Setting out to raise $25 million for scholarships to increase access to higher education for Idaho residents, Boise State University actually was able to raise $4 million more than its campaign target.
“This is a testament to the dedication and generosity of supporters of this university,” BSU's Vice President for Advancement Laura Simic said.
The school's scholarships in the past have made higher education a realistic opportunity for students such as Sarah Rehn, a senior in chemistry who hopes to ultimately earn a doctoral degree.
“All of the life-changing experiences I’ve had throughout my time here have only been possible because of philanthropy and the endless opportunities that can be found at Boise State,” Rehn said.
Boise State offered $35 million in scholarships last year.