Science
College of Science

 

More than 900 students have declared majors in the College of Science. The college places great emphasis on providing students with opportunities to engage in hands-on, real world research. Our graduates go on to some of the most prestigious graduate and medical schools in the country, and to successful careers in industry, government, and academia. Our talented and dedicated faculty won more than $18 million in research funding in FY 2019. Your generous gifts will help support students in the following ways:

 

College of Science Scholarships

 

The cost of higher education is one of the major barriers keeping qualified students from attending the University of Idaho. In the current economic climate, scholarships are more important than ever before.  Your gift for scholarships will help current students to complete their degrees, and provide access to the benefits of a University of Idaho education for future Vandals.

 

College of Science Excellence Fund

 

Gifts to the Excellence Fund will allow the college to respond quickly to provide support for students facing financial hardships due to the pandemic.  We also use the Excellence Fund for essential outreach to encourage prospective students to join the Vandal Family.  One popular outreach event is the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program, a partnership between the College of Science, the College of Engineering, and UI Coeur d’Alene to encourage young women in high schools throughout northern Idaho to pursue studies and careers in STEM fields.

 

College of Science Undergraduate Research Fund

 

Samuel Myers, who just graduated with degrees in physics and mathematics, came to the University of Idaho because of the opportunities we offer for undergraduate research.  Sam is a National Merit Scholar and a national Goldwater Scholarship recipient, and will be starting work on his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in the fall.  Past undergraduate research participants have gone on to graduate school at some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including Stanford, Princeton and Cal Tech, to name just a few.  Gifts to the COS Undergraduate Research Fund will be used to fund competitive research grants that help the college recruit outstanding students like Sam.

 

Thank you!

 

We know these are challenging times.  If you are in a position to do so, please consider a gift to support current and future Vandals in the College of Science.  Your generosity truly makes a difference in our students' lives.  Thank you!

 

 

 

$1,500
1,100th Gift Challenge
Once we reach 1,100 gifts we'll unlock $1,500 to the fund of your choice!
1,100 / 1,100 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
1120th Gift Challenge
Once we reach 1,120 gifts we'll unlock $2,500 to the fund of your choice!
1,120 / 1,120 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
U of I Foundation 1000 Gift Challenge
When we reach 1,000 gifts, the U of I Foundation will give $7,500 to the President's Excellence Fund
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Dan & Anne Alsaker $10,000 Scholarship Challenge
Go Vandals! We did it! Thanks to Dan & Anne Alsaker and our very generous donors, we raised more than $30,000 for student scholarships!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
David & Mary Alice Poe 20x500 Challenge
Go Vandals! We did it! Thanks to David & Mary Alice Poe and our very generous donors, we raised more than $15,000 for student scholarships!
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Diana and Joseph Johns Science Scholarship Match
We did it! Thanks to Diana and Joseph Johns and our generous supporters, we raised over $5,000 in scholarships for our students! Go Vandals!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
University of Idaho Foundation Challenge
$10,000 from the University of Idaho Foundation in support of University of Idaho students, scholarships and retention will unlock for every 500 gifts during Vandal Giving Day, up to $30,000!
1,010 / 1,010 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Dan & Anne Alsaker Vandal Strong Scholarship Challenge
We did it! Thanks to Dan & Anne Alsaker and our loyal supporters, we raised over $10,000 for student scholarships!
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
All-Nighter College Leaderboard
The top three colleges that receive the most gifts to their scholarships from 11pm to 5am will receive cash bonuses from the University of Idaho Foundation.
Rank Prize College Gifts
1 $1,250 College of Science Scholarships 1
2 $500 Scholarship Fund 0
3 $250 College of Art & Architecture Scholarships 0
4 General Engineering Scholarship Fund 0
5 College of Natural Resources Scholarships 0
6 College of Education Scholarship Fund 0
7 Carol Campbell Renfrew Humanities Scholarship Endowment 0
8 CBE Alumni Access Scholarship 0
9 Wilma Talley Thomas 4-H Leadership Scholarship 0
Ended
$1,000
1,000th Gift Challenge
Once we reach 1,000 gifts we'll unlock $1,000 to the fund of your choice!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
1,115th Gift Challenge
Once we reach 1,115 gifts we'll unlock $2,000 to the fund of your choice!
1,115 / 1,115 Gifts
Completed
$18,620
CBE Advisory Board Challenge
Gifts to th CBE Alumni Access Fund will release over $19,000 to the CBE Alumni Access Board, provided by the CBE Advisory Board
1 / 1 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Brian and Gayle Hill Undergraduate Research Match
We did it! Thanks to Brian and Gayle Hill and our loyal supporters, we added more than $5,000 in funding toward undergraduate research opportunities for College of Science students! Go Vandals!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Dan and Leah Frye College of Science Match
We did it! Thanks to Dan and Leah and all of our loyal donors, we doubled the impact of gifts for the College of Science Excellence Fund! Go Vandals!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Dean Ginger Carney Match
We did it! Thank you to Dean Carney and our loyal donors, we doubled the impact of your gifts to the College of Science Excellence Fund! Go Vandals!
$800 MATCHED
Completed
$200
Former ASUI President Challenge
We did it! Nice work former ASUI Presidents!
5 / 5 Donors
Completed
$50,000
Vandal Strong Anonymous $50,000 Scholarship Challenge
Go Vandals! Thanks to our generous supporters we raised over $50,000 for student scholarships at the U of I!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$500
VGD Faculty/Staff Challenge
The 20th donor who identifies as faculty/staff receives a $500 match to the fund of their choice!
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$2,020
U of I Alumni Association Board of Directors Last Gift Challenge
Thank you U of I Alumni Association Board of Directors and to all of our supporters!
1,016 / 1,016 Gifts
Completed
Vandal Pride Far & Wide
Rank State Donors
1 ID 29
2 WA 10
3 CA 5
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