State Board of Education – State Scholarships

The Office of the State Board of Education manages several scholarships including The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship, Postsecondary Credit Scholarship, Gear Up Idaho Scholarship, Governor’s Cup Scholarship, Tschudy Family Scholarship, Armed Forces and Public Safety Officer Scholarship. Be sure to carefully check the requirements and deadlines for each scholarship opportunity. Applicants who need ACT/SAT scores must take […]

Early Graduation Scholarship

Early Graduation Scholarships are available for students who graduate at least one full year early. These scholarships are equal to 35% of the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for a given school year. This equates to roughly $1,500.  Scholarships can be used at Idaho public post-secondary institutions. The awarded amount will double for students who graduate two years early and will triple for students who graduate three years early. If a student elects not to attend a college or university immediately after high school, they will have up to 28 months to utilize the scholarship before it expires.

Junior Achievement of Idaho

There’s a lot of talk about helping students understand the importance of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. But what kind of impact can these skills have on your life? Think about it. What are you going to be when you grow up? How much education will you need to pull it off? Where are you […]

IDeal 529 College Savings Program

529 college savings plans are state-sponsored programs that help you save for college tuition, certain room and board costs, books, supplies, and other qualified higher education expenses. When you enroll in IDeal, you choose to invest in one or more of ten different investment options based on your investing preferences and risk tolerance. The Plan […]


GEAR UP Idaho focuses on early planning and strategies to help you get ready for college. GEAR UP will help you meet the standards necessary for high school graduation and provide you with the skills necessary to succeed beyond high school. GEAR UP students create a six year learning plan and take common college and […]