GEAR UP Idaho Scholarship 3

  • Applications are open October 1.
  • For those who will graduate from an Idaho high school (see list) in 2024 or 2025 having participated in Gear Up between Fall 2019 – Spring 2025.

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To qualify for this scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have participated in an Idaho GEAR UP program during the grant years Fall 2019 – Spring 2025 at one of the following school districts:
Aberdeen Marsing
American Falls Meadows Valley
Blackfoot Minidoka
Buhl Nez Perce
Castleford Notus
Clark County Twin Falls
Culdesac Salmon
Emmett Sugar-Salem
Gooding Twin Falls
Hansen Weiser
Homedale Vallivue 
Jerome Weiser
Kellogg Wendell
Lapwai West Bonner County
  • Applicants must possess a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
  • Applicants must be accepted and enroll in a program of undergraduate instruction at an eligible institution of higher education that is located within Idaho’s boundaries. Eligible institutions include any Idaho public, regionally accredited institution under the general supervision and governance of the Idaho State Board of Education and any private, non-profit, regionally accredited institution, as listed below:
North Idaho College Idaho State University
Lewis-Clark State College BYU Idaho
College of Southern Idaho Northwest Nazarene University
College of Eastern Idaho College College of Idaho
University of Idaho College of Western Idaho
Boise State University  
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1 of the graduation year.
  • Eligible applicants may receive the scholarship for a maximum of four years (8 semesters) starting in the fall following their high school graduation. Any years not applied for will be forfeited.
  • GEAR UP Idaho Scholarship Overview

GEAR UP Scholarship Amounts

Awards will vary based on the number of applicants and funds available on an annual basis.

For further details on eligibility and program administration please see the Federal Statute.


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