Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship | CTE


The Idaho Governor’s Cup career technical education (CTE) Scholarship is awarded to Idaho residents who graduated, or will graduate, from an Idaho high school or Idaho home school. Applicants must have AT LEAST a 2.8 GPA and enroll at an eligible Idaho college or university.

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Eligibility Requirements

The Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship (CTE) awards up to $3,000 per academic year and is renewable for up to three years.


To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of at least 2.8
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Graduated or will graduate from an Idaho high school or Idaho home school
  • Must attend full-time during the upcoming academic year (fall semester)
  • Write a 500-word personal essay about your goals and interests
  • Submit documentation of volunteer work, community leadership, and public service
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Must Attend one of these eligible idaho colleges or universities (View Schools)


The Idaho Governor’s Cup was established in 1974 by then-Governor Cecil Andrus. It is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to help Idaho kids pursue their higher education goals at our state postsecondary institutions.

Depending on funding, the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship provides approximately 25 awards to Idaho high school or home school seniors planning to attend an Idaho college or university. Funds are awarded to students pursuing academic or career technical education. This is a $3,000 award, renewable up to four years for academic programs and up to three years for career technical programs.


Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship | CTE FAQ

Contact the Idaho Governor’s Cup staff at After your application is submitted for Governor’s Cup, all questions from that point should be directed to the staff listed on that site.