Scholarship Fund

Congratulations to this year's awardees!

About the Scholarship Fund

The objective is simple: to help deserving Idaho students from predominantly underserved rural areas receive a college education.

The IAHD is fully aware that not all families can send their children to an accredited college. We also understand that our rural community populations are shrinking while our urban areas continue to see explosive growth. The effect of these competing forces is borne out as we witness our highway districts struggle for resources, a sufficient labor pool, and a tax base large enough to meet the demands put on our infrastructure. By taking an active role in creating educational opportunities for more children, the IAHD Scholarship Fund strives to have a meaningful impact on the forces working against our rural communities.

Quick Facts

  • 75% of Idaho’s school districts are classified as rural
  • 20% of Idaho’s rural students are classified as minorities
  • The state of Idaho ranks 50th in per pupil spending in rural school districts
  • The college enrollment rate of rural Idaho high school graduates is 51%, compared to 69% nationally
  • 10% decrease (from 54% to 44%) in the number of Idaho students continuing on to college since 2014

Eligibility Requirements

  • Children and grandchildren of highway district employees and commissioners (highway district must be in good standing with and a member of the IAHD).
  • 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Full-time or part-time students.
  • Enrolled in an Idaho college, university, or vocational/technical school for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Past awardees are welcome to apply until their degree/certification is obtained.

Bonus - Civil Engineering Students

Students majoring in Civil Engineering with a 3.0+ GPA* have a remarkable opportunity to receive an additional $1,000 scholarship from Paragon Consulting, for up to 4 years. Additionally, awardees may be eligible for an internship at Paragon Consulting for in-depth and hands on training during their junior and senior year.

To be eligible students must:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Major in Civil Engineering
  • Annually provide proof of major

*Eligible applications will automatically be reviewed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application period? Applications for 2024-2025 scholarships will be accepted from January 1 - March 31, 2024. Recipients will be notified by May and payments to schools will be made in summer of 2024. Watch the website for information.

I applied for the IAHD Scholarship last year, can I again? Absolutely! All previous applicants may apply annually until their degree is obtained.

I have received the IAHD scholarship before, can I still apply? Yes, awardees may reapply until their degree is obtained. 

My grandparent worked at a highway district a few years ago. Can I still apply? No, only children and grandchildren of current highway district (must be IAHD due paying members) employees and commissioners are eligible. 

I'm registered for an online school while living in Idaho, am I eligible? Only if the school is based out of Idaho or has its headquarters within the state. Schools and programs that are based in another state are ineligible for the scholarship.

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Boise, ID 83705




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