CWI SCORES Big for Student Scholarships

Published: November 17, 2023

Idaho Steelheads celebrated a huge win over the Allen Americans with a final score of 6-2 on Wednesday, Nov. 15. College of Western Idaho (CWI) scored big too as the College kicked off its first of FIVE CWI feature nights at Idaho Central Arena! Nearly 150 group sales tickets were sold for the CWI section totaling $740 to help fund student scholarships!

Students, faculty, and staff from around campus came out to support the Steelheads and CWI, where they saw President Gordon Jones and the College’s Presidential Ambassadors students kick off the game with the puck drop where special guest Idaho Lieutenant Governor Scott Bedke joined them on the ice.

Throughout the game, there were noticeable signs CWI was in the arena — from new advertisements on the scoreboard to Steelheads’ mascot, Blue, sporting some CWI swag to CWI staff throwing out t-shirts. The College’s Dual Credit and Marketing team were also set up with a booth at the Arena to meet and engage with prospective students signing several future and current students up for a chance to win the SCORE Big Scholarship and a new CWI hockey jersey.

The impressive win for the Steelheads and great turnout from CWI wasn’t the only thing to celebrate as CWI Finance student, Jiar Machuca, was randomly chosen as the $1,000 SCORE Big Scholarship recipient for the night. Machuca was awarded the scholarship by President Jones and CWI Foundation Board members on the ice during the game’s second intermission.

“The $1,000 SCORE Big scholarship is a huge support for my education,” Machuca shared. “It eases financial stress and shows confidence in my potential. This scholarship helps me get closer to my career goals and opens doors to opportunities that match my aspirations. I appreciate the investment in my future and the recognition of my dedication to learning and growing.”

CWI and Steelheads fan, Henry Crumrine, won the CWI hockey jersey — one he can wear to FOUR more CWI Nights this season. Those interested in getting their hands on a CWI-branded jersey of their own still have the chance! The CWI Bookstore is fully stocked with jerseys, offering a great selection of various sizes.

The next CWI night will take place on Dec. 13, followed by three more nights on Jan. 31, Feb 28, and March 13. Visit CWI Nights to purchase group tickets and for more information. Keep in mind, $5 from every group ticket goes to support student scholarships! 

The fun doesn’t stop at CWI Nights! The College also offers a discounted ticket price of $18 to all Steelheads home games for the 2023-2024 season as part of being the Steelheads’ official education partner.

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