With demand for computer science graduates increasingly high in the Treasure Valley, Boise State University partnered with seven local high-tech companies to secure a $1 million state grant to double the number of CS graduates by the 2015-16 academic year (mission accomplished). The Idaho Department of Labor grant — which came from the state’s Workforce Development Training Fund — began in January 2014 and ran for two years. The money, as part of the department’s focus on creating high-paying, quality jobs for Idaho, began the Expand.CS student scholarship program and hired needed faculty and staff. Nearly $275,000 in scholarships from local software development companies went to full time undergraduate students who possessed a realistic academic course plan allowing them to graduate quickly, maintain a minimum GPA of >2.5, and not receive a grade lower than a “C” in any enrolled course and intend to work in the Idaho CS Industry for at least one year after graduation.
Despite this grant ending in May of 2016, the Expand.CS scholarship program has continues today thanks to its success. You can learn more about requirements by clicking the apply now button below.