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IDAHO LAUNCH at NIC
Introducing Idaho LAUNCH at NIC! Get 80% of your tuition and fees covered, up to $8,000, to pursue your degree or career certificate starting Fall 2024. This incredible opportunity is brought to you by the State of Idaho with their innovative program Idaho LAUNCH. Here's the best part — any Idaho high school senior is eligible! With NIC accepting everyone, your future is secured. Don't miss out on this chance to launch into your dream career!
Idaho LAUNCH can help maximize student’s available funds for education. Students in Idaho have access to many ways to help pay for education from high school to NIC and all the way through a four-year institution.
Every student attending an Idaho public school in grades 7-12 are granted funding for dual credit opportunities, special courses, workforce training and exams.
Idaho LAUNCH, an education program that provides students a one-time opportunity to pay 80% of tuition and fees, up to a maximum amount of $8,000.
Awards eligible applicants up to $3,500 per academic year and is renewable for up to four years.
Idaho LAUNCH for High School Seniors is new this year! The graduating class of 2024 will be the first cohort invited to participate in this program. Idaho LAUNCH for High School Seniors aims to connect high school seniors with in-demand careers throughout Idaho.
Connect with a career planner to access training funds currently available. Idaho LAUNCH for Adults is designed to offer support and insights into the changing job-hunting environment.
Through LAUNCH at NIC, you can maximize your Idaho LAUNCH funds. Link up with NIC and get started.
Apply at Next Steps IdahoIdaho Launch
Idaho LAUNCH for high school seniors is new this year with the graduating class of 2024 as the first invited to participate. Idaho LAUNCH aims to connect high school seniors to in-demand careers through training and education at North Idaho College (NIC). Keep an eye out for program updates throughout the year as the College launches this initiative.
Another version of Idaho LAUNCH has been around for approximately three years. This program has served adults seeking to upskill or change careers and is referred to as Idaho LAUNCH for Adults and has been utilized to pay for training through many of NIC's Workforce Training courses.
Eligibility for Idaho LAUNCH for Students:
Eligibility for Idaho LAUNCH for Adults:
The Idaho LAUNCH for Students application opens on October 3, 2023 and closes on April 15, 2024.
Contingent Award Letters are contingent upon verification of eligibility. There will be three rounds of Contingent Award Letters.
Final Award Letters will be issued in June 2024 after eligibility is verified. Please be sure to use an active email address when applying for Idaho LAUNCH funds.
No, applying for FAFSA is not a requirement for this grant. However, Idaho LAUNCH will only cover 80% (up to $8,000) of a program’s tuition and fees. The remaining program costs and Room/Board fees may be paid by other financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
A Contingent Award Letter is sent to applicants who submit their application and are on track to meet the program’s eligibility requirements. This offer is contingent upon verification of eligibility completion. Final Award Letters will be issued in June 2024 upon successful verification of the application.
Contingent Award Letters and Final Award Letters are distributed through Scholarship Idaho. Students will be required to either accept or decline their award. If students do not respond within the designated time frame, their award may be offered to another candidate. Students are advised to check their email over the summer.
Students will receive email notifications from Scholarship Idaho. It is vital for students to have an active email address that they check regularly to ensure they do not miss any notifications that may require their attention.
Prioritization will be based on in-demand careers and financial need. Applications will be ranked based on the program a student selects during the application process and how/if it connects to the list of in-demand careers approved by the Idaho Workforce Development Council (reviewed and approved annually).