Caldwell church funds scholarship at C of I
2011. 03. 28.
The historic relationship between Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church in Caldwell and The College of Idaho will be strengthened with the establishment of a new scholarship endowment.
A gift of nearly $76,500 from the church to start the Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to students who are Presbyterians from the greater Caldwell area or church members of other denominations.
Pastor Aaron Beaty of Boone Memorial said the church has provided scholarships to C of I students for many years as a part of its mission work to equip young people in their love for God, for learning and for service by pursuing their higher education.
“We have enjoyed our relationship with The College of Idaho over the years, working and worshipping with students and teachers alike, and look forward to fostering this relationship in the future,” Beaty said. “We are grateful for the opportunities The College of Idaho provides to students of all ages to grow in faith, knowledge and service.”
Barry Fujishin, director of development at C of I, noted that Boone Memorial's support of the College extends back to the latter's founding by Dr. William Judson Boone, a Presbyterian minister, in 1891.
“Dr. Boone's creation of The College of Idaho as a place to educate the head, the hands and the heart continues to guide our campus today,” Fujishin said. “We're grateful that this gift from Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church will honor and advance this legacy by helping young men and women attend the College.”
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 www.collegeofidaho.edu.