Dual Credit students applying for the College Access Challenge Grant are required to fill out an application form. Those who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch must also complete a statement of financial need.
College Access Challenge Grant
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) is a federal grant designed to foster partnerships among federal, state, and local governments and philanthropic organizations to increase the number of underrepresented students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. The Office of the State Board of Education (OSBE) has designated a certain amount of funds from this grant to go toward helping low-income high school students pay for dual credit courses (those students who would be prevented from taking dual credit courses due to inability to pay). Specifically, the CACG scholarship provides funding A) for one dual credit class per semester, B) from one Idaho institution, and C) up to eight credits in an academic year. These applications and funds are only for tuition assistance. Priority will be given to seniors with a 3.0 GPA and higher, who are taking core courses (i.e., English, history, math, psychology, etc).
Applications must be complete (each section must be filled in and one of the boxes—either “I qualify for free or reduced lunch” or “I do not qualify for free or reduced lunch”—must be checked). Students who check “I do not qualify for free or reduced lunch” must complete a Statement of Financial Need form and include it with their application.
Applications must have all required signatures. The DC Coordinator Signature line is for the college/university Dual Credit Coordinator, who signs all the forms prior to sending them to OSBE, indicating they are complete.
Please Note: Requests for scholarship funds are not a guarantee of funding
Students must submit payment in full with their scholarship application and registration form. Students who are unable to pay in full should contact Student Accounts at (208) 885-7447 to set up a payment plan. After a plan has been arranged, those students may submit partial payment (minimum $20) with their scholarship application and registration form.
Students who receive scholarship awards will be refunded the amount of the scholarship; students will be responsible for any difference/remaining balance.