Contact Person
Erika Allen
Executive Director, CSI Foundation
Release Date
Wednesday, November 16, 2022


TWIN FALLS, ID- The CSI Foundation Scholarship & Grants Committee is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2022-2023 mini-grant projects. The CSI Foundation mini-grants are awarded to faculty, staff, and administration for new, innovative projects that are not able to be financially supported by the College. Projects should demonstrate support of the student learning process, alignment with the CSI strategic plan, and enrollment management plan. Projects that directly impact a high number of students or illustrate support of Hispanic Serving institution efforts receive priority.

CSI Foundation Executive Director, Erika Allen, shares, “We are delighted to offer the minigrant program after its hiatus during the pandemic. The CSI Foundation Scholarship & Grants Committee was pleased with the quality of projects submitted for consideration.”

The 2022-2023 CSI Foundation mini-grant recipients are:

  • Ben Britton-Music
    Funds to support the music program in taking students to perform in and attend
    the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, ID.
  • Tonja Bowcut & Rene Rambur-HOSA Advisors
    Funds to support the HOSA Future Health Professionals Chapter regional/district leadership and competitive events conference at CSI.
  • Ben Hamlett-Automation & Controls
    Funds to purchase supplies for students, community, and employees visiting the Automation Engineering Technology Lab to personally build a robot-keychainflashlight.
  • David Horalek-Library
    Funds for the CSI library to expand the collection of Spanish language novels and English language novels by Hispanic authors.
  • Jaysa Fillmore-Agriculture
    Funds to support the purchase of meals during professional networking events for
  • Shannon Van Horn-Learning & Tutoring
    Funds to support the purchase of e-tutoring services for vulnerable student populations at CSI.
  • Melissa Shabi-Early Childhood Early Learning Center
    Funds to support the purchase of outdoor materials for children’s gross motor
    development and problem solving.

The CSI Foundation mini-grant program is made possible through general donations to the CSI Foundation. For more information about the program or how to donate, contact: or visit the CSI Foundation website: