Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship

  • Applications for the academic scholarship are closed for the 2024-25 year. The 2025-26 application will reopen October 2024.
  • Requires community service
  • For graduating seniors of an Idaho high school or home school, or a first-year student in a CTE program
  • Requires a 2.8 GPA

The Idaho Governor’s Cup was established in 1974 by then-Governor Cecil Andrus. It is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to help Idaho kids pursue their higher education goals at our state postsecondary institutions.

Depending on funding, the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship provides approximately 25 awards to Idaho high school or home school seniors planning to attend an Idaho college or university. Funds are awarded to students pursuing academic or career technical education. This is a $5,000 award for academic recipients, $3,000 for career-technical recipients, renewable up to four years for academic programs and up to three years for career technical programs.


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

  • Be a resident of Idaho
  • Be a graduating senior of an Idaho high school or home school, or a first-year student in a CTE program for CTE applicants
  • Enroll as a full-time student in an academic or technical program at an Idaho college or university
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Attend the first semester of college following graduation
  • Write a 500-word personal essay about your goals and interests
  • Submit information for two letters of recommendation.
  • High consideration for selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to public service. Documentation of volunteer work, leadership, and public service is required

For further details on eligibility and program administration please visit the Governor’s Cup Scholarship Site.

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