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UI Awards More Than $25 Million in Scholarships for 2017-18 Academic Year

August 16, 2017

As students begin returning to Moscow this week, the University of Idaho is pleased to announce it has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship support to students for the 2017-18 academic year.

The funds were awarded to over 6,800 undergraduate students from 49 states. More than 4,700 of the scholarship recipients are from Idaho, receiving over $12.8 million in support.

“The University of Idaho is committed to making education affordable for all students, from Idaho and around the nation. Scholarship support is a huge part of that commitment,” said Dan Davenport, director of Student Financial Aid Services. “We understand that a college degree is something worth investing in — and we believe our students are worth investing in, too.” 

These scholarships are a combination of merit, need-based and outstanding achievement awards. Many of the scholarships are funded privately by the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., through the generosity of donors and alumni.

Recent data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard places UI above other public universities in the state in graduation rates and average salaries after graduation, and below other Idaho four-year institutions in cost. Over half of UI’s students receive federal assistance to help pay for college.

UI students will receive an additional $100 million in financial assistance through state and federal programs. Through a combination of scholarships, state and federal financial assistance the University of Idaho will provide over $125 million to students and families to help pay for college during 2017-18.  

For more information about scholarships at UI, go to The lists of scholarship recipients by state are available at

Media Contact:
Jodi Walker
Director, University Communications

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