Vandal Giving Day 2022 Launches April 5 at 10:00 a.m.!
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 do 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 they pursue a bachelor's, master's or Ph.D., we 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." 

Click here to read Jason's full story.

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, 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. 

Consider making a gift today to help support those who have sacrificed so much for us.

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
Rank State Gifts
1 ID 11
2 OR 2
3 AZ 1
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