The mission of the CSI Honors Advisory Committee is to support the Honors Program Director in achieving the goals of the Honors Program. Representatives from multiple disciplines provide input on policies, assist the Director in securing resources and promote the Honors Program mission throughout campus.
The College Of Southern Idaho Honors Program serves the needs of highly motivated and academically accomplished students by providing a student-centered learning environment that strives to develop a student’s critical, social, and cultural awareness. The Honors Program underscores the College of Southern Idaho’s commitment to quality and excellence in matters of knowledge, creativity and leadership.
I was asked to write this letter to the College of Southern Idaho foundation and I am very grateful for the opportunity. The CSI Foundation has been funding my education for the last two years, and without them, I would not be where I am; graduating in the spring with my Mathematics Education Degree. Because of the foundation, I knew that someone cared that I was going to college and that someone believed in me.
I was a junior in high school when I took a field trip to the CSI campus and fell in love with it. It was at that moment that I decided I wanted to attend the College of Southern Idaho. I started to research CSI and found that tuition would be more expensive that I anticipated. As an out of state resident, the Foundation Scholarships that I received made the difference in my ability to become a CSI student. These scholarships allowed me to attend the school that I desired to go to, rather than attending the community college located in my hometown.
I am a first generation college student from a low income family; scholarships from the Foundation have allowed me to attend CSI and further my education. These scholarships have let me focus on school and prioritize my studies without having to get a fulltime job to cover my tuition, books, and other fees. While attending CSI, I have been able to discover the major I would like to study and eventually make my vocation.