Academic and Career Center

Next Steps Idaho is here to help get every student in the state ready for life beyond high school.

Whether you’ve got your sights set on a four-year college, community college, a certification program, or the military, we’re here to help—every step of the way. No matter where you are along the path to graduation, we’re here to make sure your next step is a cinch.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: (Click on the Links)


College of Western Idaho Grants & Scholarships
​Deadline March 31, 2017

Idaho State Board of Education Scholarships

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship, Deadline March 31st.

The McGregor Company Standing Tall for Northwest Agriculture $1000 Scholarship, Scholarship for Class of 2017 graduates in ID, WA, and OR who will be entering college in an agricultural field of study. Deadline March 22, 2017


Caldwell Board of Realtors, Deadline March 31, 2017.  Applications available in the Counselor's office.

Roger C. Sathre Memorial Scholarship Fund, Deadline April 1, 2017.  Applications available in the Counselor's Office.

Nyssa-Nampa Sugarbeet Growers Association - will award two (2) $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college this fall.  Recipients must be children or grandchildren of Snake River Sugar Company LLC Cooperative members.  More information available in the Counselor's office.

Caldwell Rotary Scholarship - Academic and Technical Trade, Deadline April 15th, 2017.  Both scholarship applications are available in the Counselor's office.

Idaho Community Foundation Scholarships

FFA Scholarships, Must be a high school senior or currently in college and also an FFA member, deadlines vary.

Soroptimist International Ethel Penny Memorial Award. Scholarship applications in the Counselor's office. Deadline is March 31, 2017.

HELPFUL FINANCIAL AID WEBSITES:

First Generation College Students Resource Center

College Resources and Financial Aid for Hispanic Students

www.studentaid.ed.gov

www.nasfaa.org (Students and Parents section)

www.finaid.org

www.finaid.org/parents/  "Saving for your Children's Education", "Maximize Your Eligibility for Financial Aid", "Parent Loans", "Private Loans"

fafsa4caster.ed.gov (FAFSA4caster:  an early estimate of your federal financial aid)

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/tools-calculators (various EFT, cost and loan calculators

www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate (various EFT, cost and loan calculators)

www.act.org/fanel (financial aid need estimator)

www.wiche.edu/sep/wue (Western Undergraduate Exchange)

http://www.collegeanswer.com

Free SAT Practice - Khan Academy Free SAT Practice

Free ACT Practice - Free ACT Practice Questions

ACT Online Guide - Impact Your Future - Get Set for College - Includes tips to simplify college planning, prep for the ACT Test, College Selection Strategies, and Financial Aid Facts -  Impact Your Future