Minority/At-Risk Programs

The Idaho Legislature established the Minority and  "At-Risk" Student Scholarship to assist talented students who are "at-risk" of failing to obtain a college education because of  their cultural, economic or physical circumstances. The awards range up to $3,000 a year for a maximum of four years.

Minority and "At-Risk" Scholarship Eligibility:

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

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Idaho 
  • Be a graduate of an Idaho high school 

You must also meet three of the following five criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be disabled
  • Be a migrant farm worker or the dependent of a migrant farm worker
  • Have substantial financial need
  • Be a member of an ethnic minority historically underrepresented in higher education in Idaho (Native American, Afro–American, Hispanic–American decent)

For further details on eligibility and program administration please see the following links:

Eligible Idaho colleges and universities are:

Boise State University

Idaho State University

Lewis-Clark State College

University of Idaho

College of Southern Idaho

North Idaho College

Eastern Idaho Technical College

College of Idaho

Northwest Nazarene University

BYU Idaho

College of Western Idaho


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

Scholarships Program Manager

Joy LaRue Email

Scholarship Programs Help

Scholarship Help Email


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