Foundation Scholarship Online Application

This single scholarship application allows students to complete ONE application and be considered for ALL available CWI Foundation Scholarships. College of Western Idaho Foundation offers students the opportunity to apply for scholarships that can help to finance your education. Scholarships are competitive, but do not assume you cannot receive one. The CWI Foundation offers scholarships for a variety of students and the qualifications for GPA and financial need vary. Scholarships are a great source of free money available to students who meet certain eligibility requirements. Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee to determine that eligibility is met.

    1. Apply for Admission - New Students Only

    Be sure to complete a CWI admission application as soon as possible as you will need your student identification (ID) number in order to complete the CWI Foundation online scholarship application. The application for admission is available online or at any of our One Stop Student Services locations. A CWI One Stop Student Services Specialist will contact you once your application for admission is received. After your application fee is paid and transcripts are received you will be sent a letter with your student ID number.

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    2. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - All Students

    Federal student aid programs such as grants, work-study, or student loans, can make CWI an even better value! Please complete the FAFSA online as soon as possible - the Federal Financial Aid application process can take several weeks. Be sure to obtain a Federal PIN that can be used to sign your FAFSA electronically as well as access your FAFSA later if you need to make corrections.

    Complete the FAFSA

    Apply for a PIN

    3. Complete your CWI Scholarship Application Online

    Click the link below to begin your scholarship application. You will use your myCWI username and password to login and you may save your work and come back to it later. Scholarships are awarded once a year for the following academic year. It is important to have your completed scholarship application submitted by the deadline, as incomplete applications will not be considered. 

    Complete your Scholarship Application

    • Online Application: To access the online scholarship application, you must have completed the College of Western Idaho admission application, been accepted and received your myCWI login information.
    • Account Activation: Please note that if you recently submitted your admission application to CWI and just activated your new student account (myCWI), you may not be able to sign up for scholarships immediately.
    • Automatch Scholarships: Once you complete your General Scholarship Application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you immediately qualify—no further action is required. To see a list of scholarship that may need additional action on your part to receive consideration, select “Recommended: under “Opportunities.” All students who qualify will be auto matched to these opportunities. Qualifying does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.
    • Award Amount: The number and award amount of scholarships are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available, and other factors.

    4. Notification of Awards

    • Applicants will be notified by e-mail of the results of their applications
    • You may log back into your application to check your status
    • No information will be given over the phone prior to the letters being e-mailed

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