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UNI alumni eligible for Merchant Scholarship

February 9, 2012

April Chatham-Carpenter, professor, communication studies, 319-273-5901,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa alumni are invited to apply for a 2012 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 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 through the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for Academic Affairs at

Deadline for completed applications is March 1. Contact April Chatham-Carpenter, professor, communication studies, with any questions at 319-273-5901 or