The Intercollegiate Knights (alumni from the former service fraternity dedicated to creating lasting legacies at Boise State) realized that the alumni association can provide mentor programs and resources to help these students feel part of our Boise State family. Thus the Intercollegiate Knights Chapter took a leadership role by starting this scholarship.
The Intercollegiate Knights Chapter raises funds by selling parking spaces at the Alumni and Friends Center during Boise State Men’s Basketball games, concerts, and special events at Taco Bell Arena. They volunteer in the rain, sleet, heat and snow to raise money for this scholarship.
Help Impact Scholars Rewrite Statistics
The Boise State Impact Scholars Program promotes college success of students from foster care. The program addresses the underrepresentation and underachievement of students with foster care experience in higher education. Research shows that young adults who have spent time in the foster care system are more likely to have difficulty earning a college degree.
Idaho statistics reveal that 80% of foster care youth want to attend college, however, only 7% are able to enroll and only 3% graduate. The Boise State Impact Scholars Program is re-writing these statistics. Boise State alumni and friends may contribute and make a difference in lives of these students. Education is the number one variable that can break the cycle of poverty.