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One of the best ways an alumni can give back to their alma mater is the gift of a student referral. With this in mind, UIU’s Alumni Office is excited to announce the new Alumni Referral Award, which provides a tuition award of up to $4,000 to students attending as a result of an alumni referral!   

Simply use the Alumni Referral Award form below to share information about a student (or several!) you know who you think should join our Peacock Family. Referrals are encouraged for any prospective UIU students who have reached their junior year in high school or beyond, regardless of whether they wish to take classes at the Fayette Campus, other UIU locations, self-paced or online.  

Our Admissions team will be alerted to your referral, and if that student attends UIU, they will receive a tuition award of up to $4,000 in YOUR name ($500 per semester – 8 semesters total). Alumni who successfully refer students will be recognized by the Alumni Office. Thank you for helping to grow our flock! 

Click here to view alumni who've made a referral!

Bridget (Pfiffner) Adam ’02
Jason Alber ’14
Nikki (Petersen) Bergmeier ’18
Heidi Clement ’17
Damien Collier ’12, ’19
Devery Cook ’21
Billie (Hunt) Cowley ’03, ’08
Angalisa (Guerrero) Cruz
Crystal Cryer ’99
Lisa (Oelkers) Daak ’98
Melissa Davis ’19
Jamie Fleming ’21
Lawanna Gaylen ’19
Jessica Goltz ’21
Diandra Grasty ’18
Tyler Hardeman ’18
Melvin Hunter ’21
Stephen Ingargiola ’15
Alison Johnson ’19, ’21
Patricia (Horton) King ’21
Zakary Kriener ’14
Destiny Lacey ’17
Michelle Lane ’14, ’16
Tracy (Gorham) McKim ’18
Vicki Melton ’08
Jeanne (Raymond) Mentel ’18
Douglas Moore ’94
Patrick Nachtman ’20
Julie Parnau ’20
David Praska ’10
Kirsty Robinson ’20
Micki (Hoodjer) Rodruck ’95
Anthony Rome ’12, ’22
Cathy (Carolan) Sabelka ’12
Mike Schrock ’92, ’21
Wayne Slack ’03
Jon Smith ’97
Tera (Bunn) Sperfslage ’96
Ross Steinbronn ’12, ’22
Kayli (Heine) Stohr ’17, ’20
Jada (Sternhagen) Stuckey ’14, ’18
Kaitlin Teff ’19
Pete Weber ’18
John Wild ’21
Shane Knoche ’95
Daniel Anderson ’21
Lynell Clark ’20
Sharonda Cooper-Epps ’17
Erik Zumsteg ’20
Denisha Knox ’21
Christopher Scheeler ’15, ’17
Latoya Jones ’18
Heather (Olson) Sorenson ’16
Jocelyn Jensen ’16
Teshara Aisola ’17
Melvin Hunter ’20, ’21
Mariah Mickens ’22
Kevin Simmons ’22
Patricia Nettleton ’15
Keith Dowling ’16

Frequently Asked Questions

Are current students eligible to receive this tuition award?

Current and returning students are not eligible for the Alumni Referral Award. 

Are there deadlines for submitting a student referral?

There are no deadlines for submitting a student referral. However, to be considered for a student referral, a student must not have applied or inquired to UIU within the last twelve months. 

Is the Alumni Referral Award available to students pursuing master’s degrees?

Yes, the Alumni Referral Award includes students pursuing any of UIU’s six master’s degrees. However, students who already received a UIU degree are not eligible for the Alumni Referral Award.

Can the Alumni Referral Award be used for non-tuition costs of education (i.e. room and board, fees)?

The Alumni Referral Award, in conjunction with other state, federal, and other institutional aid, may not exceed the cost of tuition. The student’s award package may be adjusted based on federal, state and other institutional aid available.

What is the Legacy Scholarship?

The Legacy Scholarship is available to dependents of previous graduates of Upper Iowa University.  Students must be enrolled full-time to qualify.  This grant will apply to children including adopted or legal step-children and will not exclude those children who are independent of the family due to marriage or age.  

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Make a Difference

One of the best ways an alumni can give back to their alma mater is the gift of a student referral.