Vandal Giving Day 2022 Launches April 5 at 10:00 a.m.!

At the University of Idaho College of Engineering, we graduate highly skilled students ready to overcome challenges, turn creative ideas into reality and change the world through creativity and teamwork.

Gifts made during Vandal Giving Day support our:

Dean’s Excellence Fund 

Gifts to the Dean’s Excellence Fund impact students and faculty in areas that are oftentimes overlooked. Our focus this year is student retention and emergency needs for those in crisis situations. The first 50 donors to give to the Dean's Excellent fund will unlock an additional $5k to the Allen S. Janssen Engineering Scholarship Endowment AND gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,500!

Undergraduate Research

We emphasize hands-on learning experiences at the College of Engineering and undergraduate research is just one of the ways we prepare our students for excelling in their careers. The Richard T and Bonnie L. Jacobsen Scholars in Engineering endowment will provide the opportunity for undergraduate students to gain hands-on research experiences through a paid assistantship. Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000!

College of Engineering Scholarships

Your gift supports the dreams and career aspirations of students at the College of Engineering. The University of Idaho is nationally ranked for best value, but we recognize the struggle of students lacking financial resources. Scholarships can alleviate the stress and are used to attract the best and brightest students who may otherwise never attend college. 

Lou Edwards Endowed Chair for Chemical Engineering

Lou Edwards’ wife, Doris, and the Edwards family will match your contribution dollar for dollar up to $5,000 on Vandal Giving Day to support the first endowed chair position in Chemical Engineering! Gifts honor the legacy of Lou Edwards, who received awards for his contributions to teaching and research and was a talented faculty member who made a difference in the lives of many U of I students. The Lou Edwards Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering will continue Lou’s tradition of excellence in leadership, teaching and research, and enable U of I to attract and retain top faculty members.


Questions about Vandal Giving Day?
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Bob and Gloria Furgason $10,000 Match for Lou Edwards Endowed Chair for Chemical Engineering
Bob and Gloria Furgason have generously pledged to match every gift made to the Lou Edwards Endowed Chair for Chemical Engineering fund, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. We're almost there! Thank you Bob and Gloria!
$10,000 MATCHED
Vandal Student Experience Leaderboard
The three funds with the highest number of gifts will earn $1,000 each, courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation. Applicable funds include Equity & Diversity, fellowships, emergency funds, study abroad programs, Operation Education, WWAMI, student clubs, Greek funds and many more!
Rank Prize Programs Gifts
1 $1,000 Kristin Clovis Gamma Phi Beta Memorial Scholarship 102
2 $1,000 McCall Field Campus Excellence Fund 80
3 $1,000 Support the Campus (McCall Field Campus Infrastructure) 50
4 Vandal Promise Scholarships 45
5 Vandal Marching Band Scholarships 42
6 Library Dean's Excellence Fund 39
7 Fraternity & Sorority Opportunity Fund 35
8 CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment 35
9 Vandal Food Pantry 33
10 LGBTQA 27
11 Bruce & Kathy Pitman Fund for Student Emergencies 22
12 Raven Scholars Program 21
13 Alumni Excellence Fund 20
14 Friends of the Women's Center 19
15 Richard T. & Bonnie L. Jacobsen Scholars in Engineering Endowment 18
16 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) 18
17 Vandal Marching Band Excellence Fund 17
18 Alumni Homecoming Decorations 17
19 Margaret Fosberg Alpha Gamma Delta Scholarship Endowment 16
20 Native American Student Center (NASC) 16
21 Delta Delta Delta Scholarship Endowment 15
22 Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) Arena 15
23 Sigma Chi Seven Founders Scholarship Endowment 14
24 CLASS Student Emergency Fund 12
25 SAE True Gentlemen's Scholarship 12
26 Center for Secure & Dependable Systems - CSDS 11
27 Native American Law Program 10
28 Cattle Drive Team Endowment for Agricultural Commodity Risk Management 10
29 Campus Recreation Scholarships 10
30 Operation Education at UI-Scholarships 9
31 Delta Scholarship 9
32 Kappa Kappa Gamma Scholarship 8
33 McClure Center Undergraduate Student Programs 7
34 SEND - Phi Gamma Delta 7
35 Martin Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution 7
36 Theta Chi Scholarship 7
37 Eric McMillan Diversity Scholarship 7
38 Paul Joyce Memorial BCB Fellowship 6
39 A.J.G. Priest - Beta Theta Pi Scholarship Endowment 6
40 College of Science Undergraduate Research Fund 6
41 College of Law Faculty Fund for Diversity & Inclusion 6
42 College of Law Legal Aid Clinic 5
43 Kappa Delta Scholarship 5
44 Alpha Phi Excellence Scholarship Endowment 5
45 Barker Capital Management and Trading Program 5
46 William J. McLaughlin & Nick Sanyal Conservation Without Borders Endowment 4
47 Prichard Art Gallery Gifts 4
48 Operation Education and Veterans Excellence Fund 4
49 Student Emergency Fund - College of Engineering 4
50 Delta Gamma Memorial Scholarship Endowment 4
51 College of Law Student Emergency Fund 3
52 Pi Beta Phi Scholarship Endowment 3
53 Katy Benoit Safety Fund 3
54 Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship 3
55 WWAMI Dean's Excellence Fund 2
56 Tod Neuenschwander Communications Scholar 2
57 Engineering Lab & Technology Updates 2
58 WWAMI North Idaho AHEC 2
59 Military and Veteran Student Services 2
60 Sigma Nu Scholarship Fund 2
61 Immigration Law Clinic 2
62 JAMM Lab Renovation Fund 2
63 Lynn Evans Little Scholarship Endowment 2
64 Carol H. Foster Scholarship 2
65 F.J. 'Packey' Boyle TKE Scholarship 2
66 CBE - Idaho Entrepreneurs 1
67 Strategic Initiatives Endowment for the College of Engineering 1
68 SEND - Kappa Sigma Scholarship 1
69 Student Clubs & Organizations - College of Engineering 1
70 Alpha Kappa Lambda/Gary Renfrow Memorial Schol. Endowment 1
71 Todd Pierce Delta Tau Delta Scholarship Endowment 1
72 Center for ETHICS Unrestricted Fund 1
73 Operation Education Endowment 1
74 Housing Law Clinic 1
75 LHSOM Technology & Infrastructure 1
76 Delta Sigma Phi - T.J. Pritchard Scholarship Endowment 1
77 Gamma Alpha Omega Scholarship 1
78 College of Art and Architecture Design Build 1
79 Harold T. Nelson - Lambda Chi Alpha Scholarship 1
80 Albertson Student Learning Center Fund 1
81 Sigma Lambda Gamma Scholarship 1
82 Kappa Delta Chi Scholarship 0
83 Lambda Theta Alpha Scholarship 0
84 Lambda Theta Phi Scholarship 0
85 Omega Delta Phi Scholarship 0
86 Phi Kappa Tau Scholarship 0
87 Pi Kappa Alpha Scholarship Endowment 0
88 Pi Kappa Phi Scholarship 0
89 Sigma Lambda Beta Scholarship 0
90 1st Lt. Donald Frank Ware Memorial Scholarship Endowment 0
91 WWAMI Building and Capital Fund 0
92 General James F. and Bonnie Amos Leadership Endowment 0
93 Colonel Everett P. “Red” and Ginger Trader Leadership Endowment 0
94 WWAMI Rural Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) 0
95 Jeanette A. Hackney STEM and Operation Education Endowment 0
96 VIEW Entrepreneurship Program Gap Fund 0
97 Summer Design Days 0
Computer Science Department Challenge
We did it! Huge thanks to the first 10 donors, Terence Soule and John & Laurie Shovic! Go Vandals!
10 / 10 Gifts
Sheila Janssen-Klages Dean's Excellence Fund Challenge
We did it! Huge thanks to our first 50 donors and to Sheila Janssen-Klages & Karl W. Klages for your generosity! Go Vandals!
50 / 50 Gifts
UIAA Directors 1,898 Gifts Challenge
Woo-Hoo! Thank you to the UI Alumni Association for making this possible. Go Vandals!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Vandal Procrastinator Challenge
Congratulations to Mike Hughes for being crowned an official Vandal Procrastinator! Mike is designating the $500 award to the Athena Student Scholarship. Thank you, Mike!
Center for Secure and Dependable Systems (CSDS) Match
Hooray! Huge thanks to Jim Alves-Foss for making a difference this Vandal Giving Day!
$1,000 MATCHED
Tuesday Happy Hour Leaderboard - Colleges
Time for Happy Hour! The top three colleges that receive the most gifts from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday will earn cash bonuses courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation! You've got two hours to share with your friends, family and classmates. Ready, get set, go!
Rank Prize College Gifts
1 $1,250 Science 8
2 $500 Engineering 5
3 $250 Art and Architecture 4
4 Law 3
5 Business and Economics 3
6 Letters, Arts and Social Sciences 3
7 Education, Health and Human Sciences 2
8 Natural Resources 2
9 Agricultural and Life Sciences 2
Bob and Gloria Furgason $1,000x10 Challenge
Thanks to the generosity of Bob and Gloria Furgason, ten gifts of $1,000 or more to any engineering excellence fund will unlock an additional $5,000 for the College of Engineering Dean's Excellence Fund. Let's turn $10,000 into $15,000 for our U of I College of Engineering! Thank you Bob and Gloria!
10 / 10 Gifts
Richard T. & Bonnie L. Jacobsen Scholars in Engineering Match
Woo-Hoo! Huge thanks to Bonnie Jacobsen for her support of undergraduate research this Vandal Giving Day!
$5,000 MATCHED
Nuclear Engineering and Industrial Management Challenge
We did it! We raised over $500 for NEIM!
5 / 5 Gifts
University of Idaho Foundation Challenge
$10,000 from the University of Idaho Foundation in support of University of Idaho students, scholarships and programs will unlock for every 500 gifts during Vandal Giving Day, up to $30,000! Go Vandals!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Rising Stars Trivia Challenge
Congratulations Heaven Jordan, you're a trivia master!
Dean's Excellence Fund Match
We did it! Thank you Larry Stauffer, Andy Emerson, Steve and Dena Miranda, Patricia Colberg and Gabriel Potirniche for making this possible! Go Vandals!
$5,500 MATCHED
Lou Edwards Endowed Chair for Chemical Engineering Match
We did it! Thank you Doris Edwards and the Edwards family for making this possible! Go Vandals!
$5,000 MATCHED
Overnighter College Challenge
The top three college scholarships that receive the most gifts from 11pm to 5am will receive $750 each courtesy of the University of Idaho Foundation.
Rank Prize College Gifts
1 $750 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences CALS Excellence Fund 2
2 $750 College of Science Scholarships 1
3 $750 Carol Campbell Renfrew Humanities Scholarship Endowment 1
4 College of Art & Architecture Scholarships 0
5 College of Law Scholarship Fund 0
6 Ghazi Honorary Scholarship 0
7 CLASS Study Abroad Scholarship 0
8 Scholarships - College of Engineering 0
9 CBE Scholarships 0
10 College of Law Faculty Scholarship Fund 0
11 College of Education Scholarships 0
12 CBE Alumni Access Scholarship 0
13 Curriculum and Instruction Scholarships 0
14 College of Natural Resources Scholarships 0
15 College of Law Class of 1977 Scholarship Fund 0
16 Harley Johansen Memorial Scholarship 0
17 Department of Leadership & Counseling Scholarship Fund 0
18 Movement Sciences Scholarships 0
19 CLASS Access Scholarship 0
Vandal Pride Far & Wide
Rank State Gifts
1 ID 105
2 WA 36
3 CA 9
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