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Eye On Boise

U of I reports record fundraising year

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.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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