MHS School Counselors assist students in preparing for post-secondary success through scholarships and college access programs. 

Bear Essentials of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Bear Essentials document will walk you through the financial aid process from start to finish.  It references helpful websites, all of the scholarship links below, sample award letters and more.  We hope you find it helpful.   

Counselors' List of Scholarships (BY MONTH)

State & Local Scholarship Ideas:

College-Specific Scholarships

Looking through the specific colleges that you are interested in attending is a great way to find relevant scholarships.  Here are some examples:

University of Idaho: Resident High School Scholarships
Washington State University: Scholarships for Non-Washington Residents
Boise State University: Incoming Idaho Student
Lewis-Clark State College: Scholarships and Waivers
North Idaho College Foundation
Idaho State University: New Incoming Freshmen

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  Students who are residents of WICHE may be eligible for a rate of 150% of in-state tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.  The WUE tuition rate is not automatically awarded.  Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so it is best to apply to colleges early.

WICHE participants include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Keep in mind that there is not a separate application for the WUE.  Students apply directly to the college of their choice and indicate on the application that they would like to be considered for the WUE discount.