Scholarships

Rising to the Top: An Overview of the Prestigious Summit Scholarship

Overview of Summit Scholarship

The Summit Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program that provides financial support for high-achieving students to attend universities and colleges around the world. The scholarship is open to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership potential, and a commitment to making a positive impact in their communities and the world.

The Summit Scholarship is typically awarded to students who are in their final year of high school or who have recently graduated. The scholarship provides funding to cover tuition, fees, and living expenses for the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate studies. The specific amount of funding provided by the scholarship varies depending on the recipient’s financial need and the cost of attending their chosen university or college.

To apply for the Summit Scholarship, students typically need to submit an application form, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays that detail their academic achievements, leadership experiences, and community involvement. Finalists for the scholarship may also be required to attend an interview or participate in other selection activities.

Overall, the Summit Scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for high-achieving students to pursue their academic and career goals without the burden of financial stress. By supporting the education of talented and motivated individuals, the scholarship program helps to foster the development of future leaders who will make a positive impact in their communities and the world at large.

Scholarships are for outstanding international students who demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to being a successful student at Boise State University. The awards waive the nonresident portion of tuition for new international first-year students or transfer students.

This is a scholarship by Boise State University Boise State University is a public research university in Boise, Idaho.

Key Facts

  • Bachelor
  • $11,000
  • 14 December 2024

Eligibility

  • Only incoming students are considered for the Foothills, Ridgeline, or Summit scholarships. Consideration is based on admissions materials received by the scholarship deadline. A complete application includes the admissions application AND transcript(s). All criteria must be met by the deadline.
  • Students must have an eligible major for the Foothills, Ridgeline, or Summit scholarships, if one of the following majors is declared you will not be eligible for the Foothills, Ridgeline, or Summit: Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiological Science, Pre-Radiological Science, Alternative Fee Programs, and fully online programs. These programs are subject to change.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to enroll full-time (12 credits) each semester of the award (fall & spring) and are still responsible for resident fees and the uncovered portion of the nonresident fees.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credits each semester (fall & spring) and successfully complete at least 24 credits combined (fall & spring).
  • While courses that are repeated within the same academic year may be eligible for federal financial aid, they do not count toward the 24 credits required for scholarship renewal.
  • Be a first-time Boise State University student seeking an undergraduate degree with a full-time course load.
  • Transfer students must have an overall equivalent college GPA of 3.70-4.0.
  • New students must have an equivalent unweighted high school GPA of 3.70-4.0 or higher.

Requirements of Summit Scholarship

  • Academic Achievement: Most Summit Scholarships require applicants to have outstanding academic performance, often evidenced by high school transcripts, test scores, and academic honors.
  • Leadership Potential: Scholarship sponsors typically seek candidates who demonstrate leadership qualities through extracurricular activities, community involvement, or other achievements.
  • Commitment to Service: Many Summit Scholarships prioritize candidates who have shown a dedication to service, volunteering, or advocacy work.
  • Strong Personal Statement: Applicants must submit an essay or personal statement that showcases their academic and personal accomplishments, career aspirations, and how they plan to use the scholarship to make a positive impact in their community or the world.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Most Summit Scholarships require at least one or two letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or community leaders who can speak to the applicant’s character, academic performance, and leadership potential.
  • Interviews: Finalists for the Summit Scholarship may be required to participate in an interview or other selection activities to demonstrate their potential to become leaders in their field.

Benefits

The scholarship is worth $11,000 per year for 4 years (8 semesters).

Application

By submitting a complete application and meeting the criteria listed, you will automatically be considered for one of the following scholarships without an additional application: Foothills, Ridgeline, or Summit.A complete application includes the following required materials: admissions application and transcript(s). Boise State Admissions must receive all required materials by the deadline.

Nonresident Fall 2024 Deadline: December 15

Nonresident Spring 2024 Deadline: February 15

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Undergraduate Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship is a type of financial aid that is awarded to students who are pursuing their first degree at a college or university. Undergraduate scholarships may be merit-based, need-based, or a combination of both.

Merit-based scholarships are typically awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, leadership potential, or other outstanding talents and accomplishments. Need-based scholarships, on the other hand, are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and may require applicants to submit financial information, such as their family’s income or assets.

Undergraduate scholarships may cover tuition, fees, books, and living expenses for a certain period of time, depending on the scholarship’s terms and conditions. Some scholarships may require recipients to maintain a certain grade point average or participate in certain extracurricular activities to continue receiving the scholarship.

Applying for undergraduate scholarships typically involves submitting an application form, transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation. Some scholarships may also require applicants to attend an interview or participate in other selection activities.

Overall, undergraduate scholarships provide valuable financial support for students who may otherwise struggle to pay for their education. By removing financial barriers to higher education, these scholarships help to ensure that talented and motivated students have the opportunity to pursue their academic and career goals.

Summit Scholarship

The Summit Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship program that provides financial support for high-achieving students to attend universities and colleges around the world. The scholarship is open to students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, leadership potential, and a commitment to making a positive impact in their communities and the world.

The Summit Scholarship typically covers tuition, fees, and living expenses for the duration of the recipient’s undergraduate studies. The specific amount of funding provided by the scholarship varies depending on the recipient’s financial need and the cost of attending their chosen university or college.

To be eligible for the Summit Scholarship, applicants must meet certain academic and leadership criteria and demonstrate a commitment to community service or other forms of social impact. The application process typically involves submitting transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials. Finalists for the scholarship may also be required to attend an interview or participate in other selection activities.

The Summit Scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for high-achieving students to pursue their academic and career goals without the burden of financial stress. By supporting the education of talented and motivated individuals, the scholarship program helps to foster the development of future leaders who will make a positive impact in their communities and the world at large.

College Funding

College funding refers to the various financial resources that students and their families can use to pay for the cost of attending college or university. College funding may include scholarships, grants, loans, work-study programs, and other forms of financial aid.

Scholarships and grants are types of college funding that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are typically awarded based on merit, while grants are often based on financial need. Both scholarships and grants can be provided by colleges and universities, private organizations, or government agencies.

Loans are another type of college funding that students may use to pay for their education. Loans must be repaid with interest, and the terms and conditions of the loan will depend on the type of loan and the lender.

Work-study programs provide college funding by allowing students to work part-time jobs on campus or in the community to earn money to pay for their education. Work-study programs may be offered by colleges and universities or by the government.

Overall, college funding is an essential component of making higher education accessible to students from all backgrounds. By providing financial resources to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses, college funding programs help to ensure that talented and motivated students have the opportunity to pursue their academic and career goals.

FAQS

HOW DO I APPLY FOR BOISE STATE SCHOLARSHIPS?

Eligibility for academic scholarships is contingent upon your admission as a degree-seeking student to Boise State University. To be considered for academic scholarships please complete the Boise State Scholarship Application. Some scholarships are need-based and will require you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Recipients are notified through BroncoMail and all awards will be made by May 1st.

The Boise State Scholarship Application opens mid-November and most scholarship opportunities close on February 15th.

WHAT TYPE OF AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE TO NONRESIDENT STUDENTS?

Boise State offers merit-based and need-based scholarships for our new incoming degree-seeking students. Please visit our homepage to learn more about our non-resident awards.

I HAVE A HIGH GPA AND I’M INVOLVED IN MANY ACTIVITIES, BUT I WASN’T AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP. WHY?

Boise State has more qualified individuals than scholarship awards so the selection is a competitive process. Our Boise State Scholarship Committee uses a combination of GPA, test scores (ACT/SAT), the results of your FAFSA (if applicable), and other admission information to award scholarships.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS THE FILING DATE OF DECEMBER 15TH FOR NEW OR INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENT NONRESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS?

Boise State gives priority to students that met the deadline and met all criteria and awards scholarships on a space-available basis. Those students admitted after December 15th will not be considered for nonresident scholarships. Scholarship recipients are notified through BroncoMail and the award can be viewed in Student Center. Fall admits that met the December 15th deadline and met all criteria are notified by mid-January.

Students are considered for the nonresident scholarships at the time they apply for admissions, there is no separate application. As the nonresident scholarships are awarded based on the admissions materials, once a student begins enrollment at Boise State, they are no longer considered for the nonresident scholarships if they did not receive them during their first semester.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS THE FILING DATE OF FEBRUARY 15TH FOR RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS?

Boise State gives priority to students that have met the deadline and met all criteria and awards scholarships on a space-available basis. Idaho students admitted after February 15th will not have priority consideration for resident scholarships. Scholarship recipients are notified through BroncoMail and the award can be viewed in Student Center. Scholarship recipients are notified through their admission letter. Scholarships will be made visible in the Student Center three weeks after an admissions decision has been reached.

Students are considered for the Presidential, Dean’s, or True Blue Promise Scholarships at the time they apply for admissions, there is no separate application. As the Presidential, Dean’s, and True Blue Promise scholarships are awarded based on the admissions materials, once a student begins enrollment at Boise State, they are no longer considered for these awards if they did not receive them during their first semester.

WHAT IF I MISS THE BOISE STATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE?

Most scholarships through the Boise State Scholarship Application close on February 15th, however, there are some opportunities that have different deadlines. This form is only used for academic scholarship selections. If you miss the deadline, you will not be eligible for these particular scholarships.

DO I HAVE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS EVERY SCHOOL YEAR?

Many scholarships have a one-year term and students need to re-apply to be considered for the scholarship again. Students are encouraged to complete the Boise State Scholarship Application every year to learn about the different scholarship options available.

For departmental scholarships please be sure to declare your major with the Registrar’s Office as the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office uses this information to provide academic departments with a list of eligible students.

IS MY SCHOLARSHIP RENEWABLE?

The renewal status varies with each scholarship and this information can be found in your scholarship award letter and/or on your Student Center by clicking on the name of the scholarship.

I AM A CURRENT STUDENT AND NEED TO DEFER MY ATTENDANCE. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY SCHOLARSHIP(S)?

Boise State University will defer a current student’s scholarship(s) if a student’s attendance at Boise State is interrupted for medical reasons, military deployment, church service, or other selected reasons, provided that a student meets certain criteria. For a student’s scholarship(s) to be deferred, the student must attend at least one full-time semester prior to their departure and meet the minimum criteria for renewal of their scholarship(s) during the semester(s) they attend prior to leaving. Enrollment at another College or University during the deferment period will result in an automatic cancellation of the scholarship.

To request a deferral, a student should submit an email to [email protected], prior to leaving Boise State. Our general policy is that scholarships can be held for up to two academic years and approval is dependent on the availability of remaining scholarship funds.

I AM AN INCOMING STUDENT AND NEED TO DEFER MY ATTENDANCE. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY SCHOLARSHIP(S)?

Students seeking to defer their admission can do so by submitting the Boise State Admission deferment request form. If eligible, deferring allows you to delay your admission to a later starting semester than the one you were originally admitted for.

Due to limited funding, scholarships are non deferrable. Unlike your admission, scholarships cannot be deferred to a new semester. Any scholarships you were awarded will be canceled upon the submission and review of the Boise State deferment form. You will then be re-evaluated for scholarships based on your new semester’s scholarship criteria, and the academic information we have on file for you by the scholarship deadline. Please note, scholarship criteria is updated for the upcoming academic year each summer.

I AM AN INCOMING GRADUATE STUDENT AND NEED TO DEFER MY ATTENDANCE. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY MERIT-BASED GEM, DEAN’S GEM, AND WESTERN REGIONAL GRADUATE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP(S)?

The Merit-Based Gem, Dean’s Gem, and Western Regional Graduate Program scholarships cannot be deferred. Students who defer (delay) enrollment, are no longer eligible for the scholarship awarded.

Sixty days before a students new enrollment term begins, students can be considered for a Dean’s Gem. Students need to work directly with their Program Coordinator to secure a Dean’s Gem recommendation. The Graduate College will not issue a scholarship to students without the proper recommendation from their program.

ARE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

Yes! Please review the admission requirements for international students here. The priority deadline for Nonresident Scholarship Programs is December 15th; however, deadlines for academic scholarships vary. Review the individual scholarships for more information.

DOES BOISE STATE OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS?

Yes! Applications and information about education abroad scholarships are available here. Global Learning Opportunities staff are happy to consult with students about their applications for study abroad scholarships. Please contact Global Learning Opportunities for more information at (208) 426-2630.

WHAT OTHER TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID ARE AVAILABLE?

Please visit Boise State’s Financial Aid site for other resources and options to finance your education.

I’VE EARNED A GED. HOW CAN I BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

Unweighted high school GPA is used for all incoming applicants from regionally accredited high schools for both Boise State admission and scholarship awards. Home School students and students that completed their GED are considered based on their scores and an additional application may be required. All required admission and scholarship materials for new students must be received by Boise State Admissions by the indicated Application and Scholarship Deadlines. Scholarship award notifications will arrive within three weeks of a student’s admission to Boise State.

I’M A HOMESCHOOL STUDENT. HOW CAN I BE CONSIDERED FOR SCHOLARSHIPS?

Unweighted high school GPA is used for all incoming applicants from regionally accredited high schools for both Boise State admission and scholarship awards. Home School students and students that completed their GED are considered based on their scores and an additional application may be required. All required admission and scholarship materials for new students must be received by Boise State Admissions by the indicated Application and Scholarship Deadlines. Scholarship award notifications will arrive within three weeks of a student’s admission to Boise State.

HOW DOES A FEE APPEAL OR ACADEMIC APPEAL IMPACT MY SCHOLARSHIPS(S)?

If the student’s fees are refunded or waived through a fee appeal or academic appeal the scholarship(s) will be canceled and the student will not be allowed a refund from the scholarship funds. If this results in a balance owing to Boise State, the student is required to pay that money back to the University.

IS UNWEIGHTED OR WEIGHTED CUMULATIVE GPA USED FOR SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION?

Scholarship decisions are based on unweighte cumulative GPA.

WHY ISN’T MY SCHOLARSHIP DISBURSING?

The earliest date that your financial aid is released is ten days prior to the start of the semester. Review our Dates and Deadlines page to determine you.

Disbursement occurs 2-3 times per week for eligible students throughout the semester.

There are several reasons your aid may be delayed. You can view your disbursement status to see if your aid is ready to release or pay your fees.

I CAN’T ACCEPT MY SCHOLARSHIP IN MY STUDENT CENTER.

Departmental awards are awarded via the Boise State Scholarship Application. You must first accept your award(s) there and then complete the thank you letter (if applicable). Donor Relations will approve the thank you letter, generally within two business days and then the award will move to accepted in your Student Center. For awards that do not require a thank letter the award will move to accepted overnight once the student accepts the award.

I WAS AWARDED A SCHOLARSHIP UPON BEING ACCEPTED TO BOISE STATE AND INCREASED MY GPA WHILE ATTENDING. CAN MY SCHOLARSHIP BE CHANGED?

Scholarship decisions are made based on the data available by the deadline. Unfortunately a scholarship can not be changed or upgraded based on your academic performance at Boise State.