Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Donors establish Boise County Legacy Fund

2010. 11. 08.

Two College of Idaho alumni have established the Boise County Legacy Fund, which will provide scholarships for students from rural Boise County. The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, gifted $25,000 to establish the endowed fund.

The Boise County Legacy Fund provides a $1,000 scholarship to a graduate of Garden Valley High School who wishes to attend The College of Idaho, carries a grade point average of at least 3.0 and demonstrates financial need. If a suitable candidate from Garden Valley is not found, the scholarship may be awarded to a graduate of Idaho City High or Horseshoe Bend High. The $1,000 award is renewable for up to four years if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA at C of I. As many as four Boise County Legacy scholars may attend the College at one time as funds allow.

“These two Boise County alumni put great value on their College of Idaho degree and experience,” said Barry Fujishin, Director of Development at C of I. “They have established this scholarship to encourage Boise County students to apply to and attend the College.”

The first Boise County Legacy scholarship was awarded to Brooke Elliott from Horseshoe Bend High this year. Elliott played basketball and volleyball, served as student body president and was co-valedictorian of her class at Horseshoe Bend.

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.