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Brave. Bold. Unstoppable.

For Students. For Idaho. For the World.

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Learn more about how the University of Idaho is supporting students and our state.

Vandals dare to think bold. Not kind of bold, but transformative, world-changing BOLD. We see a BRAVE. BOLD. future in which Idaho’s next generation of UNSTOPPABLE leaders forge paths for others to follow, drive sustainable solutions and take on any challenge to create a prosperous and thriving Idaho. You can make this vision a reality because, together, we are Brave, we are Bold and we are Unstoppable. For students, for Idaho and for the world.

YOU POWER STUDENT SUCCESS

University of Idaho student Claire Qualls smiles at camera mid air self portrait during tandem skydive parachute over central Washington

“I am able to study what I love at a place I love, to dream big without the worry of financial limitations.”

When you're a National Merit Scholar, you can go to college just about anywhere, but the University of Idaho stood out to Montana native Sam Fulbright. U of I provided supplemental scholarship support, but more than that, it offered a community, an exceptional natural resources program and the opportunity to study overseas.

By choosing U of I, Sam is exploring the world and learning to think critically about managing the lands he grew up on – beautiful lands that are unique to the Northwest.

  • EDUCATION IS ABOUT
    MORE
    THAN CLASSES

  • 75%
    of information is retained through hands-on learning vs. 5% for lecture

  • Nationwide
    79.9%
    of eligible interns receive a job offer after graduation

  • 49%
    of employers are more likely to hire college graduates with experiential learning on their resume

KEEPING THE PROMISE TO IDAHO’S STUDENTS

Together, we made a Brave. Bold. Promise to Idaho’s Students: more scholarships, expanded experiential learning and multiple pathways to meaningful careers. So far, the Vandal Family has raised more than $105 million for scholarships and millions more for transformational experiences beyond the classroom.

It’s no coincidence we also welcomed the largest freshman class in U of I history for fall 2022. And we’re just getting started.

YOU POWER SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR IDAHO

University of Idaho student Kathy Ruiz

“It’s kind of like an immunization shot for honeybee larvae.”

Anyone who eats food is impacted by the health of bees. Student Keera Paull and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences professor JT Van Leuven are exploring innovative solutions to kill the microbes that destroy honeybee colonies. Their research may lead to better and more sustainable methods for protecting the pollinators that keep our crops growing and food supply flourishing.

  • THE NEED IS
    GREAT
    AND GROWING

  • U of I students had
    $25M
    in total unmet need for 2020-21

  • By 2025,
    62%
    of all jobs in Idaho will require some education beyond high school

  • Only
    44%
    of Idaho’s young adults hold a college degree or professional certificate

SERVING IDAHO’S NEEDS TODAY AND TOMORROW

Idaho’s rich natural resources are the catalyst for smart growth, adaptability and livability. Vandals balance social, environmental and economic goals to create the sustainable solutions Idaho needs for energy, water, food and housing – today and well into the future.

YOU POWER A THRIVING IDAHO

University of Idaho student Wyryor Noil, pronounced warrior, faces to left of frame and smiles under black mask while demonstrating proper arm placement to Moscow High School PE student wearing bright gold shirt in near foreground.

"There is such a demand for rural physicians and preventative care here in Idaho."

WWAMI medical student Bryan Jones knows this first-hand. He's from Malad, Idaho (population 1,945) and worked as a critical care nurse in Blackfoot, Idaho (population 11,936). Driven by a desire to better inform his patients about healthcare decisions, Bryan - and his family of six - decided he would pursue his M.D.

When he graduates in 2024, Bryan is motivated to return to rural Idaho and practice emergency medicine where he is sure to have a big impact and help his community thrive.

  • IDAHO
    THRIVES
    ON WORKFORCE-READY GRADUATES

  • U of I is ranked in the top
    15%
    for social mobility among national universities

  • $108K
    Median mid-career salary for U of I grads

  • $53.4K
    average early career pay for graduates

BUILDING VIBRANT, PROSPEROUS, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

We are of, for and by Idaho. Our charge is to look beyond the horizon, ever-striving to ensure our communities are healthy and prosperous. Enriched with vibrant arts and culture. Strengthened by abundant access to education, justice and healthcare. Protected against threats to infrastructure, data and the systems we depend on every day. These are the hallmarks of a thriving Idaho, one that builds an unstoppable future. For students. For Idaho. For the world.

BE UNSTOPPABLE

Give Boldly

Your generosity and compassion power student success, sustainable solutions and a thriving Idaho for all.

MAKE YOUR IMPACT

OTHER WAYS TO BE UNSTOPPABLE

Explore the many options — from donor-advised funds to gifts of real estate — to create a legacy of excellence for a thriving Idaho.

CREATE YOUR LEGACY

TOGETHER, WE ARE BRAVE.
WE ARE BOLD.
WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE.