Continuing a long tradition of supporting excellence at Boise State University, Duane and Lori Stueckle have established a presidential-level endowed Honors College scholarship to financially assist honors students.
The Honors College has doubled in size in the past five years, and the amount of scholarships available to students in the Honors College has not kept up with the pace of growth. In addition, thirty percent of the Honors College’s Idaho residents are first generation college students and twenty-two percent of the college’s total student body are Pell Grant eligible students. When Duane and Lori learned of the great student need, they decided to establish an endowed scholarship to sustainably support Honors College students.
“The Honors College at Boise State is in serious need of scholarship funds or the college is at risk of losing students to competing universities,” Duane said. “We know that honors students at Boise State receive a high-quality education from top faculty, so our investment in Boise State is for the students, and will result in a high return in what these students bring to their local and regional communities.”
For nearly forty years, Duane and Lori have supported diverse programming at Boise State, including through Bronco Athletics and by creating endowed faculty chair in the Department of Biology.
“The Stueckle’s new Honors College scholarship significantly impacts our ability to support our growing student body while also accelerating our efforts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Honors College in 2019-20,” said Andrew Finstuen, dean of the Honors College. “We look forward to continuing the momentum of this gift as other community leaders join Duane and Lori to sustain the tradition of honors excellence at Boise State University.”