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Thank you for your support of the Idaho State University College of Business. As a first generation college student myself, I saw first-hand the positive impact that the scholarships you provide have on a students ability to succeed and graduate. A week never goes by when I do not hear a story about how your gifts are having an extraordinarily positive impact on the lives of our students. Your support is also critical in providing the technological resources our students need to succeed in the classroom and online and funding endowed chairs and professorships so that we can always recruit and retain the best faculty for our courses.  Every part of the Idaho State University College of Business is better because of your help and all of us are forever thankful for the opportunities your donations provide. Thank you for everything you do and Go Bengals!

- Dr. Shane Hunt, Dean

 

As an Idaho State University alumna, Catherine Rider experienced the life-changing impact of philanthropy first-hand. It was due to the generosity of others that Catherine was able to fulfill her lifelong dream of earning a college degree through a generous academic scholarship award. In her current role with the College of Business, Catherine works to help fulfill the philanthropic wishes of College of Business graduates and friends who want to show their support of the College and its students. If you would like to learn more about how you can invest in the future of Idaho State University, please fill out this form to request more information about giving, or contact Catherine directly with the information below.

Thank you for helping the next generation of Bengals find their ROAR!

Catherine Rider

Director of Development

(208)282-4608

ridecat2@isu.edu


 

Featured Gifts

David Hill, Sr. 1939 - 2019

College of Business alumnus, David Hill, Senior made it a priority to give back and was proud of the endowment he established at Idaho State University. He wanted these funds to help future business people empower themselves with an education they can take into their future.

Dr. Bill Phillips Memorial Endowed Professorship in Finance

Gary Campbell, a 1972 finance graduate and his wife Susan established the Dr. Bill Phillips Memorial Endowed Professorship in Finance in honor of the late finance professor and department chair. Dr. Phillips had a profound impact on the career and life of Gary and many other finance graduates. 

 


 

Endowments

Loren and Debbie Pilgrim Business Excellence Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was created by College of Business Dean, Dr. Shane Hunt. Dr. Hunt dedicated the scholarship to his parents because of all the sacrifices they made so he could attend school. Hunt was a first-generation college student and wanted his parents to be honored through this endowment. 

Joshua & Amy Thompson Scholarship Endowment 

As an Idaho State University graduate, healthcare administration professor, Joshua Thompson had the goal to help future Bengals with the financial burden of attending College. He and his wife Amy were able to fulfill that goal and honor the impact Idaho State has had on their lives. 

Don & Cyndee Zebe Scholarship Endowment

College of Business alumnus, Don Zebe and his wife Cyndee established the first endowed sales scholarship in University history. The scholarship will benefit full-time, junior or senior-level students pursuing the College of Business’s Sales Certificate.

Gary D. and Susan G. Campbell Scholarship Endowment

Finance alumnus Gary Campbell and his wife Susan established this scholarship to aid finance majors in their educational investment. The Campbells chose to donate so that "others may experience opportunities to learn, grow, prosper and give back to their communities."

Billy D. Vickers Memorial Endowment

The Billy D. Vickers Memorial Endowment was established as a way to give back to the community, honor Bill’s memory in perpetuity, and contribute to the Vickers legacy. The scholarship benefits marketing and MBA students and especially those that have participated in rodeo.

Hirning Family Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established by accounting alumnus, Kelly Hirning, his wife Kimberly and his father, Art Hirning, the owners of Hirning Buick GMC in Pocatello. The family founded the “Hirning Family Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Endowment” to help support students pursuing the accounting major.

 

Aflac Excellence in Sales Scholarship Endowment

The Aflac Excellence in Sales Scholarship Endowment supports students pursuing the Professional Selling Certificate program at Idaho State. "Aflac is committed to fostering leadership and development in our sales program and to the future of the sales profession."

Jake & Grace Jones Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship endowment was established by Jake and Grace Jones, owners of Jakers Bar & Grill. The “Jake and Grace Jones Scholarship Endowment” will benefit junior and senior-level students enrolled full-time in the College with a good academic standing.

 Boyd Hodson Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Boyd Hodson, previous faculty member and department chair at the College of Business, established the Boyd Hodson Memorial Scholarship Endowment along with his wife, Fern for students who are majoring in business.

 
Clarence W. and Velma A. Byrne Scholarship Endowment

World War II veterans Clarence Byrne and Velma Drolet raised five successful children, with four of them graduating from Idaho State University. Their children established this endowment as an expression of gratitude for the parents' love and support. 

David A. Hill Endowment 

David Hill was active in his community and served on the College of Business advisory council. The David A. Hill Endowment for the College of Business provides unrestricted support for faculty, staff, students, and programs.

Dr. James M. and Betty Kelly Endowment

Dr. James M. Kelly was dean for the College of Business from 1969 to 1982. Jim and his wife, Betty, established the James M. and Betty Kelly Endowment to provide unrestricted assistance to the College of Business.

Earl C. Carlson Scholarship Endowment

Earl C. Carlson owned and operated five retail stores along with his wife Isabel, who both had a commitment to downtown Pocatello and the community. The Earl C. Carlson Scholarship Endowment was established to honor Earl and to give back to the community that gave so much to them. 

Frank J. and Carol J. Thomas Scholarship Endowment

Frank and Carol Thomas grew up in Pocatello, attended ISC, then transferred to the University of Idaho and the University of California at Berkeley. Aware of hardships suffered by Native Americans, their endowed scholarship provides opportunities for Shoshone and Bannock students.

Kenneth and Marion Ewer Marketing and Management Scholarship Endowment

J. Kenneth Ewer, born in 1905, married Marion in 1928 and lived most of his life in Pocatello. The Kenneth and Marion Ewer Marketing and Management Scholarship Endowment was established through a bequest from the Ewers in 1991

Kenneth and Rachael Franklin Endowment

Ken and Rachael Franklin met at ISU, where Ken graduated with degrees in finance and management and Rachael graduated with degrees in biology and German. They are donors to a number of charities. The Franklin began their generous endowment for unrestricted use in the College of Business in 2006.

The Klime and Athina Kole Scholarship Endowment

Peter C. and Nancy Kole are among the most generous benefactors ever to support Idaho State University. His success as an entrepreneur and businessman earned him the 1998 ISU Distinguished Alumnus Award. Peter and Nancy established this endowment in 1998 in recognition of the Koles' lives and loving attention.

Larry R. and Janie S. Bird Scholarship Endowment

The Larry and Janie Bird Scholarship Endowment provides financial assistance to senior and graduate accounting students at ISU. Larry and Janie are natives of southeastern Idaho, are active in their community and church, and enjoy their six children and several grandchildren.

Lud and Linnea Pollak Scholarship Endowment

Lud and Linnea Pollak married and moved to Pocatello in 1923. Both he and Linnea felt a deep commitment to the American dream, to their community, and to the importance of education. The scholarship provides scholarships for students in the College of Business.

Luella M. Hopkins Briick Memorial Scholarship Endowment

The Luella M. Hopkins Briick Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established by Luella's daughter and son-in-law, Richard "Ham '' and Ellie Hamilton, in her memory. After several years of working, Luella had returned to college.

Major General Robert F. Molinelli Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Robert F. Molinelli graduated from Idaho State College in 1956. With majors in business and pre-law, he was the first ROTC graduate from the state of Idaho and was commissioned as second lieutenant. His family and friends honor him with the memorial scholarship in the College of Business.

M.T and Jennie Deaton Scholarship Endowment

The M.T. and Jennie Deaton Scholarship Endowment for the College of Business was established by Jennie as a memorial to her husband. Jennie and M.T. were longtime residents of Pocatello, where they raised their family.

Mildred C. Ames Scholarship Endowment

Mildred C. Ames labored through textbooks with a thick magnifying glass for 11 years before she died a few credits short of becoming Idaho State University's oldest ever graduate. In 2002, Ron Carlson, Mildred's nephew, endowed a scholarship as an everlasting memorial and tribute to this remarkable woman. 

Michael C. Ruettgers Endowment

Michael C. Ruettgers graduated from ISU in 1964 with a BBA in marketing. Mr. Ruettgers demonstrated his gratitude for his ISU education in 2000 by making a $5 million gift to the College of Business and a $1 million gift to the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Nile Boyle and Julie Boyle Lindquist Scholarship Endowment

Nile Boyle, 1956 College of Pharmacy graduate, and daughter, Julie Boyle Lindquist, 1984 College of Business graduate, recently established the Nile Boyle and Julie Boyle Lindquist Scholarship Endowment to provide scholarships for underprivileged or minority undergraduate students in the College of Business or the College of Pharmacy.

Peter C. Kole William E. Stratton Scholarship Endowment

In 1999, Peter and Nancy established the Kole-Stratton Scholarship Endowment in recognition of their friendship with Dr. William E. Stratton, who joined the ISU faculty as professor of management in 1974 and became dean of the College of Business in 1997.

The Peter C. Kole College of Business Scholarship Endowment

Peter C. and Nancy Kole are among the most generous benefactors ever to support Idaho State University. In honor of the quality education and positive experience Peter gained at ISU, the Koles established the Peter C. Kole College of Business Scholarship Endowment to assist students majoring in Computer Information Systems.

Peter C. Kole - Frank D. Seelye Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Frank D. Seelye was a professor at the Idaho State University College of Business for 10 years, and served as dean of the college from 1963 until his retirement in 1968. One of his students, Peter C. Kole (class of '63) and his wife, Nancy, established this endowment to help students in the College of Business in Dr. Seelye's honor.

The Peter C. Kole - Junius Larsen Scholarship Endowment

 Dr. Junius Larsen came to Pocatello in 1928 to teach chemistry at what was then known as the University of Idaho, Southern Branch. In 1999, Peter C. Kole, a 1963 graduate of the College of Business, and his wife, Nancy, established the Kole - Larsen Endowment in recognition of Dr. Junius Larsen's kindness and attention to students at ISU.

Rodney D. Lind Scholarship Endowment

The Rodney D. Lind Scholarship Endowment supports ISU accounting students. He was the partner-in-charge of tax function with Deloitte & Touch in Portland, Oregon. Rod is active in his community and served on the ISU College of Business Advisory Council.

Ramona Strahan Henderson Scholarship Endowment

The Ramona Strahan Henderson Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Ramona by her children. Ramona was always proud of her association with ISU, and was an active supporter and friend. She was honored as a "Golden Bengal" in 1975.

Harry & Susan Bruestle Endowment

Susan completed her Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Idaho State University in 1978. She enjoyed her studies and valued the opportunities that her education in business provided. In memory of Susan, the Harry and Susan Bruestle Endowment in the College of Business for the MBA program was established.

Stephen M. Meikle Scholarship Endowment

 Stephen graduated from Ricks Academy in 1917 and began his banking career in Victor, Idaho, with the only bank in Teton Valley to survive the depression in 1932. The Stephen M. Meikle Endowed Scholarship was established in his memory by his family.

Steven J. Skaggs Scholarship Endowment

The Steven J. Skaggs Endowed Scholarship supports ISU accounting students. Steve, a 1982 alumnus from the accounting department, began his career with Deloitte & Touche and became an audit partner for the firm in 1997. Steve is now the Chief Audit Officer for St. Luke's

T. Kim Allen Scholarship Endowment

T. Kim Allen, a 1974 graduate from the Idaho State University College of Business, built upon his education to establish a successful career in banking with First Security Bank. His sister, Sandra Allen, endowed this scholarship to celebrate his memory and to encourage others seeking to establish careers in business administration and management.


 

All Endowments

Fund Name Donor
Anita and Frank Pirrone Endowment Frank and Anita Pirrone 
Arthur Andersen Accounting Scholarship Endowment Arthur Andersen & Company Foundation
Bartlett Family Trust Endowment None 
Bert and Lenee Godfrey Scholarship Endowment Gary & Susan Campbell
Beta Alpha Psi Endowment COB Emeritus Facutly  
Billy D. Vickers Memorial Scholarship Endowment Kim Vickers
Boyd W. Hodson Memorial Scholarship Endowment Boyd W. Hodson
Burton J. Albertson Memorial Fund Majorie Albertson, Mrs. Burton Albertson, and Ruth Ann Bennett
Carl C. Weaver College of Business Scholarship Endowment William and Doris Brydon
Christopher L. and Rebecca L. Barth Endowment Christopher Barth 
Clarence W. and Velma A. Byrne Scholarship Endowment Michael J. Byrne
College of Business Endowment None 
College of Business Scholarship Endowment Don & Lisa Bosworth
Danny H. & Pauline Thiros Scholarship Endowment Peter C. Kole
David A. Hill Endowment David A. Hill
Don and Jeanine Sauer Scholarship Endowment Don I Sauer & Jeanine R. Sauer
Don and Cyndee Zebe Scholarship Endowment Don and Cyndee Zebe
Dr. Bill Phillips Professional Development Endowment Fund Gary and Susan Campbell 
Earl C. Carlson Scholarship Endowment Joseph Carlson
Ewer Marketing Scholarship Endowment/Business J. Kenneth Ewer
G. Lynn and Judith Kidd Scholarship Endowment G. Lynn and Judith A. Kidd
Gary D. and Susan G. Campbell Scholarship Endowment Gary and Susan Campbell 
General R. F. Molinelli Memorial Endowment Donna Molinelli
Harry and Susan Bruestle Endowment Harry Bruestle 
Hirning Family Excellence in Accounting Scholarship Endowment Kelly and Kim Hirning
J. A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation Business Scholarship Endowment J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation
Jake and Grace Jones Scholarship Endowment Jake and Grace Jones
James and Betty Kelly Endowment None 
Jay Eggleston Scholarship Endowment Jay C. Eggleston
Jay Glasmann Family Scholarship Endowment Jay Glasmann
Joshua and Amy Thompson Scholarship Endowment  Joshua Thompson
Junius Larsen and Peter C. Kole Scholarship Endowment Peter C. Kole
Ken Smith Scholarship Endowment Michael J. Byrne
Kenneth and Rachel Franklin Endowment Kenneth Franklin 
Kenneth M. and Linda Jantz Scholarship Endowment Kenneth and Linda Jantz
Klime and Athina Kole Memorial Scholarship Endowment Peter C. Kole
Larry Bird Scholarship Endowment Larry Bird
Larry J. Roberts Endowment Larry J. Roberts
Leland D. Beckman Scholarship Endowment Leland D. Beckman Foundation
Loren & Debbie Pilgrim Business Excellence Scholarship  C. Shane Hunt 
Lud Pollack Scholarship Endowment Lud & Linnea Pollack
Luella M. Hopkins Briick Memorial Scholarship Endowment Richard & Edna Hamilton
M. Lee Jacobsen and Morgan F. Hyland Endowment M. Lee Jacobsen 
M. T. and Jennie H. Deaton Endowment Jennie Deaton
Mahmoud Fouad Memorial Scholarship Endowment Rosemarie Fouad
Masters of Accountancy Endowment Accounting Alumni 
Melanie Smith Endowment None 
Michael C. Ruettgers Endowment Mike Ruettgers 
Michael J. Byrne Scholarship Endowment Greg and Regina Byrne
Michihide D. Totoki Memorial Scholarship Endowment Michihide D. Totoki
Mildred C. Ames Scholarship Endowment  Ronald D. Carlson
Nelson Family Charitable Trust Endowed Professorship in Accounting M. Bruce Nelson 
Nile Boyle and Julie Boyle Endowment Julie Boyle Lindquist
Peter C. Kole - Dr. Kenneth Smith Scholarship  Peter C. Kole
Peter C. Kole - Frank W. Lane Scholarship Endowment Peter C. Kole
Peter C. Kole -- Dr. Frank Seelye Scholarship Peter C. Kole 
Peter C. Kole -- William E. Stratton Scholarship Endowment  Peter C. Kole
Peter C. Kole College of Business Scholarship Endowment Peter C. Kole
Ramona Strahan Henderson Scholarship Endowment Geneva Beasley
Ray G. and Effie G. Kaufman Endowment Ray & Effie Kaufman
Richard and Peggy Garvin Scholarship Endowment  Richard & Peggy Garvin
Richard T. and Julia R. Norman Memorial Endowment Robert and Diane Johnson 
Rodney D. Lind Scholarship Endowment  Rodney D. Lind
Sheel Pawar Scholarship Endowment Michael J. Byrne
Stephen M. Meikle Scholarship Endowment R. James Meikle
Steven J. Skaggs Scholarship Endowment  Steven J. Skaggs
T. Kim Allen Memorial Scholarship Endowment Sandra Allen
Tami Gates Scholarship Endowment Fund for Fearless Pursuit of Personal Success Tamela Gates May
Tom and Genevieve Skaggs Accounting Scholarship  Genevieve M. Skaggs
Wilburn J. Adams Scholarship Endowment  Wilburn J. Adams Estate