The Bruce and Kathy Pitman Student Success Fund
The Bruce & Kathy Pitman Student Success Fund provides support to University of Idaho students who wish to pursue leadership development opportunities and student service learning projects that impact their lives and help create a better world.
Named after former UI Dean of Students Bruce Pitman and his wife Kathy, this endowment provides recurring and ongoing funds for the dean of students to strategically invest in University of Idaho students through projects like conferences, counseling and other activities that provide support for students who have encountered unforeseen hardships on their road to success.
By giving to the Bruce & Kathy Pitman Student Success Fund, you continue Bruce’s legacy of inspiring and empowering the leaders of tomorrow. Please help us make a difference in the lives of our students by donating to the Bruce & Kathy Pitman Student Success Fund today!
Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides support to our students who face financial difficulties which may impede them in completing their academic careers. With these funds, students in need have received help in covering everything from the cost of textbooks to healthcare expenses and other critical needs. Your contribution would provide the opportunity for our diverse scholars to continue excelling in their studies and achieve their academic goals while also enriching everyone's university experience.
Additional points about our Diversity Scholars Program:
- Retention rate for 1st year scholars is over 90%.
- Partner with over 50 new 1st year scholars each year.
- Most of our students are 1st generation and PELL eligible.
- Through the Diversity Scholars programs, students receive academic, cultural, and leadership support throughout their academic careers.
The Alternative Service Break (ASB) Weekend Program
The University of Idaho Alternative Service Break program was named the nation’s best in 2017 and a big part of that was the addition of the Weekend ASB Program, which sends students out to serve regionally at no cost to them, removing any financial barriers. Whereas other ASB programs — spring, summer and winter — require at least a small financial contribution from students, the weekend ASB trips are free and expand the reach of the powerful program to improve the lives and educational pursuits of our students and extends the influence of our students in a greater way than ever before.