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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Last week, Boise State University (BSU) and the Boise State Tribal Advisory Board received notification from the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, Kristine Collins, who reported a new Native American scholarship for the five tribes of Idaho. This scholarship reduces the cost per credit for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Boise State provided the following statement, “Boise State University is committed to increasing educational access to all populations, including Native American students. The University has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes with a commitment to work to maintain a tuition and fee model that increases access and opportunities for the Tribes as domestic sovereign entities. As part of this commitment, members of Idaho’s five federally-recognized Native American tribes may be eligible for the Boise State University Native American Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes the unique sovereign states of members of Idaho’s five federally-recognized Native American tribes.”

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The Native American Scholarship is available to eligible members of Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, Shoshone-Paiute, Kootenai, and Coeur d’Alene Tribes. To be eligible students must be degree-seeking and eligible to enroll in Boise State courses. This scholarship is for tuition only, and other institutional, program and/or class fees still apply. 

This is a significant drop in tuition costs for higher education students. For undergraduate students, the regular cost per credit is $380.45; now it is $60/per credit. For Graduate students, their reduction is even more, with $491 per credit hour; now it is also $60 per credit hour. BSU mirrored the ISU’s similar Native American Scholarship which is also $60/credit for undergrads, graduate students, and technical school students. For more information, go online at:

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes thanks Boise State University, the President's Office and the Tribal Advisory Board for this scholarship and the partnership we share with the University.

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