Scholarships

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)

Your counselors receive notifications for scholarships that may not be on published lists.  They are posted on the scholarship bulletin board outside the Counseling Center by due dates.



State & Local Scholarship Ideas:



Scholarships for MHS students only:

  • Irene Gustafson Scholarship - On the Idaho Community Foundation Scholarship list.  3/15 deadline.
  • Theodore H. Correll Memorial Scholarship - On the Idaho Community Foundation Scholarship list.  Not accepting applications until 2023.
  • Hamilton Scholarship for UI attendees only.  Must be your first semester at school to receive the funds,  $1,800 non-renewable.  Once you enroll at U of I you will be automatically offered this scholarship.  2.0 minimum GPA.  If you receive the Go Idaho Academic merit scholarship, the Hamilton will NOT be in addition to that.
  • Nicole Ann Katsilometes Memorial Scholarship for MHS female students interested in pursuing a degree in Education at the University of Idaho; two $1,000 non-renewable scholarships are available.  Talk to your counselor if you are interested.

Other Lists:



Military related:

  • ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Program) University of Idaho - Air Force, Army, Navy 
  • Post 9/11 GI BillThe military provides education benefits for service members who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. The Post-9/11 GI Bill can pay your full tuition and fees at school, provide you with a monthly housing allowance while you are going to school, and give you up to $1,000 a year to use for books and supplies (Military.com).


College-Specific Scholarships

Your school's financial aid office/website will list scholarships.  There may be guaranteed academic merit scholarships that are automatically awarded based on your GPA and test scores as well as other scholarships that you have to apply for.  Looking through the specific colleges that you are interested in attending is a great way to find relevant scholarships.  Here are some examples:

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 states 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.  In addition, WUE is a merit-based program and not all programs of study are eligible.  You should check their website for the current list for the school you are interested in attending.

The WUE will "tier up" your scholarship if your SAT scores are good and will super score to do this.  That means that will take your best score if you tested more than once.  


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.

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.