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Scholarship Information for Graduate Students

As a graduate student at Idaho State University, you can find scholarship opportunities through your major department or college (i.e. Graduate Assistantships). You can also check the Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS). If a non-resident or International student you will want to apply for the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver through the Graduate School.

  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 apply for the Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Waiver. See further information, deadlines, and application link (below).
  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.

Non-resident tuition waivers (NRTWs)

Non-resident tuition waivers for graduate students are awarded through the Graduate School at Idaho State University.

Graduate student NRTWs are nonrenewable awards, so students must reapply each year.

You will need to complete the Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Waiver (NRTW) application form included with the Graduate Admissions Application.

The application deadlines for Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Waiver consideration are May 1 for fall entry and November 1 for spring entry.

Please note application deadlines for admittance to the Graduate School are different than the NRTW application deadlines and some graduate programs may have much earlier Application for Admission deadlines than the Graduate School (check with the department).

View NRTW Application Forms