Scholarships

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With our focus on keeping your education affordable, you will find numerous options to help finance your education. The University of Northern Iowa College of Education offers more than 140 dedicated scholarships, including 23 for incoming undergraduates and nearly 100 for current undergraduates. 

Many scholarships are located in UNI's Online Scholarship Directory. For most undergraduate scholarships, you need to apply by Jan. 15, 2020. Most graduate scholarship applications are due by March 1, 2020. Below you'll find initial information on scholarships for incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Education. 


Featured Scholarship: Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education

This scholarship is an opportunity for a high school senior from one of a list of identified counties (Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Howard, Mitchell, Winneshiek, Worth) who plans to pursue a degree in elementary education. A $10,000 scholarship award is renewable each year criteria are met. Priority deadline is Dec. 1, 2019. APPLY NOW!


 

Undergraduate scholarships are located in UNI's Online Scholarship Directory. The application deadline is January 15, 2020. To apply for undergraduate scholarships, complete the University Scholarship Application for Undergraduate Students, checking the box for College of Education scholarships.
Curriculum & Instruction
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Barbara Darling Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Beulah Bryan & Henry W. Chehock Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Cuddeback Family Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Dr. Barbara Yager Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Harold & Martha Nation Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Hugh F Seabury Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Mary D. and Malcolm Price Memorial Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Phillip & Gertrude Odens Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Sue Downey Stedman Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Virginia McShane Bettle Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education Varies 1/15/2020
Early Childhood Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Clarence & Carol Letson Endowed Scholarship-COE Varies 1/15/2020
Polly Prichard Slife Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Robert G. & Annalee Jacoby Hockridge Endowed Educational Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Middle Level Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Dick and Linda Smith Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Helen Harderson/Shirley Haakinson Hewlett Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Elementary Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Dick and Linda Smith Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Donna J. and Charles J. Walker Elementary Education Endowed Varies 1/15/2020
Helen Harderson/Shirley Haakinson Hewlett Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
June Sonquist King Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Robert G. & Annalee Jacoby Hockridge Endowed Educational Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship for Elementary Education $10,000.00 12/21/2018
Shirley L. Friar Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Special Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Melvin and Viola Reimer Endowed Scholarship in Education Varies 1/15/2020
Undergraduate scholarships are located in UNI's Online Scholarship Directory. The application deadline is January 15, 2020. To apply for undergraduate scholarships, complete the University Scholarship Application for Undergraduate Students, checking the box for College of Education scholarships.
Elementary Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
AKS Elementary Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Alvin W. Schindler Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Carol and Larry Bowen Elementary Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Charlene Doty George Scholarship in Elementary Education Varies 1/15/2020
Coreen Mattfeld Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Dick and Linda Smith Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Dora McLellan Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Doris & Don Cassens Goering Elementary Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Dr. Carline Phillips Endowed Education Opportunity Fund Varies 1/15/2020
Eleanor Wilson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Ethel Taylor Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Gladys Reeve Wenthe Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Helen Fardal Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Helen Harderson/Shirley Haakinson Hewlett Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Joan Diamond Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Joanne C. Tefft Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
June Sonquist King Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Lyle and Karen Avey Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Lynn E. Nielsen Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Mary Kaiser Smith Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Mildred H. Wood Elementary/Special Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Robert G. & Annalee Jacoby Hockridge Endowed Educational Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Roth Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Shirley L. Friar Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Veda Rasmussen Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Wehner Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Special Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Alice Suroski Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
E.L. Poe Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Lois Shefte Potter Endowed Special Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Melvin and Viola Reimer Endowed Scholarship in Education Varies 1/15/2020
Mildred H. Wood Elementary/Special Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Pam Larsen Wessely Special Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Sharon DuBois Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Middle Level Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Alvin W. Schindler Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Beth Linder Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Beverly L. Erickson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Dick and Linda Smith Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Helen Harderson/Shirley Haakinson Hewlett Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Wehner Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Curriculum & Instruction
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Alvin W. Schindler Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Arlene Haakinson Carter Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Beulah Bryan & Henry W. Chehock Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Beverly & William Riess, Jr. College of Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Carol Glass Elementary Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Cindy Schmitt Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Class of 1950 COE Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
COE Transfer Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Dr. & Mrs. H.A. Riebe Memorial Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Dr. Marilyn Walberg Dudley Endowed Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Dr. Sandra Long Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Dr. William H. Dreier Endowed Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Duea Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Fern and Harold Hammelman Endowment Varies 1/15/2020
Fleming Sisters Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Hall-DeWalle Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Harry & Shirley Hagemann Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Holly and John Becker Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Ida May Wilson Undergrad/Transfer Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Janet McClain Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
John Guy Carlton Sr. & Edna Mae Carlton Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Len and Gail Froyen Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
M.J. Shackelford Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Marcella McCue Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Marion Thompson Special Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Marjorie H. Rouse Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Merle "Arkie" Vaughn & Margaret Kail Vaughn Endowed Education Varies 1/15/2020
Patricia Gunnell Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Russell A. & Edna M. Holy Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Sue Downey Stedman Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Vandervelde Quasi-Endowed Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Virginia McShane Bettle Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education Varies 1/15/2020
Willis M. and Linda Brown Bywater Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Physical Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Betty Swanson Endowed Outstanding PE-Teaching Award Varies 1/15/2020
Myrtle A. Merritt Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Tillie Huismann & Jantze Huismann Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Virginia Ramsey Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Early Childhood Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Clarence & Carol Letson Endowed Scholarship-COE Varies 1/15/2020
E.L. Poe Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Eleanor Wilson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Jessie E Hiatt & Ellen G Miller Memorial Q-End Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Polly Prichard Slife Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Robert G. & Annalee Jacoby Hockridge Endowed Educational Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Steve & Glenda Howard Early Childhood Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Steve & Glenda Howard Early Childhood Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Health, Recreation and Community Services
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Dr. Carol Phillips Physical Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Lyle Schwarzenbach Memorial HPELS Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Ruth Menagh Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Virginia Haigler Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Winfield & Edna Vanderbeck Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Kappa Delta Pi
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Ethel R. Taylor Language Arts Teaching Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Kappa Delta Pi Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Karen Ewoldt Kruse Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
KDP Fortgang Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Myrle Burk KDP Quasi-Endowed Science Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Myrle Burk Science Education Scholarship $1,000.00 1/15/2020
Stephen J. Fortgang KDP Chapter Service Scholarship Varies 1/15/2020
Check the Online Scholarship Directory or the department offering your major for a list of College of Education scholarships for part-time and full-time graduate students. Be sure to list the scholarship you are applying for on the application form. The following scholarship applications can be downloaded, completed, and printed.
Associate Dean
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Gordon Rhum Phi Delta Kappa Endowed Graduate Education Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Curriculum & Instruction
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Sue Stedman Education Leadership Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Check the Online Scholarship Directory or the department offering your major for a list of College of Education scholarships for part-time and full-time graduate students. Be sure to list the scholarship you are applying for on the application form. The following scholarship applications can be downloaded, completed, and printed.
Special Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Alice Suroski Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Curriculum & Instruction
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Arlene Estes Endowed Graduate Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Dr. & Mrs. H.A. Riebe Memorial Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Eugene & Mary Grossman Quasi-Endowed Scholarship - Ed. Media Varies 3/1/2020
Ida May Wilson Quasi-Endowed Graduate Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
M. J. Shackelford Program Account (not Foundation) Varies 3/1/2020
Marion Thompson Special Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Mary Lou Kirk Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
May Smith & Amy Arey Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Paul C. and Dorothy S. Kelso Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Rigmor Madsen Endowed Scholarship Fund Varies 3/1/2020
Stanley & Norma Reeves Quasi-Endowed Scholarship $1,000.00 3/1/2020
Sue Stedman Education Leadership Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Betty J. Hyde Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Health, Recreation and Community Services
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Clifford J. & Ruth M. Edginton Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Associate Dean
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Dean's Graduate Fellowship $1,500.00 3/1/2020
Harold & Martha Nation Endowed Graduate Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
John J. Kamerick Quasi-Endowed Fellowship Varies 3/1/2020
John S. Latta, Jr. Quasi-Endowed Doctoral Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020
Ross & Jeanne Nielsen Graduate Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2020