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Outside Scholarships - What do I do?

If receiving a scholarship from an outside agency please follow the following steps:

  1. Please have the outside agency send the scholarship check to the ISU Scholarship Office:
    Idaho State University
    Attention - Scholarship Office
    921 South 8th Ave., Stop 8391
    Pocatello, ID 83209-8391
  2. Have the outside agency make the check out to ISU and include your name and ID# on a piece of paper that accompanies this check or in the "for" line on the bottom left of the check
  3. If the check is made out to ISU and the student, we will notify the student when the check is received to come in and endorse the back of the check.
  4. If you receive the scholarship check, please be sure to endorse (sign the back) of the check if needed and bring it into the Scholarship Office so we can apply it to your account.

Outside Scholarship Resources

There are many scholarship resources beyond what you will find on the ISU Scholarship Office website, or the Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS).

All Idaho Resident/Undergraduate students should view the Idaho State Board of Education website for scholarship opportunities.

If you are an incoming freshman, remember to check with your high school counselor as he/she may know of scholarship opportunities. Also, check with your parents/grandparents as their employers or organizations of which they are members may provide scholarship opportunities to children/grandchildren of employees or members.

If you are a current/continuing student at ISU, be sure to check with your major department or college as they sometimes find out about scholarship opportunities from professional organizations and industries related to your major.

National Scholarship Search Databases

There are a variety of free national scholarship search databases that can assist you in identifying additional scholarship resources. Below is a list of sites that provide scholarship information.

Please keep in mind that some of these web sites may sell your profile information to marketing companies, but most, if not all, offer ways to ‘opt-out' of receiving unwanted solicitations. There are also scholarship searches that will charge you a fee. Since there are plenty of online services that don't charge, we suggest that you use the free ones.

Stay alerted to possible scams. If the guarantee or offer sounds too good to be true, it probably should be avoided.

Please remember that Idaho State University does not endorse any specific website nor is ISU responsible for the content on the various websites. We are simply providing these links as a courtesy to you.