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Undergraduate Scholarships

Boise State University offers many scholarships for outstanding first year and transfer students. The two most common are worth approximately $15,000 per year.

All students are encouraged to complete the Scholarships Checklist to apply for additional Boise State scholarships


The Gem Scholarship is a highly-competitive for qualified nonresidents that waives the full time nonresident portion of tuition for international students.

To meet the priority date for nonresident scholarships, all admission materials for new and transfer students must be received in Admissions by December 15, 2017. Students whose admissions materials after December 15th will be considered if scholarship resources remain available.

New International Student Scholarship

The New International Student Scholarship is awarded to outstanding international students who demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to being a successful international student at Boise State University. The scholarship waives the non-resident portion of Boise State University tuition – a savings of approximately $16,500 per year! You are still responsible for in-state fees (currently approximately $4,000 per semester). You may qualify to have your scholarship renewed for up to 4 years, so long as you continue to make reasonable progress towards a degree and you meet the criteria for renewal. Please review Boise State University scholarship policies at FINANCIALAID.BOISESTATE.EDU/SCHOLARSHIPS for additional information.

Scholarship Deadline: April 1, 2019

The Scholarship Application is available here.

The Khang and Friends Scholarship

The Khang and Friends Scholarship is a Boise State scholarship established by Alumnus Nguyen Trong Khang to support Vietnamese-Citizen students attending Boise State University. Applicants must be Vietnamese citizens with a record of academic excellence.

Scholarship Deadline: March 15, 2018

Questions? Please contact Anne Sorenson at (208) 426-3822 or