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EITC Foundation supports Eastern Idaho Technical College's efforts to develop our community through scholarships and campus support.
Somewhere along the way Chrystal lost her voice. She had it when she was born. She cried and laughed, and when she started talking, you could hardly get her to stop. She had a voice when she was jumping rope or playing games.
Then it was gone. Too much feeling like a “have not.” Too much time without guidance. Too much being told that “college wasn’t for her.”
Too often, people without money feel like they are nobodies, with nothing to say, and no one listening if they did.
Some people look for their voice with violence; some with drugs.
We help people rediscover their voice through education. Their career. And with their voice comes empowerment and a better life.
It’s your turn to help someone find their voice. It’s your turn to save a life.
The EITC Foundation is changing the lives of many in southeast Idaho through scholarships and educational equipment at Eastern Idaho Technical College.
And we don't just assist full-time students, we also help fund projects such as the Summer Science Camps for K-6 youth, workforce training scholarships for adults continuing their education and assist other non-profits in their community-minded missions.
Some of the projects that we are involved with include:
Summer Science Camps: based upon STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) principles, we make these challenging concepts fun, exciting and hands-on to Kindergarten through 6th graders at affordable half-day camps.
GED Scholarships: EITC's thriving Adult Learning Center provides educational support to those seeking their GEDs and EITCF fully supports their mission through scholarships and assistance for support services and COMPASS testing.
Annual Scholarship Program: although EITC is the most affordable college in the state of Idaho, many of our students struggle to provide for their families and attain an education. Scholarships help lighten the financial burden of our hard working and deserving students.
By supporting the EITC Foundation you can:
- Do something truly remarkable - to make a quality, affordable college education accessible to all
- Change a life for the better
- Have an impact on the future that reaches from the classroom to the community
Register your contribution in advance by visiting our profile on Idaho Gives HERE.
Save the date for a one-of-a-kind fashion show! Winners at the fashion show will gain an advantage in the 2015 Great Race for Education!
Trashion Fashion Show: Recycle/Re-use Costume Contest
Prizes will be given in the following categories:
Division 1. 18 and Older
Division 2. 17 and Younger
Division 3. Best Beach Party Costume for the Great Race for Education
All costumes must be made from 80% Recycle/Reusable materials
Contestants will arrive at Tautphaus Park between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. in order to have their photo taken. Costumes will be on display in the EITC/Cargill booth until the fashion show starts at 2:00 p.m.
Contestants need to return at 2:00 p.m. for the Fashion Show and the announcement of the winners.
For more information, please contact Cindy Jones (208) 604-1077, Cindy.Jones@Cargill.com or Natalie Hebard, (208) 535-5398, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars and send our auction website link to your friends and family starting February 10, when we will have photos and descriptions of auction items up and ready.
Are you crafty? EITC Instructor Shirley Bame made a beautiful quilt for our auction last year that brought in top dollar! If you have a quality homemade item that you’d like to donate, we’d appreciate it! From baby blankets, hats and booties to quilts, decorative signs and more…we’d love to have a wide variety of unique handmade items.
Got connections? EITC Instructor Lorin McArthur got his hands on a signed Boise State University football that was purchased for hundreds of dollars! So, if you’ve got a celebrity in the family or a connection to professional sports, ask if they would be willing to give our college a helping hand!
All sales from the auction benefit the EITC Foundation scholarship program!For more information on how to donate, email Natalie at email@example.com. All donors will receive marketing promotion during the auction with a link to their website and prominent display of their company logo.
The Fernando Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship Fund
Supported by fellow EITC Automotive and Diesel Technology students, staff, faculty, friends and family
On July 18, 2014, Fernando Gonzalez of Roberts, Idaho, passed away after a tragic motorcycle accident. That day we lost a son, brother, uncle, and fellow tradesman. Fernando was a brilliant technician, loyal friend, and knew the value that hard work brings. His untimely death was a shock to all who knew him, and left many reeling with the loneliness of his absence.
To honor his memory, Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) is pleased to announce the Fernando Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund will be used to help students entering EITC, aspiring to join the field of work Fernando loved so much.
Members of the community who wish to make a donation to this fund will change the lives of students who may not be able to afford tuition, or cannot shoulder the cost of tools. Your contribution will make a fundamental difference in EITC students’ lives, and the workforce of Southeastern Idaho. No donation is too small, but its impact will be large. Anyone wishing to make a donation can contact Bailey Winn (208-524-3000 x 5407) or Natalie Hebard (208-524-3000 x 5398) at the EITC Foundation. All donations are tax deductible, and checks can be made payable to the EITC foundation. Thank you for your generosity.
The Fernando Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship Fund
El 18 de julio de 2014, Fernando González de Roberts, Idaho falleció tras un accidente de moto trágica. Ese día perdimos un hijo, hermano, tío, y un compañero comerciante. Fernando era un técnico brillante, fiel amigo, y sabía el valor que el trabajo duro trae. Su prematura muerte fue una conmoción para todos los que lo conocieron, y dejó a muchos tambaleándose con la soledad de su ausencia.
Para honrar su memoria, El Colegio Técnico del Este de Idaho (EITC) se complace en anunciar el Fondo de Becas Memorial Fernando González. Este fondo de becas será utilizado para ayudar a los estudiantes que ingresan EITC, que aspiran a unirse al campo de trabajo que Fernando amaba tanto.
A new scholarship opportunity is now available for students at Eastern Idaho Technical College!
Connect-for-Success is a continuous enrollment initiative funded by the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation that is built upon several proven successful techniques that help our students succeed! In addition to receiving a personalized academic plan and mentoring by our Connect-for-Success Coordinator, each student will receive up to a $2,000 scholarship. All students regardless of program, background and GPA are encouraged to apply.
To apply for the program, please click here to download the application.
Click here for additional information about this scholarship program.
Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth annual Michelle & Malinda Kern Memorial Twilight 5K will take place on October 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. beginning and ending on the Eastern Idaho Technical College campus, Michelle Kern’s alma mater.
Participants are welcome to walk or run the 5K route. Registration is $15 for any EITC or K-12 student, $25 before October 1 and $35 after October 1. Three or more family members may sign up for a discounted rate of $75 and three or more employees of the same company can each register for $20 each. All ages are encouraged to join in this event for a powerful cause.
Michelle Kern was a 2011 graduate from EITC’s Business Technologies Marketing & Management Associate of Applied Science degree program and an officer in Collegiate DECA. Three days after graduating, Michelle, her sister Malinda (who was enrolled at Eastern Idaho Technical College), and Michelle’s two young sons, Jack and Gage were murdered in Michelle’s parents’ home. This tragedy was a great loss to family and friends, Eastern Idaho Technical College, and the entire Idaho Falls community.
Proceeds from the Twilight 5K will be used to support the Michelle & Malinda Kern Memorial Scholarship for an Eastern Idaho Technical College student.
Please join us in making sure that their memories will live on through the gift of scholarship. All support is greatly appreciated. Food and vendor booth space is available at this event.
For more information, please call Natalie Hebard at 208-524-0464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE to register today!
Clck HERE for company sponsorship information!
- Please RSVP for the Great Race Team Owner BBQ on Saturday, July 12 at 5 p.m., event posted on Facebook hosted at Daren Long’s home in Iona. Make sure you communicate to your team owners, runners and families are invited but I need RSVP’s. We’re going to have music, play area for kids, a feature movie at dusk, food, variety of beverages and some Q&A time for those with questions regarding Great Race.
- Remember to please submit your team participation waivers for runners to EITCF Executive Director Natalie Hebard prior to Race Day.
- Sign-up for text alerts and “like” the Great Race Facebook. All pre-race clues will be sent via text alerts and on the Great Race Facebook so if you’re not watching for these communications you will miss out on pre-race feet, all feet will be collected on the day of GR and you must post a picture to communicate that you have indeed found the feet and so that all the other teams are aware that they have been found.