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CSI Scholarships

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Department/Scholarship Information

Future Opportunities

  • HSHS Scholarships (Application required for each term)
  • Fine Arts - Art/Photography Scholarship (2021-2022) (see below)(Opens: Spring 2021)
  • Fine Arts - Dance Scholarship (2021-2022) (see below)(Opens: Spring 2021)
  • Fine Arts - Speech and Debate Scholarship (2021-2022) (see below)(Opens: Spring 2021)
  • Communication -- Theatre Scholarship (2021-2022) (see below) (Opens Spring 2021)

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships are determined by the standards established by the coaching staff of each intercollegiate sport. Inquiries about athletic scholarships should be directed to the Athletic Department at 208-732-6486.


Cheerleading and Dance Scholarships

Cheerleading and Dance Scholarships are available with books paid for. Contact Julie Wright at 208-732- 6472 or email at


CSI Foundation Child Care Scholarship

Opens October 1st-15th for Fall 2021

  • CSI students enrolled in at least 6 credits.
  • Minimum 2.5 CSI cumulative grade point average.
  • Minimum semester award up to $500 per child enrolled in CSI Child Care, CSI Early Childhood Education Preschool Lab or a Child Care Center Licensed by the State of Idaho at least a month prior to applying.
  • Children 1st grade and older are ineligible.
  • Attach a copy of the State of Idaho Child Care license and essay to application.


Fine Arts Scholarships

Fine Arts Scholarships for art, music, and drama require a Fine Arts Application in addition to the CSI Scholarship Application. Below are important audition dates to determine awards for the performing arts and applications:


Auditions are in February. For appointments call the Music Department at 208-732-6783 by March 4, 2021, at 5 p.m. Download our scholarship application.


Auditions are in February. For appointments call the Theatre Department at 208-732-6780 by January 31, 2020.


Applicants must deliver a portfolio to the CSI Department of Art on or before the first Friday in April. For questions contact the Art Department at 208-732-6754. Click here to download our scholarship application.


Applicants must mail required materials to the CSI Dance Department. For questions contact Cindy Jones in the Dance Department at 208-732-6474. 

NOTE:  The forms require Adobe Acrobat reader. If you do not have this installed or are having problems reading these forms you can download the newest version by clicking here.


Honors Program Scholarships

Honors Program Scholarships are available to qualifying students and require a separate Honors Program application in addition to the CSI Scholarship Application. Freshmen may apply for the Honors Program with a high school GPA of at least 3.5, and ACT or SAT scores at or beyond the 88th percentile. For more information on the Honors Program, contact director Brian Dobbs at 208-732-6266.


Communication Scholarship

Speech & Debate
The Speech and Debate team offers scholarships for participation in Intercollegiate Forensics. Please visit for more information.  Application deadline: March 30, 2020, scholarship application.


New Hope Scholarship

New Hope is a scholarship for first-generation students entering CSI for the first time as a college freshman. First-generation is defined as a student whose parents have not completed a college degree. Awards are based on part-time ($375 for 6-11 credits) or full-time ($750 for 12 or more credits). The second semester awarding is contingent on the completion of enrolled credits of 2.5 or above. Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Must plan to attend CSI at either part-time or full-time
  • Must complete the CSI Scholarship Application.

The New Hope scholarship is one of the many CSI Foundation scholarships included in the CSI Scholarship Application. No separate application is necessary.


Presidential Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships are available to students who submit a complete CSI Scholarship Application by the March 1st priority deadline. Students need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, have less than 45 college credits, and be enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester. Awards are awarded on a first come first serve basis. Recipients also are encouraged to participate in at least one student leadership organization. Apply through CSI Scholarship Application.


D.L. Evans Bank Scholarships

D.L. Evans Bank is pleased to offer scholarships to the graduating high school seniors from Idaho and Northern Utah.

Steele-Reese Foundation Scholarship

The Steele-Reese Foundation was created in 1955 by Eleanor S. Reese of Salmon, Idaho who died in 1977. During her life, Mrs. Reese continued to pursue her own charitable interests in parallel with these carried out by the Steele-Reese Foundation. Her own interests included providing scholarships for promising high school graduates of Idaho’s Lemhi and Custer Counties. The Foundation has now instituted a formal scholarship program at eleven universities and colleges for academic undergraduates and graduates as well as vo-tech students. A significant amount has been allocated to CSI for the upcoming school year and will provide scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. This award is to be applied to fees, books, and room/board costs. Scholarships can be renewed if the recipient continues to meet the requirements; however, recipients must reapply to be considered for renewal. Criteria:

  1. Applicants must have graduated, or be scheduled to graduate, from a high school in Lemhi or Custer County. This includes Challis, Leadore, Mackay and Salmon High Schools.
  2. Applicants do not need to be currently enrolled but must apply for admission to CSI as a full-time student.
  3. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. and maintain a 3.0 during the award period. All applicants must be accompanied by a completed CSI scholarship application and an official transcript with the latest cumulative grade point average on the transcript (seven semesters for high school and fall grades for college).
  4. Selection will be based on academic promise, initiative, and financial need.
  5. Applicants must submit a Federal Financial Aid Form (FAFSA), to be used at the College of Southern Idaho.
The application should be sent to: College of Southern IdahoScholarship CoordinatorPO Box 1238Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238

Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., March 1 st. * Download the application.