Enrichment Opportunities

Enhance your academic and personal experience at College of Western Idaho (CWI) by participating in a variety of enrichment opportunities designed to expand your knowledge, help you reach your goals, and celebrate your achievements.

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Business Professionals of America

Showcase and demonstrate your skills at a regional, state, and national level in more than 70 competitive events as a member of Business Professionals of America (BPA), the leading Career and Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related career fields. 

Business Professionals of America

Bridges to Baccalaureate

Get paid to do research! The Southwestern Idaho Bridges to Baccalaureate program, a two-year support and research program, is made possible by support from the National Institutes of Health, for students at CWI with the intent to transfer to Boise State University and pursue biomedical research. 

Bridges to Baccalaureate

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Honors Program

Maximize your educational experience, become a leader in the classroom and in the community, and receive a $1,000 scholarship as a member of CWI's Honors Program. This two-year program is open to first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students. 

Honors Program

Honor Society

Grow as a scholar and leader as a member of CWI's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, Beta Sigma Pi. As part of the Rocky Mountain Cascade Region, Beta Sigma Pi joins more than 1,300 chapters and 3.25 million PTK members worldwide with the mission to recognize the academic achievement of college students.

Beta Sigma Pi Honor Society

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Military Science

Unveil your leadership potential and begin your pathway to becoming an influential leader of tomorrow as a United States Army Officer in the Army, Army Reserves, or Army National Guard and through Military Science (ROTC) classes at CWI. Classes, tailored to empower you with skills and knowledge, require no military commitment and provide an opportunity for you to master leadership and tactical skills invaluable in both military and civilian life.

Military Science

SkillsUSA

Gain work experience, make connections, and showcase your talents as a member of SkillsUSA, a nationwide organization seeking to improve the quality of our nation's future workforce. Join students from across the nation to compete in a wide-range of events from preparing a speech to demonstrating technical skills in welding, information technology, and more.

SkillsUSA 

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Speech & Debate

Refine your skills in research, public speaking, and argument and compete in intercollegiate competitions as a member of the Speech and Debate team. As one of the oldest and most successful programs at the College, CWI's team has earned multiple national titles on top of regional, conference, and individual awards. 

Speech & Debate