CSI Career & Counseling Services

Center for New Directions

CND Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. · Monday Thursday
Taylor Building 174C
College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Ave
Twin Falls, ID 83301
(208) 732-6688
E-mail Center for New Directions

"Are you a single parent in a technical* program?"
“Are you studying a technical* field that is non-traditional for your gender?

Scholarship Opportunities

This application may be used to apply for any or all of the scholarships listed. Read each scholarship's requirements closely to see if you are eligible.

Fall "GPA" Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15

You must meet the following eligibility criteria: .

Be one of the following:  

  • Career Pioneer (non-traditional program according to gender)
  • Single Parent (male or female)
  • Displaced Homemaker

and meet all of the following criteria:  

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Enrolled in minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Enrolled in an eligible A.A.S. or Certificate degree program

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Our Mission:

To provide Technical Education students who are single parents or those enrolled in Non-Traditional Occupations for their gender with resources for retention and completion of CSI programs and placement in related employment.

The Center for New Directions (CND) was established in 1980 as the pilot Displaced Homemaker Program for the state of Idaho.

*A technical program is a CSI program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Technical Certificate (TC) or Postsecondary Certificate (PC).

"CND" Grants Assist...

  PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL STUDENT: A student enrolled in a CSI program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Technical Certificate (TC) or Postsecondary Certificate (PC).
  SINGLE PARENT: An unemployed or underemployed person who is responsible for a dependent in the home.
  DISPLACED HOMEMAKER: A person who must seek training or paid employment outside of the home due to separation, divorce, widowhood, or disability of spouse.
  NONTRADITIONAL OCCUPATION: A person whose gender represents 25% or less representation in a training program or occupation in which he or she is enrolled


Services Include:

Nontraditional Occupations Program, Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Program, Job Seeking Skills Workshops and Presentations, Individual and Group Consultations