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Dana Tolle
Scholarship Allows Student to Gain Hands-On Experience

Dana Tolle was an active kid. She’s working on becoming an adaptive PE teacher to help people with disabilities have the same opportunities she did. More


Jacob Hartman
Scholarship Helps Student Reach Her Goals

Hailey Huggins always knew college was the path to a better life. Were it not for the generosity of a donor, that dream may have failed to become a reality. More


Jacob Hartman
Jacob Hartman: Senior, elementary education major

"The opportunities I have had in my time here at UNI would truly not be possible without my scholarship support." More


Hannah McDevitt
Inspired By Philanthropy

Hannah McDevitt is experiencing the world of philanthropy up close and personal. Hannah serves as the student representative on the UNI Foundation Board of Trustees. "It inspires me to learn from successful professionals who volunteer their time to find ways to support the university financially," she says. More


Paige LaPlant
Scholarship Helps Student Pursue Dream

For UNI senior Paige LaPlant, the Science, Technology and Mathematics Scholarship in Earth Science not only made education affordable, it set her on course to her dream career. More


Anthony Daye
Overcoming Obstacles to Study Abroad

Anthony Daye is living his dream this semester. His passion for studying other cultures has led him to Spain—to become immersed in the language and the daily lives of the people. Since he was a student in junior high school, Anthony has worked toward his goal of teaching Spanish. Now a junior at the University of Northern Iowa, Anthony seized the opportunity to study abroad. More


Kara Nunemaker
Kara Nunemaker: Senior, elementary education major

"The Pauline Barrett Scholarship has made a significant impact on my life and college career. I had the privilege of getting to know and interact with Pauline while working at an assisted living center in high school." More


Erica, '13 B.S., Manufacturing Technology: Metal Casting and Design Manufacturing

I was offered a full-time position at the John Deere Foundry in Waterloo as a junior in college. It was a great opportunity, and I knew then I was in the right field and on the right track for my career. More


Tommy Truelsen
Scholarship Sets the Stage for Success

Music was always a big part of life for Tommy Truelsen. But it wasn't until he was hired as a worship technician at his church during his sophomore year of high school that he began to imagine music as a calling. In his role, Tommy sets the stage for audio reinforcement, runs the sound board and prepares video presentations. More


Jake Parks
Getting Started With the Jourdan Mentor Scholarship

During Jake Parks’ freshman year at the University of Northern Iowa, he received a scholarship, but it was more than financial help. Not only did the award ease the physics major’s financial burden, it also provided Jake with a mentor. More


Sam Simmers
The Art of Gratitude

Some high school seniors struggle to find the right fit in a college or university. For freshman Sam Simmers, UNI felt right from the start. "I came to campus and loved it. It's the perfect size. The people are friendly, and did I mention I love it here?" Sam says.  More


Yena Balekyani
'Why Not Me?'

University of Northern Iowa sophomore Yena Balekyani plans to use her education to help people like her. She is one of nearly 40 million immigrants living in the United States. Her family settled in Urbandale, Iowa, after emigrating from the Republic of Congo when Yena was 11 years old. More


Mason Meyers
Scholarship Helps Student Finish on a High Note

My name is Mason Meyers, and I am a senior from Waterloo, Iowa, majoring in music education with a jazz emphasis. I chose UNI because the music faculty is top tier, the music and education facilities are the best in Iowa, and it is close to home. More


Ryan Gebel
Grateful Student Says 'Thank You'

The scholarship has helped relieve financial stress as I am paying for college on my own. With the program requirement that I am in, I am unable to work.   More


Megan Butz
UNI Student Pursues Speech-Language Pathology Career

In May 2016, Megan Butz will graduate from the University of Northern Iowa with her master's degree in speech-language pathology.  More


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