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Need help paying for college?

The first step is to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, called a FAFSA form. You can do it online on the FAFSA website. The deadline for the FAFSA form is Feb. 15 of each year for new students in the fall, and March 15 of each year for continuing students. Parents will need to have completed their income tax return prior to this deadline to be able to complete the FAFSA information. Many of the scholarships available to engineering students require completion of the FAFSA to qualify.

Yes, we do have scholarships.

Each year, the College of Engineering has scholarships available for engineering majors. For example, in the 2008-2009 school year, the College offered approximately $378,000 in academic scholarships to 140 students (freshmen through senior), averaging >$2,000 per award. In many cases, these scholarships were awarded in addition to financial aid from the university or other outside scholarships the students received.

The College of Engineering offers several scholarships to both graduate and undergraduate students. All scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. In addition some scholarships require demonstration of financial need.

Following is a list of a few different types of scholarships as well as some helpful links:

BSU Scholarship page 

Fulbright Scholar Program 

College of Engineering Grants

The NASA Idaho Space Grant Scholarship Program awards scholarships and research fellowships to students majoring in engineering. Students interested in applying to the program should click on the Higher Education link and view Scholarships and Fellowships from the drop-down list on the NASA ISGC website for eligibility and application details.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. See the SMART Scholarship website for eligibility and application details.

View current NASA undergraduate and graduate internship and fellowship opportunities.

Some have deadlines and others do not. Check the site for eligibility and application details.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is open to students majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education. For eligbility and application details, please see the NOAA Hollings Scholarship website.

McNair Scholar Program
The Boise State McNair Scholars Program serves students from groups underrepresented in graduate education and first generation college students from low-income backgrounds, grooming them for graduate studies through scholarly enrichment, exposure to research, and other academic experiences and opportunities. The program collaborates with Faculty Mentors to prepare McNair Scholars to successfully pursue a Ph.D. and careers in university teaching and research. Go to the McNair Scholars Program website for eligibility and application details.

College of Engineering Scholarships

Boise State University Scholarships – Students that are enrolled in a College of Engineering discipline are automatically considered for these scholarships.

AGC ScholarshipThe AGC Foundation offers both undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs.

ABC ScholarshipThe Trimmer Education Foundation conducts an annual scholarship competition for ABC student chapter members, and employees of ABC member firms, enrolled in two or four-year construction degree programs.

Helpful Links

Idaho State Board of Education 

Oregon Student Assistance 

FAFSA – Electronic Fafsa Application

Fastweb – Free Scholarship Search

FinAid – Financial Aid Information