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KEY Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online is December 31.
  • Congressional representatives and other nominating entities submit nominations to the Academy between December 1 and January 31.
  • Applications for our Summer Seminar program are open from December 1 through January 15.  This program gives high school juniors a chance to see what life at the United States Air Force Academy is really like.  Limited spaces are available.

Rolling Deadlines: Applicants' specific deadlines to complete their file is posted on their portal. They must complete the required items by the deadline posted.

During a Student's Junior Year

Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available onlineMarch 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online.

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.

Who Are We Looking For?

The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:

  • Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
  • Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
  • Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
  • Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
  • Work background, including prior enlisted service
  • Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
  • Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance

We take a holistic view of our applicants.  They're more than a GPA or standardized test score.  We're looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities.   For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience.  This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like.  If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor

High School Juniors:

Become a college prep scholar! The College Prep Scholars Program was designed to give high-achieving, low-income juniors and early advantage in college admissions to top colleges. 

QuestBridge has connected more than 13,000 high-achieving, low-income students with full four-year scholarships or generous financial aid to attend the nation's best colleges. 

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American College Foundation

Free resource center and scholarships too

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OPEN ENROLLMENT--- Post-Secondary Credit Scholarship


Make the U Scholarship--- 31 Awards for $15,00
                       Deadline--October 15, 2019

Horatio Alger Scholarship---106 Awards for $25,000
                       Deadline--October 25, 2019

Coca-Cola Scholars Program--- 150 Awards for $25,000
                       Deadline--October 31, 2019


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards--- Deadline--November 5, 2019

Daughters of the American Revolution---- Deadline--November 15, 2019
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MARCH 2020
APRIL 2020
Gib & Dede Hall Memorial Scholarship--- $250
                         Deadline---April 9, 2020
MAY 2020
JUNE 2020
JULY 2020
Trapshooting Hall of Fame Scholarship--- Deadline--July 1, 2020

Lenhart Scholarship--- Deadline--March 1, 2019
Lucille I. Hudon Scholarship--- Deadline--March 1, 2019
March and Kay Burkett Scholarship--- Deadline--March 1, 2019
ALTA Forest Products Scholarship--- $1000--- Deadline--March 1, 2019
Innovia Foundation Scholarships---$$$$--- Deadline--March 1, 2019
Thomason Foundation Scholarship--- Deadline--March 1, 2019
Idaho Opportunity Scholarship--- Deadline--March 1, 2019
Better Business Bureau--- Deadline--March 11, 2109
Dr. Riggs Leadership Scholarship--- Deadline--March 15, 2019
Mike Rowe Scholarship--- Deadline--March 28, 2019

APRIL 2019
American Legion Post 55 Scholarship--Deadline--April 5, 2019
Bonners Books Scholarship--- Deadline--April 11, 2109
Martin & Faye Monger Scholarship (New Applicant)--- Deadline--April 11, 2019
Martin & Faye Monger Scholarship (Renewal)--- Deadline--April 11, 2019
Northern Lights Lineman Scholarship--- Deadline--April 12, 2019
Elks Community Scholarship--- Boundary and Bonner County Students ONLY--- Deadline--April 12, 2019
Class of 1951--- 4 @ $1,000--- Deadline--April 18, 2019
Forget Me Not Scholarship---Deadline--April 18, 2019
Rotary of Bonners Ferry--- Deadline--April 19, 2019
PEO--- $1,000--- Deadline--April 19, 2019
PEO Vocational--- $1,000--- Deadline--April 19, 2019
Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship--- 1 @ $750--- Deadline--April 25, 2019
Rob Gust & CJ Erikson Skool Scholarship--- 2 @ $250--- Deadline--April 28, 2019
Pointe Pest Scholarship--- Deadline--April 29, 2019
IMI Medical Scholarship--- $1,000--- Deadline--April 30, 2019
Careers that Work--- Open Deadline---


MAY 2019

Boundary County Education Association Scholarship--- Deadline-- May 1, 2019

Mount Hall PTO Scholarship--- Deadline-- May 1, 2019

Eugene Blackhurst Scholarship--- Agriculture Field-- Deadline-- May 2, 2019

June Anderson Scholarship---Vocational Education--- Deadline--May 2, 2019

Stella Woodworth Brochu Scholarship--- Deadline-- May 2, 2019

Elks Emergency Educational Grant Program--- Deadline-- May 1-October 31

Boundary County Artists Association--- 1 @ $300--- Deadline--May 2, 2019

Kootenai River Run Scholarship--- 2 @ $750--- Deadline--May 7, 2019

Katherine Haynes Art Scholarship--- Deadline--May 2, 2019

Idaho Drug Free Youth (iDFY) Scholarship--- Deadline--May 9, 2019

Class of 1970--- Deadline--May 9, 2019

South Boundary Firefighters Association Education Scholarship--- Deadline--April 16, 2019

North Idaho Building Contractors Association Women in Building Scholarship---$1,000--- Deadline--May 31, 2019


JUNE 2019

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Education--- Deadline--June 15, 2019


JULY 2019

University of Idaho Alpha Gamma Rho--- Deadline--July 1st, 2019



Idaho scholarships: visit your CIS account


This is a list of Idaho scholarships currently available on CIS.  If you haven't accessed your account, please visit us in the counseling office.


NIC Foundation Scholarship
All Seniors apply by logging in to MyNic and selecting "NIC Foundation Scholarship Application" from the Bookmarks section. Sign in using your MyNIC username & password.

Tuition Funding Sources is available free of charge to all students looking to continue their education after graduation. Tuition Funding Sources is a private service created in 1987 to help students find scholarships, student loans and other forms of financial aid to help pay for a college education. The Tuition Funding Sources website also provides students with a career personality test, and detailed career information. Students using Tuition Funding Sources can determine what careers suit them best, find schools that offer degree programs in those fields and then discover scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help pay for college tuition and expenses. On average, 5,000 new scholarship awards are added to the database every month in an effort to stay current with national scholarship growth rates. Tuition Funding Sources has been collecting scholarship information every year since 1987, making it one of the oldest and most trusted names in the industry.

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National scholarships: visit your CIS account @


This is a list of the categories offering national scholarships:
Aid Based on Academics
Aid Based on Ethnic or National Background
Aid Based on Financial Need 
Aid Based on Hobbies, Talents, and Interests
Aid Based on Leadership
Aid Based on Racial Background 
Aid Based on Work or Volunteer Experience (Parent or Student)
Aid for Individuals with Disabilities 
Aid for Men
Aid for Those in the Military
Aid for Women 
Aid Requiring Affiliation with a Business (Parent or Student)
Aid Requiring Affiliation with a Club, Civic Association, or Union
Aid Requiring Religious Affiliation 
Aid for study in Agriculture 
Aid for study in Architecture and Community Planning 
Aid for study in Arts 
Aid for study in Biological Sciences 
Aid for study in Biomedical Sciences 
Aid for study in Business, Management, and Administrative Services
Aid for study in Communications Technologies 
Aid for study in Computer Science and Information Technologies
Aid for study in Construction 
Aid for study in Counseling and Human Services 
Aid for study in Cultural and Ethnic Studies 
Aid for study in Education
Aid for study in Engineering 
Aid for study in Engineering Technologies 
Aid for study in Family and Consumer Sciences 
Aid for study in Healthcare Administration 
Aid for study in Healthcare Assisting and Technology
Aid for study in Hospitality and Recreation Studies 
Aid for study in Interdisciplinary and General Studies 
Aid for study in Journalism and Communications 
Aid for study in Languages, Literature, and Linguistics 
Aid for study in Law and Legal Studies 
Aid for study in Library and Museum Studies 
Aid for study in Mathematics and Statistics 
Aid for study in Mechanic and Repair Technologies 
Aid for study in Medical Testing and Laboratory Technology 
Aid for study in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary
Aid for study in Natural Resources 
Aid for study in Nursing 
Aid for study in Personal Services 
Aid for study in Physical Sciences 
Aid for study in Precision Production 
Aid for study in Protective Services 
Aid for study in Psychology 
Aid for study in Secretarial Studies and Office Management 
Aid for study in Social Sciences 
Aid for study in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy 
Aid for study in Therapy and Rehabilitation Services 
Aid for study in Transportation 
Miscellaneous Award

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Grades 8-12 & Families

Next Steps Idaho is here to help get every student in the state ready for life beyond high school.

Whether you’ve got your sights set on a four-year college, community college, a certification program, or the military, we’re here to help every step of the way. No matter where you are along the path to graduation, we’re here to make sure your next step is a cinch.


More Scholarship Information

Check out the GEAR UP Website for scholarship links and more. . . .

CEEB High School:  130055

For college applications, SAT or ACT registration forms

  • Copy of your Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Financial aid information
  • Parent's financial information
  • One or more essays
  • One or more letters of recommendations
  • Resume
  • Proof of scholarship eligibility
  • Possible interview
  • Talent based: audition or portfolio

scholarship app

 List of Idaho State Scholarships and more are on the CIS website.

Rotary Dual-Credit Scholarship TBA

NIC Dual-Credit Scholarship available for students who qualify for free/reduced Lunch

Applications available in the Counselng Office