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2018 Scholarships and Awards Recognition Banquet recipients

Upper Iowa University has announced its 2018 Scholarships and Awards Recognition Banquet recipients. The honorees are listed alphabetically.

James Abotsi
Accra, Ghana

Alpha Nu Omega Association Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student member of the Alpha Nu Omega fraternity who is completing their junior year, to be used for their senior year at Upper Iowa University.

Tyus Adkins
Coralville, IA

Sodexo Campus Services Scholarship
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.

William “Bill” Prochaska Endowed Scholarship
The William (Bill) Prochaska Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a student entering their junior year majoring in Physical Education and Coaching.  The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  The scholarship will be used toward the students’ junior year expenses at UIU.  Mr. Prochaska (Coach Pro) and his family have given this scholarship in honor of his 50 year affiliation with UIU as an alum, coach, athletic director and faculty member.

Shelby Alexander
Mechanicsville, IA

Science Faculty Recognition Award
Science faculty created this award to honor the most outstanding science strudent for the academic year.

Ashley Althoff
Volga, IA

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.

Noah Antes
Rochester, MN

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Jen Apt
Pleasant Hill, IA

Lucille Dickman Scholarship
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.

Jacee Arbegast
Sheffield, IA

Bruce I. Campbell Endowed Scholarship
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.

Lucille Dickman Scholarship
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.

Brittney Backes
Edgewood, IA

Dr. J. M. and Zinita Dickman Murphy Scholarship
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.

Mary Kimball Scholarship
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.

Amanda Bailey
Carlisle, IA

William F. and La Vonne I. Gutches Student Scholarship
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.

McKinzie Bark
Camanche, IA

Extended University Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to deserving students from the Academic Extension. Students are awarded based on grade point average and number of credit hours completed with Upper Iowa.

Isaac Barrett
Denver, IA

Eischeid Athletic Scholarship
This scholarship is named in honor of legendary UIU Football Coach and Hall of Famer, Everett “Eb” Eischeid. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a football student-athlete who is meeting NCAA progress toward degree requirements.

Emilie Bassett
Johnston, IA

Lucille Dickman Scholarship
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.

Nick Baumler
West Union, IA

Warren W. Morgan Scholarship for Business Majors
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.

Donna Bausch
Elgin, IA

Ivadell Brause Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education
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.

Heather Beaufore
Waverly, IA

Dr. G. C. Baker Memorial Scholarship in Science
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.

Joy Boehmer
New Hampton, IA

Dennis and Marlene Murdock Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship shall be awarded to a rising junior, senior or student pursuing an advanced degree at UIU’s Fayette campus and who is in good academic standing with the University. Recipients will be nominated by a staff or faculty member in recognition of leadership attributes demonstrated by service to UIU clubs and organizations, Student Government Association, residence life, tutoring, and/or other extracurricular campus involvement.

Joe and Janet (Olson) Brady Scholarship
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.

Ashley Brady
Central City, IA

Dr. G. C. Baker Memorial Scholarship in Science
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.

Ashley Buchtela
Oelwein, IA

Distinguished Student in Computer Sciences
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.

Edward L. Paine & Gertrude Pease Paine Scholarship
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.

Jenny Budds
Naperville, IL

Joe Menges Scholarship
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.

Julia Buffington
Andover, MN

Ample Gaarden (Westgaard & Ampe) Family Scholarship
This scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving student involved in the following activities: Intercollegiate athletics, and or a university club or organization. A further donor criterion requires that the recipient is a rising senior with a minimum GPA of 3.2 with preference given to the student that has a high level of attendance at a variety of university sporting events

J. Paul and Sharroll Richards Scholarship
This scholarship was established by J. Paul and Sharroll Richards to be given to one or more deserving students pursuing teacher licensure at the elementary or secondary level. Eligible recipients must be a native of Iowa, Minnesota or Wisconsin and must be a student-athlete participating in a sport that hosts events a the Fayette campus. Preference will be given to a student with interest in becoming a certified coach.

Josh Buresh
Waverly, IA

Caudle-Holmes Scholarship
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.

Karissa Butikofer
Hawkeye, IA

Ivadell Brause Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education
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.

Mike Cairy
Marion, IA

Clark/Bowen Endowed Scholarship
Since 1973, Upper Iowa University has seen remarkable growth in the correspondence program, which today includes online, distance learning, and self-paced programs that have offered flexible learning to thousands of students worldwide. This scholarship was created by UIU in honor of Dr. Charles B. Clark and Roger Bowen. This scholarship will be awarded to an academically eligible recipient currently enrolled in a self-paced, online, or distance learning program and chosen by the Honors and Awards Committee. The recipient will be eligible to retain the scholarship while learning at Upper Iowa University. Help us honor these two pioneers in Upper Iowa University’s illustrious history with the creation of a scholarship in their names.

Adam Cannon
Westgate, IA

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.

The Dr. Austin J. Goldsmith Book Scholarship
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.

Hayley Cessna
Spring Valley, IL

Stivers Leadership Scholarship
Established by Louise Stivers Scott, in memory of her parents, B. Robert (Circuit Judge) and Joan (President of Sue Bennett College) Stivers. Faculty and staff nominate students based on demonstrated qualities of honesty, integrity and leadership.

Kendra Cherry
Pineville, LA

Linda Haines Endowed Scholarship
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.

Ditra Comer
Madison, WI

Siddiqui Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established to recognize students who have overcome challenge.

Drew Compton
Mount Prospect, IL

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.

Brett Cornforth
Rochester, MN

The John William Dickman Prize
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.

Dawn Cullison
Des Moines, IA

Lucille Dickman Scholarship
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.

Jake Dale
Hastings, MN

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Abby Daninger
Schofield, WI

UIU Wausau Center Community Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who is currently enrolled at the UIU Wausau Center. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated community involvement.

Cody Davenport
Fayette, IA

Edward L. Paine & Gertrude Pease Paine Scholarship
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.

Student Leadership Award
The Student Leadership Award is provided to a student who exhibits leadership and initiative in either the Peacocks Technology and Gaming Club and/or the Student Veterans Club.

Sierra Dirksen
Dows, IA

William F. and La Vonne I. Gutches Student Scholarship
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 education or physical education and can be renewed if the recipient meets the established criteria.

Savannah Domeyer
Colesburg, IA

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.

Molly Doran
Wheaton, IL

Babcock Scholarship
The estate of Mary E. Babcock provided for these scholarships to honor the memory of Quintus C. Babcock, who settled in Fayette in 1857 and became one of Upper Iowa’s very first students.

The Herz Scholarship
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.

Zecha – McCauley Scholarship
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.

Hannah Dotter
Minneapolis, MN

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Madison Doyle
Rock Island, IL

Belknap Baker Family Scholarship
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.

Mrs. Ina Johnson Memorial Scholarship
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.

Erin Drahozal
Cedar Rapids, IA

Dr. Louise P. Herring Scholarship
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.

Helen J. Monserud Scholarship in Sociology
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. This scholarship will be matched by Pamela Spear Bul;at who was both a student of and teaching assistant for Helen Monserud.

Ethan DuCharme
Caledonia, MN

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Breanna Ellis
Oelwein, IA

Margaret Share Kerfoot Scholarship
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.

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Dante Elmer
Rockford, IL

Linda Haines Endowed Scholarship
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.

Jenna Elsbernd
Calmar, IA

Foster Cass Foundation Student Scholarship
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.

Jillian Emery
Decorah, IA

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.

Leah Ervin
Wilton, IA

Lucille Dickman Scholarship
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.

Military Family Scholarship
This award is made to either a veteran or a spouse or dependent of a veteran & a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Sashea Flaws
Waukee, IA

Hoyt & Winifred Appelman Young Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established from the estate of Winifred A. Young, to be used for tuition grants to deserving students of the University.

Marissa Foels
Postville, IA

Mrs. Ina Johnson Memorial Scholarship
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.

Emily Frank
Elizabeth, IL

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Caitlyn Freese
Dumont, IA

Grace Meyer Scholarship
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.

Tony Fullilove
Waterloo, IA

Tri-State Alumni Chapter Scholarship
This scholarship shall be awarded to a student who resides in the Tri-State Alumni Chapter region which includes Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington D.C. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Brian Galleger
APO, AE

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.

Megan Gavin
Fayette, IA

Ivadell Brause Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education
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.

The Paul and Margaret Pickett Scholarship
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.

Toni Gibbs
Conrad, IA

Dr. Louise P. Herring Scholarship
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.

John William Dickman Endowed Scholarship
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.

Michala Goodwin
New Hampton, IA

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.

Dakota Gray
Decorah, IA

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.

Angie Guillot
Pineville, LA

Mrs Richard Otley Improvement Award
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.

Teresa Hageman
Hawkeye, IA

Charles G. Bell Scholarship in Art
This award was established by Charles Bell, class of 1967, to be awarded annually to a deserving student majoring in art.

The Herz Scholarship
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.

Taylor Hale
West Des Moines, IA

Siddiqui Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established to recognize students who have overcome challenge.

Kelsey Hall
Tiffin, IA

Arneson Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student involved in the following activities: Intercollegiate athletics, and or a university club or organization. A further donor criterion requires that the recipient is a rising senior with a minimum GPA of 3.2 with preference given to the student that has a high level of attendance at a variety of university sporting events.

Kelsey Hall
Tiffin, IA

The Brooke Kerns Endowed Scholarship
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.

Adam Hansen
Waukon, IA

Dr. Gary McVicker Scholarship
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.

Pande Scholarship
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.

Jessica Helms
Griswold, IA

Hoyt & Winifred Appelman Young Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established from the estate of Winifred A. Young, to be used for tuition grants to deserving students of the University.

Chad Henrichs
Urbandale, IA

Dennis and Marlene Murdock Adult Learner Scholarship
This scholarship shall be awarded to adult learners at a non-Fayette campus location. Recipients must have completed no fewer than 30 credits and be in good academic standing with the University. Recipients will be nominated by a staff or faculty member in recognition of their ability to overcome obstacles in pursuit of an education.

Lucille Dickman Scholarship
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.

Tessa Herron
Antigo, WI

Andres Education Scholarship
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.

Signey Hilby
Asbury, IA

James H Olsen Biology Scholarship
Established in 2017 by the Estate of James Herman Olsen, an alumnus, class of 1952, this scholarship is awarded to a biology student.

Brey Hill
Oskaloosa, IA

Csomay Endowed Scholarship
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.

Leah Holman
Reinbeck, IA

Belknap Baker Family Scholarship
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.

Mary Kimball Scholarship
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.

Gabby Holmes
Algona, IA

CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award
The award goes to the outstanding freshman student in Chemistry as chosen by the division

James H Olsen Biology Scholarship
Established in 2017 by the Estate of James Herman Olsen, an alumnus, class of 1952, this scholarship is awarded to a biology student.

Pande Scholarship
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.

Hannah Holthaus
Plainfield, IA

Bruce I. Campbell Endowed Scholarship
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.

Lloyd Pleggenkuhle Memorial Scholarship
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.

Jacob Hoth
Sumner, IA

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.

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.

Taylor Hoth
Waverly, IA

Irma K Ledgerwood Endowed Scholarship
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.

Jenni Hubrig
Waterloo, IA

Paul “Spike” & Merriam Kelly Scholarship
Established by friends of Spike and Merriam Kelly, both of the class of 1924, this award is given annually to a worthy student.

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.

Janefa James
Des Moines, IA

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.

Mandy Jensen
Evansdale, IA

Hoyt & Winifred Appelman Young Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established from the estate of Winifred A. Young, to be used for tuition grants to deserving students of the University.

Lindsey Jimenez
Davenport, IA

Beecher Beal & Bertha Roberts/Thomas Roberts Student Scholarship
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.

William F. and La Vonne I. Gutches Student Scholarship
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.

Andrew Johnson
Roscoe, IL

Edward L. Paine & Gertrude Pease Paine Scholarship
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.

Andria Kakacek
Solon, IA

Andres Education Scholarship
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.

Forrest G. and Margaret L Moore Endowed Scholarship
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. This scholarship has been supplemented by $500 this year thanks to the generosity of Don McGuire, Class of ’63.

Brad Kaufer
Oak Hills, CA

Arneson Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student involved in the following activities: Intercollegiate athletics, and or a university club or organization. A further donor criterion requires that the recipient is a rising senior with a minimum GPA of 3.2 with preference given to the student that has a high level of attendance at a variety of university sporting events.

Alycia Kelly
Saint Olaf, IA

Lloyd Pleggenkuhle Memorial Scholarship
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.

Scott and Bobbi Lebin Endowed Scholarship
This Scholarship was established as an annual award to be used by Upper Iowa University to support one annual scholarship to a deserving student majoring in education.  The award shall be renewable to any recipient, so long as the recipient continues to qualify under the specified criteria.

The Pam Whitmore Endowed 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.

Erica Kelly
Littleton, CO

Colorado Alumni Chapter Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who resides in the state of Colorado. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. If there are no eligible students from this state, the scholarship will be awarded to a student best meeting the established criteria as determined by the UIU Honors and Awards Committee.

Phi Beta Delta Association Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student member of the Phi Beta Delta sorority who is completing their junior year, to be used for their senior year at Upper Iowa University.

Alexis King
Mabel, MN

Irene Humphrey Anderson Scholarship in English
Established by Irene Humphry Anderson, an alumna, class of 1934, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving student majoring in English.

Emily Kisch
Elgin, IL

James H Olsen Biology Scholarship
Established in 2017 by the Estate of James Herman Olsen, an alumnus, class of 1952, this scholarship is awarded to a biology student.

Conner Klostermann
Dyersville, IA

Emma Meiners-Emerson/Alice Emerson-Hart Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching English
This scholarship is awarded to a student with a GPA of 3.75 or higher and majoring in English who is also a native of northeast Iowa.

Parker Kray
Monticello, IA

Arneson Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student involved in the following activities: Intercollegiate athletics, and or a university club or organization. A further donor criterion requires that the recipient is a rising senior with a minimum GPA of 3.2 with preference given to the student that has a high level of attendance at a variety of university sporting events.

Jacob D. Burling Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who has an agriculture background and interest, with preference given to a student majoring in an area with an Agriculture emphasis. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.7.

Jessica Kruse
Hiawatha, IA

William F. and La Vonne I. Gutches Student Scholarship
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.

Ashley Kuennen
Fayette, IA

Martha M. Moeller Scholarship
Funded by the Henry George Mackintosh Foundation, in honor of Martha Moeller, who attended UIU as a student in the 1890’s. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good standing pursing a degree in the Teacher Education Program with a preference given to a junior, senior or graduate level status.

Codie Lagrange
Independence, IA

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Aubrey Lasche
De Witt, IA

William F. Baker Science Memorial Award
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.

Meghan Leckband
Winterset, IA

Drs. Eugene E. and Mildred Everts Garbee Award
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.

Dajah Lee
Chicago, IL

McCoy Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Martha Weatherspoon
The McCoy Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Martha Weatherspoon was established in 2016 by LaVerne McCoy, class of 1998 in honor of her mother Martha Weatherspoon. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students representing ethnic minority populations at the Fayette Campus.

Zach Lefebure
Norway, IA

Beulah Combs Thompson Scholarship
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.

Alison Leuchtenmacher
Elgin, IA

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.

Ralph Kauten Endowed Scholarship
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.

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.

Justine Liddle
Tripoli, IA

Emma Meiners-Emerson/Alice Emerson-Hart Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching Elementary Education
This scholarship is awarded to a student with a GPA of 3.75 or higher and majoring in Elementary Education who is also a native of northeast Iowa.

Clayton Lieb
Pearl City, IL

Zecha – McCauley Scholarship
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.

Kortney Lightfoot
Dubuque, IA

Pande Scholarship
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.

Kate Matheis
East Moline, IL

Pande Scholarship
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.

Matt Mayner
Independence, IA

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.

Kaylonna McKee
Fayette, IA

Lloyd Pleggenkuhle Memorial Scholarship
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.

Alicia Mellenthin
Marion, IA

John Rippe Scholarship
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.

Meridith Meyer
Cedar Rapids, IA

Margaret Share Kerfoot Scholarship
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.

Thea Meyer
Waukon, IA

Babcock Scholarship
The estate of Mary E. Babcock provided for these scholarships to honor the memory of Quintus C. Babcock, who settled in Fayette in 1857 and became one of Upper Iowa’s very first students.

Excellence in Education Scholarship
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.

The Pam Whitmore Endowed 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.

Gabbie Mohs
Fredericksburg, IA

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.

Aaron Morgan
Irvine , United Kingdom

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.

Meredith Munier McDonald
Central City, IA

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 residence of Iowa. Upper Iowa University has a long history of supporting the military and is recognized as a military-friendly university.

Don & Pauline McGuire Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a first-time non-traditional student during their first year of attendance at UIU. One-half of the scholarship will be awarded for their first semester with the remainder being awarded in the second semester, contingent upon the student earning a minimum of 6 credits during the fall semester with a GPA of at least 2.5. Preference will be given to students who have experienced hardships (i.e. financial, familial, health) which caused them not to be able to enter college previously.

Cody Nelson
Fayette, IA

Dr. J. M. and Zinita Dickman Murphy Scholarship
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.

Dalton Nelson
Greene, IA

Lew Churbuck Scholarship
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.

Bill Noecker
West Union, IA

Military Family Scholarship
This award is made to either a veteran or a spouse or dependent of a veteran & a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

The Perry Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching
This scholarship is awarded to a student of at least sophomore standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The student must be majoring in Education with aspirations of becoming an educator. It is also the Donor’s intent to split the contribution into two $1,000 scholarships; awarded to one female student and one male student meeting the listed criteria.

Allison Norris
Diagonal, IA

Science Faculty Recognition Award
Science faculty created this award to honor the most outstanding science strudent for the academic year.

EmiLee Novak
Fairfax, IA

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Aaron Ohlsen
Hiawatha, IA

Dr. Gary McVicker Scholarship
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.

Billy O’Neill
Mason City, IA

Charles Morgan Scholarship
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.

Environmental Leadership Scholarship
The Environmental Leadership Scholarship received its first donation in 2008 and was first awarded in 2015. The scholarship is awarded to a new or returning student with demonstrated career interest in environmental sustainability and solutions. Preference is given to students majoring in Environmental Science.

Carson Parker
New Hartford, IA

William “Bill” Prochaska Endowed Scholarship
The William (Bill) Prochaska Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a student entering their junior year majoring in Physical Education and Coaching.  The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  The scholarship will be used toward the students’ junior year expenses at UIU.  Mr. Prochaska (Coach Pro) and his family have given this scholarship in honor of his 50 year affiliation with UIU as an alum, coach, athletic director and faculty member.

Lia Passini
Verona, WI

J. Paul and Sharroll Richards Scholarship
This scholarship was established by J. Paul and Sharroll Richards to be given to one or more deserving students pursuing teacher licensure at the elementary or secondary level. Eligible recipients must be a native of Iowa, Minnesota or Wisconsin and must be a student-athlete participating in a sport that hosts events a the Fayette campus. Preference will be given to a student with interest in becoming a certified coach.

Hayley Peacock
East Dubuque, IL

Andres Education Scholarship
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.

Dan Peters
Chicago, IL

Siddiqui Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established to recognize students who have overcome challenge.

Lauren Phams
Vinton, IA

Ron Crooker Facilities Endowed Scholarship
The Ron Crooker Facilities Endowed Scholarship be established as an endowed fund from the Donor’s gift(s) to be used by Upper Iowa University to support one or more annual scholarships to deserving students in good academic standing who have worked in the UIU Facilities & Management Department and who show interest in pursuing a career in facilities management. Recommendation for recipients will be made by the Facilities Management team.

Bekka Pierson
Shell Rock, IA

Excellence in Education Scholarship
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.

Laurie Post
Fayette, IA

Ivadell Brause Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Education
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.

Juan Ignacio Reyna Rodriguez
Antolin del Campo, Venezuela

The Paul and Margaret Pickett Scholarship
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.

Kristi Richardson
Saint Francisville, LA

Martha M. Moeller Scholarship
Funded by the Henry George Mackintosh Foundation, in honor of Martha Moeller, who attended UIU as a student in the 1890’s. The scholarship is awarded to a student in good standing pursing a degree in the Teacher Education Program with a preference given to a junior, senior or graduate level status.

Jordan Rommes
Decorah, IA

Mike McCready Scholarship
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.

Josie Roulson
West Union, IA

Carlton W. and Maxine R. Knight Endowed Scholarship
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.

Ben Salzman
Oshkosh, WI

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Anna Lee Sass
Fayette, IA

Dr. Louise P. Herring Scholarship
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.

Cameron Savage
Independence, IA

Ron Crooker Facilities Endowed Scholarship
The Ron Crooker Facilities Endowed Scholarship be established as an endowed fund from the Donor’s gift(s) to be used by Upper Iowa University to support one or more annual scholarships to deserving students in good academic standing who have worked in the UIU Facilities & Management Department and who show interest in pursuing a career in facilities management. Recommendation for recipients will be made by the Facilities Management team.

Nancy Scheel
Elk Run Heights, IA

Beecher Beal & Bertha Roberts/Thomas Roberts Student Scholarship
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.

Ryan Schmalen
Clear Lake, IA

Bruce I. Campbell Endowed Scholarship
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.

Hunter Schulte
Winthrop, IA

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.

Lindsey Schultz
Postville, IA

The Perry Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching
This scholarship is awarded to a student of at least sophomore standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The student must be majoring in Education with aspirations of becoming an educator. It is also the Donor’s intent to split the contribution into two $1,000 scholarships; awarded to one female student and one male student meeting the listed criteria.

Logan Schweinefus
Ossian, IA

Andres Business Scholarship
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.

Blanche Cole Gloss Memorial Scholarship
Because of her family’s long association with Upper Iowa University, this scholarship was established in memory of Blanche Cole Gloss, Class of 1904, to be given to a deserving student.

Christonna Shafranski
Stevens Point, WI

James H Olsen Biology Scholarship
Established in 2017 by the Estate of James Herman Olsen, an alumnus, class of 1952, this scholarship is awarded to a biology student.

Sami Kay Shafranski
Stevens Point, WI

The John and Reta Coleman Achievement and Science Award
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.

Stephanie Shook
Le Claire, IA

Michael David Selgelid Memorial Scholarship
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.

Mitchel Siech
Janesville, IA

J. Paul and Sharroll Richards Scholarship
This scholarship was established by J. Paul and Sharroll Richards to be given to one or more deserving students pursuing teacher licensure at the elementary or secondary level. Eligible recipients must be a native of Iowa, Minnesota or Wisconsin and must be a student-athlete participating in a sport that hosts events a the Fayette campus. Preference will be given to a student with interest in becoming a certified coach.

Alex Smith
Fairbank, IA

Mrs Richard Otley Improvement Award
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.

Tim Smith
Omaha, NE

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.

Kenzie Soeken
Ely, IA

Bruce I. Campbell Endowed Scholarship
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.

Stephanie Sparks
La Porte City, IA

Zecha – McCauley Scholarship
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.

Dalton Steere
Waverly, IA

Lloyd Pleggenkuhle Memorial Scholarship
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.

Zecha – McCauley Scholarship
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.

Austin Steil
Algona, IA

Sodexo Campus Services Scholarship
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.

The Brooke Kerns Endowed Scholarship
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.

Jasmine Stocker
Luana, IA

Foster Cass Foundation Student Scholarship
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.

Stevens Family Scholarship
This scholarship shall be awarded to a junior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and majoring in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education.

Lucy Syverson
Walker, IA

Faculty Appreciation Endowed Scholarship
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.

Julia Szepieniec
Eau Claire, WI

Dr. J. D. Parker and Nellie K. Parker Scholarship
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.

Bryce Teff
Calmar, IA

Distinguished Student in Computer Sciences
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.

Kaitlin Teff
Calmar, IA

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 residence of Iowa. Upper Iowa University has a long history of supporting the military and is recognized as a military-friendly university.

Jack Thode
Cedar Falls, IA

Babcock Scholarship
The estate of Mary E. Babcock provided for these scholarships to honor the memory of Quintus C. Babcock, who settled in Fayette in 1857 and became one of Upper Iowa’s very first students.

Alexis Thompson
Janesville, IA

Clark/Bowen Endowed Scholarship
Since 1973, Upper Iowa University has seen remarkable growth in the correspondence program, which today includes online, distance learning, and self-paced programs that have offered flexible learning to thousands of students worldwide. This scholarship was created by UIU in honor of Dr. Charles B. Clark and Roger Bowen. This scholarship will be awarded to an academically eligible recipient currently enrolled in a self-paced, online, or distance learning program and chosen by the Honors and Awards Committee. The recipient will be eligible to retain the scholarship while learning at Upper Iowa University. Help us honor these two pioneers in Upper Iowa University’s illustrious history with the creation of a scholarship in their names.

Jaclyn Thompson
Ottawa, IL

Mary Kimball Scholarship
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.

Tanner Thompson
Forest City, IA

Military Family Scholarship
This award is made to either a veteran or a spouse or dependent of a veteran & a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Teddy Travis
Tarpon Springs, FL

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.

Gabe Umbarger
Garner, IA

Andres Business Scholarship
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.

Kelly Walvatne
Tripoli, IA

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Established in 1997, this endowed scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students from the northeast Iowa area, with preference given to students from Oelwein.

Sharon Warren
Cedar Rapids, IA

Dennis and Marlene Murdock Adult Learner Scholarship
This scholarship shall be awarded to adult learners at a non-Fayette campus location. Recipients must have completed no fewer than 30 credits and be in good academic standing with the University. Recipients will be nominated by a staff or faculty member in recognition of their ability to overcome obstacles in pursuit of an education.

Nathan Webb
North Bay Village, FL

Florida Alumni Chapter Scholarship
The scholarship shall be awarded to a student who resides in the state of Florida. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Pande Scholarship
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.

Jareese Williams
Mason City, IA

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.

Lesa Williams
Milwaukee, WI

Extended University Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to deserving students from the Academic Extension. Students are awarded based on grade point average and number of credit hours completed with Upper Iowa.

LaVerne McCoy Scholarship
The Laverne McCoy Scholarship is given to deserving students representing ethnic minority populations at the UIU-Milwaukee Center.

Denise Wiltz
New Orleans, LA

Paul “Spike” & Merriam Kelly Scholarship
Established by friends of Spike and Merriam Kelly, both of the class of 1924, this award is given annually to a worthy student.

Anna Winter
Rochester, MN

Babcock Scholarship
The estate of Mary E. Babcock provided for these scholarships to honor the memory of Quintus C. Babcock, who settled in Fayette in 1857 and became one of Upper Iowa’s very first students.

Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship
To recognize the dedicated service of Raymond Deming, a former professor of mathematics and astronomy from 1922 to 1953, this scholarship is awarded to a student showing excellence in mathematics.

Thomas Parker Goebel and Helen Goebel Scholarship
This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing their studies in science, given by Thomas Parker Goebel and the late Helen Goebel.

Ryan Wooten
Willowbrook, IL

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.

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