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Scholarship Information for Graduate Students

 Scholarship opportunities are found in your major's department or college. You can also check the Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS). If a non-resident or Internation student, you will want to apply for the Non-Resident Tution Waiver (NRTW).

  1. Contact your major department on Graduate Assistantships, Lab Assistantships, etc.
  2. Log into the Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS) once admitted to ISU for additional opportunities. You will use BOSS to apply for various scholarship opportunities throughout your time at ISU: Bulk of our scholarships in BOSS come available in the Spring months for awarding in the next academic year, however you will see some open up at other times during the year.
  3. If a Non-Resident or International Student your application for admission to ISU Graduate school serves as your Non-Resident Tuition Waiver application.
  4. Check outside scholarships. Look at the “external” section in BOSS for several outside scholarships, search databases for scholarship opportunities that pertain to your situation or background, check into local agencies, parents/your place of work, etc. Watch for scams!

Need-Based Awards

Some scholarship Awarding is based on demonstrated financial need. To be considered for any need-based awards, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate year.

We encourage students to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.

If you need assistance with the, please contact the ISU Financial Aid Office at (208) 282-2756.


Alternating: English or Graduate Counseling Student Jensen, Jay & Mary Donna - Students shall have maintained no less than a 3.5 minimum GPA. Awards will alternate between the following: (1) Students majoring in English or English Education, (2) Graduate students seeking a Master of Counseling in Student Affairs and College Counseling or School Counseling—recipients must be accepted into the program.
Graduate Students Taylor Graduate Fellowship - Recipients should demonstrate motivation, academic potential, academic achievement, leadership potential, and/or financial need. Must be admitted to Graduate School. Preference will be given to new applicants, but returning students are also eligible. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher