Scholarships

Interested in career development, ongoing training, or increasing your level of education?

The IdahoSTARS project scholarships are designed to increase the level of education, reduce turnover, and increase wages within the early childhood workforce. The first step towards applying for scholarships is to enroll in the Professional Development System (PDS) Registry. Financial assistance is available for the following scholarship categories:

  • Training Scholarship
  • College Coursework Reimbursement Scholarship
  • Academic Scholarship
  • GED Testing Reimbursement Scholarship
  • CDA Assessment/Renewal Scholarship

WHY Sponsor a Scholarship Recipient?

A quality program counts on quality teachers! One of the most significant indicators of quality child care is the education level of child care professionals. Academic Scholarships also have a positive impact on staff turnover. High turnover has been found to have detrimental effects on the healthy development of young children. Academic Scholarships can help reduce the rate of turnover in a center.


We need your input to continuously improve the IdahoSTARS Academic Scholarship Program. We appreciate your comments and suggestions!

Sponsors Program Evaluation
Scholarship Recipients Program Evaluation