Idaho Opportunity Scholarship For Single Moms In Need

Last Updated on January 25, 2024 by Lori Pace

The external scholarship is a term that includes all opportunity scholarships that are administered, selected and awarded by organizations other than just the College of Idaho. The awarding organization will accept students for the scholarship, and the College will receive funds to support student accounts. 

Some scholarships can be sent directly to students. They may use the funds towards tuition or student account balances or qualified educational expenses such as books, room and board, fees or even a laptop.

State Of Idaho Scholarship Opportunity

The Idaho State Board of Education offers many scholarships for high school students in Idaho and students who are considering going to college in Idaho. The criteria and amount of awards vary depending on the scholarship program. All students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships by the College. 

The College of Idaho offers more scholarships than state universities. This means that most students who enroll at the College are not eligible for the Idaho Opportunity Scholarship. The Idaho Department of Education has established guidelines that the College cannot award the Opportunity Scholarship to students who receive less scholarship funding than it costs to attend 4-year state universities. 

State Of Idaho Scholarship

They encourage Out-of-state students to contact their state board of education to learn more about scholarship opportunities. No matter where their student is from, many states recognize them.

Caldwell Foundation For Educational Scholarship Opportunity

Do you live in a community with interest in attending C of I? Caldwell Community College has partnered together to support local high school students in college. You can double your award with a matching contribution from C-I for some CFEO scholarships! The CFEO scholarship funds are open to all Caldwell residents. They offer a chance to be a part of Caldwell’s orchestra, musicians, and children working for local employers. 

Horatio Alger – Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Scholarship

Provides financial support for five incoming freshmen to The College of Idaho every year of a student’s college career. These scholarships are available to high school students who have overcome great challenges in their youth and wish to attend post-secondary institutions.

To be eligible for the Horatio Alger – Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Has commitment earning a bachelor’s at The College of Idaho
  • You are a high school senior and plan to enrol in college for the fall.
  • Demonstrate financial need (minimum $55,000 family income)
  • Participate in community service activities
  • Be resilient and persevering in the face of adversity
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (GPA)
  • Be a United States citizen

Students may apply at

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!