The Vandal Scholarship Fund

The Vandal Scholarship Fund (VSF) is the fundraising arm of the Idaho Athletic department. The VSF provides funding for over 300 Vandal student-athletes from all 16 intercollegiate sports. One hundred percent of your donation to the VSF will go towards tuition for our outstanding student-athletes. VSF donations provide our student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest level while working towards a degree from a world class institution. Your donation makes it possible for these students to achieve their dreams! Invest in our success... Join the VSF! 


A special thanks to the following Vandal Scholarship Fund National Board Members, Past President’s and Former Student-Athletes for contributing to the $20,000 match: Al Gummersall, Ben Rae, Bob Wetherell, Brad Stith, Cade Konen, Casey Bender, Debbie & Jack Hetherington, Duane Rimel, Greg Kimberling, Howard Foley*, Jerry Meyerhoeffer, Jim Anderson, Jim Koester, John Friesz*, Jon Kimberling, Julie Hawkins, Keith Gregory, Ken Jones*, Margie Chipman, Marie Duncan, Mark Boatman, Matt Telin, Mike Mai, Nathan Jerke, Pat Sullivan, Rich Allen, Robie Russell, Ryan Phillips*, Ryan Prestimonico*, Scott Gipson, Scott Marboe*, Shelly Robson and Wally Hedrick.


*Former Student-Athlete

We can't thank you enough.
May 16, 2018

For 1,889 minutes last week, Vandals from nearly every state and across the globe came together to support and celebrate the things we all love about the University of Idaho. Whether you made a gift or shared your love for U of I on social media by becoming an ambassador, the Vandal family made a statement together in raising nearly half a million dollars for our students and programs.  Thank you for the unprecedented generosity shown on Vandal Giving Day.

Vandals Celebrating Giving Day Near and Far
Rank State Gifts
1 ID 74
2 WA 20
3 CA 5
Vandal Scholarship Fund National Board, Past President and Former Student-Athlete Match
Thanks to everyone who participated! Go Vandals!
$15,835 MATCHED
SArb Student Match
Thanks to the students who joined us at the SArb Graduation event last night and made their senior gift to U of I! GO VANDALS!
Student Philanthropy Match
Between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday, April 25th, all gifts from students will be matched, dollar for dollar, to any fund they choose, up to $380 total. There will also be free coffee at the U of I Commons courtyard from 10am to Noon and free cupcakes in the food court from Noon to 2pm.
Delta Gamma VSF Challenge
Thanks to Delta Gamma and all of our VSF supporters!
15 / 15 Gifts
Alpha Kappa Lambda VSF Challenge
Thanks to Alpha Kappa Lambda and all of our VSF supporters.
25 / 25 Gifts
VSF Gift Challenge
Thanks to our awesome anonymous donor and all of our Vandal Athletics supporters!
50 / 50 Gifts
Moscow City Council Challenge
We did it! $345 has been unlocked and added to the Vandal Scholarship Fund!
10 / 10 Gifts
University of Idaho Foundation Gift Challenge
Huge thanks to the University of Idaho Foundation Board for their generous support of Vandal Giving Day! We received over 1,300 gifts and completed over 25 bonus challenges unlocking $50,000 total from the U of I Foundation!
1,350 / 1,350 Gifts
Vandal All-Nighter Challenge
The college or program that receives the most gifts between 10pm and 6am PST will receive a $1,000 bonus!
Rank Prize College/Program Gifts
1 $1,000 Engineering 8
2 Science 6
3 Athletics 6
4 Student Services 6
5 Vandal Marching Band 2
Battle of the Programs - Dollars
Which U of I program has raised the most dollars?
Rank Program Raised
1 Greek Life $21,878.18
2 Athletics $16,885.00
3 ICCU Arena $16,565.00
4 Vandal Marching Band $12,025.00
5 Student Services $5,614.30
Battle of the Programs - Gifts
Which U of I program has received the most gifts? GO VANDALS!
Rank Program Gifts
1 Greek Life 289
2 Student Services 126
3 Athletics 124
4 Vandal Marching Band 87
5 Library 66
Most Gifts Happy Hour
The individual fund that receives the most gifts during Happy Hour from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday, April 25th will get a $500 bonus!
Rank Prize Fund Gifts
1 $500 Omega Delta Phi Scholarship 20
2 Margaret Fosberg Alpha Gamma Delta Scholarship Endowment 12
3 Vandal Marching Band 10
4 Vandal Scholarship Fund 10
5 Delta Delta Delta Endowment 7
Most Dollars Happy Hour
Congrats to the Vandal Marching Band for winning the Most Dollars Happy Hour and earning a $500 bonus!
Rank Prize Fund Raised
1 $500 Vandal Marching Band $1,300.00
2 College of Engineering Dean's Excellence Fund $1,250.00
3 Vandal Scholarship Fund $1,210.00
4 Library Dean's Excellence Fund $685.00
5 College of Science Undergraduate Research Fund $420.00
FINAL PUSH! 29-Minute Gift Blitz!
Congrats to Omega Delta Phi for earning a $750 bonus!
Rank Prize Fund Gifts
1 $750 Omega Delta Phi Scholarship 21
2 Margaret Fosberg Alpha Gamma Delta Scholarship Endowment 9
3 Office of Multicultural Affairs 6
4 Vandal Scholarship Fund 5
5 JAMM Lab Renovation Fund 5
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