Undergraduate Students

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College Scholarships Available to Elementary Education Students

The College awarded its top students with over $200,000 in scholarships last year based on academic achievement and potential for success in a specific education field, among other criteria. Application deadline is typically the end of November. One application puts you in the pool for each of the following scholarships:

Duane D. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a transfer student from an Iowa community college who is enrolled in a program in the College of Education and established through gifts given in memory of Dr. Anderson.

Jack Bagford Elementary Education Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in elementary education who will be student teaching during the academic year following the award. The recipient must be a resident of Iowa. It was established by W. Christine Rauscher (MA '72 / PhD '78) in honor of Dr. Bagford.

David and Connie Belin Honors Award
Awarded to graduating seniors who have completed all requirements for the Honors Opportunity Program and established through gifts given in honor of David and Connie Belin.

Dr. Bettye M. Caldwell and Dr. Fred T. Caldwell Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in early childhood development including the fields of education, sociology, psychology, and other related academic programs. This is a merit-based scholarship established by Dr. Bettye M. Caldwell (MA '46) and Dr. Fred T. Caldwell Jr., M.D.

Jake and Kimberly Chung Scholarship
Awarded to a teacher education student for their student teaching semester and established by Jhoon Jake Chung (BA ’96) and Kimberly Dierks Chung (BA ’98).

John Leonard Davies Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is a first or second semester senior in the Department of Teaching and Learning who is viewed as being creative and having outstanding potential for success in the field of K-12 education and established by Elva Davies (MA '72) in memory of her husband, Dr. Davies (MA '43/PhD '49).

Dean's Award of Excellence
Awarded to students who demonstrate strong academic performance; commitment to their program, department, and the College of Education; and a commitment to civic engagement.

Mary Agnella Gunn Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to worthy undergraduate or graduate students in education and established by the trust of Dr. Marion Anderson (BA '24/MA '26/PhD '34) in memory of her long-time friend, Dr. Gunn (BA '23/MA '27/PhD '33).

John H. Haefner Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who will be student teaching in the area of social studies education. Established in the memory of Dr. Haefner (BA '23 / MA '39 / PhD '42).

Gladys and Margaret Harvey Education Scholarship
Awarded to students who show financial need and who are enrolled in the College of Education. Established through gifts made by Margaret K. Harvey in memory of her sister Gladys Harvey (BA '25).

Emma E. Holmes Education Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in any program in the College of Education. Based on merit and need, the recipient must be a U.S. citizen with first preference for a student in the top 20 percent of his/her class with second preference for a student with demonstrated need. Established by gifts from Dr. Holmes (PhD '61).

Howard R. Jones Achievement Award
Awarded to worthy undergraduate or graduate students. Established through gifts from colleagues and friends at the time of Dr. Jones's retirement.

Kyle C. and Eula B. Jones Scholarships
Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students planning careers in elementary and secondary education and administration. Established through the bequest of Michael D. Jones (MD '75) in honor of his parents, Kyle C. and Eula B. Jones.

Charlotte and Ruby Junge Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in elementary or secondary education who will be student teaching for a full semester. Established by Dr. Charlotte Junge (MA '39/PhD '44) in memory of her sister, Dr. Ruby Junge (PhD '46).

Sheila E. McFarland Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who will be student teaching for a full semester in the area of elementary education. Preference will be given to an Iowa resident. Established by Joseph (BA '52) and Rosalie (BA '52) McFarland in memory of their daughter, Sheila Eileen McFarland (BA '73).

Minority Student Award
Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student of color in the College of Education who is active in working with equity issues in the College and has contributed in a positive manner to the life of the College. Established through the estate of Professor Emeritus Ursula Delworth.

Margaret P. Park Scholarship Fund
Awarded to deserving students in the College of Education with preference given to students from St. Louis County, Minnesota; or Rock Island County, Illinois. If no candidates from the above mentioned locations qualify, then the preference will be given to a student from Iowa. Established through the estate of Margaret P. Park (BA '45) and Frank A. Park.

Guy and Gladys Peterson Scholarship
Awarded to students admitted to the teacher education program at the University of Iowa that have completed at least 12 hours of education coursework. Established by Jessica Ann Vogel (BA '58) in memory of her parents, Guy and Gladys Peterson.

Betty Piercy Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving student in the field of reading.

Lorraine Gutz Ragan Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students from Iowa who are enrolled in the teacher education program and established Rex B. Ragan in honor of his sister-in-law, Lorraine Gutz Ragan (BA '55).

Ann Ramsey and Richard E. Posey Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is a junior pursuing a career in teaching or education. Renewable for student’s senior year as long as student maintains the required GPA. Established by Ann Ramsey Posey (BA '69).

Judith Young Saunders Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in teacher education. When possible, preference should be given to students with severe visual impairments. Established by James H. Burke (BA '49) in memory of his niece, Judith Saunders (BA '68).

Margaret A. Sloan Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Education. Preference to be given to Iowa students enrolled in elementary education from Iowa in elementary education. Established by Margaret A. Sloan (BA '55/MA '61).

Lloyd Smith Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding student in the area of elementary social studies. Established through gifts in memory of Dr. Smith (MA '54/PhD '56).

Grace Phelps Stucker Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate teacher education student. Established by Carolyn Stucker (BA ’73/MA ’80) in memory of her mother, Grace Phelps Stucker (BA ’72).

Edgar M. and Evelyn Benzler Tanruther Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate and/or graduate students in the field of elementary education. Established through the estate of Edgar Tanruther (MA '29/PhD '37).

University High School Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA)
Awarded to students doing their student teaching experience. Established through gifts from U-High alumni and faculty.

Erwin and Louise Wasta International Scholarship
Awarded to an international student in the College of Education. Established by Stephanie Wasta (MA '89/PhD '93) in honor of her grandparents.

English as a Second Language Scholarship
Awarded to graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Education.

Thelma Grandia Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate teacher education students who show financial need and established by Murl J. Grandia in memory of his sister, Thelma R. Grandia (BA ’57).

Judy Skalsky Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Art Education. Established by Rose E. Skalsky in memory of her daughter, Judy Skalsky (BA ’65).

Maureen Medberry Snell Education Award
Awarded to outstanding students in the College of Education and established through the estate of Maureen Medberry Snell (BA ‘44).

Student Teaching Abroad Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students who are doing their student teaching in a foreign country and established by Linda R. Baker (BA ‘68) and was supported by Nicholas Colangelo.

Mike and Arline Walter Scholarship
Awarded to graduate students in science education and established by Dr. Cloy (Mike) Walter (BA ’58/MS ’60/PhD ’66) and Arline Walter (BA ’63/MS ’64).