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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."

Mike Peña
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. 

How to Give 

Donor Spotlight

Thank you to the JohnNagel Foundation logo 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. 

Learn more about the Nagel Foundation

Contact the CWI Foundation

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Vice President, Advancement
  • Chief Development Officer, CWI Foundation
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Assistant Chief Development Officer, Philanthropy Planning
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Assistant Chief Development Officer, Strategic Initiatives
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Foundation Operations & Database Coordinator
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Administrative Assistant III

Scholarship News and Blogs

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Raquel Valdibieso, current Beta Sigma Pi Chapter President, has been named a 2024 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar.

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College of Western Idaho received a significant boost to its scholarship endowment fund thanks to the generosity of the Bank of Idaho.

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The scholarship application period for the 2024-2025 academic year is now open. Nearly 900 scholarships were awarded to students in both academic and career-technical programs at the College this current academic year.

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The CWI Foundation's Opening Doors Benefit Event was a fantastic night filled with community support and fun.

Ryan Hael in the Automotive Technology Lab

Through the support of those around him and a scholarship, Ryan Hael is on his way to success as he completes CWI's Automotive Technology program.

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The College of Western Idaho Foundation scholarship application period for the 2023-2024 academic year is now open.