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Aaron Lipple Scholarship

Aaron Lipple Scholarship

The Aaron Lipple Scholarship was established in 2012 by Aaron and Jerri Lipple to celebrate Aaron’s birthday and honor Aaron’s undergraduate experience at Boise State University.

Accounting Endowment Scholarship

Accounting Endowment Scholarship

The Accounting Endowment Scholarship was established in 1990 by William Lathen for the Accountancy Department. William Lathen is a retired professor in the College of Business and Economics Accounting Department.

Alan Creech Alumni Scholarship

Alan Creech Alumni Scholarship

Established in 1990 by the Criminal Justice Alumni Association, the Alan Creech Alumni Scholarship provides support to students who exhibit outstanding academic achievement and leadership through active engagement on campus or within the community. The scholarship was renamed in 2002 to honor the memory of Nampa Police Chief Alan Creech who was working towards his MA in Criminal Justice before his untimely passing.

Alan W. Frankle Endowed Scholarship

Alan W. Frankle Endowed Scholarship

The Alan W. Frankle Endowed Scholarship was established in 2001 by Dr. Alan Frankle and his wife Patricia to benefit finance majors. Frankle taught in Boise State’s Marketing and Finance department from the early 1980s until he retired in 2008. He was granted emeritus status upon his retirement.

Why did you choose to create your scholarship at Boise State University?

I was a professor at Boise State for 25 years.

What would you want the recipients of your scholarship to know about the person for whom your scholarship is named?

That they recognized the value in helping students achieve more with their education, and to increase accessibility to it.

Tell us about your Boise State story, favorite tradition, a “Bronco” moment, or what Boise State has meant to you.

Throughout a career you meet students who are truly more than just interested in receiving a good grade. Rather they want to understand the material, and really internalize the lessons. That makes the whole experience worth it and really is why I started this scholarship.

What do you hope your recipients will gain through your scholarship?

Understanding the bigger picture and the important parts that economics, finance, and business play into being a more cultivated person.

Albertsons Employee Alumni Scholarship

Albertsons Employee Alumni Scholarship

The Albertsons Employee Alumni Scholarship was established in 1996 by Albertsons employees. They believed that by coming together it was a great way to show their pride both in Boise State and in Albertsons.

All University Scholarship

All University Scholarship

Alumni Legacy Scholarship and Stipend Scholarship Fund

Alumni Legacy Scholarship and Stipend Scholarship Fund

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Boise State Alumni Association. Stipends were added in 2011. The scholarship was created to encourage a family tradition of attending Boise State University and helps to recruit the best and brightest students.

Angus McDonald Memorial Scholarship

Angus McDonald Memorial Scholarship

Why did you choose to create your scholarship at Boise State University?

My mother created the scholarship to honor my father who was a professor in the Teacher Education and Psychology. He passed away while he was a member of the faculty.

What would you want the recipients of your scholarship to know about the person for whom your scholarship is named?

I would like the people to know that my father, Angus McDonald Jr. was the son of Scottish immigrants that had no more than a 6th grade education. Most importantly he was a very sweet, kind man that cared deeply about humanity and people reaching their potential. He understood human frailty and suffering and worked hard to try and mitigate these aspects of life. I think this is more than a son’s reflections. I think others that knew him would agree with me.

Tell us about your Boise State story, favorite tradition, a “Bronco” moment, or what Boise State has meant to you.

Boise State to me is an institution of opportunity. I know many, many people for whom Boise State has been a tremendous opportunity in a life that was lacking opportunity.

What do you hope your recipients will gain through your scholarship?

I hope the recipients will reflect on who my father was and what was important to him. More than anything I hope the recipients will make the most of the opportunity to advance their lives through their time at Boise State University.

Annaliese and F. Kirk Odencrantz Scholarship

Annaliese and F. Kirk Odencrantz Scholarship

The Annaliese and F. Kirk Odencrantz Scholarship was established in 2013. Annaliese Odencrantz, now deceased, created the scholarship to assist juniors and seniors who could not otherwise complete their undergraduate education due to financial hardship. The gift is made in honor of her husband F. Kirk Odencrantz.

Ann & Doug James Early Childhood Education Scholarship

Ann & Doug James Early Childhood Education Scholarship

The Ann & Doug James Early Childhood Education Scholarship was established in 1997 by the late Doug James and his wife Ann. Doug was inspired by President Kennedy to take up government service and joined the Bureau of Reclamation in Boise where he remained until his retirement. He also helped found the ACLU chapter in Idaho and was on the board of the Intermountain Observer. He served as campaign manager for a mayoral and two city council campaigns. Doug was committed to the things that make this a better world.

Anne B. Laliberte Memorial Scholarship

Anne B. Laliberte Memorial Scholarship

The Anne B. Laliberte Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by Michael Laliberte, Ed.D. & family and Donna O’Shea, MD and family.

Anson Family Endowed Scholarship

Anson Family Endowed Scholarship

The Anson Family Scholarship was established in 2013 by Rob and Cindy Anson. Rob and Cindy have spent most of their professional careers at Boise State University, Rob as a professor in the College of Business and Economics, and Cindy as a manager of academic support programs ranging from student advising to faculty career development. One of their favorite shared experiences was serving as the first Faculty in Residence in the Residential College program. They learned a lot by, living in, for two years! Rob and Cindy come from families who taught them by example to value education and contribute to their communities, and they endowed this scholarship in honor of their parents. They encourage recipients to participate actively in their education and to make the community better by offering leadership, skills, and passion where needed.

Anthony Robert (Tony) Scott Memorial Scholarship

Anthony Robert (Tony) Scott Memorial Scholarship

The Anthony Robert (Tony) Scott Memorial Scholarship was established in 1976 in memory of Anthony Scott. Tony was enrolled in Boise State University’s ‘Campus-in-Spain’ program in Onate, Spain when he was fatally injured in an accidental fall. Tony was well known on the Boise State campus as an outdoorsman, particularly in the area of motor cross (dirt bike motorcycle) riding. He had a great love of the outdoors spending much time fishing and hunting.

Associated Governmental Accountants Scholarship

Associated Governmental Accountants Scholarship

The Associated Governmental Accountants Scholarship was established in 1999, by the Association of Governmental Accountants. The scholarship was established to help students who are attending Boise State University full time and are pursuing their goal of a major through the College of Business and Economics, in accounting.

Association for Systems Management (ASM) Scholarship

Association for Systems Management (ASM) Scholarship

Atkinson/ Hemingway Family Scholarship

Atkinson/ Hemingway Family Scholarship

The Atkinson/Hemingway Family Scholarship was established in 1986 by Don and Stan Atkinson. The scholarship is designed to be of benefit for an incoming freshman, particularly a student from Blaine County.

Austin Adams Memorial Scholarship

Austin Adams Memorial Scholarship

The Austin Adams Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 by the family and friends of the late Kenneth Austin Adams to help aspiring art students at Weiser High School pay for education at Boise State University.

Avery Peterson Scholarship in Political Science

Avery Peterson Scholarship in Political Science

The Avery Peterson Scholarship in Political Science was established in 1983 by John Peterson in memory of his late father Avery Peterson. Avery grew up in Boise and was on the political science faculty for many years. He also had a career in the Foreign Service.

Barbara L. Wilson Endowed Scholarship

Barbara L. Wilson Endowed Scholarship

The Barbara L. Wilson Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 by Barbara Wilson. Barbara began her career with Pacific Northwest Bell and then moved to US West. She finished her career with Qwest as the regional vice president and had oversight for the seven western states. She was selected to participate and represent the state of Idaho at President Clinton’s Economic Summit held in 1992.

Barbara Parrish Memorial

Barbara Parrish Memorial

The Barbara Parrish Memorial was established in 1993 in honor of the late Barbara Parrish. In 1973 Barbara came to Boise Junior College in the registrar’s office and remained there until her retirement in 1992. She made many significant contributions to the registrar’s office and was recognized by her colleagues and friends for her achievements there. Barbara supported her family in every endeavor they participated in. She loved her flowers and was an avid football fan.

Bernasconi Family Scholarship

Bernasconi Family Scholarship

The Bernasconi Family Scholarship was established in 1997 by Leland Bernasconi. Mr. Bernasconi chose to give back by providing educational opportunities for people who might otherwise not have them. Since Lee and his sons had graduated from Boise State, he established the Bernasconi Family Scholarship for business, education, or engineering students at his alma mater.

Bert & Mary Ellen Hoidal Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education

Bert & Mary Ellen Hoidal Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education

The Bert & Mary Hoidal Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education was established in 2006 in honor of the late Bert and Mary Ellen Hoidal. Mary Ellen graduated from Notus High School in 1940 and went on to receive her teaching credential from Lewiston State Normal and then her BA in Elementary Education from Boise State College. She then went on to teach for the next 32 years. It was her love of teaching children the skills they would need to achieve success in their lives that took her to schools in Nezperce, Mackay and Eagle, Idaho as well as Whittier, Central, Mountain View and Highlands in the Boise School District. She received many awards including the Retired Educators of Idaho Hall of Fame Award and the Red Apple Award for teaching excellence. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, the Retired Educators of America, and Business and Professional Women’s Association. Bert pursued a career with Idaho First National Bank and later with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Scholarship

Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Scholarship

The Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Scholarship was established in 1984. Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. Their primary objective is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.

Beverly & David Taylor Service Scholarship

Beverly & David Taylor Service Scholarship

The Beverly & David Taylor Service Scholarship was established in 1992 by Beverly and David Taylor. Mr. Taylor worked with BSU Division of Student Affairs for many years. The scholarship is intended to provide assistance to students who are providing service to other students and the university in some capacity.

Bilingual Endowed Scholarship

Bilingual Endowed Scholarship

Bill and Becky Lathen Endowed Scholarship Fund

Bill and Becky Lathen Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Bill and Becky Lathen Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2004 by Bill and Becky Lathen, Bill is a retired Professor of Accountancy at Boise State. The scholarship was established for the purpose of an Endowed Scholarship for the College of Business and Economics.

Bill Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship

Bill Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship

The Bill Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship was established in 2008 by Linda Anderson in honor of her late husband William Anderson. William was an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Boise State in the ’70s, a Canyon County commissioner, and served for a term as sheriff. He volunteered for organizations such as the Gem State Historical Society and the small theatre in Emmett. William is remembered by his family as a truly selfless and giving person who wanted to help others.

Boise Centennial Rotary Scholarship

Boise Centennial Rotary Scholarship

The Boise Centennial Rotary Scholarship was established 2012 by Boise Centennial Rotary Club. The Boise Centennial Rotary Club was chartered in 2007 to provide a smaller, more intimate alternative to some of the larger clubs that exist in the Treasure Valley. Boise Centennial’s community service focus has been fighting childhood illiteracy through programs such as the District 5400 3rd Grade dictionary program. Their club actively donates to Rotary International and has been consistently ranked as one of the top giving clubs per member within the District 5400 region.

Boise State Univ. Scholarship for International Refugees

Boise State Univ. Scholarship for International Refugees

The Boise State University Scholarship for International Refugees was established in 2012. Currently a person can apply for and be awarded permanent refugee status in the United States in accordance with the 1951 Convention Agreement of the United Nations and as codified and articulated under congressional action through the 1980 Refugee Act. The Refugee Act defines a refugee as ‘any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.’

Boldt-Ripke Family Endowed Scholarship

Boldt-Ripke Family Endowed Scholarship

The Boldt-Ripke Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 by Charlene and Tom Ripke. The scholarship is for junior and senior students enrolled at BSU in any four-year (BS or BA) program.