We also believe that an education at Riverstone should be accessible to students of all socio-economic backgrounds. Each year, in order to foster diversity, the Board of Trustees allocates funds to financial awards so that we may recruit and retain qualified students, regardless of their families’ ability to pay full tuition.

Investing in education is a choice that all of our families make and our assistance program provides an avenue to attend Riverstone for families who qualify. Any financial awards offered by Riverstone International School are grants, not loans, and do not have to be repaid.

  • In total, about 25% of our students receive assistance and scholarships.
  • Awards for day students range from $1,470 to $17,560 per student.
  • Limited tuition assistance is available for boarding students.
  • There are many factors that influence financial award decisions so we encourage families to inquire about eligibility. Your inquiries, questions, tuition assistance applications, and tuition assistance awards will be confidential.

Please contact our Admissions Office at [email protected] for more information.

Visit the SSS Family Resource Center Here

Apply for Tuition Assistance Here (SSS)

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

We encourage families with students entering Kindergarten through Grade 12 to complete the tuition assistance process as you are completing your child’s application for admissions. In order to apply, you will need to:

Please note that preschool and pre-kindergarten students are not eligible for tuition assistance.

Timelines to Apply for Tuition Assistance

The school determines the majority of its financial awards for the upcoming school year prior to April 1, so families should start their admissions and tuition assistance applications early.

Financial awards are re-evaluated annually and current families must apply each year for consideration. Current families should conclude the application process by January 15.

Learn More About Scholarships

Find information about the scholarships we offer and eligibility criteria below.

Riverstone is a Non-Profit Organization

Riverstone International School is a not-for-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code Classification 501(c)(3). The school is financed by tuition, grants, and charitable contributions, and deliberately keeps school fees as low as possible so the school will remain accessible to families.


Scholarships open doors to opportunity.

New students who are applying for admissions are encouraged to apply for scholarships, in addition to tuition assistance, while completing their admissions application.

We currently offer the following scholarships:

  • Malone Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Riverstone International School Merit Scholarship for Boarding Students
  • Alexandra Frizzell Memorial Scholarship

Students are admitted on a rolling admissions basis throughout the year, so please inquire about availability of scholarships beyond the timeframes that are listed.

Please contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding admissions, tuition assistance, or scholarships.

Day Students Entering Grade 7-9 Only: Malone Family Foundation Scholarships

Riverstone International School was selected by the Malone Family Foundation as the only school in Idaho to fund scholarships for students who show enthusiasm and motivation for academic excellence and whose families demonstrate financial need. The Foundation has established these scholarships for day students entering grades 7–9 to provide an opportunity for students to reap the benefits of attending a private independent school who may not otherwise have the opportunity to do so.

The amount of the scholarship will vary according to the family’s financial need as determined by the financial award process. These scholarships are renewable through graduation and do not need to be repaid.

Boarding Students Entering Grades 9-12 Only: The Riverstone International School Merit Scholarship for Boarding Students

Riverstone International School values diversity and strength of character in its students.  We seek students from diverse backgrounds who are engaged in their education and community. We believe these students will provide valuable contributions of perspective, commitment, and international understanding to our school.

Applicants for the RIS Merit Scholarship for Boarding Students should demonstrate the following:

  1. Excellence in academics, with the desire and ability to pursue the rigorous International Baccalaureate programs; and
  2. A commitment to engage with community, whether locally, nationally, or globally, through music, art, languages, sciences, literature, service, leadership, outdoor experiences, or athletics.

Alexandra Frizzell Memorial Scholarship

The Alexandra Frizzell Memorial Scholarship was established to provide funding for students whose families have faced adversity and fled their home country to find safety in another country. Students in war-torn countries seeking an education in the United States may also be considered for this scholarship.

Applicants for the Alexandra Frizzell Memorial Scholarship should demonstrate the following:

  1. Excellence in academics, with the desire and ability to pursue the rigorous International Baccalaureate programs; and
  2. A commitment to fully engage with and contribute positively to a global community.