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Nagel Foundation representative with CWI Foundation Board members with a scholarship donation check

"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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Foundation Operations & Database Coordinator
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Administrative Assistant III

Scholarship News and Blogs

Student working at the computer

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

Mike Pena, Jeff Newgard, and Gordon Jones hold Bank of Idaho check

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.

President Gordon Jones and students doing the puck drop at Steelheads game

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!

CWI staff, leadership, and students on the ice at Steelheads game

Idaho Steelheads celebrated a huge win over the Rapid City Rush on Wednesday, Dec. 14, while College of Western Idaho scored big too! 

Paddles Up

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.

Michael Hertel

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.