Operation Education

Operation Education® is the nation's leading scholarship and assistance program for military veterans with disabilities. It is available to military personnel who sustained permanent disability while serving our nation since Sept. 11, 2001. Spouses of qualifying veterans also are eligible for the scholarship.

 

Especially in these times, the transition from battlefield to business can be challenging. We are here so that military veterans and their spouses will not have to face that challenge alone. We work with military veterans to achieve success in the classroom, the community and in society by helping them attain a college degree; whether that's a bachelor's, master's or Ph.D., we are can help jumpstart the next phase of their lives. 

 

Jason House

 "Operation Education made my mission to attain my degree a success," said Jason House, 2013 graduate and U.S. Army veteran. "Aside from the monetary benefits, the program put me in touch with other like-minded individuals who experienced the same things I did." 

 

The University of Idaho recognizes that for many veterans with disabilities, returning to a productive and satisfying life is about more than just money. Rather, it is about the need for comprehensive and integrated support. That is why we provide individualized scholarships that address the financial, academic and social challenges that come with reintegrating into civilian life. Our scholarships can assist with tuition, books and fees, on-campus housing, transportation, medical assistance, childcare, adaptive equipment, mentoring and tutoring. We also provide assistance with academic and career planning, networking and internship and job placement. 

$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
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$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
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$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
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$10,000
David & Mary Alice Poe $5,000 Non-college Scholarship Challenge
Go Vandals! We did it! Thanks to David & Mary Alice Poe and our very generous donors, we raised more than $15,000 for scholarships!
10 / 10 Gifts
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$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
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$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!
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$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
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$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
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$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
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$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
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$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
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$200
Former ASUI President Challenge
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5 / 5 Donors
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$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
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$10,000
David & Mary Alice Poe Brave & Bold Scholarship Challenge
We did it! Thanks to David & Mary Alice Poe and our loyal supporters, we raised over $10,000 for student scholarships!
100 / 100 Gifts
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20:20 Challenge
Answer our poll question "How many students currently receive Operation Education scholarships?" on social media using #VandalsGive. We'll select one donor at random who will earn a $2,000 bonus for Operation Education Scholarships!
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$1,000
1,000th Gift Challenge
Once we reach 1,000 gifts we'll unlock $1,000 to the fund of your choice!
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2 WA 1
2 SC 1
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