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College of Southern Idaho Receives Grant from The Idaho Community Foundation for $10,000

Release Date: Tuesday 2023-04-04

The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the John William Jackson Philanthropic Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation. These funds will support the Registered Nursing Program at CSI. 

The registered nursing program accepts up to 60 students each fall and spring semester. Once enrolled, Registered Nursing students can complete an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree in just two years. Graduates of this program leave prepared to get their license to enter the workforce in the life-changing field of Registered Nursing.  Last year the program had an 81% completion rate with an 87% first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate. 

We are extremely grateful for the work and generosity of the John William Jackson Philanthropic Fund and the Idaho Community Foundation,” said Jayson Lloyd, Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services. “The money provided by these organizations and their donors directly supports our Registered Nursing students through scholarships in their final year of study.” 

For more information regarding the Registered Nursing program as well as other educational opportunities and careers, visit to get started. 

The Idaho Community Foundation connects Idahoans to a generous statewide network through the power of collective giving. Their grantmaking, community impact work and charitable advising services have strengthened nonprofits, schools and communities in every Idaho county for more than 30 years. They believe that shared philanthropy is more powerful than giving alone. For more information, visit:

The John William Jackson Fund’s mission is to advance academic scholarship, performing arts, and outdoor sporting for Idaho youth. The John William Jackson Fund was established in memory of John Jackson in 2000 by friends and family, including Marcus and Pat Meier, and Bill and Jackie Jackson. The John William Jackson Fund is a fund within the Idaho Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.