Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

CLASS Excellence Fund

Gifts to the CLASS Excellence Fund allow the college to provide students, staff and faculty with unique opportunities that wouldn’t be funded otherwise, such as:

  • Cost of travel and attendance for students to present their research at conferences
  • Updated learning spaces throughout the 14 buildings that CLASS occupies on campus
  • Faculty awards to help with the retention of outstanding teachers and researchers
  • Covering the gaps in the funding of student-led and faculty research projects
  • Paying for guest artists and speakers to come to campus

Giving to this fund is one of the quickest ways to make an immediate difference in CLASS.


CLASS Access Scholarship Fund

The CLASS Access Scholarship supports undergraduate students that demonstrate financial need. In the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences alone, more than 1,300 students (roughly 65% of CLASS students) receive scholarship support to fund their education. This spring, 12 students across six disciplines were awarded this need-based scholarship. Consider giving to this fund to directly support students who would not be at the University of Idaho without the help of others.


JAMM Lab Renovation

Help our current School of Journalism and Mass Media students excel in the workforce! Renovations are planned for the JAMM computer lab (Admin 225), which will include installing new computers, multi-media teaching equipment and industry-specific software. Your gift will not only help refresh this much-used space, but it will also transform teaching and learning in JAMM. Help JAMM students get the training they need to excel in tomorrow’s media landscape. Give today!


Our award-winning Vandal Marching band is the Sound of Idaho! Help us keep the music going by making a gift  to help repair and replace band uniforms.  Learn More...

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 48
2 WA 11
3 NY 3
JAMM Advisory Board Match
Thanks to the JAMM Advisory Board and all of our JAMM supporters! Go Vandals!
$2,555 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.
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
Joe, Silver & Gold Challenge
Congrats to Savannah Tranchell for winning this challenge and earning the JAMM Lab Renovation a $250 bonus!
Early Bird Special
Congrats to Chloe Rambo for being the first donor to Vandal Giving Day! Chloe just earned a $500 bonus for the JAMM Lab Renovation Fund!
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
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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