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Scholarship Information for New Transfer Students

A New Transfer Student is an Idaho resident or domestic non-resident who has completed university coursework at another institution after high school.

If you are not an Idaho resident or domestic non-resident, see our information for International Students.

2-year Transfer Scholarship

As an Idaho resident or domestic non-resident undergraduate (must be U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident transfer student to Idaho State University) you will be considered for our 2-year Transfer Scholarship as long as you:

  • meet our February 15 (for fall entry) or November 1 (for spring entry) application deadline
  • have a minimum 3.5 cumulative college GPA
  • have 24 (minimum) to 100 (maximum) post-high school non-AP credits approved and on record at ISU at the time of scholarship deadline

Students with less than 24 or greater than 100 post high school non-AP transfer credits, or less than a 3.5 GPA will not be considered for the 2 year Transfer Scholarship, but may be considered for other 1 year Transfer Scholarships depending on funding.

We must have your completed application for ISU admission and college transcript(s) submitted by the appropriate deadline. Your application for admission serves as your scholarship application. Visit: ISU Admissions Office.

New Incoming Transfer Student Awards

New incoming transfer students (U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident Undergraduate) are eligible for merit awards as follows:

Cumulative College GPAAward Amounts
3.75-4.00 $3,000 per year for 2 years ($1500/sem)
3.50-3.74 $1,500 per year for 2 years ($750/sem)

*Students with a 3.00-3.49 GPA may be eligible for a 1 year transfer scholarship depending on available funding.

Students who are Idaho Residents and awarded a Transfer Scholarship may receive their funding through the Kasiska Health Science Scholarship or Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation Scholarship depending on students major, GPA, and available funding.   Students will be notified by award letter with further instructions.

Domestic Non-resident transfer students with an average cumulative college GPA of 3.0 and greater are considered for Non-resident Tuition Waivers.  The awarding of NRTW is dependent on availability.  Note: Students in oversubscribed programs will not be considered for NRTWs.  

Domestic Non-Resident students with an average cumulative GPA of 2.5 and greater are considered for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) based on major, residence and availability.

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.

Additional Scholarships

There are additional scholarships for incoming transfer students that require a separate application or have additional requirements to apply.

For more information about the Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS), visit Applying for Scholarships.

No Log-in Access to BOSS?

For High School Counselors or others who would like to view a list of available scholarship opportunities but do not have BOSS log-in capabilities, please view our list of scholarship opportunities.