Armed Forces / Public Safety Officer Dependent Scholarship

  • Open/No deadline
  • Dependent-based award
  • For dependents of fallen or permanently disabled members of the armed forces or public safety officers

The Armed Forces and Public Safety Officer Scholarship provides a waiver of tuition and fees plus up to $500 per semester for books in addition to on-campus housing and subsistence to Idaho undergraduate students who are the children or spouses of military members or public safety officers under the following stipulations:

  • The spouse or children of Idaho citizens determined by the federal government to have been prisoners of war, missing in action, or killed in action or died of injuries or wounds sustained in any area of armed conflict in which the United States is a party.
  • Any spouse or child of any member of the armed forces of the United States who is stationed in the state of Idaho on military orders and who is deployed from the state of Idaho to any area of armed conflict in which the United States is a party and who has been determined by the federal government to be a prisoner of war or missing in action; or to have died of, or become totally and permanently disabled by, injuries or wounds sustained in action as a result of such deployment.
  • Any spouse or child of a full-time or part-time public safety officer (peace officer or firefighter, paramedic or EMT), employed by or volunteering for the state of Idaho or for a political subdivision of the state of Idaho, which public safety officer is or was a resident of the state of Idaho at the time such officer was killed or totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty as determined by the United States social security administration. The death or disability shall have occurred on or after January 1, 1975.

Awardees must attend an Idaho public college or university and meet all requirements for regular admission. Educational benefits shall not exceed a total of thirty-six (36) months or four (4) nine (9) month periods.

Eligibility

For a child of a military member or public safety officer, the student must:

  • Be an Idaho resident.
  • Be a graduate from an Idaho high school or its equivalent (GED from Idaho).
  • Enroll as a student in an academic or professional-technical program at North Idaho College, Lewis-Clark State College, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University or College of Western Idaho.
  • Be a child already born, or born after a military member or public safety officer is determined to be imprisoned or missing in action, or is killed or becomes totally and permanently disabled.

For a spouse of a military member or public safety officer, the student must:

  • Be an Idaho resident.
  • Enroll as a student in an academic or professional-technical program at North Idaho College, Lewis-Clark State College, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University, or College of Western Idaho.
  • Be or have been married to a military member or public safety officer who was determined to be imprisoned or missing in action, or was killed or became totally and permanently disabled.
  • In the situation where a military member or public safety officer becomes totally and permanently disabled, the student must be currently married to such person.

For eligible postsecondary majors or professional-technical programs, see Higher Education in Idaho.  For further details on eligibility, see Idaho Statute, Title 33, Chapter 43, 02.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this application will be provided in alternate form upon request.