C of I seeks applicants for George Wolfe Scholarship

The College of Idaho is pleased to offer the George V. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year in honor of the legendary professor who founded the C of I Department of Political Economy in 1946. The scholarship is awarded each spring to an outstanding C of I student. 

Scholarship applications are being accepted through Friday, March 22, in the Office of Student Financial Services in Hendren Hall. To apply, students must be currently attending the C of I; must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must be majoring in political economy, international political economy, history, philosophy, or be a pre-law student majoring in any discipline; and must demonstrate financial need (based upon the Financial Aid Form).

Interested students must submit a completed application form and current transcript no later than noon on March 22. Click here to download the application form and to learn more about the George V. Wolfe Endowed Scholarship. Professor Jasper LiCalzi also is available to answer questions at (208) 459-5829 or in his office in Strahorn Hall room 105.

Interviews for the scholarship will be held April 3, beginning at 4 p.m. in Strahorn 103. Applicants will be interviewed by a selection committee consisting of representatives of the political economy, history and philosophy departments, one at-large faculty member and a graduate of the College who is currently practicing law in the Treasure Valley. Applicants will be notified of their interview time.

A teaching legend at the C of I, Wolfe received his law degree from the University of Vienna. After fleeing his native Austria on the eve of World War II in 1939, he served as an in-residence scholar in the Department of Political Science at Yale University before coming to The College of Idaho. Over a 24-year period, many of Wolfe’s students attended outstanding law schools and graduate schools, a tradition that still holds today. Wolfe also delivered the first annual College of Idaho Lecture in the Liberal Arts on April 29, 1970.

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 seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 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