(Listed alphabetically by award.)
Alpha Nu Omega/Phi Beta Delta Alumni Association Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to a student member of the Alpha Nu Omega fraternity and a student member of the Phi Beta Delta sorority who are completing their junior year, to be used for their senior year at Upper Iowa University.
American Legion of Iowa Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is provided at Upper Iowa University in support of military families on behalf of the American Legion of Iowa Foundation with the assistance of Post 339 in Fayette. The scholarship is awarded to a veteran, spouse of a veteran or a dependent child of a veteran and a resident of Iowa. Upper Iowa University has a long history of supporting the military and is recognized as a military-friendly university.
Irene Humphry Anderson Scholarship in English (1992)
Established by Irene Humphry Anderson, an alumna, class of 1934, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student majoring in English.
Andres Business Scholarship (2006)
Established through a lead gift by Betty R. Andres, class of 1946, and matching funds from business alumni, this scholarship honors the late William A. Andres, class of 1948, and the Andres family's contributions to Upper Iowa University. William A. Andres was CEO of the Dayton/Hudson Corporation, now the Target Corporation. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore business student for use in the junior year. The scholarship is renewable for the student's senior year if the criteria are still met.
Andres Education Scholarship (2006)
Established through a lead gift by Betty R. Andres, class of 1946, and matching funds from education alumni, this scholarship honors the contributions Betty and the late William A. Andres, class of 1948, have made to Upper Iowa University. This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore education student for use in the junior year. The scholarship is renewable for the student's senior year if the criteria are still met.
Dr. G. C. Baker Memorial Scholarship in Science (1956)
To honor the memory of Dr. G. C. Baker, eminent scientist, and to encourage outstanding work in science, the late Mrs. Thelma Tidgwell Baker Rick established this annual award as a tuition scholarship to a sophomore student who has shown exceptional ability in science.
William F. Baker Science Memorial Award (1953)
The William F. Baker Science Memorial Award was established in 1953 by the William F. Baker family. The memorial provides for one or two prizes each year for the best herbarium collection by a student.
Baldwin Memorial Award in Art
This award was established by art students at Upper Iowa University in memory of Thomas E. Baldwin, class of 1963. An inscribed plaque is awarded annually to the outstanding senior in art.
Beecher Beal and Bertha Beal Roberts/Thomas R. Roberts Student Scholarship (2009)
Dr. Mary Margaret Roberts, Col. Lucile M. Roberts and Mrs. Ruth E. Roberts Peacock estab-lished the Beecher Beal and Bertha Beal Roberts/Thomas R. Roberts Student Scholarship in memory of their uncle, Beecher B. Beal, class of 1907, and their parents, Bertha (Beal) Roberts, class of 1907, and Thomas R. Roberts, class of 1905. This is an annual award for one or more students pursuing a career in education, ministry, social work, medicine or nursing. Students must also have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have a record of extracurricular involvement, with preference given to students residing in Butler or Floyd County, Iowa. The award is renewable if the recipient continues to meet the criteria.
Belknap Baker Family Scholarship (2006)
Established by Genevieve Belknap Baker, class of 1936, in honor of her husband, Carleton Baker, class of 1934, and the Belknap and Baker families. Fifteen members of the Belknap and Baker families graduated from Upper Iowa University from 1865 to 1991 over 125 years. Genevieve attended Upper Iowa University on a full scholarship offered by Mrs. John Dickman, widow of John Dickman, president of Upper Iowa University.
Charles G. Bell Scholarship in Art (1993)
This award was established by Charles Bell, class of 1967, to be awarded annually to a deserving student majoring in art.
Brady Scholarship (1999)
This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Upper Iowa University was an important element in Joe and Janet's life. Joe, class of 1941, would like to give thanks and pay tribute to the following people who played a key role in his education at UIU: Doc Dorman, Mrs. J. W. Dickman, Mrs. Coffman, Professor Raymond Deming, Professor Willis Harry Walker.
Ivadell Brause Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education (1990)
This scholarship was established in memory of Ivadell Brause, class of 1921 and former professor of English at Upper Iowa University. The awards are given annually to students majoring in education, with preference given to students from Fayette County.
Bruce I. Campbell Endowed Scholarship (2006)
This scholarship is available to a UIU student with a preference for graduates of the Rudd, Rockford, Marble Rock and Nora Springs Rock Falls school districts who are Floyd County residents and who demonstrate a financial need. Preference will also be given to students interested in pursuing a teaching and/or coaching career in smaller schools in Iowa or the Midwest and who are first generation college students or whose parents have minimal college backgrounds.
Foster Cass Foundation Student Scholarship (2009)
Foster Cass '41 established this scholarship in honor of his parents, Rev. Frank W. Cass and Carrie Jackley Cass, and family members who are UIU alumni: Edward J. Cass '38, Marjorie Swales Cass '39 and Betty Cass Hersey '43. The Cass family was the University's neighbor for many years, and there is a plaque commemorating the location on Union Street. Mr. Cass had a distinguished career in public education in Iowa and California. The scholarship is primarily intended for high school graduates from North Fayette, Elkader or Maquoketa Valley high schools or the greater northeast Iowa area.
Caudle-Holmes Scholarship (1992)
This scholarship was established by Verda (Caudle) Holmes, class of 1934, for her husband, Leland (Les) Holmes, class of 1933, his parents, Charles and Anna Holmes, and her parents, Jesse and Rose Caudle.
Lew Churbuck Scholarship (2007)
This award is made to a deserving student who chooses to pursue a career in the biological sciences after being inspired through instruction by Upper Iowa biology faculty.
The John and Reta Coleman Achievement in Science Award (1997)
The John and Reta Coleman Achievement in Science Award was established by Dr. Richard W. Coleman, former professor of biology, in memory of his parents, John and Reta Coleman. The recipient of this award has been selected for his/her achievement in science determined by the science faculty.
Susan Angeline Collins Memorial Scholarship
This award is sponsored in recognition of the spirit and achievements of Susan Angeline Collins, daughter of slaves, missionary in Africa for 33 years and Upper Iowa's first African-American female student. The scholarship is awarded to an African-American woman majoring in some field of liberal arts, based on both scholastic and extracurricular achievement.
William R. Cook Scholarship
This award, funded by an annual gift with matching funds from William R. Cook, class of 1965 and a member of Upper Iowa's Board of Trustees, is given to an outstanding junior majoring in accounting. Preference is given to students from northeast Iowa.
Csomay Endowed Scholarship (2009)
The Csomay Endowed Scholarship was established in 2009 by Upper Iowa University alumnae Barbara R. Csomay '46. It is intended to support student scholarly pursuits and high academic standards.
Raymond Deming Scholarship in Mathematics
To recognize the dedicated service of Raymond Deming, professor of mathematics and astronomy from 1922 to 1953, this scholarship is awarded to a student showing excellence in mathematics.
John William Dickman Endowed Scholarship (1992)
The John William Dickman Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to the student who best exemplifies the character, loyalty, dedication and personal values of John William Dickman, class of 1888, who served as a professor, dean, business officer, trustee and president of Upper Iowa University.
The John William Dickman Prize (1939-40)
The John William Dickman Prize, founded by Mrs. Adella Maltbie Dickman in memory of her husband and former president of the University, is awarded annually to the seniors who have made the best four-year records. The choice is made by vote of the faculty on the Rhodes scholarship basis, which includes scholarship, character, leadership and general accomplishments.
Lucille Dickman Scholarship (1995)
Given by Milo Maltbie, class of 1892, in honor of his niece, Lucille, class of 1922, daughter of his sister, Adella Maltbie Dickman, and John W. Dickman, this scholarship is awarded to academically deserving students with a 2.5 grade point average or better.
The Stuart and Roberta Dunkel Annual Scholarship
This award is given by Stuart '64 and Roberta Dunkel to a student with a GPA of 3.2 or higher who is majoring in education and will begin student teaching in the fall or spring semester of the next academic year. Preference is given to students who plan to work in the United States or for a United States entity after graduation. The cash award is to be used by the student for related expenses such as travel or other living expenses. If there are no eligible students in education, a student may be selected first from the business disciplines, and next from the field of math or one of the natural science disciplines, commencing an internship during the next academic year.
Excellence in Education Scholarship (2007)
This award is made to a deserving student who has been admitted to the Teacher Education program, junior or senior status, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The intent of this scholarship is to assist a student who possesses the qualities of an effective teacher. This scholarship recipient is chosen by the faculty of the Andres School of Education.
Faculty Appreciation Scholarship given by Tesoriero, Foley and Wood (1993)
This award, sponsored by alumni Dr. Richard Tesoriero, Dr. Donald Foley and Dr. Kurt Wood, is made to an outstanding sophomore who is majoring in biology and chemistry, and if no double major is available, then biology or chemistry, favoring prechiropractic. The award is applied to the student's junior year financial aid package at Upper Iowa University. Prospective award recipients are recommended to the Honors and Awards Committee by the senior faculty member in the biology department and the chemistry department.
Drs. Eugene E. and Mildred Everts Garbee Award (1968)
This award was created by memorials honoring Dr. Eugene E. Garbee, Upper Iowa University's fifteenth president, and his wife, Dr. Mildred Everts Garbee. Dr. Eugene Garbee was president of Upper Iowa from 1952 to 1970.
Blanche Cole Gloss Memorial Scholarship (1988)
Because of her family's long association with Upper Iowa University, this scholarship was established in memory of Blanche Cole Gloss, to be given to a deserving student.
Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship (1993)
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.
The Dr. Austin J. Goldsmith Book Scholarship (2005)
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student majoring in biology, chemistry or mathematics with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, who is intending to pursue graduate studies toward an M.D., M.S. or Ph.D degree in the future. The scholarship is to be used toward the purchase of books for classes during the next academic year. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the faculty of the School of Science and Mathematics.
William F. and La Vonne I. Gutches Student Scholarship (2009)
This scholarship was endowed through the trust of La Vonne I. Gutches in memory of her husband, William F. Gutches, class of 1929 and an outstanding athlete at UIU, who went on to be a successful coach and athletic director. The award is to be given to a deserving student majoring in physical education and can be renewed if the recipient meets the established criteria.
Linda Haines Endowed Scholarship (2012)
This scholarship was established in memory of Linda Haines, former Upper Iowa University associate vice president for Academic Extension, to support annual scholarships to deserving students enrolled in the Academic Extension program at Upper Iowa University.
Dr. Louise P. Herring Scholarship (1983)
This scholarship, provided by Dr. Louise Herring, English professor at Upper Iowa University from 1966-1974, is awarded annually to a student completing the sophomore year, to be selected by the English faculty on the basis of exemplary scholarship and sound character. Normally the scholarship is applied in equal portions to the student's tuition during the junior and senior years.
Herz Scholarship (1930)
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Herz of Lead, South Dakota, established this scholarship. It is awarded annually by vote of the faculty to the sophomore student who has made the best record for the preceding two years, the selection being made on the basis of scholarship. The award is applied to the winner's tuition during the junior year at Upper Iowa, one-half of the amount each semester.
Hilton/Khoury Scholarship for Diversity
This annual scholarship recognizes a student of ethnic minority for academic achievement. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher with at least 30 credits earned at Upper Iowa University.
Information Technology Outstanding Student Award
This plaque is given to students with outstanding academic achievement in Information Technology. The scholarship was established to also recognize Information Technology students who are actively involved in community service and committed to professionalism, integrity and developing effective interpersonal communication capabilities.
Iowa Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Major Award
Each year the Iowa Society of CPAs recognizes universities in Iowa and their outstanding accounting students. These awards are based on senior students with GPAs at or near 4.0.
Mrs. Ina Johnson Memorial Scholarship (1978)
This scholarship in memory of Mrs. Ina Johnson was created by her son, Ted, a former trustee of Upper Iowa University, and his family. The recipient of this annual award is a deserving student in the biology field, selected by the awards committee and the head of the biology department.
Ralph Kauten Endowed Scholarship (2012)
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from the West Central (Maynard, Iowa), North Fayette (West Union, Iowa) or Valley (Elgin, Iowa) school districts. The scholarship is renewable if the student continues to maintain the academic criteria.
Paul "Spike" and Merriam Kelly Scholarship (1987)
Established by friends of Spike and Merriam Kelly, both of the class of 1924, this award is given annually to a worthy student.
Margaret Share Kerfoot Scholarship (1960)
Established in memory of Margaret Share Kerfoot by her son, Harold L. Kerfoot, class of 1924, this scholarship is to be awarded to a student of outstanding character and who has an academic record for the freshman year among the top five percent.
The Brooke Kerns Endowed Scholarship (2006)
To honor the memory of Brooke Kerns, athletic training program director and assistant professor of athletic training, the Kerns family established an endowed scholarship because Brooke thought so much of her students. This scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving student majoring in athletic training. Only if there is not an athletic training major at Upper Iowa University the scholarship will be awarded to an education major. The scholarship will be awarded to a student completing his/her sophomore or junior year to be used for his/her junior or senior year at Upper Iowa University. The student must have a grade point average of 3.25 or above.
Mary Kimball Scholarship (2006)
This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior with a major in accounting and a GPA of 3.5 or above. The scholarship would be renewable for the same student in their senior year if they maintain the 3.5 GPA scholarship. If there are no eligible accounting majors, a business administration major can be considered.
Carlton W. Knight and Maxine R. Knight Endowed Scholarship (2004)
This scholarship pays tribute to Carlton W. Knight and Maxine R. Knight, proprietors of the former Knight Hardware, located on Fayette's main street from 1900-1965. The annual award is intended for an incoming student. In establishing the scholarship, son Dr. Kip, class of 1962, and Eileen Knight stipulated the award shall provide financial assistance to a deserving individual from within the customer base or 'trade area' served by the family-owned and operated Knight's Hardware with preference given to students who have participated in extracurricular activities, worked in the family business or family farm to 'support or enhance their family standard of living' and who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.
Irma K. Ledgerwood Endowed Scholarship (1997)
This award, given in memory of Irma Ledgerwood, class of 1922, is made to a rising junior who has completed at least half of the course work leading to a degree in communications.
Gertrude Lenius Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Gertrude Lenius, class of 1967, and is awarded to a student majoring in elementary education with a grade point average of 3.0 or above, and who preferably attended the Wapsie Valley Community Schools or a school in Fayette County.
Ruth Manuta Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Ruth Manuta, class of 1987, by her husband, David Manuta, a former professor of chemistry, in honor of Ruth's great love and appreciation of learning. It is awarded to deserving women students of nontraditional college age who are natives of northeast Iowa.
Mike McCready Scholarship (2012)
This scholarship was established in 2000 to honor Mike McCready, former head wrestling coach and athletic director at Upper Iowa University. This scholarship is awarded annually to a physical education major with a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
Dr. Gary McVicker Scholarship (2010)
This scholarship for deserving students pursuing a major in natural sciences was established by Dr. Catherine McVicker in honor of her husband, Dr. Gary McVicker, class of '63. Preference is given to graduates of Boone (Iowa) High School, and the scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient continues to qualify.
Joe Menges Scholarship in Business Administration (1959)
To recognize and encourage outstanding scholarship in business administration, the late Joe Menges, a former trustee, provided for this award as a tuition scholarship, given annually to a student who has shown exceptional promise in the field of business.
Grace Meyer Scholarship (1992)
This scholarship to honor Grace Meyer, Professor of English from 1943-1974, is awarded annually at the end of the sophomore or junior year to students in the humanities based upon character, need and scholarship.
Helen J. Monserud Scholarship in Sociology (1977)
The Helen J. Monserud Scholarship in Sociology was established for a deserving student majoring in sociology. Dr. Monserud taught at Upper Iowa University from 1948-1971.
Margaret (Hall) Moore Endowed Scholarship (1996)
Established in memory of Margaret (Hall) Moore, class of 1940, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving single mother who continues to have responsibility for her children while seeking to complete a college degree.
Charles Morgan Scholarship (1988)
Established after the death of Charles Morgan, class of 1942 and former member of the Upper Iowa University Board of Trustees, this scholarship is awarded annually.
Warren W. Morgan Scholarship for Business Majors (2006)
This scholarship was established by Mr. Warren W. Morgan, alumnus and area businessman through a bequest in his will. The scholarship is awarded annually to students majoring in business with a preference for students residing in Fayette County or northeast Iowa. The recipient must be a junior who has completed at least half of the required program of studies. The scholarship is renewable for the student's senior year if the criteria are still met.
Dr. J. M. and Zinita Dickman Murphy Scholarship (1995)
Established in honor of Dr. J. M. Murphy, a former Upper Iowa University Trustee, and Zinita Dickman Murphy, class of 1918, this scholarship is given to an academically deserving student.
Northeast Iowa Scholarship (1997)
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.
Mrs. Richard Otley Improvement Award (1963)
This scholarship is awarded to a man and woman in the sophomore class who have made the greatest progress or improvement during the year. The award is based on improvement in scholastic performance.
Edward L. Paine and Gertrude Pease Paine Scholarship (1996)
Established in memory of Edward L. Paine, class of 1932 and a career math teacher, and Gertrude Pease Paine, class of 1935, this scholarship is awarded to a student in the math/science field.
Iowa Pande Scholarship (1990)
This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Pande, Jr., president of Professional Food-Service Management, Inc. (PFM). Upper Iowa University was the first food service account for PFM. The scholarship is awarded each year to deserving students.
Dr. J. D. Parker and Nellie K. Parker Scholarship (1968)
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Eleanor Parker Fox, class of 1926, and Dr. Robert L. Fox, class of 1928, in memory and in honor of Mrs. Fox's parents. The Parker and Fox families have a long association with Upper Iowa University, going back to the early years of the University's history. The scholarship is given annually to a third-year student who has exceptionally high grades in the biological sciences and is recommended by the science faculty.
The Paul and Margaret Pickett Scholarship (1997)
The Paul and Margaret Pickett Scholarship is awarded to a recipient who is currently enrolled in, or has successfully completed, courses in calculus or advanced mathematics. Dr. Paul Pickett was professor of education from 1953 to 1975 and appreciated the importance of mathematics in one's overall learning.
Lloyd Pleggenkuhle Memorial Scholarship (1990)
Established to honor the memory of Lloyd Pleggenkuhle, class of 1936 and former Trustee, this scholarship is awarded to a worthy student from the northeast Iowa area.
John Rippe Scholarship (2000)
This scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of Dr. John Rippe, class of 1928 and longtime member of the Board of Trustees. This scholarship is given annually to a student from Minnesota with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, who is well-rounded and actively involved in community and school activities. If there are no eligible students from Minnesota, a student from Iowa may be chosen.
Science Faculty Recognition Award
The School of Science and Mathematics created this award to honor the most outstanding science students for the academic year. The recipients receive a plaque for this honor.
Dr. Larry Seals Scholarship
This scholarship is given by Dr. Larry Seals '86 and recognizes a scholar athlete of sophomore status with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is majoring in communications, with preference given to those with a journalism emphasis. If there are no eligible student athletes who meet the criteria, the award may be made to any student of sophomore status meeting the criteria.
Michael David Selgelid Memorial Scholarship (1989)
In memory of their son, Michael David, Dr. and Mrs. O. C. Selgelid established this scholarship with funds raised through the efforts of their friends and Doc Dorman's "Old Time Peacocks." Dr. Selgelid, class of 1931 and an organizer of Doc Dorman's Old Time Peacocks, was also a former Upper Iowa University Trustee.
Sodexo Campus Services Scholarship (2009)
This scholarship was established by the University's former dining service provider to recognize deserving students for academic standards, and is also based on financial need.
Stivers Leadership Scholarship (2003)
Established by Louise Stivers Scott in memory of her father, Bertram Robert Stivers, and her mother, Mrs. B. Robert Stivers, for the influence they have had on her life and work with students at Upper Iowa University. To be given annually to a rising sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum grade point average of 2.25. Faculty and staff will nominate students based on demonstrated qualities of honesty, integrity and leadership. The Honors and Awards Committee will select the recipient from the nominees.
Beulah Combs Thompson Scholarship (1972)
To honor outstanding students in the arts or humanities, this scholarship was established in memory of Beulah Combs Thompson, class of 1913. It is awarded annually as partial tuition.
Diane Tvrdik Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family of Diane Tvrdik, adjunct faculty member at the Des Moines Center and through the Independent Study program. The Diane Tvrdik Scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving student enrolled in at least two courses at the Des Moines Center or in the Independent Study program who has a minimum 3.25 grade point average, is junior status or above, is a single parent with dependent children and is majoring in either human resources management or teacher education.
Awarded through the Iowa College Foundation (ICF) to Iowa students from its member institutions, this scholarship is supported through a special educational endowment funded by the UPS Foundation and administered by the Foundation for Independent Higher Education. These scholarships are part of the total commitment from UPS to ensure that tomorrow's leaders get every possible opportunity to succeed.
The Pam Whitmore Scholarship for Excellence in Student Teaching
Pam Whitmore, Class of 1965, taught for five years in Wisconsin Public Schools, 30 years with the Department of Defense Overseas Schools, and four years with Upper Iowa University as an assistant professor in the department of education. Pam supervised student teachers while at Upper Iowa and became a strong supporter of student teachers. Because of her strong support and love for her students, she and her husband, Fred Koch, are giving a cash award to a student with a GPA of 3.75 or higher who will be student teaching beginning in the fall or spring semester of the next academic year. The scholarship will be given to a student majoring in education.
The William G. Wilcox Memorial Scholarship
This award is given by former Registrar Lois Wilcox to honor the memory of her husband, who was college chaplain and professor of religion, philosophy and history at Upper Iowa University. The award is given to a freshman with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
The Hoyt R. & Winifred Appelman Young Scholarship (1993)
This scholarship fund was established from the estate of Winifred A. Young, to be used for tuition grants to deserving students of the University.
Zecha-McCauley Scholarship (2003)
This scholarship was established by Gerald McCauley, class of 1961 and a former member of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Allen Zecha, an entrepreneur and friend of the University, to honor a second-year business student with an interest in international business. The student who receives this scholarship must have a 3.5 or higher grade point average, good leadership qualities and good character.