North Idaho Scholarships



Local, Regional, and State Scholarship Opportunities

There are multiple websites to search national scholarships, such as and This list focuses on scholarships available to students graduating from Idaho High Schools, planning to attend an Idaho college or university (or regional institutions), local services clubs, etc. More will be added as we receive information.

Visit Next Step Idaho's "Scholarship Search 101" for tips about finding & applying for scholarships.

Exact dates vary, but are typically either mid month (15th) or end of month (30th or 31st).

For applications and further information, such as exact deadline dates, students can visit the counseling centers of their respective schools.





Idaho Community Foundation Varies Varies ICF manages over 70 different scholarship funds – each customized according to the desires of the fund creator. Each has its own eligibility criteria, application requirements, and review process. Many have their own applications, deadlines, and eligibility requirements. Visit for more information.

Inland Northwest Community Foundation



Inland Northwest Community Foundation hosts several scholarships available to help students in the region. Eligible counties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone. Visit Innovia Foundation (Formerly Inland Northwest Community Foundation) for more info.

University of Idaho Varies Varies Idaho Scholars Program plus Scholarships focusing on Alumni, Athletics, Corporate Affiliations, Diversity, Regional and more. Visit for info.
Idaho Career & Technical Education Foundation Varies Varies
  • Tools of the Trade Student Scholarship Application
  • Secondary Merit Scholarship Application
  •  Postsecondary Merit Scholarship Application
  • ICTEF - ANNE VESETH MEMORIAL Continuing Education Scholarship Application


Montana State University Full-Tuition Waiver Dec Presidential Scholarship. Must apply for admission to MSU as entering freshmen. Cumulative GPA of 3.75 and composite score of 30 on the ACT or 2000 on the SAT. For more information, see
United States JCI Senate $1,000 Jan Idaho Junior Chamber International Senate Foundation Scholarship - for graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools and are United States citizens.
More info:
Kootenai Electric Cooperative $2,000 Feb $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to Kootenai Electric Cooperative members or their children who are either seniors in high school or currently enrolled in college or an accredited trade or technical institution for the fall of 2018 or spring of 2019. The scholarships are provided by the Kootenai Electric Trust/Operation Round Up®. Applications will be considered and winners selected by members of the Kootenai Electric Trust Board of Directors, which disburses Operation Round Up® funds contributed by Kootenai Electric members.

State Board of Education



Including Postsecondary Credit Scholarship, Opportunity Scholarship, GEAR UP Idaho Scholarship, Governor's Cup Scholarship, Tschudy Family Scholarship, and Armed Forces and Public Safety Officer Scholarship.

George & Dorothy Marsden Scholarship Fund $30,000, renewable Feb-March The George and Dorothy Marsden Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Marsden to help academically promising students from the Inland Northwest maximize their potential at the world’s best colleges and universities.
Heartflite  $1,000 Feb Presented on behalf of ALC Services, Inc. and Associated Logging Contractors, Inc. of Idaho to a worthy student planning to pursue higher education and going into the medical field. 
Dave Kludt-ALC Natural Resource $1,000 Feb To be eligible, the student must demonstrate that they are related to an ALC Member and planning to attend college or technical school in a field of study that will return them to work in the natural resource arena. 

Idaho Association of Counties



Children of county employees working more than 20 hours per week and the children and grandchildren of county elected officials by the Idaho Association of Counties Scholarship Fund on behalf of the members of the IAC. Recipients must attend college, university or vocational/technical school full time for the 2015- year. Application may be downloaded at

North Idaho College, NIC Presidential Scholarship, etc. Varies Feb/March Must be attending North Idaho College. Multiple scholarships are available. Visit
Lewis-Clark State College - Coeur d'Alene Center Varies March A variety of scholarships are offered to students attending LCSC including a Coeur d'Alene Alumni Scholarship, Gretchen Dimico Memorial Scholarship, and John R. Seaman Social Work Scholarship. Visit for info.
Idaho State Broadcasters 2, $1,000 March Each year ISBA funds at least two $1,000 general scholarships and the Wayne C. Cornils Memorial Scholarship for less advantaged students attending Idaho schools and preparing for a career in broadcasting. Such careers could include: Business Administration, Sales, Journalism, Engineering.

Washington Water Power Legacy



Must be a child of an Avista employee. Applications available on the Avista e.view. For more information, call Patti Wilkinson (509) 635-1156. Visit for info.

North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Foundation

5 @ $1,000 each


Applicants must be a current Kootenai or Shoshone County resident with preference given to youth who have actively assisted in some capacity at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds and/or North Idaho Fair & Rodeo. Applications available in Counseling Center or visit

Jack T. Riggs MD Leadership 5 @ $1,000 each March The Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship was created by The Salvation Army Kroc Center Executive Staff and Advisory Board to honor Jack T. Riggs, M.D. for a lifetime of leadership excellence and to acknowledge and reward a high school senior for exhibiting leadership traits and capabilities.
Scholarship based on leadership.

Arthur & Tiia Brown Family Foundation

$5,000, renewable


Entering Freshman or above at a Christian college/university; Resident of Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington; Minimum 3.0 GPA; in need of financial assistance; Character qualities exhibiting a potential to excel. Applications available in the Counseling Center or on-line at

Coeur d’Alene Chamber

NEW! 5 @ $1,000


There are several $1,000 scholarships awarded each year. Past scholarships have been awarded from STCU, North Idaho Higher Education Consortium, and Coleman Engineering/Welch Comer, Northwest Specialty Hospital, Mountain West Bank, and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Applicant must be a senior from either CHS, LCHS, Bridge, CDA Charter, Venture, or a senior of a CDA Chamber member. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Must demonstrate experience working with a business or industry either in a job or through volunteering, mentoring, job shadowing, internships and/or senior projects.

Executive Women International $6,000, $3,000, $2,000  

Open to Up to three (3) juniors from each area high school are eligible to apply.


GEM State Insurance Company



Applicant must be graduating from an Idaho high school, planning to attend an Idaho college, university or vocational/technical school full time for the academic year and be working towards a degree.

Idaho State Elks Association (ISEA) Teen of the Year

$200 - $500


Open to all high school students with GPA of 3.0 or higher; history of community service. Visit for more info.

NIBCA Professional Women in Building $1,000 April The North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA), Professional Women in Building Council is offering a $1,000 scholarship to someone entering a building-related field at any Idaho college. Examples of a building related field would be: carpentry, drafting, engineering, electrical, plumbing, interior decorating, HVAC etc. Visit for more info (application link and info on home page under Upcoming Events).

CDA Little League



Prior involvement in the CDA Little League Baseball Program.

Bismarck Turner  Varies April Selection criteria: High moral character, financial need. Open to students in Bonner County, Idaho; Kootenai County, Idaho; Spokane County, Washington; and Pend Oreille County, Washington
Community Council of Idaho Hispanic Scholarship $1,000 April Applicants must Be of Hispanic origin, Be resident of Idaho, Be a college freshman in following Fall academic year, Pursue an academic course of study, Have a minimum 2.5 GPA, Have not received this scholarship in prior years
Kim Svee Memorial Teen Volunteer $1,000 April Offered to a graduating senior who will be continuing their education next year and has in the past been a Teen Volunteer at Kootenai Health with a minimum of 200 volunteer hours.
Horatio Alger Scholarship funded by Duane & Lola Hagadone $7,000 April Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at the University of Idaho, LCSC or start studies at NIC with the intent to transfer to U of I or LCSC. Demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) Min 2.0 GPA, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Be a US citizen.
NWFMRE $250-$1,000 April

Northwest Foundation for Maxillofacial Research and Education (NWFMRE) is offering this scholarship to assist with students who enroll in medical, nursing and/or dental educational programs. Applications in counseling office.

Kaleidoscope Book Club 



Planning to attend college or Tech/Trade School in next academic year. Must have attended Borah Elementary. Financial need. Letter of recommendation and a short essay. Complete application (available in Counseling Center) and short essay.

The Dylan Martin Tollackson Scholarship Foundation



Must be a Rathdrum, Post Falls, Coeur d’Alene area High School Senior who is intending to continue their studies in a medical related field.

Evergreen Chapter Idaho School Nutrition Association



Applicant must be pursuing a career in one of the following areas: Child Nutrition, Child Development, Child Counseling, Elementary or Secondary Education, or Culinary Arts. GPA of 3.0 or better. Leadership, Community & School Involvement, Participation in the School Food Service Program. Application available in Counseling Center.

Rathdrum Masonic Lodge  2, $500 April One scholarship for a Lakeland senior and one scholarship for a Timberlake senior. Graduating seniors can apply by submitting a properly formatted typed and signed letter to the lodge via US mail at Rathdrum #41, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 326, Hayden ID 83835.
Pointe Pest Control $750 April Need-based scholarship. Applications for scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Idaho.(As well as separate scholarship for Washington and Oregon)
Coeur d’Alene Rotary  $1,000 (multiple) April Extra-curricular involvement, leadership, education & career goals. Character reference from teacher, counselor or administrator. 15 copies of completed packet appropriate counseling center due in April. Application available at
NEWH Northwest Chapter Hospitality  Varies April NEWH Northwest Chapter is offering up to $25,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers affiliated in the Hospitality Industry. Scholarships will be awarded as follows: (1) $10,000, (3) $5,000. Must be a currently enrolled student attending an accredited college in: Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana ...
Banner Bank/Spokane Indians  5, $500 May 5, $500 scholarships awarded to students graduating from Kootenai County & Spokane County schools based on scholarship, leadership, community involvement, and character.k
P.E.O. Chapter AV, Idaho   May Students must attend North Idaho College. Visit
ISACA Boise Chapter Academic Scholarship Program  $750 May Website:
Contact: James Cruz ( 

Centennial Distributing Essay Contest Scholarship to NIC



Keep essay under 250 words. Essay topic is “The Impact of Underage Drinking”; students are encouraged to express their opinions on how underage drinking affects high school students and how we can better educate our youth. Contest winner will receive a $250 academic scholarship to NIC.

Coeur d’Alene Education Association (CEA) 



Be graduating from one of the Coeur d’Alene District schools, Be accepted to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university, Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, or be recommended by a counselor or administrator based upon his/her belief in the academic potential of the student, Submit an application by the end of the first Friday in May which will include a personal essay and at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or coach, along with a current transcript

Marine Corps League Auxiliary Scholarship - Pappy Boyington Unit

2 @ $500


Must be a student enrolled at CHS, LCHS, Venture, PFHS, Lakeland HS, Mountain View Alt. HS, or Timberlake HS. Submit an essay (see application for topic and details), along with application and transcript.

Coeur d’Alene Jr. Tackle “Layne Strong” Scholarship



Must have participated in the Coeur d’Alene Jr Tackle football program and planning to further his/her education.

Tools of the Trade 



Must enroll as a full time student at College of Western Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho State university, Lewis-Clark State College, North Idaho College related to the professional-technical instructional program.