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Meet Our Scholarship Recipients

Honors scholarships support the upcoming artists, scholars, educators, scientists and more who will lead our world with new ideas and innovations.

Meet just a few of the many honors students benefiting from your giving and support:

Calvin Miller '16

Calvin MillerMajors: Biology and Spanish (Pre-Med)
Hometown: Post Falls, ID

What does receiving an honors scholarship do for you?
"With an honors scholarship, I am able to remain debt-free during a critical time in my life. As a pre-med student, avoiding debt is crucial whenever possible."

What is your favorite part of UI and the Honors Program?
"As a whole, what has impacted me the most at UI is the amount of care for the undergraduate. There is ample opportunity and aid given for those who desire it. For example, undergraduate research is extensive here, whereas at many other universities, such experience is next to nonexistent. When referring to the Honors Program specifically, I always think about the support I gained through the community. Both the staff and the students show ambition for learning through communicative and cooperative efforts, both academic and recreational."

What are your future plans and goals?
"I plan to become an MD specializing in Gastroenterology, which requires medical school, residency, fellowship and additional learning. Eventually, I hope to bring my practice back home to Post Falls and/or Coeur d'Alene. I also plan to be wed to my fiancee, Maranda."

Other Activities and Distinctions: Calvin Miller serves on the Honors Leadership Council. He is an undergraduate researcher and INBRE Fellow under Dr. Peter Fuerst and is a teaching assistant for Bio 114. He is involved with the pre-med club and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies.

Krista Stanley '17

Krista StanleyMajors: Advertising and Mathematics
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID

What does receiving an honors scholarship do for you?
"This scholarship allows me to pursue my dreams. College is expensive. This helps pay for my education and ultimately helps me on my way to future successes."

What is your favorite part of the UI Honors Program?
"I love a lot of things about the Honors Program, but, when push comes to shove, it is the people that matter the most. It was in the honors residence halls that I met all my best friends! We laugh together, study together and overall support each other. Even beyond the residence halls, the Honors Program is a strong community fostering countless lifelong friendships through courses as well as fun activities put on such as ice skating, bonfires, swimming and ice cream socials. More than just other students, honors professors and the honors director, Alton Campbell, have proved invaluable resources and mentors for me. The people here encourage, support and inspire me to reach higher, dream bigger and be better."

What are your future plans and goals?
"I want to combine the thinking I have learned in my two majors. I want to think both analytically and creatively. I want to be able to look at analysis creatively and creativity analytically. Let math be an art and advertising be a science. More specifically, I plan to pursue a career in national advertising art direction."

Other Activities and Distinctions: Krista Stanley is the current president of the Honors Leadership Council and editor-in-chief of The Looking Glass. She is also part of the Honors Ambassadors, Vandal REPS and the Advertising Team. She is involved with the Phi Eta Sigma and Pi Mu Epsilon national honor societies. Last year, she earned the University of Idaho outstanding sophomore award and the Dean Vettrus award. In Fall 2015, she will study in Budapest, Hungary as part of the prestigious Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program.

Nicole Carter '18

Nicole CarterMajors: Biology and Environmental Science
Hometown: Kent, WA

What does receiving an honors scholarship do for you?
"When researching schools I knew that being a part of the Honors Program at the University of Idaho would be the environment best-suited for me to get a great education and have the opportunity to pursue my goals. As an out-of-state student, I’m especially appreciative of receiving an honors scholarship to help ease the financial burden of attending school."

What is your favorite part of the UI Honors Program?
"My favorite part of the University of Idaho, and the Honors Program specifically, is the sense of community I feel. I find a lot of comfort in the fact that while I can independently pursue whatever I choose, there will always be people willing to help me along the way. Being part of the Honors Program has exposed me to many more opportunities than I could have discovered on my own, and I have become more closely connected with other students and faculty members as a result of being in the program."

What are your future plans and goals?
"In the future I would like to pursue a career either in research or consulting that combines both of my majors and enables me to make a positive impact on the world around me. While I may not become a full-time teacher, I would still like to be involved in educating the community—particularly young children—about the importance of science and the environment, and how the small actions we take today can greatly influence our future."

Other Activities and Distinctions: Nicole Carter is the current treasurer of the Honors Leadership Council. She is also a track and field athlete and involved in a Things That Matter (TTM) group and the Eco-reps Program. Last year, she earned the University of Idaho outstanding first-year student award and the Dean Vettrus award. She was also named as a Fall 2015 Scholar Athlete.

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