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


More than 900 students have declared majors in the College of Science (COS). 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 $14 million in research funding in FY 2020. 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 to 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 allow the college to respond quickly to provide support for students facing financial hardships through our student emergency fund. We want to ensure that unexpected expenses do not prevent students from completing their degrees in a timely manner.

We also use the Excellence Fund for a number of other programs, including:

  • Outreach to encourage prospective students to join the Vandal Family.
  • The annual College of Science Student Research Expo, which highlights original work by undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Student, faculty and staff awards.


College of Science Undergraduate Research Fund


Hands-on research is a highlight of a University of Idaho education. We encourage undergraduates to learn science by doing science. Past participants in undergraduate research have gone on to graduate school and medical school at some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including Stanford, Princeton, Cal Tech and the University of Washington, 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 and prepare them for successful careers.


Honoring an Icon


Earlier this year, University Distinguished Professor Jean'ne M. Shreeve marked 60 years on the faculty of the University of Idaho. In addition to being a world-renowned chemist and accomplished administrator, including service as both chair of Chemistry and vice president for research, Professor Shreeve has mentored generations of students. If you would like to honor her outstanding career, please consider a gift to the Jean'ne Shreeve Chemistry Professorship or the Shreeve Research Support fund.

Thank you!

Your generosity truly makes a difference in our students' lives. Thank you!




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
Honor Jean'ne Shreeve's 60 Years of Service to the University of Idaho
We did it! Thanks to our amazing donors and the generosity of Bill and Gayle Hill! Go Vandals!
5 / 5 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!
Brian and Gayle Hill Undergrad Research Match
Woo-Hoo! Thank you Dr. Brian and Gayle Hill for making this possible!
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
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 CBE Alumni Access Scholarship 0
5 College of Art & Architecture Scholarships 0
Eileen and Norbert Hartmann $1,000x3 Challenge!
Challenge complete! Thanks to all of our donors and to Eileen and Norbert Hartmann for making a difference this Vandal Giving Day! Go Vandals!
1 / 1 Gifts
Eileen and Norbert Hartmann $2,500 Match!
Match unlocked! Way to go Vandals! Thanks to everyone who made a difference and to Eileen and Norbert Hartmann for making this possible!
$1,255 MATCHED
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!
Eileen and Norbert Hartmann Match
We did it, and now we have another $2,500 to match! Thank you Eileen and Norbert!
$2,500 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
Dean Ginger Carney Faculty/Staff Match
Hooray! Huge thanks to all faculty and staff from the College of Science and Dean Carney for making a difference this Vandal Giving Day!
Vandal Pride Far & Wide
Rank State Gifts
1 ID 26
2 WA 5
3 VA 2
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