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True Blue Scholarship for Idaho students

Boise State both supports and celebrates student success. One way is through the True Blue Scholarship, partly supported by generous donors. The scholarship, awarded to Idaho students on the basis of need and merit, provides money toward tuition and is renewable for four years.

Meet three outstanding scholarship recipients.

Azucena Madera

Portrait of Azucena Madera

Major: Human resource management
Graduating: Spring 2024
Hometown: Rupert, Idaho
Azucena Madera began her Boise State journey online but has since transitioned to campus life. She wants to pursue a career in human resources, working “behind the scenes,” she said, to help companies hire the right people. Madera credits the True Blue Scholarship with building her confidence. “I’m getting the chance to put education first,” she said.

During her time at Boise State, Madera has thrived academically, achieving a 4.0 GPA, formed valuable connections with professors and peers and worked with the Graduate College’s communications and events team.

She is contemplating further education with an MBA and will soon welcome her sister to campus as a fellow Bronco.

Tevin Poudrier

Portrait of Tevin Poudrier

Major: Electrical engineering
Minor: Computer science
Graduating: Spring 2024
Hometown: Nampa, Idaho

Tevin Poudrier made the Dean’s List his first semester as a Bronco. He has maintained that level of excellence ever since.

Interested in circuit design, Poudrier works with the university’s New Product Development Lab where students develop, refine and test products for entrepreneurial manufacturing.

These groups connect him with his peers, strengthen his friendships and help “homework sessions become fun,” he said. The True Blue Scholarship helps him ward off burnout and stay focused on academics. He is considering a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

Jasmin Fryer

Portrait of Jasmin Fryer

Major: Secondary English education
Minor: Creative writing
Graduating: Spring 2024
Hometown: Meridian, Idaho

Jasmin Fryer has a passion for words. “I love helping and teaching people how to understand the ins and outs of English,” she said.

Family, friends and teachers have always supported her interests in language and literature. She now uses these skills to help other students with their projects at the Writing Center. One of Fryer’s favorite pastimes is discussing politics and philosophy.

After graduation, she plans to teach in India and then return to Idaho to teach high school. Fryer is an aspiring novelist and would like to attend graduate school for writing and rhetoric. The True Blue Scholarship, she said, provides the freedom to pursue these dreams.

Read more about this scholarship and how you can support it

A limited number of True Blue Scholarship t-shirts are available at the Bronco Shop, with all proceeds benefiting the scholarship.

By Lily Tindle-Hardy