Idaho Opportunity Scholarship

Statehouse roundup, 1.22.20 State Board pushes for ‘make or break’ scholarship money

Despite an infusion of $7 million in one-time money, some 1,200 eligible students still didn’t get a share of Opportunity Scholarship money. Meanwhile, the fast-growing College of Western Idaho is poised for another big enrollment surge.

As Opportunity Scholarship program grows, the state’s waiting list shortens

More than 6,000 college students will get a share of Idaho’s Opportunity Scholarship money this fall, up nearly 50 percent from a year ago. Some qualified students still are missing out.

Hispanics comprise 21 percent of state scholarship recipients

It’s unclear how many “Dreamers” receive a share of the $20.5 million Idaho Opportunity Scholarship. But Hispanic students make up a relatively large share of scholarship recipients.

Statesman: Lawmakers, Freedom Foundation target scholarships for ‘Dreamers’

Boise State believes “Dreamers” are eligible for the state-funded Idaho Opportunity Scholarship.

Statehouse roundup, 3.19.19: House Education gets back to work

The House Education Committee didn’t talk about the K-12 funding formula rewrite — or Monday’s protest. And it’s unclear when the Senate will revisit the issue. Catch up on all the other Statehouse education news, including the latest on college scholarship funding.

Statehouse roundup, 3.5.19: JFAC approves $7 million scholarship boost; House passes school budgets

In other news from the Statehouse, the House easily and quickly passes the seven public school budget bills.

Idaho Opportunity Scholarship: Where the money goes

Students received $39.4 million in the state-funded scholarships from 2008 to 2018. And the students’ college of choice? It’s a close race.

Opportunity Scholarship 101

It’s budget crunch time. Lawmakers are moving money around. What does that mean for college students and young readers? We explain.

Statehouse roundup, 1.25.19: Scholarship proposal won’t eliminate backlog

More than 3,400 students are on a waiting list for an Idaho Opportunity Scholarship. Gov. Brad Little wants to spend an additional $7 million to cut into the backlog.

Statehouse roundup, 1.23.19: U of I pushes for a boost in state-funded scholarships

If state Opportunity Scholarship dollars do not materialize, the University of Idaho says it will make up the difference for 500 qualified students. The university’s potential risk hinges on how much money the Legislature puts into scholarships, President Chuck Staben said.