Student Leadership Development Fund
Cultivating future leaders is one of our highest priorities at Boise State. That’s why we established the Student Leadership Scholarship. We know that Broncos rise to the top of commerce, culture and politics — that’s why we fold them into our decision-making — but for many, opportunities to attend conferences or classes around leadership can be difficult. The Student Leadership Scholarship assists our students by helping them with the cost of attendance or travel, ensuring they have every resource they need to have local, national, and even global impact.
Student Employability Fund
Getting a job after college often requires more than just a degree: Often, it means doing hands-on learning outside the classroom in the form of programs like internships and Work U. These kinds of placements can be extremely valuable and often life-changing for students. Because approximately 65% of all such placements are unpaid, that puts them out of reach for some students who may have work schedules or financial hurdles which pose barriers to participation.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the starting salary for college graduates who completed paid internships and went on to work for private, for-profit companies was $51,521, compared to an average of $38,572 for those who did not complete internships. Here at Boise State, approximately one-third of graduates who participated in internships got their first jobs as a result of their internship, with employers ranking internships as one of the most important experiences students can have when it comes to preparing them for the workforce.
Rec Center Student Development Fund
Boise is home to four full seasons of outdoor recreation. It’s part of the draw to the city and to Boise State University, where many of our students are passionate about being and working in the outdoors. Through the Student Development Fund, we’re able to encourage our student-employees to serve our community through professional development.
These opportunities may include joining professional associations like the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association, the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association, or the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. They might also include obtaining professional certifications and training through the likes of the American Council on Exercise, the American Red Cross, or the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. We hope you’ll join us in supporting our student-employees as they reach for more knowledge, skills, and professional recognition, making their own professional lives richer and our campus community stronger.