There are several scholarships available to Idaho State University veterans, student service members, and qualified dependents. To apply for ISU specific scholarships, please follow these steps:

  • Log on to Bengal Web
  • Click on the finances tab across the top of the page
  • Scroll down to the Scholarships box on the left hand side of the page
  • Click on Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS)
  • Sign in with your ISU log in
  • Search for the scholarships listed below
  • Click apply at the bottom of the scholarship page if you believe you qualify

Sgt. Blake Stephens Scholarship

Sgt. Blake Stephens was a Pocatello native who was killed in action on May 8, 2007 while serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army. After his death, his friends at Hooligan’s Bar in Pocatello started an annual foosball tournament in his honor. All proceeds from the tournament and other events go to fund the scholarship. To read more about Sgt. Blake Stephens and his scholarship fund, please read his story.
Scholarship requirements:

  • Must have served in the U.S. military
  • Be accepted and attending classes at Idaho State University
To apply for this scholarship, please fill out an application form on BOSS.

VA Education Benefits – Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the resident tuition and fees which are covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit. Students can be less then full-time.
Requirements:

  • Veteran or eligible dependent
  • Do you attest that you are one of the following: Chapter 33 Post 9/11 at 100% eligibility OR Chapter 33 Post 9/11 TOE at 100% eligibility?
  • Do you attest that you are an Undergraduate; and currently a non-resident of Idaho?
  • Do you attest that you are NOT a ToE spouse of a transferor who is on active duty?
  • Do you attest that you are NOT a Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship recipient?
  • Are you receiving tuition assistance from any source other than Financial Aid (Pell Grants or Student Loans)?
  • Indicate the Academic Year in which you plan to utilize the VA Education Benefits- Yellow Ribbon Program at ISU: Note: Academic Year begins in the Fall semester (i.e. Academic Year is Fall 2014-Spring 2015)?
  • Which Academic Year are you applying for the VA Education Benefits?
To apply for this scholarship, please fill out an application form on BOSS.

US Marine Corps League Scholarship

The US Marine Corps League scholarship is awarded once a year to an applicant who meets the requirements listed below, in any degree or grade level. The amount of the award varies each year.
Requirements:

  • 1st Preference: Have served an active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps or Marine Corps Reserve and received an honorable discharge or are you the spouse or child of a U.S. Marine or Marine Reservist:
  • OR
  • 2nd Preference: Are you a Military Veteran from any of the U.S. Military Services who has served and received an honorable discharge?
  • Service Questions:
    • Are you a Spouse or child of a U.S. Marine or U.S. Marine Reservist?
    • Are you currently on active duty?
    • Have you served active duty in the USMC or reserve duty with the USMCR?
    • Honorable Discharge?
    • If yes - what are the dates of USMC/USMCR service?
    • If yes, which branch of the U.S. Military? (Put NA if Not Applicable).
    • Name of USMC/USMCR parent (if you are the child of a U.S. Marine or U.S. Marine Reservist). (Put NA if Not Applicable).
  • Attach verification of Marine Corps Service or other U.S. Military Service.
  • Statement: Provide an essay addressing your educational aims, chosen career, plans for accomplishment, and any other information you consider to be pertinent. Be aware thata strong emphasis is put on by the selection committee for this section of the application. Be as complete as possible. 200-500 words is sufficient.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
To apply for this scholarship, please fill out an application form on BOSS.

Iwo Jima Scholarship

The Iwo Jima Scholarship is donated by Dr. William Morrison in the amount of $1,490.00. It is awarded once a year to a student who meets the requirements below.
Requirements:

  • Are you a descendant of any World War II veteran?
  • Are you a descendant of a participant in the Battle of Iwo Jima?
  • Are you majoring in Engineering?
  • Are you majoring in Nursing?
  • Must provide documentation of being a descendant of a participant in the Battle of Iwo Jima or World War II veteran. Examples of documentation include: notice of separation/discharge documents; awards; certificates; any military document with dates and name; newspaper clippings which have military involvement information included (births, marriages, obituaries).
  • Statement: Provide an essay addressing your educational aims, chosen career, plans for accomplishment, and any other information you consider to be pertient. Be aware that strong emphasis is put on this section of the application by the selection committee. Be as complete as possible. 200-500 words is sufficient.
To apply for this scholarship, please fill out an application form on BOSS.

Non-Idaho State University Scholarships

Army ROTC Scholarship

There are several scholarships available through the Army ROTC. Whether you are a high school or college student or already enlisted in the Army, there is a scholarship available. The requirements for individual scholarships are different.

To learn more about and apply for the Army ROTC scholarships, please visit their website.

Tillman Military Scholar program

The Tillman Military Scholars program was founded in 2008 to support our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses by investing in their higher education. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fess, books and living stipend. The scholars chosen reflect Pat Tillman’s values, strength of character, and commitment to service.

For more information and to apply to be a Tillman Military Scholar, please visit their website.

MyCAA Scholarship

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate degree in a portable career field and occupation.

For more information on the the MyCAA Scholarship, please visit their website.