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, 2021. 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

The Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education 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, 2020. 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 1/15/2021
Beulah Bryan & Henry W. Chehock Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Class of 1942 Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Cuddeback Family Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Dr. Barbara Yager Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Harold & Martha Nation Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Hugh F Seabury Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Mary D. and Malcolm Price Memorial Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Phillip & Gertrude Odens Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Sue Downey Stedman Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Virginia McShane Bettle Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education Varies 1/15/2021
Early Childhood Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Clarence & Carol Letson Endowed Scholarship-COE Varies 1/15/2021
Nancy Heflin Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Polly Prichard Slife Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Robert G. & Annalee Jacoby Hockridge Endowed Educational Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Steve & Glenda Howard Early Childhood Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Middle Level Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Dick and Linda Smith Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Helen Harderson/Shirley Haakinson Hewlett Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Nancy Heflin Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Elementary Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Dick and Linda Smith Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Donna J. and Charles J. Walker Elementary Education Endowed Varies 1/15/2021
Helen Harderson/Shirley Haakinson Hewlett Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
June Sonquist King Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Nancy Heflin Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Robert G. & Annalee Jacoby Hockridge Endowed Educational Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship for Elementary Education $10,000.00 12/1/2020
Shirley L. Friar Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Special Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Melvin and Viola Reimer Endowed Scholarship in Education Varies 1/15/2021
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 1/15/2021
Alvin W. Schindler Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Carol and Larry Bowen Elementary Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Charlene Doty George Scholarship in Elementary Education Varies 1/15/2021
Coreen Mattfeld Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Dick and Linda Smith Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Dora McLellan Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Doris & Don Cassens Goering Elementary Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Dr. Carline Phillips Endowed Education Opportunity Fund Varies 1/15/2021
Eleanor Wilson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Ethel Taylor Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Gladys Reeve Wenthe Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Helen Fardal Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Helen Harderson/Shirley Haakinson Hewlett Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Joan Diamond Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Joanne C. Tefft Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
June Sonquist King Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Lyle and Karen Avey Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Lynn E. Nielsen Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Mary Kaiser Smith Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Mildred H. Wood Elementary/Special Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Nancy Heflin Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Robert G. & Annalee Jacoby Hockridge Endowed Educational Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Roth Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Shirley L. Friar Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Veda Rasmussen Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Wehner Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Special Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Alice Suroski Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
E.L. Poe Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Lois Shefte Potter Endowed Special Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Marion Thompson Special Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Melvin and Viola Reimer Endowed Scholarship in Education Varies 1/15/2021
Mildred H. Wood Elementary/Special Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Pam Larsen Wessely Special Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Sharon DuBois Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Middle Level Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Alvin W. Schindler Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Beth Linder Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Beverly L. Erickson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Dick and Linda Smith Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Helen Harderson/Shirley Haakinson Hewlett Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Nancy Heflin Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Wehner Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Curriculum & Instruction
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Alvin W. Schindler Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Arlene Haakinson Carter Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Beulah Bryan & Henry W. Chehock Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Beverly & William Riess, Jr. College of Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Carol Glass Elementary Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Cindy Schmitt Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Class of 1950 COE Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
COE Transfer Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Dr. & Mrs. H.A. Riebe Memorial Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Dr. Marilyn Walberg Dudley Endowed Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Dr. Sandra Long Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Dr. William H. Dreier Endowed Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Duea Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Eugene & Mary Grossman Quasi-Endowed Scholarship - Ed. Media Varies 5/1/2021
Fern and Harold Hammelman Endowment Varies 1/15/2021
Fleming Sisters Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Hall-DeWalle Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Harry & Shirley Hagemann Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Holly and John Becker Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Ida May Wilson Undergrad/Transfer Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Janet McClain Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
John Guy Carlton Sr. & Edna Mae Carlton Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Len and Gail Froyen Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Lily Nina Furgerson Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
M.J. Shackelford Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Marcella McCue Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Marjorie H. Rouse Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Merle "Arkie" Vaughn & Margaret Kail Vaughn Endowed Education Varies 1/15/2021
Patricia Gunnell Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Russell A. & Edna M. Holy Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Sue Downey Stedman Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Vandervelde Quasi-Endowed Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Virginia McShane Bettle Endowed Scholarship in Elementary Education Varies 1/15/2021
Willis M. and Linda Brown Bywater Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Physical Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Betty Swanson Endowed Outstanding PE-Teaching Award Varies 1/15/2021
Myrtle A. Merritt Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Tillie Huismann & Jantze Huismann Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Virginia Ramsey Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Early Childhood Education
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Clarence & Carol Letson Endowed Scholarship-COE Varies 1/15/2021
E.L. Poe Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Eleanor Wilson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Jessie E Hiatt & Ellen G Miller Memorial Q-End Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Nancy Heflin Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Polly Prichard Slife Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Robert G. & Annalee Jacoby Hockridge Endowed Educational Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Steve & Glenda Howard Early Childhood Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Health, Recreation and Community Services
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Dr. Carol Phillips Physical Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Lyle Schwarzenbach Memorial HPELS Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Ruth Menagh Memorial Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Virginia Haigler Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Winfield & Edna Vanderbeck Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Kappa Delta Pi
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Ethel R. Taylor Language Arts Teaching Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Kappa Delta Pi Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Karen Ewoldt Kruse Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
KDP Fortgang Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Myrle Burk KDP Quasi-Endowed Science Education Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
Myrle Burk Science Education Scholarship $1,000.00 1/15/2021
Stephen J. Fortgang KDP Chapter Service Scholarship Varies 1/15/2021
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.
Curriculum & Instruction
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Arlene Estes Endowed Graduate Scholarship application Varies 3/1/2021
Dr. & Mrs. H.A. Riebe Memorial Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Eugene & Mary Grossman Quasi-Endowed Scholarship - Ed. Media Varies 5/1/2021
M. J. Shackelford Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
May Smith & Amy Arey Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Rigmor Madsen Endowed Scholarship Fund Varies 3/1/2021
Stanley & Norma Reeves Quasi-Endowed Scholarship $1,000.00 3/1/2021
Associate Dean
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Dean's Graduate Fellowship $1,500.00 4/22/2021
Gordon Rhum Phi Delta Kappa Endowed Graduate Education Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Sue Stedman Education Leadership Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
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 3/1/2021
Ida May Wilson Quasi-Endowed Graduate Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Marion Thompson Special Education Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Curriculum & Instruction
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Arlene Estes Endowed Graduate Scholarship application Varies 3/1/2021
Dr. & Mrs. H.A. Riebe Memorial Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Eugene & Mary Grossman Quasi-Endowed Scholarship - Ed. Media Varies 5/1/2021
Ida May Wilson Quasi-Endowed Graduate Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
M. J. Shackelford Quasi-Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
May Smith & Amy Arey Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Rigmor Madsen Endowed Scholarship Fund Varies 3/1/2021
Stanley & Norma Reeves Quasi-Endowed Scholarship $1,000.00 3/1/2021
Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Betty J. Hyde Endowed Scholarship $2,000.00 1/15/2021
Paul C. and Dorothy S. Kelso Memorial Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Sue Stedman Education Leadership Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Health, Recreation and Community Services
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Clifford J. & Ruth M. Edginton Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Associate Dean
Scholarship Name Max Award Apply By
Dean's Graduate Fellowship $1,500.00 4/22/2021
Harold & Martha Nation Endowed Graduate Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
John J. Kamerick Quasi-Endowed Fellowship Varies 3/1/2021
John S. Latta, Jr. Quasi-Endowed Doctoral Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021
Ross & Jeanne Nielsen Graduate Endowed Scholarship Varies 3/1/2021