Scholarship Gala puts a 'Spotlight on Science'

The College of Idaho has long enjoyed a tradition of excellence in the sciences. The commitment to studying nature began with founder William Judson Boone and continues today through collaborative faculty-student research and hundreds of alumni enjoying careers in scientific fields.

C of I will celebrate that tradition and bolster its commitment to outstanding teaching during its annual Scholarship Gala, themed “Spotlight on Science,” set for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Boise Centre on the Grove in Downtown Boise. All proceeds from the gala will support student scholarship and creative activity at C of I.

“The Scholarship Gala is an opportunity for us to both celebrate and support the reason The College of Idaho is here, and that is to provide the finest possible instruction and education to our students,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “Our science programs are and always have been an outstanding representative of that standard.”

The Scholarship Gala is a formal, black-tie optional event featuring dinner, live musical entertainment by the Decade Blues Band, live and silent auctions, an “Adopt-a-Yote” paddle-up, a raffle drawing and remarks by Henberg as well as students and faculty from the College’s science departments. For tickets and information, visit the Gala website at or call (208) 459-5017.

The College of Idaho Scholarship Gala is sponsored by Caxton (live auction), U.S. Bank (silent auction), Blue Cross of Idaho (“Adopt-a-Yote”) and Fisher’s Document Systems (supporting sponsor). Live and silent auction items were donated by C of I trustees, alumni, friends, supporters, faculty and staff members, President Henberg and generous members of the Treasure Valley community.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit