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Wells Fargo funds C of I scholarship to help Hispanic students

2010. 08. 27.

The College of Idaho has received $20,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation for a scholarship that will benefit first-generation Hispanic students. Four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to students based on the combination of high need and high achievement.

Located in Caldwell, The College of Idaho is uniquely positioned to meet the educational needs of Idaho's growing Hispanic population. The College, which recently received national recognition from the Princeton Review for ethnic and class diversity, has built a responsive program for recruiting and retaining first-generation students.

“Given the Hispanic population of Caldwell, it is highly likely that these funds will assist local students,” C of I President Marv Henberg said. “I am grateful that Wells Fargo has become a partner in The College of Idaho's efforts to increase the number of college graduates for Idaho's workforce of the future.”

Thanks to the donation by the Wells Fargo Foundation, The College of Idaho can increase its efforts to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to first-generation students for whom college might otherwise be out of reach. Those efforts have already achieved success – the graduation rate for Hispanic students at C of I nearly doubles the national average.

Wells Fargo, Idaho's largest bank in deposits, serves 255,000 households across the state. Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.2 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, consumer and commercial finance across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked #19 on Fortune's 2009 rankings of America's largest corporations.

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 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 undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.