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UNI students selected as Nextgen leaders

December 19, 2011

Julianne Gassman, assistant professor, health, physical education and leisure services, 319-273-2264,

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


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Three students at the University of Northern Iowa are recipients of the Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program (Nextgen) Scholarship from the National Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The Nextgen program awards students $4,500 which allows them to complete their internships and certification process.

Students selected as Nextgen leaders agree to complete the certification process, participate in a voluntary program evaluation and participate in a multi-year research study designed to illustrate the positive effects of internship stipends for professionals entering the nonprofit sector. A total of 28 UNI students have earned a total of $126,000 since the scholarship began in 2007.

UNI recipients include Natalie Greve, leisure, youth and human services major, of Holy Cross, Iowa; Danielle Means, mathematics major; and Elizabeth Messerli, a psychology major. Only students seeking certification in nonprofit management through the nonprofit leadership alliance can earn this scholarship.

For additional information, contact Julianne Gassman, assistant professor in health, physical education and leisure services at UNI, at 319-273-2264 or