Armed Forces/Public Safety Officer Scholarship

The Armed Forces/Public Safety Officer Scholarship provides a waiver of fees plus up to $500 per semester for books in addition to on-campus housing and subsistence to 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 action in southeast Asia, including Korea, or who shall become so hereafter, in any area of armed conflict in which the United States is a party.

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, 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, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, The College of Idaho, or College of Western Idaho
  • Be a child already born, or born after a military member is determined to be imprisoned or missing in action, or is killed or becomes disabled

For a spouse of a military member, 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, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, The College of Idaho, or College of Western Idaho
  • Be or have been married to a military member who was determined to be imprisoned or missing in action, or was killed or became disabled at the time of the occurrence
    • In the situation where a military member becomes disabled, the student must be currently married to the military member

* For a list of eligible academic majors or professional-technical programs, please see the Higher Education in Idaho publication


For further details on eligibility and program administration please see the following links:
Statute  
If you feel you qualify under these guidelines, please contact the Board office at 208-334-2270.


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

 

Student Affairs

Scholarship Help Email
208-334-2270

 

 

 

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