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Scholarships

Idaho Teacher Scholarship
New EdTech / Boise State Alumni Discount
Dr. Constance Wyzard Memorial Scholarship for Educational Technology
Sean Ellenberger Memorial Scholarship
Bette R. Joy Teacher Scholarship
Kem C. and Carolyn B. Gardner Scholarship

Idaho Teacher Scholarship

You may qualify for this $1,000 scholarship if you are a new or currently enrolled Master of EdTech (M.E.T.) graduate student who meets one of the following criteria:

  • are currently employed as a K-12 or higher education teacher in Idaho,
  • are completing the final semester of an undergraduate teacher education program at an Idaho university,
  • have graduated from an Idaho college or university and are teaching in a different state or country.

All recipients must be current or newly accepted
students into the Master of Educational Technology program (M.E.T.)
and must be registered for a minimum of two classes during the semester the award is received.
Note: This scholarship is not available for Ed.S., Ed.D. or certificate only students.

How To Apply

Step #1 – Apply for admission to the EdTech programs. Please follow the admission steps here: https://edtech.boisestate.edu/admissions/admission-procedures/
Step #2 – Apply for the scholarship here: https://boisestate.academicworks.com/users/sign_in
Step #3 – Wait to hear if you are eligible for this scholarship.

NOTE: The EdTech staff will verify your eligibility for this scholarship. If awarded, the money will be applied toward your first or next semester’s tuition (if you are a current student) after the 10th day of class. You must be registered for two classes in the semester in which the money is awarded. Eligible students must pay full tuition by the fee deadline dates or expect to pay a late fee. (Please see #4 in FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I am an Idaho teacher. When can I apply for this scholarship?
  2. All Idaho teachers (K-12 or higher ed.) are eligible to apply for this scholarship after final official acceptance by the EdTech Department and the Graduate College.

  3. What do I need to apply?
  4. You will need your employer’s address and contact information, your student ID# and your Boise State email address.

  5. Why am I asked other questions when I apply for this scholarship?
  6. The Graduate College wants to find out if you may be eligible for other scholarships as well.

  7. After I apply, how will I receive the money?
  8. If you are a brand new student with us, your scholarship money will be applied to your tuition after the 10th day of classes if you are registered for two classes in your first semester. Students are expected to pay the full tuition by the fee deadlines before classes begin. Then, after the 10th day, your scholarship money will be applied to any outstanding fees or will be refunded to you if no fees are outstanding. If you are a current student, the scholarship money will be applied toward the tuition for your next class if you are enrolled in two classes in that semester.

  9. Where can I find the scholarship application?
  10. https://boisestate.academicworks.com/users/sign_in

  11. Can I apply for a second scholarship?
  12. No, this is a one-time-only opportunity.

  13. Can I use my $1000 in several semesters?
  14. No, you must use your award in one semester only and you must be enrolled in two classes in that semester. New students will receive the award for their first semester classes.

  15. I am a current student and an Idaho teacher. Can I apply for this scholarship?
  16. Yes, but you must be enrolled in two classes in the semester in which you want to use the money.

  17. I am a current student and I teach outside of Idaho, can I apply for this scholarship?
  18. Yes, IF you also graduated from an Idaho college or university.

  19. I am a new student who has not started classes yet. When can I apply for the scholarship?
  20. You can apply after you are accepted by the graduate college.

  21. I am a current student who completed some classes. When can I apply?
  22. You can apply now.

  23. Are department graduate assistants (GAs) eligible for the scholarship?

Because GAs already receive a tuition waiver, they should wait to apply for the scholarship until they are no longer employed as a GA.

Questions? Contact Dixie Conner by email dixieconner@boisestate.edu or phone 619-741-7748

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New EdTech / Boise State Alumni Discount

Are you an alumna or alumnus of Boise State (an individual who has completed at least 25 credits qualifies as an alum of Boise State) and are currently a dues-paying member of the Boise State University Alumni Association? If so, this discount is for you!

The EdTech Department and the Boise State Alumni Association are pleased to announce a 15% tuition discount for all BSU alumni in good standing.

To receive this discount you must complete our online scholarship application here. https://boisestate.academicworks.com/

Sign in and complete the general application. The system will auto-match you with the EdTech Boise State Alumni Discount if you are a graduate of Boise State.

Once we receive your application and verify your alumni dues are current, the discount will be applied to tuition fees after the 10th day of classes each semester. If you have paid tuition before receiving the discount, the discounted portion will be refunded to the you by the university.

Each semester you will need to reapply to continue to receive the discount throughout your program.

* If you are not yet a member of the alumni association you can join here http://alumni.boisestate.edu/ and pay alumni association dues to qualify for this discount. Costs vary according to when you graduated and what type of membership you choose.

**GAs are not eligible.

Contact Financial Aid Scholarships at scholarships@boisestate.edu
or EdTech@boisestate.edu for further information.

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Dr. Constance Wyzard Memorial Scholarship for Educational Technology

Constance WyzardWe are pleased to accept applications for Dr. Constance Wyzard Memorial Scholarship for Educational Technology. Dr. Connie Wyzard was a pioneer in technology integration and joined Boise State’s Department of Educational Technology soon after it was formed. She passed away on Dec. 7, 2012, following a long illness. Wyzard won national awards in 1996 for service to adjudicated youth with disabilities and for work in alternative school networking. In 2005, Boise State students recognized her for her inspirational and impactful teaching. She designed and managed the department’s only undergraduate course, which serves about 700 pre-service teachers every year. She also was a tireless researcher, writer, and conference presenter, and wanted little more in life or death than loving her children and helping students.

Application Requirements

  • Recipients will have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5.
  • Full-time student (minimum of 12 credits undergraduate or 9 credits graduate) OR Part-time (minimum of 6 credits undergrad and 5 credits graduate).
  • Completed 18 or more credits in Boise State University’s Educational Technology program.
  • Must be a practicing K-12 classroom teacher.
  • An essay of no more than 500 words on the applicant’s classroom integration of technology.

Application Process

  1. Write a letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the scholarship. Also, discuss how you have integrated technology in your classroom to support student learning.
  2. Include your name, student ID number, email, and address
  3. Submit your essay in PDF format to Cody Jessup at codyjessup@boisestate.edu. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Yu-Chang Hsu at hsu@boisestate.edu

The award of $1,000 (approximately equivalent to one-course of study) can be applied toward next academic year’s tuition.

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Sean Ellenberger Memorial Scholarship

We are pleased to accept applications for the Sean Ellenberger Memorial Scholarship.

Sean Ellenberger Scholarship

Jennifer Uriarte, Huntington Beach, CA, receiving the 2009-10 Ellenberger Memorial Scholarship at Boise State University.

Sean Ellenberger was a dedicated teacher of at-risk youth in Florida, and graduated from the Master’s in Educational Technology program in 2008. He was extremely proud of his accomplishments, and had dreams of continuing his efforts to support at-risk learners and pursuing doctoral studies. It was such a pleasure to meet Sean in person at graduation, and see his enthusiasm and pride. Several weeks after his graduation, Sean passed away due to a shooting that occurred during a robbery. The department established the scholarship in Sean’s honor in the hope that we could encourage the continuation of his dream, and support other enthusiastic, dedicated educators in the Master’s program who are interested in working with at-risk youth.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Currently enrolled Master’s degree student (MS or MET)
  • 3.5 GPA minimum
  • Completed 12 or more units of Master’s program
  • Career experience or goals of working with at-risk youth

Application Process

  1. Write a letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the scholarship. Financial need will be considered, but not a deciding factor in awarding the funds. We are particularly interested in supporting individuals currently working with at-risk children or teens. Explain how your degree will help you achieve those goals.
  2. Include your name, student ID number, email, and address
  3. Submit your letter to Cody Jessup at codyjessup@boisestate.edu. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Yu-Chang Hsu at hsu@boisestate.edu

The award of $600 can be applied toward next academic year’s tuition.

“The Boise State University EdTech Master’s Program was an example of what kind of a reward a person can earn if they are willing to work for their own educational dreams.” Sean Ellenberger, 2008.

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Foundation Scholarships:

Bette R. Joy Teacher Scholarship

To be eligible:
  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 or more credits) or part-time ( 6-11 credits)
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Required Major: Teaching (EdTech qualifies)
  • Financial need as defined by the Boise State University Financial Aid Office
  • Required:  Students who are mothers
  • There is generally about $4000 available that will be split by Scholarship Committee based on applications received.

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Kem C. and Carolyn B. Gardner Scholarship

To be eligible:

  • Registered at Boise State University full-time (12 credits or more) or part-time (6-11 credits)
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Open to refugees to the US, minorities and women
  • Required Major: Technology-related fields
  • Min. GPA – 2.0 for undergrads.
  • Financial need as defined by Boise State University Financial Aid Office.

To be considered for these two Foundation scholarships, complete the Foundation scholarship application. You can use the How to Apply checklist, or go directly to the Foundation page. Students must re-submit an application each year.

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