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Scholarships

All Multidisciplinary Studies students are encouraged to apply for scholarships to help fund their education.

You may also consider applying for outside scholarships. Please remember that Boise State University does not endorse any specific website and is not responsible for the content on the various websites. Below are some Boise State scholarships you may be eligible for as a Multidisciplinary Studies student.


Second Chance Scholarship

The Second Chance Scholarship is for students who is a permanent resident of the United States, with an interest in the study of arts, humanities, social sciences, communications, public service, history, languages, general studies or education with progress towards a 3.0 cumulative GPA planning to enroll full or part time. You must also be readmitted or accepted as a transfer student to Boise State. You must have experienced a cumulative gap in education of at least 5 years. This is a one-year award.

Application Deadline: April 20


Karen Kelsch Memorial Scholarship

The Karen Kelsch Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Karen Kelsch, a 27-year staff member at Boise State and non-traditional student who passed away in November 2008.

In Kelsch’s honor, this scholarship assists non-traditional students pursuing the Multidisciplinary Studies degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, attending part or full time. This is a one-year award.

If you or your employer are interested in contributing to this scholarship please contact the Boise State Foundation. Indicate that you would like your gift to go towards the Karen Kelsch Memorial Scholarship.

Application Deadline: April 20


Best Budd’s Family Scholarship

The Best Budd’s Family scholarship is for adult students (at least 30 years old) with a declared Multidisciplinary Studies major, who are enrolled at least part-time (6 undergraduate credits), and have a minimum GPA of at least 2.25. Financial need preferred (but not required.)

Application Deadline: April 20


Boise State Osher Reentry Scholarship

Annual individual awards up to $1250 for part-time students and $2500 for full-time students are available for degree-seeking undergraduate re-entry students through the Boise State Osher Reentry Scholarship. Read more about the scholarship criteria and complete an application.

Application Deadline: June 1


Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for Adult Learners

The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for Adult Learners awards up to $3,500 per year and is renewable for up to four years. The scholarship was created to help remove barriers to higher education and prepare students to enter the workforce.

To qualify for the scholarship, you must meet specific criteria, including the completion of your Federal Student Aid Application. Read more about the scholarship criteria and complete an application.


Contact us for more information about Multidisciplinary Studies.

Multidisciplinary Studies
Phone: (208) 426-3496
Email: mds@boisestate.edu
Schedule Appointment: MDS Appointment Scheduling Site