BOISE – In an effort to encourage young Idahoans to continue their educations and training, Gov. Brad Little has implemented Idaho LAUNCH.
Idaho LAUNCH, part of Little’s IDAHO FIRST plan, is a new grant program to provide Idaho high school graduates with up to $8,000 to attend any Idaho university, college, career technical, or workforce training program. The grant program is intended to help students seeking in-demand careers get the training they need for the workforce.
Interested students must:
- Be a graduate (class of 2024) from an Idaho high school, home school, or GED
- Be an Idaho resident
- Be enrolled in or have applied to an eligible Idaho institution
- Begin enrollment by Fall semester after graduation
- Complete a Career Pathway Plan at nextsteps.idaho.gov
All high school seniors are eligible to apply, but there is only funding for 10,000 seniors.
The application period for Idaho LAUNCH will open on October 3 and run through April 15, with initial applications due November 30.