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.
In 2018, over 1,200 students admitted to U of I did not 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 PGA. Her family of 4 has 2 students in college with an income of $41,286.
|Total Cost of Attendance||$21,350|
|Family contribution (parents)||$945|
|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)||$4,985|
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. Starting in spring semester 2019, the Vandal Promise helped 29 students in eight U of I colleges, thanks to philanthropists 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
Kim O’Neill, Associate Vice President for Development
208-885-5371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.