CEDAR FALLS — University of Northern Iowa alumni may apply for a 2018 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. He lived with his sister, who taught piano lessons until her death in 1942.

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 Provost and Executive Vice President at

Deadline for completed applications is March 1. Contact Merchant Scholarship administrator Krista Herrera with any questions at 273-2519 or