Beta Sigma Pi ‘Dash’ for Student Scholarships

Published: October 11, 2022

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Beta Sigma Pi Honor Society, a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), took part in the PTK Foundation Scholar Dash 5K and raised hundreds of dollars Saturday, Sept. 24.

The Scholar Dash 5K raises funds for the PTK Foundation’s Golden Opportunity Scholarships, which provides students with financial support and access to benefits of PTK membership.

CWI’s Beta Sigma Pi opted to do a hike around the Nampa Campus Academic Building. Eight members participated in the 3.1 mile trek to raise funds for the scholarship.

As part of the PTK Rocky Mountain Cascade region, which includes Idaho, Utah, and Oregon, they were able to raise $1,421. In total, the Scholar Dash raised more than $47,000 — which creates nearly 800 Golden Opportunity Scholarships.

“PTK has given me opportunities to meet peers, work on my skills, and participate in community projects,” said CWI Beta Sigma Pi Honor Society Vice President of Service, Breanna Upchurch. “This 5K is important because it allows me to give back to PTK and provide another scholar the same opportunities.”

The mission of PTK is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. The National Honor Society has over 1,300 chapters and 3.25 million members worldwide.

For questions about how to get involved or learn about CWI’s PTK chapter, Beta Sigma Pi, contact

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