230 College of Business and Economics (CBE) scholarships were awarded last year thanks to the generosity of our donors, who gave nearly $700,000 to the CBE Scholarship Fund. These awards bridge the divide between students and their goal of graduating college with a business degree.
Among the most recent scholarship donors is the Canto-Matthews family. Melanie Canto ’94 and her husband Renato are passionate about helping underrepresented populations access higher education. Together, Canto and her parents, Wayne and Julie Matthews, are eliminating financial barriers for students like Alejandra Mojica.
Mojica is the first recipient of the Canto-Matthews scholarship. As a first generation, Latina college student from rural Idaho, she will graduate with bachelor of science degrees in finance and accounting. “Scholarships were my golden ticket to access the endless opportunities education provides,” Mojica said. “With the help of the community, I am truly living the American Dream.”
Melanie Canto is Vice President of Business Transformations at Starbucks and a member of the CBE advisory board. The Matthews' live in Meridian, Idaho. Alejandra Mojica graduates this spring.
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“My college scholarships allowed me to take multiple internships, expand my networking abilities, and volunteer at the university and in the community” Addison Golightly
“A donor’s investment in my future is much more than a monetary gift – it represents their confidence in me and my ability to impact the future of business.”Anthony Plummer