Gipson Fellows Program

Gipson Fellows Program

College of Idaho Gipson Fellows are outstanding students who have demonstrated broad intellectual curiosity and a developed aptitude for academic leadership. The Gipson Fellows Program offers these select students guided opportunities for leadership development, academic growth, and professional preparation. The program is named for a former College of Idaho professor and author, Lawrence Henry Gipson, who was both Idaho's first Rhodes Scholar and a member of the very first class of Rhodes Scholars at Oxford University. He went on to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize in history. Today, the Gipson family continues its tradition of distinguished leadership at C of I and beyond; Scott Gipson currently serves on the College’s Board of Trustees. The Gipson Fellows Program seeks to advance this legacy of academic leadership and professional excellence. Gipson Fellows are selected based on their admission application.  

“I am honored to be working with this group of talented, driven students.  Chosen for this program because of their demonstrated potential to be academic and community leaders, Gipson Fellows arrive at The College of Idaho eager to be pushed academically and eager to give to our community.  I consider myself fortunate to serve as their advisor, teacher, and mentor.”

Professor Rochelle Johnson, Gipson Fellows advisor