Purpose of the Scholarship
The Operation Education Scholarship at the University of Idaho is designed to financially assist severely injured U.S. military personnel and/or their spouses with continuing education that ultimately can lead to new life and career opportunities. The program provides needed resources and support to empower returning veterans and/or their spouses to pursue a degree program at the University of Idaho.
Bovill Elementary Students Fundraise for Operation Education
Gail Jensen wanted to teach her elementary school students the importance of giving back to others while also teaching them what it means to be thankful for people who go to extraordinary lengths to protect their country’s freedom.
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Jim Pilcher Helps Wounded Vets with Financial Planning, Tax Prep
Alumnus and volunteer Jim Pilcher – a certified public accountant with Hayden Ross, PLLC – strives to unblock a wounded warrior’s path to financial security. With full backing from his firm, Pilcher provides free financial planning and tax preparation for veterans and their families through Operation Education.
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Kenneth Marshall and Lucille Marshall Hardgrove
Past Connections to Idaho Help Inspire Future for Veterans
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Idaho Volunteer Fire and Emergency Groups Support Operation Education in a Big Way
$3,540 donated and growing
Captain Dave Sparks (left) and Chief Kevin Courtney (right)
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Bob Woodruff Foundation
» A generous gift of $48,000
Wray and Barbara Featherstone
Donation of a six-passenger Timberline golf cart
Providing Operation Education participants with needed transportation assistance on campus
» Meeting a Transportation Need
Gritman Medical Center
Supplying physical therapy services and wound care to address the needs of scholarship program participants.
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Kids Giving Back to Our Veterans
The mission of the Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse is to provide our community with a meaningful alternative to holiday gift giving and to support local nonprofits. The organization continues to support Operation Education and our veterans at the University of Idaho.