College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Scholarships & Funding

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CSBS Scholarships:  

The UNIversity Scholarship Application is the best way for students to investigate scholarship opportunities and to apply for those scholarships. 

CSBS scholarships include:

The SBS Scholarship Program awards scholarships on the basis of academic merit to entering freshmen who expect to major in one of the degree programs of the CSBS. Awards are given in amounts up to $6,000 per year and have the potential to be renewed for up to four years of funding. 

The Alderman Scholars Program provides assistance to "needy, worthy, and appreciative students" within the CSBS. The program is open to entering freshmen, current undergraduates, and undergraduates transferring to the University of Northern Iowa. Awards are given in amounts up to $6,000 per year and have the potential to be renewed for up to four years of funding. 

The Irene Thompson Scholarship is for a SBS junior or senior undergraduate student with outstanding academic achievement. Selection takes place in the spring, and amounts vary.

CSBS Multicultural Scholars are recipients of scholarships from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Northern Iowa.  Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen who identify with an underrepresented racial, cultural, or ethnic background and who expect to major in one of the degree programs of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Academic achievement, involvement, and degree of financial need may also be considered.

Other Funding: 

Undergraduate Research Award.  Undergraduate CSBS students may be awarded up to $750 per year to conduct research or to attend conferences.  The deadlines for applications are below:

  • the first Monday in October
  • the first Monday in February

Study Abroad.   Students majoring in CSBS programs are eligible to apply for funding in order to study abroad.  This award is not affiliated with the UNI Study Abroad Program.

Graduate Research Award.  Students enrolled in any CSBS graduate program are eligible to apply for one CSBS Graduate Research Award to assist with expenses related to thesis research (or the major research project for non-thesis programs).  Maximum award is $500. This award is not affiliated with the Graduate College.