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Scholarships

The following list indicates scholarships designated for any area of study and the conditions of eligibility. Recipients of these scholarships are selected by the faculty and the student financial aid office.

Advanced Data-Comm Inc. Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a recipient whose permanent address is Dubuque, Jackson, Fayette, Clayton, Buchanan (IA); Grant (WI) or Jo Daviess (IL). The student must demonstrate financial need and exhibit strong moral character that shows a healthy influence on society. Preference is given to employees or family members of employees of Advanced Data-Comm Inc.

Aitchison-Molitore Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Julia and Dr. Hugh Aitchison. It is awarded each year to assist students who have a financial need, are attending on a full-time basis, and are making good progress toward a degree.

Andrew A. Loetscher Scholarship
Established in 1924, the purpose of this scholarship is to assist needy students who are preparing for full-time church service.

Anne Muelendyke Steffens Scholarship
This fund, established in 1928, provides part of the tuition for college students who are preparing for full-time church vocations.

Aviation Administration Scholarship
This scholarship is for Aviation students with financial need.

Bacon Gearhart Kertels Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship was endowed in 1990 by Dr. Herbert A. Gearhart, a long time member of the UD Board of Directors. It is named for his wife's family (Bacon), Dr. Gearhart, and cousins (Kertels) who are UD Alums. This scholarship offers unrestricted assistance to students annually.

Best Scholarship
The Christian Education Scholarship of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Best of Aplington, Iowa, was established in 1970 for the purpose of aiding needy students who are preparing for a full-time church vocation. Preference is given to students from the Aplington Community of the North Central Presbytery. One award is available each year.

C. Maxwell Stanley Scholarship
A permanently endowed trust is used to fund C. Maxwell Stanley Scholarships for undergraduate students.

Carol E. Winter Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1996 by UD alumnus, Carol E. (Winter) Randolph. Preference is given to students who exhibit good academic potential, have financial need, and who are majoring in either the School of Liberal Arts or Professional Programs.

Carroll Robert Wilson, George Baumgartner, and Lyle Williams Scholarship
This scholarship is for deserving undergraduate students.

Class of 1953 Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the class of 1953 as their 50th Class Reunion gift to the University.  It is for undergraduate students with financial need who are in good academic standing.

Cottingham Humanities Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has completed at least 23 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The student should demonstrate personal integrity, compassion, positive thinking, strong leadership skills, and embrace diversity.

Crahan-Du Pont Scholarship
Funds for this scholarship were donated to recognize the Du Pont Company and University Trustee Patrick Crahan. It is awarded annually to a student who is a marketing or business major.

Cumming Memorial Scholarship
This was established in 1963 by the family and friends of Mr. H.W. Cummings. The income from this fund is used to assist worthy young men and women to continue their college education.

David G. Berger Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. David G. Berger, son of Dr. and Mrs. David I. Berger. It is awarded each year, preferably to an international student preparing to enter a full-time church vocation.

Don Birmingham Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Marilyn Birmingham, the widow of Don Birmingham. Don was a long time football coach at the University of Dubuque. The recipient must be an education major and accepted into the Teacher Education Program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 

Dr. Harold A. Fisher Speech Communication Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible through a gift from Dr. Harold A. Fisher. The funds are designated for a student(s) majoring in Communication. The student must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. Students should be preferably enrolled at the sophomore or junior level.

Dr. Ruben Vargas Austin Scholarship for Excellence in Business
The recipient selected should be a full-time student with a declared major in any field in the School of Business. The student should exhibit the following traits: a passion for learning, an aptitude for business, strong potential as a leader, and a commitment to excellence.

E. E. and Florence B. Wheeler Endowed Charitable Educational Trust
This scholarship was established by the estate of Mr. E. E. Wheeler and is awarded to a college student with interest in continuing his/her theological education at the seminary.

Edward H. Sheppley Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each year to a worthy student with a scouting background.

Edward Richmond Pike Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mrs. C. Beatrice Pike in memory of her husband who received his BA from UD. It is designed to help the recipient attain his or her goal in higher education.

Edward & Shirley Babka Opportunity Scholarship
This award is given to a recipient(s) who will be a first time student(s) at the university showing promise for success and will be a first generation college student (neither parent having a four year degree).

Edward G. and Hazel M. Chambers Scholarship
This scholarship was derived from a bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Chambers of Dubuque. Mr. Chambers was, for many years, a teacher in Dubuque public schools. The scholarship is granted on the basis of need, with preference given to graduates of Dubuque Senior High School.

Elaine Kruse Memorial Scholarship
This is awarded annually to a female first-year student on the basis of rank in high school class and test scores on a nationwide test. This scholarship is given in memory of Elaine Kruse.

Emma Trenk Scholarship Award
This scholarship is for a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School entering as a first-year student. The student must possess a high degree of integrity and character, must be an honor roll student with leadership abilities, must be free from substance abuse convictions, exemplify a warm, personal, and caring attitude toward fellow students and have financial need.

Erma Lee Burrell Glasnapp Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a female student who demonstrates financial need. Students must meet academic requirements set forth by the University of Dubuque to be eligible for renewal of this scholarship.

Esther J. and Gaylord M. Couchman College Endowment Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded annually, and in memory of Dr. Gaylord M. Couchman, president of the University of Dubuque from 1953-1967.

Fred C. Potterveld Scholarship
Fred C. Potterveld, an alumnus of UD established this scholarship in 1971. An award is made annually to a recipient selected by Financial Aid.

Geneva Sheppley Scholarship
This scholarship is for a deserving student in the Seminary and in the University.

George F. and Rose E. Jansen Scholarship
The Jansens have established this scholarship to be awarded to a deserving college freshman.

George Sisler Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of George Sisler and is awarded to assist a deserving student at the university.

Golden Reunion Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded to a student with a GPA of 3.25 or higher who demonstrates promise in his/her chosen field of study as well as a capacity for leadership. Student must have financial need and be of Sophomore status or higher and is renewable based on continued academic and leadership success.

Grace Boehner English Scholarship
This scholarship is for students majoring in English and was established in memory of Dr. Grace Boehner a former English professor here at the University.

Grieder-Abben Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship fund was established in memory of Dr. Abbo Abben and Frieda Grieder-Abben, alumni of the University of Dubuque. One scholarship is awarded each year, with preference given to a student who could not otherwise attend the university and who plans to pursue a career in social service, education, or religion.

Harlan B. & Edna B. and Herman & Blanche Heitzman Scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship a student must maintain a 2.5 GPA, be working at least ten hours per week to help fund tuition, and show financial need.

Helen Vance Martens Scholarship
This scholarship is designated for a college student who demonstrates financial need. It is intended for students who plan to earn undergraduate degrees from the University of Dubuque.

Houtz Scholarship
This scholarship is made available through a gift from Jim H. Houtz, a former member of the University of Dubuque Board of Trustees. The scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with financial need.

J. C. Quigley Family Memorial Endowment
This scholarship was established from a bequest in memory of the J. C. Quigley family.

J. Andrew Bestor Prize for Aviation
This prize should recognize a member of the Flight Team who exhibits a strong aptitude for flight, good leadership ability, and a commitment to be the best. The recipient should have standing as a junior at the University when the award is received.

James and Evelyn Hadley Scholarship
This scholarship is used to supplement the educational costs of students who are making satisfactory progress toward earning a degree, have records of achievement in extracurricular and/or community activities and have exhausted all other scholarship funds.

John E. Drake Memorial
This scholarship is for undergraduate students with financial need.

John and Shirley Wiemers Outstanding Business Student Award
This award recognizes an outstanding junior or first semester senior student majoring in the field of Business demonstrating academic achievement and participation in the campus community. Students will be asked to submit a letter outlining their involvement and contributions to the campus community.

Joseph L. and Lydia Plucker Mihelic University Scholarship
This scholarship is for a full-time student in the College of Liberal Arts majoring in the humanities. First preference will be given to Native American students.

Judge Folsom & Helen Deckert Everest Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible through a gift from Helen Everest and is awarded to a student majoring in social work or in social services.  The student must demonstrate financial need.

Keith Carter Teacher Education Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Keith Carter, a 1958 graduate of the University of Dubuque. The student(s) should be from Iowa and majoring in Education and accepted into the Teacher Education Program. Recipient(s) shall be selected by the head of the education department and the dean of student financial planning. 

Kenneth E. "Moco" Mercer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by friends and alumni of the University in honor of the long-standing contributions to the Athletic Department and the University as a whole by Kenneth E. "Moco" Mercer. Mr. Mercer was active as a coach, professor, and counselor for 30 years. Awarded to an outstanding senior in Physical Education.

Leslie Merrill Sheets and Kathryn Hazel Sheets Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded to a student entering their junior or senior year in either the fields of education, chemistry or science. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Louis K. McClymonds Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Anne M. McClymonds in 1926 to assist college students who are preparing for full-time church vocations.

Lydia Plucker Mihelic Prize for Excellence in Expository Writing
This fund, established by Dr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Mihelic, provides an annual award to a first-year student enrolled in composition and rhetoric whose written work demonstrates excellence in form and content.

Lyle A. Lynn Endowment Fund
The establishment of the Lyle A. Lynn Endowment Fund in 1991 was part of the Bicentennial Fund of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It was funded by gifts of the Lynns and the Gannett Foundation and is awarded annually.

M. Jeanne Woodward Endowed Science Scholarship
This scholarship should be given to students interested in studying Environmental Science or any of the other science disciplines offered. Local area students should receive first consideration. If no local students qualify, the scholarship may be awarded to any students from outside the Dubuque area. The scholarship should be renewable for up to four years providing the recipient maintains a grade point average of at least 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) and is making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Kirk Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship should be awarded on the basis of financial need. There is no preference for the recipient to be of a specific major or field of study. Preference should be given to a student from Stockton, IL or Jo Daviess County.

Mabel Campbell Gibson and Edna Bowen White Scholarship
This award is made possible through an endowment in honor of Mabel Gibson and Edna White. The student receiving the award must have financial need and maintain a B average. Funds are designated for a student majoring in English studies.

Marge Kremer Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student of sophomore standing or higher who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and is active in extracurricular activities on campus.

Mary Wilson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for students with financial need in the college or the seminary.

Marv and Cathy O'Hare Prize for Excellence in Student Teaching
This scholarship is to be awarded to an outstanding student teacher as selected by the education faculty. First preference is to a student doing his/her student teaching in the Dubuque Community Schools. If there are no exceptional student teachers in the Dubuque schools, the recipient can be chosen from education majors doing their student teaching in other school districts. 

McKesson Information Solutions Scholarship
This scholarship is designated for students in their final year of study who are working toward a degree in Computer Science, MIS, or CIS.

Monroe Rosenthal Nursing Award
This award is for an outstanding junior in Nursing with at least a 3.25 GPA who exhibits leadership, compassion, and skills to be an excellent nurse.

Nelson Foundation Scholarship
Students shall be selected by the Director of Student Financial Planning. Priority is given to a junior or senior, or to a second-year MBA student.

Noel J. Logan Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a music major on the basis of musical and academic scholarship and financial need. Funds for this scholarship are provided by benefit concerts given by University alumni and gifts from alumni and friends. Dr. Logan was a former head of the University of Dubuque Music Department and the founder of the Dubuque Acappela Choir.

NTSO Gift Certificate
This award is a $100 credit for both the fall and spring semester at the Babka Book Store.  It is given to a non-traditional student enrolled in an undergraduate program who is 24 years of age or older.  The student must be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours in the semester that the award is given and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Philip and Gertrude Odens Scholarship
This scholarship is for undergraduate students with financial need.

Rex and Luella Brammer Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and is awarded annually.

Richard Bissell Creative Writing Award
This award will be given annually to the student who has written the best article, essay or other literary production. It would be preferable if it were written relative to the history of Dubuque and/or Mississippi River which were Dick Bissell's favorite topics; however, this is not essential.

Robert W. McCaffrie Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established from the estate of Robert W. McCaffrie and is awarded to any needy full-time undergraduate student who has a minimum GPA of 2.75 or above and is making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Rothlisberger-Taylor Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Roderick D. Riggs in 1968 in honor of Professor Hazel Rothlisberger and Professor Dorothy Taylor. It is awarded annually in the spring to a junior majoring in mathematics and/or physics and/or computer science who has the highest GPA.

Steve & Loretta Conlon Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Dubuque area student who has financial need.

The Captain A.J. Metelak Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a flight student of junior standing to assist them in accomplishing their dream of flight and becoming a commercial airline pilot. The recipient must be a member of the flight team, with a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a strong conviction of determination and success.

The Folwell Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student from Iowa who shows great potential for success in his/her chosen career and who exhibits characteristics to be a good citizen and community leader. Applicants must complete the FAFSA form to be eligible for this award.

The Kuehnle Teacher Education Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established from the estate of Ethel B. Kuehnle, Class of 1937. Ethel spent the majority of her 45 year career as a kindergarten teacher in the Dubuque Community School District.  It was her wish to help those that wish to follow in her footsteps.  The award is given to an education major who has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program and shows financial need.

The Major General Francis J. Kelly Endowed Scholarship
This award was established in memory of Major General Francis J. Kelly. The award is given to a sophomore or junior student who is enrolled in the undergraduate program at the university.  The student should have a GPA placing the student in the upper 1/3 of his/her class and first choice shall be a member of the R.O.T.C. showing greatest ability toward outstanding leadership.

The Paul and Sara Knuth Endowed Scholarshipp
This scholarship was established through the estate of Helen Knuth, a 1933 graduate of the University of Dubuque. The recipient must be a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate the desire of earning their degree. Recipients will be selected by the dean of student financial planning along with members of the Knuth family.

The Scott Blackmon Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a junior student who is in the aviation field. The student must have financial need.

Thomas Meredith Stampfer Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Thomas Meredith Stampfer, a lifelong resident of Dubuque. This annual scholarship is granted to a member of each of the four college classes and can be renewed each year by students who meet the standards and requirements. It is to be awarded to residents of Dubuque or Dubuque County, Iowa, who have graduated from a high school located in either the city or county.

Tyrrell-Fortner Fund
This fund was established in memory of the Rev. William C. Tyrrell and James M. Fortner. Income from the fund is available for scholarships for students who are preparing for a full-time church vocation.

UD BSN Student Association and Sigma Theta Tau Scholarship
The recipient selected may be a full or part-time student, preferably a registered nurse, but may be any non-traditional adult student majoring in a health science.

WCI Media Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is for undergraduate students in good academic standing who take a specific menu of course in various disciplines which provide knowledge, skills, and/or experiences that world align them with careers and opportunities in the media industry.

Wahlert Foundation Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student of unusual ability, as demonstrated in the study of chemistry, who is of high moral character, and shows exceptional promise.

Wallace Magana Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduate who demonstrates moral precepts and principles and professes a belief in the Christian Religion. Participation in high school extra-curricular activities, though desirable, is not a requirement for consideration in awarding the scholarship. Financial need is one of the criteria to be used in making the selection. 

Wallace Magana Scholarship
This scholarship honors the memory of Lewis J. and Myrtle D. Wallace and Dr. Tobias and Wilhelmina R. Magana, the parents of Dean Wallace and his wife, Juanita Magana Wallace.  Mr. Wallace taught history and mathematics at UD from 1947-51.  His wife, Juanita, was a graduate of the Class of 1936.  The scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduate who demonstrates moral precepts and principles and professes a belief in the Christian Religion.  The student will have demonstrated an ability to successfully meet the University of Dubuque's entrance requirements and have the potential to graduate from the institution.  Financial need is one of the criteria to be used in making the selection. 

Walter F. Peterson Endowed Scholarship for Music/Art
This scholarship was established in memory of Walter F. Peterson, former University of Dubuque President and Chancellor who had a passion for the arts on the UD campus as well as the greater community.  The recipient should be a member of the UD choir, demonstrate potential to become an ensemble leader and a commitment to the Arts at UD and be in good academic standing and have financial need.

Wayne A. and Edith S. Norman Scholarship
This scholarship should be awarded first to seminary students taking courses for joint MDIV/MBA. Second preference should be to MBA students and finally to any seminary student.

Wesley Roeder Speech Prize
This award is given annually to an outstanding student in the field of speech.

William C. Brown Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for students who are legal residents of Iowa and are enrolled full-time at the University of Dubuque as a Business major or in the MBA program. Selection is based on past academic performance, college aptitude test scores, recommendations from instructors and persons unrelated to the applicant. The person must also exhibit motivation, character, and potential based on involvement in extracurricular activities.

William C. and Mary Helen Neumeister Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of William "Bill" Neumeister, a 1938 graduate of the University of Dubuque.  The applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

William G. Kruse Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in the area of Business, showing financial need, and having good academic standing.

William J. Klauer Family Scholarship
This scholarship is for a student(s) who demonstrates exceptional promise for success in a chosen vocation as well as interest in and capacity for leadership in our society.

William L. Lomax Memorial Business Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded on a need basis to students pursuing a degree in business and/or economics.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Hearst Foundation to support undergraduate students in the Nursing program who exhibit leadership, skills and compassion to be an excellent nurse.  The recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above and intend to permanently reside in the U.S. after completion of their studies.

WWII Naval Officer Scholarship
This scholarship is for senior undergraduate students with 3.0 GPA in classes similar to those taken by the V-5/V-12 students in the 1940's.