Scholarship Keeps Legacy Alive

Jessica Faaofo, a 2019-2020 scholarship recipient, and her three children
Jessica Faaofo, 2019-2020 Joyce Bair Biology Scholarship recipient
August 28, 2019

College of Western Idaho (CWI) lost a valuable member of the CWI family last August with the passing of Lab Materials Specialist, Joyce Bair. Bair is remembered for her contributions to science programs throughout her six and a half years at the College, as well as her sense of humor and wit.

With the desire to recognize and continue Bair’s dedication and contributions to the success of students, her loved ones joined together to establish the Joyce Bair Biology Scholarship. Biology-Healthcare student, Jessica Faaofo, is the first recipient of this $500 scholarship honoring Bair’s legacy. 

“I have always been passionate about healthcare. I remember as a little girl wanting to be a doctor. I never wanted to be anything else,” said Faaofo. “I have worked so hard to get where I am, and receiving this scholarship not only reinforces that I’m on the right path, but reignites my drive and excitement to finish my degree and eventually obtain a career in healthcare. This scholarship eases the financial burden that comes with attending school while being a one-income household. I deeply appreciate this support on my journey to become the best version of myself.”

To learn more about supporting student scholarships, including the Joyce Bair Biology Scholarship, visit cwi.edu/giving.