Why

Your Gift Transforms the lives of our students

Students and faculty are working together to address some of the most challenging questions facing society today.

Your investments support research projects, student scholarships, campus facilities, academic programs, faculty and more at Boise State. It is because of you that we’re able to make such an impact on the lives of many students, our community and beyond.

Stein Gifts Create Legacies at Boise State

Longtime donors Catherine Stein, and her late husband Keith, have supported the arts and athletics at Boise State in numerous ways, including endowed scholarships for marching band students, construction of an indoor band practice facility, piano upgrades for the Department of Music and most recently, a gift to support the construction of the Center for Visual Arts.

Meet the Stein's

Supporting Community.

Micron Foundation Gives $25 Million for Materials Science

“This donation builds on the program’s accomplishments by giving the brightest minds the tools and resources they need to compete on a global level. Together, we are empowering both our students and our community to engineer the future,” said Mark Durcan, chief executive officer of Micron Technology and chairman of the Micron Foundation.

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Nardos Ashenafi

Scholarship Support Provides Hope for International Student

For Boise State University international student Nardos Ashenafi, moving to Idaho from her home in Ethiopia to study mechanical engineering was a risk worth taking because it will one day benefit the people of her country.

Honoring Their Daughter's Legacy

Zack and Laura Keihl

These proud alumni remain deeply involved with Boise State today, so much so that after the passing of their daughter, Ruth, shortly after birth, they launched the Ruth E. Kiehl Memorial Scholarship to support nursing students. “Both her nursing care, as well as ours, left a lasting impact on our family; this scholarship helps benefit students studying labor and delivery and NICU nursing,” Laura says.

Meet the Kiehls

Idaho Education Tax Credit

Donations to Boise State University qualify for a 50% tax credit — a reduction in the actual tax you owe. If you itemize your taxes, a donation to Boise State allows income tax deductions on both your state and federal returns, plus a 50% Idaho income tax credit.

Your tax benefit is dependent on your personal income level and filing status. Please contact your tax consultant for additional information.

Idaho individuals may take up to 50% of a gift of $1,000 (a tax credit of $500)

Idaho married couples may take up to 50% of a gift of $2,000 (a tax credit of $1,000)

Idaho corporations may take up to 50% of a gift of $10,000 (a tax credit of $5,000)