Foundation / Corporation
Idaho Community Foundation - Student Loan Fund of Idaho Education Fund
Grants starting at $5,000 to Idaho institutions of higher education to help students in need of financial assistance to complete their post-secondary education. Funding is intended to assist students within one year of graduating who are experiencing unexpected or unusual financial problems.
Some of these problems may include, but are not necessarily limited to, car problems, the birth of a child, health issues (self or family member), job loss (self or family member), loss of parental support, etc.
Grant funds may be used by eligible students for tuition/fees, housing/rent/utilities, books/ supplies, transportation, medical or dental costs, food, child care, etc. as determined to be prudent and necessary by the student’s situation and at the discretion of the school.
GrantWatch ID#: 177294
The minimum amount per institution will be $5,000.
Recipients need not distribute 100% of grant funds to eligible students within the school year that funds are granted. Unused funds may be held and rolled over for use in subsequent years.
Eligibility is limited to accredited universities, colleges, schools or other institutions described in IRC Section 170(c)(1), or education programs or institutions operated by Indian Tribal governments or programs operating under IRC Section 7871.
Two and four-year colleges and universities in the state of Idaho may apply.
Schools must have a program or procedure for determining emergency need and awarding assistance when unusual or unexpected financial problems might put a student within one year of graduation at risk of having to quit school before graduating.
Recipients agree to distribute grant funds to students meeting the following eligibility criteria:
- Graduating within one academic year, as determined by an official filing with the school notifying of the intent to graduate at the end of the year or term.
- Facing emergency circumstances that might preclude them continuing in school.
- Financial need is the primary consideration for otherwise qualified students.
- Grade point average may be considered with preference for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Field of study may be considered with preference for students in technical and professional fields.
Grant funds may not be used for cost, indirectly or directly, related to administration or distribution of the grant funds by the awarded school.
Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
Final funding decisions will be announced in April 2018.
Please note: Pending final reports for previous Student Loan Fund of Idaho Education Fund grants must be received by January 15 or the organization will not be considered for future funding.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to:
Attn: Elly Davis, Director of Community Impact
Idaho Community Foundation
210 W State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 342-3535