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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 at Noon. To apply for undergraduate scholarships, complete the University Scholarship Application for Undergraduate Students checking the appropriate box for College of Education scholarships.

A new scholarship for 2017-18 is the The Sally Gearhart Strottman Memorial Scholarship In Elementary Education. Preference given to incoming freshmen from Northeast Iowa who demonstrate high academic credentials and financial need.


Note:  KDP Scholarship descriptions and applications are below. All applications are due at noon on Thursday, 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 at Noon.





$$ Need

Abbreviated Guidelines

C & I

Arlene Estes Endowed Graduate Scholarship


1) Elementary Education

2) Part-time graduate student

C & I

May Smith & Amy Arey Endowed Scholarship


1) Elementary Education

2) Graduate student

C & I

Stanley & Norma Reeves Quasi-Endowed Scholarship


1) Graduate student

2) Determined by Reading Faculty Committee

C & I

Eugene & Mary Grossman Quasi Endowed Scholarship - Ed. Media


1) Educational Media

2) Junior/Senior/Graduate

3) Minimum GPA of 3.0

4) Deserving

C & I

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.

C & I

MJ Shackelford Program Account not Foundation



C & I

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

(Guidelines and Application)


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

(Guidelines and Application)


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  

(Guidelines and Application)


1) Doctoral student in residence

Notes: Announced in late spring for succeeding academic year



Ross & Jeanne Nielsen Graduate Endowed Scholarship

(Guidelines and Application)


1) Pursing a Doctorate of Education degree with a career in elementary, secondary, or post-secondary 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) US Citizen

Notes: 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 post-secondary education

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



Ida May Wilson Quasi Endowed Graduate Scholarship

(Guidelines and Application)


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 doctorial student


2nd Preference to Master's student

3rd Preference to undergraduate


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