2017 Scholarship Gala raises record amount

Laissez les bons temps roulez! The good times were definitely rolling at the 2017 College of Idaho Scholarship Gala, which was a Mardi Gras night to remember on Feb. 18 in downtown Boise. Alumni, friends and supporters came out dressed to the nines to participate in live and silent auctions, a fabulous prize raffle, an Adopt-a-Yote paddle-up, and more.

It all culminated in a record-setting $275,000 raised for student scholarships at the College. A big “Thank You!” goes out to everyone who helped make this another successful gala and helped ensure the next generation of Yotes has access to an amazing education.

“The opportunities [at the College] are endless, the adventures spontaneous, the friendships life-long, and the education irreplaceable,” said student speaker Emily Hawgood to a packed crowd. “I will always be a Yote and I’m beyond excited for every person who decides to be a Yote, too.”

To view photos from the Gala, click here.

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit