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Alumni eligible for Merchant Scholarship

January 16, 2014

Coleen Wagner, secretary, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, 319-273-2518,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa alumni are invited to apply for the 2014 Merchant Scholarship. Merchant Scholarship recipients must be attending or planning to attend an accredited graduate or professional school at an educational institution as a full-time student.

The scholarships are awarded from a trust established in 1951 to honor Frank Ivan Merchant and his sister, Kate Matilda Merchant. Frank was a professor of Latin and Greek and served as head of the Department of Foreign Languages at UNI, then the Iowa State Teachers College. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability, achievement, character, potential and service to society.

Applications and instructions for applying are available online at Deadline for completed applications is March 1.

For more information, contact Coleen Wagner, secretary in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, at 319-273-2518 or