Through the generosity of alumni, donors and friends of the College of Education we are able to provide scholarships for students. 

Scholarship recipients and scholarship donors gather for a group photo at Hotel Vetro.
Online Application

You can apply for many scholarships by filling out one application. The next application period will open during the fall semester.

Jeremy Williams in front of flag
Scholarships for Veterans

Two additional scholarships for veterans require separate applications:

Courtney Fredrickson and Al Ruffalo at the scholarship awards luncheon at Hotel Vetro
Information for Donors

The gift of scholarships from friends and alumni help students realize their aspirations to the fullest.

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Elizabeth Holm 
Administrative Services Coordinator 
College of Education Dean's Office
N459 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-6111
Fax: (319) 335-5386
elizabeth-holm@uiowa.edu

Daniel Clay
Dean, College of Education
N459 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: (319) 335-5380
Fax: (319) 335-5386
dan-clay@uiowa.edu

Cally Murray
Director of Development,
College of Education
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
One West Park Road
P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550
Phone: (319) 467-3360
Fax: (319) 335-2568
​​​​​​​murray@uifoundation.org

 

 

Scholarship Recipients Impact the World

Scholarships

Albert Hood Promising Scholar Award

Awarded to a doctoral student in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education and to a doctoral student in Higher Education and Student Affairs with an approved prospectus. Established by Jean M. Hood on the occasion of the retirement of her husband, Dr. Hood.

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).

Barry Bratton Memorial Award

Awarded to a graduate student in the College of Education who has completed some coursework that reflects a commitment to the systematic design and improvement of instructional processes and material and established by Marlys Dunphy (MA '79/EdS '87) in memory of Dr. Bratton.

Blommers-Hieronymus-Feldt Fellowship

Awarded to doctoral students in educational measurement and statistics and established through gifts given in honor of Professors Blommers, Hieronymus and Feldt.

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).

COE 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.

Daniel G. Loetscher Memorial Science Education Scholarship

Awarded to students pursuing secondary education with an emphasis in the sciences. Preference will be given to those pursuing an emphasis in chemistry. Established by Ryan Shandor in memory of his grandfather, Daniel Loetscher (BA '24/MS '26).

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.

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.

Debra Clausen Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student in the College of Education who will work at the Hospital School (now the Center for Disabilities and Development) to evaluate and develop learning programs for students with mental disabilities, including Down Syndrome, or to students pursuing careers in special education and established by J. Christian and Geraldine K. Clausen in memory of their daughter, Debra.

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.

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.

Emily C. Wagner Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate student in secondary education with an English education teaching degree who will be student teaching in the academic year following the award. Preference for students who are residents of Iowa with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. Established by Richard and Sandy Wagner in memory of their daughter Emily (BA '97).

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).

Franklin D. and Louise P. Stone International Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding international student pursuing a Ph.D. in the College of Education. Applicants must have completed at least two full semesters in residence at the University of Iowa and have at least a year of study remaining. Established by Louise Stone in memory of her husband, Dr. Stone (MA '42/PhD '63).

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).

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).

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.

H. D. Hoover Fund for Excellence

Awarded to a graduate student working on mathematics achievement testing in the elementary grades and established through gifts given in honor of Professor H.D. Hoover (MA ‘67/PhD ‘69).

H. D. Hoover Scholarship

Awarded to a graduate student working on mathematics achievement testing in the elementary grades. Funds provide an extra stipend for a period of three years during graduate study. This award is in addition to the student’s graduate assistantship.

Harvey H. Davis Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding graduate student in educational leadership with preference given to nominees interested in the financing of education.

Helen Mackin Nichol Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who are Iowa residents studying to be secondary teachers and who plan to teach and work with mentally and emotionally disturbed children. Established through the estate of Helen Mackin Nichol (BA '23).

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.

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.

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 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).

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).

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).

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).

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.

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).

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).

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).

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.

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).

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).

Paul Opstad Scholarship

Awarded to a full or part-time graduate student in the College of Education whose career or scholarly interests focus on the concerns and needs of international students. Based on need and merit. Established in memory of Dr. Opstad (BA '51/MA '54/PhD '58) by his children David, Laura and Carol.

Perry Eugene McClenahan Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding graduate student in educational administration. Established by Don (BSC '24) and Dorothy Guthrie (BA '24/MA '26) in honor of Perry Eugene McClenahan (BPH 1905/MA 1906).

Rolland Ray Award

Awarded to a doctoral student who is completing dissertations concerned with measurement in any one of four areas: mathematics education, science education, social studies education or English education. Established through the estate of Gleynafa Ray (MA '37) in memory of her husband Dr. Ray (MA '41/PhD '51).

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).

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.

T. Anne Cleary Psychological Research Scholarship

Awarded to students in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations. Two awards will be presented, one to an American national student and one to an international student. It was established in memory of T. Anne Cleary by her brothers Frank, Michael and Paul.

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).