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!