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The Packers embody the idea that one need not possess immense wealth to make a difference; it is the willingness to sacrifice and the desire to help that matter.
The mission of BYU-Idaho is “to develop disciples of Jesus Christ who lead in their homes, the Church, and their communities.”
“I hope others know how much I appreciate this school,” he says. “It has totally changed my trajectory in life."
“I love applying my design skills to the real world—seeing how neat everything turns out and drawing 3D art on paper,” Schurger shares.
“Barlow didn’t know BYU-Idaho even existed until her junior year of high school, but she felt prompted to apply. “It’s such a special place. I’m really grateful for it.”
President Meredith’s inauguration marked a significant moment in the school’s history, reaffirming the university’s commitment to its distinctive mission and the enduring legacy of “the Spirit of Ricks.”
What do the following places have in common: Declo, Idaho; Rexburg, Idaho; Orem, Utah; Provo, Utah; Soda Springs, Idaho; Rawlins, Wyoming; Gillette, Wyoming; Richland, Washington; Orlando, Florida; and Meridian, Idaho?
Lewis Garner’s dream job is to be a university music professor, specifically teaching the cello.
On October 27, 2022, BYU-Idaho dedicated three buildings: the Engineering Technology Center (ETC), the Visual Arts Studio (VAS), and the University Village Community Center.
While living in Venezuela with her husband and three kids, Yasmin Fernandez and her family decided to move to Florida in search of a better life.
In his July 2020 graduation speech, President Henry J. Eyring spoke to graduating students, saying, "As you keep your gospel covenants, what now may seem to be a disappointing departure from the university can become a spiritual milestone."
After two years at another university, a mission, and a marriage, Lindsay Cook is grateful for financial help.
Five years ago, Rachel Tullis would never have imagined who and where she is today—married, with a child, at BYU-Idaho.
It isn’t easy for Ashlyn Brinkman to get around campus, but she’s grateful for BYU-Idaho and for donated funds that make her college expenses a little less burdensome.
Why would a student choose BYU-Idaho over a prestigious dance school in Italy? For Michela Malone, there’s no mystery.
Over 150 years ago, Thomas E. Ricks was nearly killed on his way to the Salt Lake Valley. Now, his ancestor John Ricks is keeping his legacy alive through the BYU-Idaho Legacy Society.
Kent and Barbara Michie saw firsthand how BYU-Idaho was making a difference, and that’s when they knew they needed to do more.
After his wife’s cancer surgery, Andres wasn’t sure how he’d pay for school.
A mission and a mix-up on a student loan application left Rachel Oickle in a tough financial spot, but university aid from generous donors helped her keep up her studies.
What difference did your donation make last year? How will your gift help BYU-Idaho in the years ahead?
Lydia Harris found the university where she belonged. There was just one snag.
A mission and marriage left Ryan Gilbert in a tight financial situation, but financial aid gave him the freedom to pursue his goals.
After her father’s heart surgery, Ashton Wise wasn’t sure how she would pay for her education.
Casey liked the personal feel of Rexburg but how could she afford to stay?
"Fortitude, faith and financial resources make education and new life possible."
When you help a student attend BYU-Idaho, you’re giving them more than a degree. Find out how your donation makes a difference.
Life isn’t always fair—not even for the nicest, hardest-working college students. But when you give to BYU-Idaho, you can help make up the difference.
When Colton Western found himself in a boring seminary class, he took his spiritual growth into his own hands.
How does Pathway change lives? It goes beyond books and grades. It provides hopes for a better future.
When you donate to BYU-Idaho’s scholarship funds, you make the blessings of a Church education available to more students - like Martina Thomas.
Colin had been saving for college for some time. However, when Colin’s bishop asked him to serve a mission, he knew he could afford one or the other – not both.
When Karin Rice became a single mother with four small children, her feelings of self-worth hit rock bottom. For the first time since becoming a mother, she found she needed to work. With only a high school education, she knew she would not be able to support her family. “I prayed very sincerely about what I should do,” said Karin. “I soon realized the Lord wanted me to be in school.”
Jordan was attracted to BYU-Idaho to pursue both a temporal and spiritual education. “My education here has helped me in many ways,” he said. “I have been trained to be successful in everything I pursue by adhering to principles of honesty and integrity.”
Most high school seniors would jump at the opportunity to get a college education, especially if they could do so on scholarship. Shawnee Lubeck felt incredibly blessed when she received not one, but two full-ride scholarships from two different institutions. So what did she do? She turned them both down and decided to attend BYU-Idaho instead.
Third in a three-part series: Pathway in Monterrey gave Lehi Santana a new perspective and a new dream to conquer.
First in a three-part series: On a Thursday night last April, the meeting house gym in Monterrey, Mexico was lined with tables and chairs for 67 very important guests: students hoping to register for their first Pathway semester.
Second in a three-part series: The personalized attention and focused curriculum of Pathway helped Bianka Martinez feel valued and land a better job.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, David Decker felt to embark on a new educational adventure.
Former scholarship recipient Andrea Bradley took skills gained at BYU-Idaho south of the border to bless numerous lives.
Couple plans to use their educational skills to bless the lives of others… at home and in the classroom.
What happens when the parents of five children both realize their education is insufficient? Can they drop everything and go back to school?
When life changed suddenly, education became the obvious answer.
Higher education is available and affordable to those who feel that college has passed them by.
A love for exactness and orderliness of numbers leads to a love of serving.
Hard work and prayers led Kimberly Turnbow to BYU-Idaho to pursue her creative dream in graphic design. Her scholarships have not only helped her afford a computer, software, and art supplies, they have also made her more determined to make the generosity of others worth their investment in her.
When reality hit like a ton of bricks, she knew it was time to get serious about life.
“My art scholarship pushed me to always do my best work,” said Erica Rascon (Houston, Texas). “We can have incredible experiences if we show the initiative. Through just living, learning and experiencing, I have made amazing discoveries about myself. I now have a better feel for how I can make my greatest contributions to the world.”
Pathway's 100th domestic site will open in Rexburg this April.
Ever wonder what happened to the money you gave to BYU-Idaho? We think it was money well spent, but don't take our word for it. Watch and see.
A special type of charitable gift called a planned gift can pass along tax benefits and values to your heirs.
May is a natural leader. Her work ethic and values landed her a key job at a prestigious digital media company.
President Clark shares how BYU-Idaho prepares students to become disciple leaders in their homes, at church, and throughout the world. He invites you to join in blessing the lives of students.
Ashley Smith got a clear vision of what she was going to do in her life at BYU-Idaho. Her scholarship helped turn her illustration training into a creative and viable business.