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Community Impact Program

In this video, hear from past students about the opportunities that the Community Impact Program opened for them. This video is available with captions and a transcript.

Boise State University Community Impact Program

The Community Impact Program (CIP) is an academic certificate program that provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to become effective leaders in their communities.  

Currently full for the Fall 2024

The CIP cohort is currently full for the Fall 2024 semester. We have opened a waitlist for the Fall 2024. We are now accepting students for the Fall 2025 semester.

Schedule an appointment to learn more about the program and how it can help you reach your goals.

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Scholarship opportunity

CIP students are eligible to receive up to $5,500 scholarship.  Limited scholarships are available.  Contact us today to learn how you can secure this award!

CIP is for all students who

  • Live in a CIP community 
  • Plan on attending Boise State University either part-time or full-time

CIP is open to all students, adults, new to college, transfer students, returning students, recent high school grads, online students, or campus-based students.

We’re here to support you! Contact us at or schedule an appointment for more information.

How will students benefit?

  • Explore and apply leadership skill sets in a real-world setting
  • Become a more engaged and informed citizen
  • Build relationships with other students, faculty, and community leaders
  • Earn academic credits towards a certificate and your degree

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Community Impact Stories

Boise State’s Community Impact Programs change the lives of individuals and communities. Explore additional stories of students who have found success in the program and the impact of the program on Idaho and beyond.

Read More CIP Stories

Community Impact Students in Idaho

Serving Rural Idaho

The Community Impact Program (CIP) partners with Boise State Online to deliver online degrees and programs with flexible, asynchronous schedules. We bring the same high-quality education that on-campus students receive straight to you — whether you’re at home, a digital nomad or on a military base.

Boise State Online students are located throughout Idaho, across the nation and around the world.

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Community Impact Program Contacts