Competitive Scholarships

UNI’s most talented undergraduates are encouraged to apply for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Any UNI student can be considered. You do not have to be previously affiliated with Honors & Scholars Programs to be a candidate!

Some awards provide funding for students to pursue graduate studies, often abroad. Others fund opportunities for public service in developing countries. There are a few scholarships that provide funding to undergraduate science majors. Because competitive scholarships attract applicants from some of the country’s most prestigious institutions, it is important for students to begin preparations early to acquire the experiences that will allow them to compete on a national stage.

The Committee for Competitive Scholarship Mentoring is here to support all UNI students pursuing national scholarships and fellowships. The committee mentors candidates as they prepare, apply and interview for prestigious funding opportunities!

Committee Membership


Dr. Bryce Kanago
College of Business 
Dr. Kerri Clopton
College of Education
Dr. Elizabeth Lefler
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Dr. Bill Harwood
College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences
Dr. Donna Hoffman
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Jessica Moon Asa, Director
Honors & Scholars Programs (Chair)