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"Scholarships are the catalyst for giving people in our community the opportunity to obtain the workforce training that enables them to substantially increase their lifetime earnings. When you give to CWI, you are getting a great return on investment as CWI is the leader in providing quality, accessible, and affordable secondary education."
CWI Foundation President
Invest in students — College of Western Idaho's (CWI) highest priority. Nearly 300 scholarships are awarded to CWI students each academic year, totaling nearly $500,000 in scholarship funds. Your contribution to scholarships will make a significant impact on students both inside and outside the classroom.
Gifts to the Foundation may be tax deductible.
General Scholarship Funds
CWI's general scholarship fund is a pool of funds made up of non-designated gifts to the CWI Foundation. Scholarships from this fund are awarded to students based on requirements set by the College and are not limited to a specific donor or donor's wishes.
Gifts to the general scholarship fund can be made online, in-person, or by mail.
Restricted Scholarship Funds
Restricted scholarship funds are established by a donor. Scholarships from restricted funds are awarded to students based on donor-established criteria which may include financial need, program of study, and/or academic merit.
Contact the CWI Foundation to donate to an existing scholarship or to create a new scholarship.
Endowed scholarships are established to benefit students for years to come. Funded through an initial investment of a minimum of $10,000, scholarships are awarded from accrued interest on the endowment year after year.
To establish an endowment, please contact the CWI Foundation.
Thank you to the John F. Nagel Foundation for their continued commitment to students at CWI. Since 2019, approximately 200 students have been awarded $3,500 scholarships in the College's Advanced Mechantronics Engineering Technology, Automotive Technology, Drafting Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Network and Systems Administration, and Welding and Metals Fabrication programs.
Contact the CWI Foundation
Scholarship News and Blogs
Bank of Idaho’s Swing for the Green Charity Golf Tournament Series benefiting College of Western Idaho was a huge success, as the event raised $58,400 to support student scholarships.
Thanks to a huge turnout from our College of Western Idaho community, CWI Night at the Idaho Steelheads raised $1,265 to fund student scholarships on Feb. 8!
Idaho Steelheads celebrated a huge win over the Rapid City Rush on Wednesday, Dec. 14, while College of Western Idaho scored big too!
Thank you to all who participated in College of Western Idaho Foundation’s ninth-annual Opening Doors Benefit Event and auction to raise more than $218,000.
Through College of Western Idaho, Advanced Mechatronics Engineering Technology student, Michael Hertel, has discovered new studies and industries — some of which he hopes will lead to a life-long career for himself.
Health Science major, Sara Dorman, had a culinary career that lasted nearly two decades before she made the decision to switch industries and join College of Western Idaho.