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Scholarship Information

What is a Scholarship?

Scholarships are “free” money that help pay for educational expenses.  Scholarships funds do not need to be repaid.  Scholarships may reduce the amount in student loans you may need to borrow. Scholarship funds may be used to pay for:

  • Tuition
  • Books, supplies, lab fees
  • Room, board, meal plans

University Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen:

*Distinguished Scholar:  Must be Iowa resident and High School graduate.  Based on RAI & ACT score.  Renewable for 2nd year with GPA of 3.0 minimum.

*Out-of-State Scholar: Illinois or Minnesota resident, U.S. Citizen and High School graduate. Based on RAI & ACT score. Renewable for up to 3 years with 2.5 minimum GPA.

*Out-of-State Legacy Scholar:  Must be non-resident of Iowa with a parent, sibling, or grandparent who graduated from UNI or a sibling currently attending UNI. Renewable with 2.5 GPA or higher.

*Transfer Scholar Award: Students transferring in at least 30 semester hours with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Department of Technology Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen:

*Clarence and Carol Letson Scholarship: Incoming freshmen demonstrating financial

need, must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, renewable.

*STM Scholarships-Industrial Technology: Incoming Freshmen from Iowa, must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, have a minimum high school 3.0 GPA & ACT score

24+, one page essay and interview required.


General Industrial Technology:

*Dr. Guang Jin & Dr. Zifan Ju Scholarship: Minimum Sophomore status with minimum 2.75 GPA. Renewable

*James P. La Rue Scholarship: Declared major, minimum 3.2 GPA, earned a min. 30 semester hours  (15 at UNI).

*Willis and Hazel Wagner Scholarship: Declared major, minimum 2.75 GPA with minimum  3.0+ Major GPA, complete a 2 page essay. 12+ credits completed.


Manufacturing-Metal Casting:

*Bender Manufacturing: Student from SE Iowa with preference of Tri-County or Sigourney High School enrolled in Metal Casting emphasis.

*ATEK - Student from NE Iowa enrolled in Metal Casting emphasis, renewable. 

 *Grede Casting Integrity - Preference  to sophomore standing (or higher)      and/or community college transfer students. Declared   Metal Casting emphasis in Manufacturing Tech degree. Freshmen with a strong commitment to declaring Metal Casting may be eligible. The applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Renewable with maintained GPA and Metal Casting interest.



*John Deere Achievement/Diversity Undergraduate Scholarships: 3 Scholarships awarded to a Manufacturing, EET, and Diversity Manufacturing or EET student. Sophomore  or Jr. status with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Have 2-4 semesters remaining until graduation, plans to work in Iowa.


Technology Education and Training:

*Duncan Lampman Scholarship: Minimum Sophomore status, minimum 3.0 GPA with minimum  3.5 GPA in Major.

*Roger and Kathy Betts Scholarship: Completed 45 SH (12 at UNI), minimum 2.5 GPA with minimum 2.75 GPA in Major, displays financial need, recommendation letter, 2 page essay.

*TEACH Grant:  Grant funded by federal and state government which awards students up to $4,000 per year in forgivable loans.  For more information:

*Robert M. George Scholarship: Sophomore standing, GPA 3.0, renewable.


Construction Management:

*Associated General Contractors of Iowa: Construction Mgmt student,  plan to work in Iowa

*Matthew McCoy Memorial: Construction Mgmt student, minimum Jr. status,

 2.5 minimum GPA, 1 page essay

*Master Builders of Iowa: Construction Mgmt student, minimum Jr. status,  2.5+ GPA.

*Peters Construction Corporation: Construction Mgmt student, minimum Jr. status, minimum 2.5 GPA.

*Waterloo Building Trades and Employers Association: Construction Mgmt student, minimum Jr. status, minimum 2.5 GPA.

Graphic Technologies:

*Pioneer Graphics Scholarship: Graphic Tech major, interview.


How to... apply for scholarships.  We have an App for that! 

Use the  UNIversity Scholarship Application.

You complete just this one application to be apply for all scholarships.  The UNIversity Scholarship Application helps you simplify the process of finding scholarships that are right for you.

The Department of Technology has over 20 scholarship opportunities.

  You can complete many of your Technology scholarship applications using the UNIversity application as well. Just click on the application link at:


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