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Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships can be located in UNI's Online Scholarship Directory. The application deadline is September 14, 2017. To apply for undergraduate scholarships, complete the University Scholarship Application for Undergraduate Students, checking the appropriate box for College of Education scholarships.

UNI is excited to offer the Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education. This scholarship is an amazing 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, Mitchelle, Winneshiek, Worth) who plans to pursue a degree in elementary education. A $10,000 scholarship award is renewable each year criteria are met. Application deadline: January 15, 2018.

KDP Scholarship descriptions and applications are below. All applications are due September 14, 2017.


Graduate Scholarships

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. The deadline to submit scholarship applications is September 14, 2017.




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Abbreviated Guidelines


Arlene Estes Endowed Graduate Scholarship


  1. Elementary Education
  2. Part-time graduate student


May Smith & Amy Arey Endowed Scholarship


  1. Elementary Education
  2. Graduate student


Stanley & Norma Reeves Quasi-Endowed Scholarship


  1. Graduate student
  2. Determined by Reading Faculty Committee


Eugene & Mary Grossman Quasi-Endowed Scholarship - Ed. Media


  1. Educational Media
  2. Junior/Senior/Graduate
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0
  4. Deserving


Rigmor Madsen Endowed Scholarship Fund


  1. School Library Media Studies
  2. Preference to undergraduate
  3. In good standing
  4. Preference to non-traditional female
  5. Highly motivated


  • Second preference to a non-traditional female in Physical Education.
  • Third preference to non-traditional female graduate student in School Library Media Studies.


M. J. Shackelford Program Account not Foundation




Mary Lou Kirk Scholarship


Accepted into School Library Studies program.

Must submit an essay addressing the most important contribution the teacher librarian makes to student learning.

Preference to a Graduate Student.


Harold & Martha Nation Endowed Graduate Scholarship



  1. Master or Doctorate of Education
  2. Preference to graduate of Hudson Community School District (HCSD), Hudson, IA or descendant of HCSD
  3. If no qualified candidate, preference to faculty of HCSD
  4. Renewable with 3.0 GPA


John J. Kamerick Quasi-Endowed Fellowship



  1. Pursuing a Doctorate of Education degree
  2. A brief statement of proposed study
  3. Funding request which includes a rationale for the need for such funding
  4. Copy of dissertation proposal


John S. Latta, Jr. Quasi-Endowed Doctoral Scholarship



  1. Doctoral student in residence


  • Announced in late spring for succeeding academic year


Ross & Jeanne Nielsen Graduate Endowed Scholarship



  1. Pursing a Doctorate of Education degree with a career in elementary, secondary, or postsecondary education
  2. Full-time graduate student
  3. Financial need
  4. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate college
  5. Personal commitment and professional skills to complete degree, including dissertation
  6. U.S. Citizen
  7. A brief statement of proposed study
  8. Funding request which includes a rationale for the need for such funding
  9. Copy of dissertation proposal


  • Award given in year of study that completes degree.
  • 2nd preference to full-time graduate student pursuing Master's degree in any field in COE who is planning a career in elementary, secondary, or postsecondary education


Ida May Wilson Quasi-Endowed Graduate Scholarship



  1. Teaching
  2. Graduate
  3. Possess qualities of leadership
  4. Financial need
  5. High academic standing

Ed Psych





Clifford J. & Ruth M. Edginton Endowed Scholarship


  1. Leisure, Youth and Human Services Program
  2. Preference to doctoral student


  • 2nd Preference to Master's student
  • 3rd Preference to undergraduate

Special Ed

Dr. Gary M. Clark & Patricia Sitlington Endowed


  1. Special Education major/minor
  2. Junior or Senior or Master's/Doctoral Level Special Ed major
  3. Financial need
  4. Academic achievement
  5. Coursework focused on adolescents with disabilities
  6. Experience working with adolescents with disabilities