Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship

  • Applications are open October 1.
  • Governor’s Cup Academic due by February 15, 2022.
  • Governor’s Cup CTE due by April 15, 2022.
  • Merit-based award
  • 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

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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 $3,000 award, 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
  • Enroll as a full-time student in an academic or technical program at an Idaho college or university, taking the ACT or SAT if enrolling in an academic program
  • ACT or SAT test score has been waived for 2021-2022 application cycle
  • 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
  • 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.