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.

NINA RAMSEY EQUITY ADVOCATE SCHOLARSHIP (Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker)

Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and academic standing.

    Full-time Student Award: (3) $750.00
    Part-time Student Award (6 -11 Credits): (2) $450.00

CAREER PIONEER SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and academic standing.

    Full-time Student Award: (2) $750.00
    Part-time Student Award (6 -11 Credits): (2) $450.00

Qualifying Criteria:
  1. Be a single parent or displaced homemaker enrolled in a Professional/Technical Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree program by the application deadline. (RN program is not considered a Professional Technical Program. In addition, Liberal Arts majors cannot be considered)
  2. And/ 0r Be enrolled in an under-represented by gender Professional/Technical Program.
  3. Demonstrate financial need. It is necessary for you to complete the financial statement thoroughly and clearly in order for financial need to be determined.
  4. Academic standing (2.5 minimum GPA). You must have completed at least one semester.

TWIN FALLS ROTARY CHILD CARE SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships will be awarded for child care expenses. Awards will be in the amount of $200 each.

Qualifying Criteria:

    Current full-time continuing CSI student
    Financial need
    Academic standing (2.5 minimum GPA)

Click here to download the Fall Scholarship Application.

Click here to download the Blastock Family Scholarship application.

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