CWI Impact - Davianne's Story

"We believe education is a key stepping stone in advancing your career. We know that education beyond high school is a serious accomplishment that needs to be achieved if you want a professional or technical career. That is why we fund scholarships to folks who need assistance."
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CWIF Scholarship

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is a community college committed to accessibility and inclusiveness facilitated by open admissions and low tuition for everyone regardless of previous academic experience and financial status. Giving to the College of Western Idaho Foundation (CWIF) Scholarship makes a profound impact on the life and career of a student at CWI.

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Reasons to Support Scholarship Donations:

  • 74 percent of CWI students receive some form of grant or scholarship
  • By 2018, 61 percent of jobs in Idaho will require postsecondary education
  • The lifetime earning potential for those with an associate’s degree is nearly one-third more than those with a high school diploma
  • Your donation is tax deductible
  • CWI tuition is nearly half the cost of four-year universities – your money goes farther here!

We Have Two Types of Scholarships:

  • Annual Scholarships are distributed every year until all funds are distributed in their entirety.
  • Endowed Scholarships are established to provide scholarships that will last year after year. The principal is invested, and the interest accrued is then disbursed as scholarships based on the donor's criteria.

There are Various Factors for Scholarships:

  • Need Based - students in need of financial assistance
  • Program Based - students in a specific program
  • Merit Based - students with a high GPA

Scholarship News and Blogs

CWI Student David Mpoyi, Biology-Healthcare

Quiet and observative, David Mpoyi is on a mission. Raised to value hard work and the importance of being educated, the Biology-Healthcare program student works full time and attends the College of Western Idaho (CWI) full time. He is doing...

CWI Student Laura Grout, Biology-Healthcare

For Laura Grout, going to college was always an option. Although it took her almost 20 years to enroll in the Biology-Healthcare program at the College of Western Idaho, she has never lost sight of becoming a formally-trained midwife. After years...

CWI Impact - Davianne's Story

Davianne Astley is proof that scholarships work. The College of Western Idaho (CWI) alumna says if it weren’t for a scholarship she received from the CWI Foundation, she would not be where she is today. It took her six years and a lot...

For Jessica Thomas the College of Western Idaho truly is the college of what if. The horticulture technology program student, who is steadily working to complete her associate degree, says she never...

For the Reynolds Family, paying it forward seems to be the name of the game when it comes to education. For the past few generations, each one has paid it forward for the next. A few years ago, the Reynolds decided it was time to share outside of their family. Their generosity branched out and...


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