Scholarship Donors

You Can Make a Difference


College of Western Idaho 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. The creation of a scholarship fund makes a profound impact on the life and career of a student at the College of Western Idaho (CWI). Scholarships are an important element to providing access to higher education which is at the heart of the mission of CWI.

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“I found that through education I was able to ‘open the door’ to a future I never thought possible. Education showed me the key to unlock my potential.”
~ Zachary S. Woolsey, CWI Liberal Arts Major

    Why Give?

    Here are just a few reasons to support the scholarship drive:
    • 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!

    Please help our students today by making a contribution.

    Giving for Scholarships

    Scholarships can be awarded based on a donors' interest in a specific program, financial need, specific student background, etc.

    Donors can choose to establish:
    • An endowment where investment earnings are distributed annually OR
    • A restricted scholarship where 100% of the annually donated funding is awarded to eligible students.

    To learn more about the opportunities for creating endowed or restricted scholarships please contact us.