The University of Idaho is reporting its biggest fundraising year ever in fiscal year 2017, with more than $38.7 million in gifts and commitments. That includes $6.6 million earmarked for specific research programs, including cybersecurity, agricultural science the humanities; and $8.45 million earmarked for student scholarships.
“Private support provides the critical margin of excellence for so much of what we do here at the University of Idaho,” President Chuck Staben said in a statement. “I’m thrilled so many supporters of the university continue to invest in the aspirations of our students and the excellence of our university. Our students and programs also fulfill the dreams of our donors – to make a difference.”
In the 2017-18 academic year, the U of I awarded more than $25 million in scholarships to more than 6,800 undergraduate students.