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Scholarships to Launch Your ROAR

Idaho State University has the most Idaho Launch qualifying programs of any Idaho university

What is Idaho LAUNCH?

Idaho LAUNCH grants provide graduating high school seniors with an opportunity to have up to 80% of their tuition and fees covered, up to $8,000, for programs leading to in-demand careers. At Idaho State University, students can choose from a wide range of programs that qualify for an Idaho LAUNCH grant. Here’s what you need to know about the Idaho LAUNCH program:

  • The application window opens on October 3, and interested Idahoans can sign up for notifications
  • There's approximately $75 million available for these grants, potentially benefiting 9,000-10,000 Idaho seniors in 2024. However, since funding is limited, high school seniors or their parents should apply early.
  • Students can apply for Idaho Launch until April 1, 2024.  However, applications received before the priority deadline of November 30, 2023 may be eligible to receive December Contingent Offers.
  • Idaho LAUNCH does not have a GPA or financial need requirement.
  • More than 100 Idaho State University programs qualify for Idaho Launch.

Idaho LAUNCH Eligibility

  • Graduate from an Idaho High School or equivalent
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Be enrolled in or have applied to an in-demand career program at an eligible Idaho institution
  • Begin enrollment by Fall Semester after graduation
  • Complete a Career Pathway Plan or equivalent
    Idaho Launch for a complete listing of the eligible in-demand careers


Scholarships at ISU

Students who receive Idaho LAUNCH grants have the option to combine them with other scholarships offered by Idaho State University. They can explore and apply for these additional scholarships through ISU's Bengal Online Scholarship System. This allows students to maximize their financial aid opportunities and support for their education at the university.

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship is a financial aid program in Idaho that provides support to eligible students pursuing their first bachelor's degree.  The scholarship can be up to $3,500 per year, and it's renewable for up to 4 years, depending on eligibility. 

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship Eligibility

  • Have an unweighted, cumulative GPA of at least 2.7
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Graduated or will graduate from an eligible Idaho high school, Idaho home school, or its equivalent (GED/HSE from Idaho)
  • Must attend during the upcoming academic year (fall semester)
  • Must be an undergraduate degree seeking student (without a prior bachelor's)
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1


The journey to your future career starts at Idaho State. Applying to ISU is the first step  to opening the door to a variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

The application process can sometimes be complex, but we have experts who can answer your questions and guide you along the way. Reach out to Idaho State’s Admissions team today, and let us help you get started. 

We can help you apply for Idaho LAUNCH, Idaho Opportunity and ISU scholarships

Don’t try to navigate the world of scholarships and financial aid alone. We can help you explore scholarship opportunities and help you find the tools you need to achieve your goals. 

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Qualifying Programs


  • Accounting
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Powerplant
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Airframe Mechanics
  • Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
  • Art
  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Auto Refinishing
  • Auto Repair and Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Basic Electronics (RCET Robotics)
  • Biology
  • Blended Early Childhood Education
  • Business
  • Business Technology - Small Business Technology
  • Business Technology - Administrative Management
  • Business Technology - Administrative Management Technology
  • Business Technology - Administrative Technology
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Technology (AAS, ATC) and Materials Testing and Specifications (BTC)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Communication
  • Communication - Emphasis in Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change
  • Communication - Emphasis in Social Media & Digital Communication
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: Pre-Audiology
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: Pre-Speech Language Pathology
  • Community and Public Health
  • Community and Public Health: Addiction Studies
  • Computer Aided Design Drafting
  • Computer Aided Design Drafting Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Network Technician (ATC, ITC)
  • Computer Science
  • Computerized Machining Technology
  • Computerized Machining Technology: Machining Technology
  • Computerized Machining Technology: CNC Operator
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminology
  • Criminology (online)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Hygiene, Accelerated BS to MS Track
  • Diesel Technology
  • Diesel/On-Site Power Generation Technology
  • Digital Media
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Earth and Environmental Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Systems Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Energy Systems Instrumentation and Engineering Technology (AAS)
  • Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology (AAS)
  • Energy Systems Nuclear Operations Technology
  • Energy Systems Nuclear Operations Technology: Licensed Operator track
  • Energy Systems Nuclear Operations Technology: Nuclear Facility Technician track
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Finance
  • Finance (online)
  • Fire Services Administration
  • General Business
  • General Business (online)
  • General Business: Online Degree Completion
  • Health Information Technology (AAS) and Medical Coding (ITC)
  • Health Science
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • Industrial Cybersecurity Engineering Technology (AAS, ITC)
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Law Enforcement
  • Machining Technology
  • Management
  • Management (online)
  • Marketing
  • Marketing (online)
  • Mechanical Drafting
  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Assisting
  • Microbiology
  • Music Education
  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Nursing (Accelerated)
  • Nursing (Accelerated) Expansion to Pocatello
  • Nursing (BSRN Completion)
  • Nursing (Fast-track)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Outdoor Education
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Paramedic Science
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Practical Nurse- Veteran to Nurse Option
  • Practical Nursing
  • Radiographic Science
  • Registered Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy - degree completion
  • Robotics and Communications Systems Engineering
  • Robotics and Communications Systems Engineering: Laser/Electro-Optics
  • Robotics Engineering Technology
  • Secondary Education
  • Small Business Technology
  • Social Work
  • Social Work (online)
  • Sociology: Criminology (online)
  • Special Education
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Management: Coaching emphasis
  • Sport Management: Sport Operations emphasis
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (AAS, ITC, BTC)
  • Welder-Fitter
  • Welding
  • Workplace Training and Leadership