Scholarship Summary

Country: USA
Offered by: Boise State University
Type: Full Tuition waiver
Degree Program: Master’s and PhD
Scholarship amount: Waives non-resident tuition
Eligible Countries: All
Eligible Subjects: All eligible graduate programs
Deadlines: February 15/May 1 for Fall; October 1/January 10 for Spring

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Scholarship Details

This scholarship provides tuition waver for competitive international and domestic graduate students at Boise State University. Eligibility is determined through the admissions process for most qualifying programs.

  • Waives non-resident tuition for graduate students from outside Idaho with GPA of 3.3+
  • Available to international students and out-of-state US citizens
  • If eligible, you will be prompted to apply for the Gem Scholarship during the admission application process. Apply for graduate admission through the How to Apply page.
  • Scholarships are automatically awarded to students who meet eligibility upon admission.
  • You are no longer eligible if receiving a Graduate Assistantship, which also waives tuition/fees.
  • Ineligible programs include certificate programs only, specific online/off-campus Master’s, and those listed on the ineligibility page.
  • If accepted to an eligible program and recommended, Financial Aid will send an offer via your student portal.
  • Initial scholarships last one year, renewable for:
    • Masters: One additional year
    • Doctorate: Three additional years
  • To renew, complete at least 9 credits each fall/spring semester and maintain a 3.3 GPA.
  • Scholarship covers non-resident tuition only; residents still pay fees (about $14,450 annual savings).
  • Check the Tuition & Fees page for current tuition/cost information.

This outlines the key eligibility requirements and application process for the Gem Scholarship for international and out-of-state graduate students at Boise State University.


  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Accepted into eligible graduate program at Boise State
  • Not eligible for certificate programs or specific online/off-campus programs

Application Process

  • No separate application, award notified through admission process
  • Apply for admission through Boise State website

Selection Criteria

  • Automatic for eligible students upon admission
  • Must maintain 9 credits and 3.3 GPA each semester

Renewal Period

  • 1 additional year for masters, 3 additional for doctorate
  • Must take minimum credits and maintain GPA each semester

Key Deadlines

  • Fall: February 15 (priority), May 1 (final)
  • Spring: October 1 (priority), January 10 (final)

You can find full list of scholarships in USA for international students here.

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