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Scholarships are financial aid awards which don’t have to be paid back. They are offered for merit and achievement or for financial need. Scholarships are also given to students who are interested in particular fields of study, who live in certain areas, or who have athletic or artistic talent. Scholarships require time to locate and apply for them.

Many organizations such as charitable groups, unions and others offer scholarships to children of their members/participants. Most scholarships require an application process, so seek them out early and apply extensively. Applying for scholarships takes a lot of work. Receiving scholarships make the effort worthwhile! There are scholarships out there for everyone.

Some websites search for scholarships based on the student's profile, while others offer keyword search capabilities. Finding scholarships is only beginning of the scholarship process. Once you find the scholarship, the next two critical steps are to:

    1. Get the application
    2. Apply!

Some Important and Useful College Planning/
ACT Prep and Scholarship Websites:

Idaho Career Information System

Idaho’s premier career database. Registered users can access a variety of scholarship opportunities

Idaho Board of Education

List of Idaho scholarships that provides an online application process.

Fast Web

Database of local, national, and college-specific scholarships, part-time jobs, and internships with customizable search functions


Free college scholarship search service with filters to your profile


Matches students with colleges, grad schools, and scholarships


Database of colleges, coaches, and scholarships with customizable search functions


Idaho Community Foundation

Forty-seven (47) scholarship funds, most of which are administered through specific high schools or college/university financial aid offices.

Four of ICF's funds have separate processes in which students are invited to apply directly to an external scholarship committee. Please note that application deadlines vary.

  • Roger C. Sathre Memorial Scholarship

    Established in memory of Roger C. Sathre, a vocational education teacher and administrator. This scholarship recognizes and encourages outstanding Idaho students pursuing first certificates or degrees in professional-technical education or professional-technical teacher education at Idaho schools. Deadline is April 1st.