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Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

OVERVIEW

The History Department of Northern Iowa offers several scholarships: for prospective and declared History Majors, regardless of year standing; year-specific scholarships to assist sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students; and scholarships for History Teaching and Social Science Teaching majors. The UNI-versity Scholarship Application provides the opportunity to apply for university-level, college-level, and departmental scholarships. Our scholarships, listed below, are also listed in PDF form.

History Department Scholarships

History Major Scholarships - any year standing​ 

  • The James Sanders Scholarship is offered to prospective or declared History majors who can demonstrate financial need.  Applicants must have taken, or plan to register for, a course in Asian, African, or Latin American studies. 

  • The Don and Alleen Howard Scholarships are offered to History majors who have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and who can demonstrate financial need.

  • The Howard Jones Scholarship is offered to students who are declared History or Social Science majors; applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75. 

  • The Michael & Mary L. Wright Endowed Scholarship is provided to History majors who demonstrate financial need.

  • The Norma “Judy” Peters Hermann Scholarship is provided to undergraduate students majoring in History or Social Science Teaching, who demonstrate financial need.  Recipients must have a major GPA of at least 3.0.

Teaching Major Scholarships

  • The Kim and Steve Carlson Scholarship is offered to History Teaching or Social Science Teaching majors who have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.  This scholarship is available to students who demonstrate financial need, but do not qualify for need-based awards.

  • The Willella Fluellin/Bill and Gwen Hood Scholarship is offered to Social Science Teaching majors who demonstrate financial need.

Year Specific Scholarships: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior

  • The Charles Ray & Ada May Hoxie Scholarship is offered to students who will be sophomores or juniors by the Fall term and who are declared History majors.  Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 3.3.

  • The Donald E. Shepardson Endowed Scholarships are awarded to juniors and seniors majoring in History with a GPA of at least 3.0 who demonstrate financial need.  One scholarship will be awarded to a student transferring to UNI.

  • The Donald M. Lowe Scholarship is offered to History majors who demonstrate both merit and financial need (preference given to Teaching majors).  The recipient must have a UNI GPA of 3.20. 

  • The Social Science Teaching Scholarship provides support for junior and senior Social Science Teaching Majors with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The Jerry and JoAnn Kramer Endowed History Scholarship is offered to junior and senior History majors who demonstrate financial need.  The recipient must have a UNI GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • The John L. Eiklor Scholarship is awarded to junior and senior History majors.  Applicants must have completed 30 semester hours of coursework (at least 15 of which must be at UNI) by the beginning of the Fall term.  Their minimum overall GPA must be 2.8, with a minimum of 3.0 in History courses.   A personal statement/essay is required.

  • The Leland Sage Scholarship is offered to junior and senior History majors.  The applicant must have completed 60 hours of coursework (at least 15 at UNI, with at least 12 of those 15 in History) and have an overall GPA of 2.8, with a 3.0 in History.

  • The Howard & Merle Thompson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to promising junior and senior History majors.  Applicants must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.3 and a grade point average in their major of at least 3.5.

Scholarship for Iowa Community College Transfers

  • The UNI Dept. of History Partnership Award will be given to two Iowa community college transfer students with an AA degree who plan to major in History.  The scholarship requires a GPA of 3.5 or higher and may be renewed if standards are met.

Graduate Scholarships

  • The Ray Johnston Graduate Student in American History Scholarship is available to students seeking an M.A. degree in American History.

  • The Tim Hilby History Scholarship is offered to students seeking an M.A. degree in History.

  • The Loren N. Horton Scholarship is provided to either undergraduate or graduate students majoring in History with preference given to graduate students.

How to Apply for UNI Scholarships

Start the UNIversity Scholarship Application:

  • Complete the general UNIversity Scholarships online application: https://finaid.uni.edu/scholarship
  • Upload your Financial Aid and/or College of SBS essay(s) and submit the application.

After the Online Application Has Been Submitted:

  • Have two letters of reference sent to the Department of History, or email the letters to: cordelia.martin@uni.edu
  • Print an unofficial transcript from your My Student Center and deliver to the Department of History, or scan and email it along with your letters of reference.