Idaho Power Awards $3,500 for CWI Student Scholarships

February 3, 2016

The company that supplies energy to Treasure Valley homes and businesses is stepping forward to help give College of Western Idaho (CWI) students a boost when it comes to paying for college. Idaho Power Company has awarded $3,500 to the CWI Foundation’s student scholarship fund. This is the seventh year Idaho Power has supported scholarships for CWI students.

Idaho Power is dedicated to supporting education projects throughout its service territory. The company, which believes in investing in the communities where its employees live and work, places a priority on making sure its contributions help fund education. The company has a collection of Community Relations Representatives who work closely with community leaders and organizations to build and maintain lasting, strategic relationships.

Mike Ybarguen is the representative for Canyon County. He manages Idaho Power’s local contributions and actively participates in the community in which he serves. As a CWI Foundation board member, Ybarguen sees the need CWI students have firsthand.

“CWI is a great asset and is evidenced by its amazing growth in a short time,” Ybarguen said. “We are pleased to be able to partner with CWI through donations to the College for scholarships, and also working together to promote community initiatives regarding education, community and economic development, and expansion of educational resources and opportunities.”

The Idaho Power Enrichment Scholarship will be available to full-time, low-income students who are enrolled in Academic Transfer or Professional Technical Education programs. A total of seven $500 scholarships will be awarded. The application period is currently open. The deadline to apply is March 31. All applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to applying.