Vandal Giving Day 2022 Launches April 5 at 10:00 a.m.!
Dean of Students
Showing up for Students

Our students work hard even when faced with unique challenges - whether those that 2020 will forever be known for or day-to-day difficulties that can make or break a student's shot at earning an education. At the Dean of Students office, we are working day and night to help.

Here is how you can make a difference: 

University of Idaho General Scholarship Fund

Gifts to the U of I General Scholarship Fund allow students with financial need equal opportunities for learning and success. These funds go directly into the hands of students who need them the most.


Bruce and Kathy Pitman Fund for Student Emergencies

Gifts to The Bruce and Kathy Pitman Fund for Student Emergencies allow us to direct your support to our students' most critical needs. During 2020, this fund supported numerous students by providing access to WIFI, assisted with utilities, and even provided travel funds for students to return home when the realities of COVID-19 struck. Even in a world without COVID-19, our students face financial challenges that make continuing their education incredibly difficult, sometimes impossible. Please consider making a gift to The Bruce and Kathy Pitman Fund for Student Emergencies today.

The Katy Benoit Safety Fund

When you donate to the Katy Benoit Safety Fund, you are supporting an ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of our students, both educationally and concretely. Donations will support the annual Katy Benoit Safety Forum, allowing access to a broader range of educational speakers and opportunities. These funds may also be used to assist students navigating the myriad impacts of intimate partner violence on their lives. Success for our students is measured many ways, and a college experience free of abuse is one of them.


Each gift changes a life. Please make one today.

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
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!
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!
Tuesday Happy Hour Leaderboard - Non-College Programs
The top three non-college programs 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 Program Gifts
1 $1,250 Fraternity & Sorority Life 19
2 $500 Equity & Diversity 9
3 $250 Athletics 6
4 Vandal Marching Band 6
5 UI Extension 4-H Youth Development 4
Vandal Pride Far & Wide
Rank State Gifts
1 ID 20
2 WA 2
3 MT 1
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