Dining Scholarship


Up to $1000 Scholarships Available to
UNI Dining Services Student Employees


The dining service scholarship was established in 2000 by UNI Dining Services. Financial assistance is from Martin Bros. Distributing, Darla Bell's memorial fund (a UNI student who passed away due to cancer) and other various food producers. Tiered scholarships will be available, with the essays weighted heavily. 

Who is eligible?
University of Northern Iowa students who are employed by UNI dining services and can relate their major to the food service industry. Any major can apply for the scholarship. Previous applicants are encouraged to apply.

How can this scholarship be used?
This scholarship is intended to be used during the traditional academic year (Fall-Spring) at the University of Northern Iowa and will applied to the student's U-bill each semester.

How can I qualify?
Students must be enrolled full time, in good standing, maintain 10 hours/week average continuous employment with UNI Dining Services, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Eligibility is for students who are currently employed and maintain continuous employment with UNI Dining Services. Continued employment during 2021-22 school year is required in order to receive the full scholarship amount.

When are Applications Due?
Completed application and recommendation forms must be received to the address on the application by January 15, 2021.

Where can I get an Application?
The Dining Scholarship can be completed under the UNIversity Scholarship Application. If you have questions, please email Matt Copp.

Required Forms
You will need to submit:

  • A College Recommendation Form
  • An Employer Recommendation Form
  • One full page, double-spaced essay describing: Why you feel you are qualified for this scholarship and how your major is related to the food service industry 
  • One full page, double-spaced essay describing: What are your plans/goals for the future

Please return the completed sealed forms to Matt Copp, Rialto Dining Center, 2003 Campus Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0290