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First CWI Scholars Day Set for February

January 26, 2016

College of Western Idaho (CWI) will host the inaugural Scholars Day event on Feb. 11, welcoming high-achieving Treasure Valley high school students to the CWI campus. The event will be hosted by the College’s Outreach team at the Nampa Campus Academic Building. Attendees must be high school seniors with a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average. 

At the event, students will learn about CWI’s emerging honors program, opportunities for Dual Credit students, and available scholarships. Lunch will be provided and raffle prizes awarded. Students will learn about the admissions process and join an optional tour of the Nampa Campus Academic Building, hosted by CWI Presidential Ambassadors and current students after the event. 

Current club members from Beta Sigma Pi, the CWI chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, will be in attendance to greet attendees who are interested in becoming provisional chapter members. Provisional membership to the CWI Beta Sigma Pi provides access to resources and college mentors for the high school students.

CWI President, Dr. Bert Glandon, will also address the students. Dr. Glandon serves on the PTK National Advisory Board. He is one of thirty-four college presidents who provide input into the Society’s strategic plan, priorities, and direction.

“We are so excited to host this event for Treasure Valley students and share with them the scholarly opportunities available at CWI,” says Katie Price, CWI enrollment advisor and event organizer. “As a PTK member and recipient of the 2010 PTK New Century Scholars Award, I understand the importance of being involved with such a prestigious organization and the opportunities it can provide for community college students.”

Anyone interested in attending CWI’s 2016 Scholars Day event must register online. Registration is limited to the first 50 eligible students. Participants will be contacted two weeks prior to the event to confirm their selection. More information can be found on the CWI Enrollment Team’s Facebook page.