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Frequently Asked Questions

What application do I fill out for the CSI Presidential, Laura Moore Cunningham, New Hope, and other CSI Foundation scholarships?
The CSI Scholarship Application available through the “MyCSI” icon covers over 200 CSI Foundation scholarships including the CSI Presidential, Laura Moore Cunningham Scholarship, and the New Hope scholarship. CSI along with the CSI Foundation awards over $1,000,000 in scholarships annually. These awards recognize students’ achievements in academic, technical, art, music, drama, athletic, and leadership skills.
Do I need to submit a transcript with my scholarship application?

Yes, if you are an incoming freshman or transfer student then transcripts need to be received in the CSI Admission Office in order to complete your scholarship application. Priority deadline will apply to receipt of transcript, just like the scholarship application. Current CSI students do NOT need to submit a transcript.

Please visit Transcript Info to learn more about transcript requirements.

Do I need to provide a separate transcript for each scholarship application that I complete?
Each scholarship application will designate the required documents needed to complete the application. Please make sure to read each scholarship application instructions carefully.
What if I miss the Priority Scholarship deadline date of March 1st?
You may still submit your CSI Scholarship Application after the March 1st deadline for consideration of any open scholarships. Your application will be reviewed for 2nd Round scholarships.
What is Second Round scholarships?
Second Round is the process of awarding scholarship dollars from any previously awarded funds within the current school year that students became ineligible to retain. Second round closes after the 6th week in fall/spring semester or until funding is gone.
Do I need to apply each school year for scholarships?
Yes, beginning in October of each year the CSI Scholarship Application will be available for the upcoming school year. Each school year is a separate awarding year.
Do I need to fill out the FAFSA for scholarships?
Any scholarship requiring need based information will require that a FAFSA application is filled out. If in doubt, fill it out.
After I fill out the CSI Scholarship Application and submit it for the priority award date, then what?

After you complete the CSI Scholarship Application follow the steps below:

  1. Send Transcript to CSI Admissions Office (Check out Transcript Info to learn more)
  2. Once you receive an email aid offer, review and accept awards in NetPartner
  3. Register fully and accept offers by August 1st for fall semester or December 15th for spring semester
When and how will I know if I received any scholarship awards?
Scholarship aid offers will be sent to students via email for the upcoming school year. The student will receive an aid offer from the College of Southern Idaho with guidelines and requirements of the pending award(s). Students will need to respond within the timeframe to accept or decline scholarships through NetPartner. August 1st is the deadline for accepting scholarship awards for priority awarding. Students that are not awarded scholarships will receive a regret letter via email.

Priority Applicants will receive notice of awards by May.  Second Round applicants will receive notice as availability of funding allows. Students who are not awarded scholarships will receive a scholarship application status letter via email.
How do I review my scholarship application submissions?

You can review the applications you’ve submitted by clicking on the Finances Tab of MyCSI; Now you should be in the Scholarship Applications window.

  • Click on the View Reports link found in the Scholarship Applications window on the Scholarships tab. Follow these steps below to review your Scholarships.



  • You will see a drop down list showing you the different scholarship applications. Select the scholarship that you want to review.
  • This will generate a list of your submitted applications. Each submission is designated by a time stamp with a link to that application. Click on the link to view your application. You will not be able to edit your application.

What defines a first-generation student?
A first-generation student is any student whose parents have not completed a college degree.
What defines a first-time student?
A first-time student is any degree-seeking freshman student who has never attended any college or university as a degree-seeking student. First-time students may have college-level credit through a high school dual-credit or equivalent program, but may not have directly attended the College of Southern Idaho, or another college or university, as a degree-seeking student.