Scholarship Deferment (Hold)

Idaho State University will hold students' scholarships if a student's attendance at ISU is interrupted for medical reasons, military deployment, church service, or other select reasons, provided that a student meets certain criteria.

 

New Students

Students who received a scholarship offer and were fully admitted to ISU but will not be attending until a later date due to medical reasons, military deployment, church service, or other approved reasons will need to complete the “Admission Deferment Request Form” by August 1 of the year they were initially admitted. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

This request form will act as their "Hold Form" for any scholarships (as long as funding is still available for these programs upon their return). 

Only "renewable" institutionally funded scholarships can be held for eligible students. Grant funded; 1 semester (or year) awards cannot be held due to the funding allocations and the need to re-award.

If awarded scholarships by outside agencies, students must contact these individuals separately.

Continuing Students

Students who have attended 1 semester or greater at ISU with scholarships, are required to complete a "Scholarship Deferment (Hold) Request Form” through the scholarship office.

This request form will act as their Deferment (Hold) Form for any scholarships (as long as funding is still available for these programs upon their return).

Only "renewable" institutionally funded scholarships can be held for eligible students. Grant funded; 1 semester (or year) awards can not be held due to the funding allocations and the need to re-award.

If awarded scholarships by outside agencies, students must contact these individuals separately.

For continuing students' scholarship(s) to be placed on hold while they are away from ISU for a specified period of time, we require that the student must attend at least 1 full-time semester prior to their departure and meet the minimum criteria for continuation of their scholarship(s) during the semester(s) they attend prior to leaving.

Students should complete a Hold Request Form and submit verification of reason for leaving (i.e. mission call letter, doctor's note, military deployment notification, etc.). The documentation is used to verify the departure/return dates.

Our general policy is that scholarships can be held for up to 2 years (or 4 semesters), depending on the documented departure/return dates. However, if a student's departure and return are timed such that they must miss five semesters of school (leave in middle of a semester and returning in middle of another semester), we will hold the scholarship(s) for 5 semesters.

 

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