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McCain Family Scholarship Broadens Reach

February 20, 2020

The College of Idaho has expanded the geographic reach of one of its full-tuition four-year scholarships. The McCain Family Scholarship traditionally was awarded to a pair of students from Payette High School each year. But beginning this year, the pool of applicants was extended to include high school seniors in the rural Boise Valley and the Highway 55/95 loop.

Alexis Carlson, of Payette High School, and Sophia Clay, of McCall-Donnelly High School, are the most recent McCain Scholars. Hear the newest McCain Scholars talk about the impact of this full-tuition scholarship in this video.

The McCain Family Scholarship is awarded to students with high academic standing and a level of financial need. “What this does is it brings the top students in Idaho to the College,” said Brian Bava, Vice President of Enrollment Management.

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The College of Idaho has a 129-year-old legacy of excellence. The College is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, 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 www.collegeofidaho.edu.