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Raven Scholars Program Awards & Recognition

The Raven Scholars Program is an individualized, supported-transition program for University of Idaho students on the autism spectrum. This program was founded in 2011 with funds generously donated by Tom Alberg and Judi Beck of The Raven Trust. 

Since 2011, the Raven Scholars program has been recognized for its work with a variety of awards from national organizations and features in local new outlets. If you would like to learn more about the program or set up an interview with the Program Coordinator, please contact Leslie Gwartney at or call 208-885-9107.

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Program Awards and Recognition

Two of Raven Scholars graduating Peer-mentors, Sue Winger and Leah Fisk, were featured for spring 2019.

Check out the March 2019 article, Putting the Person First, which features interviews of two Raven Scholar students in U of I's Blot Magazine.

The Raven Scholars Program was also given credit when The University of Idaho was named one of the Top 20 Best Online Colleges for Students with Autism in 2017 by They looked at universities and colleges across the nation measuring freshman retention and graduation rates as well as commitment to students on the spectrum.

The Raven Scholars Program won The May Dunn Ward Innovative Program Award in 2012 for programmatic innovation to creatively address student learning. The award was presented by The Northwest Association of Student Affair Professionals

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Bruce M. Pitman Center, Suite 127

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS-4257
Moscow, ID 83844-4257

Phone: 208-885-6307

Fax: 208-885-9404


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Idaho Student Union Building Room 330

Mailing Address:
CDAR #4257

Phone: 208-885-9107


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