LC State + Idaho Launch

The Idaho LAUNCH grant program aims to prepare Idaho’s students for Idaho’s workforce needs. Idaho LAUNCH provides grants for education and training programs.

Idaho Launch at LC State

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! Don't miss out on this chance to launch into your dream career!

Applications for the Idaho LAUNCH program open Oct. 3 through April 15, 2024. High school students are highly encouraged to apply early. Initial applications are due Nov. 30, 2023.


Application Open

To apply for Idaho LAUNCH, qualified students will use the Scholarship Idaho application. This is a combined application for Idaho students to apply for Idaho LAUNCH and other State of Idaho scholarship and grant opportunities.


  • Idaho LAUNCH is a grant program that provides students a one-time opportunity to have up to 80% of the tuition and fees at an eligible institution covered, up to a maximum amount of $8,000 over the course of three years. With approximately 75 million dollars available for Idaho LAUNCH funding, it is possible for this program to offer between 9,000 and 10,000 awards per year!

Students can receive up to one-half of the initial grant award in the first year of a program. However, for programs that are less than 12 months in length, students can use the full awarded amount (80% of tuition and fees up to $8,000) in one year.

  • Idaho LAUNCH application opens: October 3
  • Initial applications due: November 30
  • Contingent Award letters sent by: December 31, March 31 and May 31
  • Idaho LAUNCH application closes: April 15

  • Graduate from an Idaho High School or equivalent
  • Be an Idaho resident
  • Be enrolled in or have applied to an in-demand career program at LC State
  • Begin enrollment by fall Semester after graduation
  • Complete a Career Pathway Plan or equivalent
  • Review the approved list of eligible in-demand careers
  • Grant funding begins with fall 2024 enrollment

Idaho LAUNCH funds can help fund many programs at LC State. The current list of approved careers has been provided by Next Steps.

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Applied Accounting
  • Auto Mechanics Technology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration (Associate's Degree)
  • Business Administration: Healthcare Management Emphasis
  • Business and Communication
  • Business Informatics
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • CNC Machining Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Communication Arts
  • Computer Information Technology & Security
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing BFA
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Diesel Technology
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Electrical Apprenticeship (must be a current apprentice)
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technology: Civil
  • English: Publishing Arts
  • Fire Service Technology
  • Fitness
  • Food & Beverage Management (certificate)
  • Front Office Management (certificate)
  • General Studies: Business
  • General Studies: Early Childhood Education
  • General Studies: Education
  • Graphic Communications
  • Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Management: Culinary Arts emphasis
  • Hospitality Management: Hotel/Resort emphasis
  • Industrial Electronics Technology
  • Industrial Electronics: Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Electronics: Instrument Mechanics Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance/Millwright
  • Industrial Maintenance/Millwright Technology
  • Justice Studies (Associate's Degree)
  • Justice Studies: Corrections and Human Services
  • Justice Studies: Law and Legal System
  • Justice Studies: Policing and Law Enforcement
  • Kinesiology: Coaching
  • Kinesiology: Exercise Science/Health Occupations
  • Kinesiology: Health & Fitness
  • Kinesiology: Sport Studies
  • Legal Office Technology (certificate)
  • Legal Practice Assistant
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Biller/Coder (certificate)
  • Medical Receptionist (certificate)
  • Medical Transcription (certificate)
  • Movement Psychology
  • Nursing BSN
  • Nursing Management & Leadership
  • Packaging Design (certificate)
  • Packaging Design AAS
  • Paralegal
  • Para-Professional Education
  • Plumbing Apprenticeship (must be a current apprentice)
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Fisheries
  • Pre-Forestry
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Pre-Wildlife Biology
  • Professional Writing
  • Radiographic Science (AS)
  • Secondary Education: Biology
  • Secondary Education: Chemistry
  • Secondary Education: Communication Arts
  • Secondary Education: Earth Science
  • Secondary Education: English
  • Secondary Education: Kinesiology
  • Secondary Education: Mathematics
  • Secondary Education: Natural Science
  • Secondary Education: Psychology
  • Secondary Education: Social Science-History
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sports Media Studies
  • Web Design & Social Media
  • Web Design (certificate)
  • Web Design and Development
  • Welding Technology

The LC State Financial Aid Office is available to help with your Idaho LAUNCH questions.

Financial Aid

Reid Centennial Hall 110
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

Next Steps

Step 1: Apply to Lewis-Clark State College

Step 2: Apply for Idaho LAUNCH grant

Step 3: Become a Warrior!

Other State of Idaho Scholarships

This scholarship is offered to Idaho residents who will graduate from an Idaho high school and plan on enrolling as a full-time student. To find out more and apply, visit:

This scholarship is offered to Idaho residents working towards their first undergraduate degree who have earned at least 24 postsecondary credits but have not attended a postsecondary institution within the last 24 months. To find out more information and apply, visit:

This scholarship is offered to Idaho residents who are a graduating senior of an Idaho high school may be eligible. Students must plan to enroll as a full-time student and be participating in GEAR UP. To find out more information and apply, visit:

This scholarship is offered to Idaho residents who will graduate from an Idaho high school. Academic or Technical students enrolled full-time could be eligible. Students with a 2.8 cumulative GPA and who demonstrate high commitment to public service should apply. To find out more information and apply, visit:

This scholarship is offered to the spouse or children of a full-time Idaho public safety officer who was killed in the line of duty while working for the state of Idaho or the spouse or children of an Idaho resident that has been classified by the federal government as a prisoner of war, missing in action, or killed in action or died of injuries or wounds sustained in any area of armed conflict in which the United States is a party could be eligible for a tuition waiver while attending an Idaho college. To find out more information and apply, visit:

This scholarship is offered to Idaho residents who have graduated from Emmett High School and are enrolling full-time may be eligible for this scholarship. To find out more information and apply, visit:

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Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are also available at Lewis-Clark State College. Click the link below to learn more.