The goal of the State of Idaho Scholarship Program is to provide funding to help Idaho residents attend and complete college. Scholarships do not have to be repaid and can be used at any eligible Idaho college or university. Students who are eligible for Idaho Scholarships have a limited window each year to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. A variety of scholarships are offered with varying requirements. All students are encouraged to examine those requirements and apply at their earliest opportunity.
The State Board of Education has a new online resource to review the performance of public schools, public school districts, college and universities according to a variety of metrics that can be compared across entities and over multiple years. The online resource is available to all Idahoans. See the following links to research various topics, including college retention, high school go-on rates, and dual credit. The Board will continue to expand the number of reports available through these tools.
The Idaho State Board of Education has launched a new online resource, Next Steps Idaho (nextsteps.idaho.gov), aimed at students and parents of students exploring options for life after high school. Next Steps is an important part of the go-on equation for Idaho. It provides a wide range of clear, easy-to-digest information, all in one, easy-to-access place. The information is specific to Idaho and helps counter some of the obstacles Idaho students face when considering postsecondary college and career training.
What is the State Board of Education?
The Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) is a policy-making body for all public education in Idaho and provides general oversight and governance for public K-20 education. SBOE serves as the Board of Trustees for state-sponsored public four year colleges and universities and the Board of Regents for the University of Idaho.