Scholarship Recipient Testimonials

"It was very early on that I knew I needed to show my daughter what a strong capable woman looked like. My life has dramatically changed since beginning my adventure at NIC." The Claire McDonald Memorial Scholarship supports single mothers who are enrolled at North Idaho College.

Michelle Bristow
Claire McDonald Memorial Scholarship
Speech Pathology Major

"The Idaho Small Business Development Center course offered through the NIC Workforce Training Center taught me how to better market and expand my production company. The course helped me fill out the structure of the company thus making it more viable for future growth and building net worth"

Karla Thomas
J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation Go On Scholarship
Small Business Development

Emily Hill"NIC's registered nursing program is quite challenging. The scholarships I received have eased my financial challenges, and allowed me to focus my energy on my education. Thanks to the generosity and work of the NIC Foundation, I will graduate with a quality education, debt free!"

Emily Hill
Marquardt Family Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Nursing Major

Brandon Mason"I see going to school as my full time job, which doesn't allow me to provide the needed funds for my family. I want a better life for my wife and 3 kids. I am proud to receive this scholarship as it encourages me in my progress and shows that I am doing something right!"


Brandon Mason
Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation Scholarship Recipient
Business Administration Major

Travis StephensBeing selected to receive a scholarship surprised and encouraged Travis; for the first time he felt like someone was noticing and affirming his hard work.

Travis Stephens
Coeur d'Alene Rotary Scholarship Recipient
NIC Alumni Association Scholarship Recipient
Natural Sciences Major

Garth Profitt, who has worked as a sports broadcaster and a carpenter, was able to take his life in a whole new direction by returning to North Idaho College for his personal trainer certificate at age 67.

Garth Profitt
Idaho Community Foundation Professional Workforce Scholarship Recipient
Personal Training Certificate