The Idaho Governor’s Cup was established in 1974 by then-Governor Cecil Andrus. It is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to help Idaho kids pursue their higher education goals at our state postsecondary institutions. Depending on funding, the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship provides approximately 25 awards to Idaho high school or home school seniors planning to attend an Idaho college or university. Funds are awarded to students pursuing academic or career technical education. This is renewable up to four years for academic programs and up to three years for career technical programs.
To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be a resident of Idaho, be a graduating senior of an Idaho high school or home school, or a first year student in a CTE program and enroll as a full-time student in an academic or technical program at an Idaho college or university, taking the ACT or SAT if enrolling in an academic program. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above and attend the first semester of college following graduation. Applicants must write a 500-word personal essay about your goals and interests.