Adult Learners Scholarship

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship to help adult learners.
July 27, 2018

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and the Idaho Legislature added $3.5 million to Idaho’s Opportunity Scholarship, to help adult learners.

The scholarship, launched July 1, will support residents who have earned 24 credits before stopping their studies at college or a career technical program. According to the Idaho State Board of Education, applicants can receive up to $3,500 a year, and students will be able to renew the scholarship for up to four years.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students, who have placed their education on hold to help family or focus on other responsibilities, to get back to school and finish a certificate or degree,” said Mark Browning, Vice President of Communications and Government Relations at College of Western Idaho.

Criteria for applicants:

  • Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Must be working towards their first undergraduate degree
  • Must have earned at least 24 credits before a cease in enrollment
  • Must not have attended a postsecondary institution within the last 24 months
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. See program rules for more details

Visit Idaho State Board of Education’s website to learn more and apply for the scholarship!