February 01, 2005

Crapo To Announce Student Scholarship Fund, Talk Business & Trade Next Week

Will also discuss more education funding for Idaho

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will join with education professionals and leaders next week to announce a first-of-its-kind endowment to assist Idaho students in attending college in Idaho. Further details on the scholarship effort, which will be housed at the Idaho Community Foundation, will be announced during a news conference in Boise this coming Wednesday. Crapo will also discuss increases in federal funding in Title I and IDEA funding for Idaho schools.On Tuesday, March 16, Crapo will chair a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on rural development and business services offered by the federal government through the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ??s Rural Development Program. The hearing in Cascade will focus on rural development initiatives at the regional and statewide level, housing programs in Idaho, small business and entrepreneurial efforts, and business development and job creation related to the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.While in Boise on Wednesday, March 17, Crapo will be joined by Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Department of Agricultureâ??s Foreign Agricultural Service, Patricia Sheikh, to hold a forum on agricultural trade issues at Boise City Hall. He will also deliver books to the Family Advocate Program.The schedule of events includes the following. Times listed are local time and the schedule is subject to change. All events listed are open to the media.Tuesday, March 16th:10:30 a.m.-CascadeChair field hearing, Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry,3:30 p.m.Conservation, and Rural Revitalization dealing with rural development programs involving business, housing, job creation, and entrepreneurial efforts. At the new Ashley Inn off Highway 55.Wednesday, March 17th:10:00 a.m.BoiseDeliver surplus books from the Library of Congress to the Family Advocate Program, 3010 West State Street. He will tour the facility and meet with Executive Director Susan Hazelton.10:45 a.m.BoiseAnnounce details of the Mike Crapo Math and Science Scholarship Fund, an effort to help Idaho students attend Idaho colleges and universities. The fund will be housed at the Idaho Community Foundation. Crapo will join educators, administrators, and others on the steps of Boise High School for the news conference, where he will also discuss increases in federal funds for Idaho education.11:25 a.m. BoiseMeet with state legislators in the Senate Republican Caucus Room, Idaho Statehouse.12:00 p.m.BoiseGuest speaker, Ada County Republican Womenâ??s Luncheon, Manhattan Grill, 622 West Idaho.1:45 p.m. BoiseMedia availability prior to agricultural trade forum, 3rd floor, Boise City Council Chambers, Boise City Hall, Capitol and Main.2:00 p.m.BoiseChair agricultural trade forum; joined by USDA Deputy Administrator for Foreign Agricultural Service, Patricia Sheikh. In the Boise City Council Chambers, 3rd floor, Boise City Hall, Capitol and Main.5:00 p.m.BoiseTape â??New Horizon in Education,â?? hosted by Boise State University President Robert Kustra. Program will air on Friday, March 19th over the BSU Radio Network. # # #