Application window opens for Idaho Opportunity Scholarships

Idaho high schools seniors and adults looking to return to school can now begin applying for Idaho Opportunity scholarships.

The State Board of Education has opened the yearly application window for the popular scholarships.

The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship is for students who have graduated from a Gem State high school or home school, or will graduate during the current academic year. To qualify, students must maintain a minimum 2.7 grade point average and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 1st 2020.

The Adult Learner Opportunity Scholarship is for Idaho residents who earned at least 24 credits before stopping out, and are interested in returning to school to complete a degree or certificate. Applicants must have stopped out for at least two years and have a GPA of 2.5. The deadline to complete the Adult Learner Opportunity Scholarship and FAFSA application is December 1st for the spring semester, April 15th 2020 for the summer semester, or next July 1st for the 2020 fall semester.

Both scholarships are worth up to $3,500 per year and may be used at Idaho colleges and universities, as well as Brigham Young University-Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, and College of Idaho. (