University of Idaho awarded more than $25 million in scholarships

Taylor HillmanConsumer News, Education

The University of Idaho has awarded more than $25 million in scholarship support to students for the 2016-17 academic year, as part of its mission to make higher education affordable and accessible to students from all backgrounds.

The funds were awarded to over 5,500 students from 47 states, including California. These scholarships are a combination of merit, need-based and outstanding achievement awards. Many of scholarships are funded privately by the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., through the generosity of donors and alumni.

Recent data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard places UI above other Idaho public institutions for graduation rate and average salaries after graduation, and below other Idaho four-year institutions in cost. Over half of UI’s students receive federal assistance to help pay for college.

Dan Davenport, director of Student Financial Aid Services says that they are committed to making higher education accessible to all students and that The University of Idaho understands that a college degree is something worth investing in, and they believe their students are worth investing in, too.

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