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U of I Awards More Than $25 Million in Scholarships for 2018-19 Academic Year

October 26, 2018

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 26, 2018 — The University of Idaho has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship support to more than 6,000 students this fall – the vast majority from Idaho.

The funds are being awarded to students from 46 states and all backgrounds for the 2018-19 academic year, part of the university’s mission to make a higher education accessible to students entering college from all walks of life.

Of the approximately 6,000 undergraduate students receiving support, more than 4,000 are from Idaho and will receive over $12 million in scholarships.

“These scholarships are part of U of I’s mission to invest in our students’ education and ensure their success at the university and beyond,” said Dan Davenport, director of Student Financial Aid Services. “This support is vital to providing the necessary skills needed for the workforce and to increase degree completion for all Idahoans regardless of financial hardship.”

U of I scholarships are a mix of merit, need-based and outstanding achievement awards. Many scholarships are funded privately via the University of Idaho Foundation Inc. through the generosity of donors and alumni.

The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard places U of I above the state’s other public institutions when it comes to graduation rates and average salary after graduation and below Idaho’s other four-year institutions when it comes to cost.

U of I students will receive a total of over $100 million in financial assistance and scholarships this year through state and federal programs. Over 60 percent of U of I students receive federal assistance to help them pay for college in addition to scholarships and state financial assistance.

For more information about scholarships at the university, go to

Lists of scholarship recipients from the 2018-19 academic year are available for download.

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University Communications and Marketing

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