete the Boise State Foundation Scholarship Application. Members of under-represented groups (e.g., students with disabilities, minority students, and students whose first language is not English) are encouraged to apply.

Mission

The mission of the Teacher Education Scholarship program is to:

  • Support promising candidates who demonstrate financial need.
  • Recognize and support academic excellence and high standards.
  • Recognize and retain students who demonstrate the potential to become effective teachers.

Criteria and Scholarships

All applicants are evaluated according to the criteria established for specific scholarships, including academic achievement. Most scholarships require a minimum 3.0, while some have a lower or higher GPA requirement. All education majors with a compelling need are encouraged to apply, as criteria also include financial need, commitment to the profession, and potential for effective teaching.

Please read the application carefully, answer all questions, and submit a detailed, well-written required two-page essay. This means that you must provide accurate, thorough information about yourself so that the Scholarship Committee can consider you for all scholarships for which you qualify.

Application Process

  1. Complete a FAFSA at FAFSA.gov. Continuing students must submit the FAFSA by March 15; the deadline for new/transfer students is February 15.
  2. Access theBoise State Scholarship application at https://boisestate.academicworks.com/users/sign_in

Applications must be submitted by March 15th. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Notification of awards will be made via your BroncoMail account by April 20. Recipients must accept their award within 30 days of receiving notification or the scholarship will be canceled.
  2. Students who are awarded a private donor scholarship are expected to write a thank you letter to the scholarship donor. Students who do not write thank you letters will not receive their scholarship and may forfeit eligibility for future scholarships. Additionally, awardees will be invited to attend an event with scholarship donors in the spring. Awardees are expected to make every effort to attend or send a note of regret. Please recognize that donors are making a personal commitment to support awardees’ education and taking time to show your appreciation is essential.

If you have questions this website did not answer, please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair:

Sara Fry, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies.   SARAFRY@BOISESTATE.EDU