Graduate students are encouraged to apply for any of the scholarships below for which they are eligible. In addition to these departmental scholarships, graduate students are also encouraged to apply for graduate assistantships and/or graduate tuition scholarships.
Note: Scholarship amounts may change depending on market fluctuations which affect interest rates.
Irene M. Thompson Scholarship
All undergraduate and graduate students continuing at UNI are eligible.
Contributions as a student to the total program of the college and departments are to be the primary criteria for nomination and selection. Need is not necessarily a factor in the selection of the recipient. All recipients must be full-time students. Undergraduate students are required to have at least a 2.00 GPA and graduate students at least a 3.00 GPA.
Dr. Paul and Mary Bender Scholarships
The Dr. Paul and Mary Bender Scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more graduate level students who have received an undergraduate degree in foreign languages from UNI and who are pursuing graduate studies in foreign languages at UNI.
The amount of the scholarship will be the equivalent to in-state graduate tuition which will be credited to fall and spring tuition. This tuition scholarship must be to support graduate course work toward a degree in the Department of Languages and Literatures.
In order to qualify for the Dr. Paul and Mary Bender Scholarship a student must:
- Have completed a B.A. in the Department of Languages and Literatures at UNI
- Be a full-time graduate student in the Department of Languages and Literatures at UNI during the tenure of the award
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3
- Not hold a graduate tuition scholarship during the 2011-2012 academic year
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Students must also submit the following material:
- Completed application form
- A cover letter addressing your professional goals (200-250 words)
Department of Languages and Literatures
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0504
Deadline: 5:00 p. m. - February 15, 2012 ****
Frank and Otelia Kraft Scholarship
The Frank and Otelia Kraft Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to a graduate student in English or TESOL. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must have completed at least six (6) hours of graduate coursework in the Department of Languages and Literatures, including Introduction to Graduate Study in English (6100) or Introduction to Graduate Study in TESOL (6100), and must also have achieved a grade point average of 3.33 or higher. This scholarship award is made available once a year and will be given to a different student each year.
The successful candidate for this scholarship will have demonstrated academic ability; financial need is a lesser, but still considered, factor. Further, the committee values the contributions—past, present, and future—that the candidate makes to his/her professional colleagues. That is, participation in conferences, volunteering, tutoring, leadership skills, and so on are indications of professional growth and service. Application materials are available in the department Graduate Office (Baker 117).
Theodore and Grace Ann Hovet Endowed Scholarship
The Theodore and Grace Ann Hovet Endowed Scholarship provides $5000 to a Russian national for the pursuit of a M.A. degree in English or TESOL at the University of Northern Iowa. Click here for complete information.
Deadline: April 19, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.