Vandal Promise Scholarships – Creating More Opportunities for Student Success
The Vandal Promise
Education is the path to a better life, but many qualified students are priced out of their dreams.
Each year, hundreds of students admitted to U of I don't enroll due to their financial situation. For them, unmet financial need is a barrier to attending college.
Here’s what the financial barrier looks like for one Idaho family:
Mary is a new freshman with a 3.5 GPA. Her family of 4 has 2 students in college with an income of $41,286.
|Total Cost of Attendance||$21,820|
|Family contribution (parents)||$1,400|
|Pell Grant maximum||$3,620|
|Federal SEOG grant||$300|
|Student loan maximum||$5,500|
|Summer and school-year work||$4,000|
|Unmet need (per year)||$5,000|
Like Mary, many students need only $5,000 more in financial support to attend U of I and go on to a lifetime of career success.
I couldn’t be receiving this education and overall wonderful college experience without the help scholarships provide students like me.
Your investment $5,000 a year for five years in a Vandal Promise scholarship makes it possible for academically successful, but financially challenged students to pursue their dreams.
The benefits are immediate. 29 new freshmen received the Vandal Promise scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year, thanks to donors like you.
A gift to the Vandal Promise today makes it possible for a student to learn, explore and change the world for the better.
Learn more about the Vandal Promise:
Mary Kay McFadden, Vice President for Advancement
208-885-6155 or firstname.lastname@example.org