UNI Center for Violence Prevention announces spring scholarship recipients

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Northern Iowa is proud to announce this spring semester’s recipients of the O. Jay and Pat Tomson Student Internship and Verizon HopeLine™ “Making Iowa Safe” Scholarships.

The O. Jay and Pat Tomson scholarship is made available through a generous donation from the Tomson family to acknowledge student engagement with community agencies and partners providing prevention and victim services for individuals impacted by sexual, domestic or family violence. The Verizon HopeLine™ “Making Iowa Safe” Scholarship is made available to support the Center for Violence Prevention’s community engagement efforts by supporting student internships that address bullying and gender-based violence prevention.

Requirements and eligibility for the scholarships were judged on academic merit, verified enrollment as a full time UNI undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and engagement in an internship at an agency, non-profit organization, association or government agency with a focus on interpersonal violence prevention or victim services.

This year’s recipients are Morgan Holzer, Charles City, Iowa; Hannah Sedlacek, Spirit Lake, Iowa; MacKenzie Whelan, Waterloo, Iowa; Lindsey Suits, Waverly, Iowa; and Shelby Schreck, Hazleton, Iowa.

Student award winners will participate in a scholarship recipient reception and present on internship experiences and learner outcomes at the end of April. For more information, contact Alan Heisterkamp, director of the Center for Violence Prevention, at 319-273-3545 or alan.heisterkamp@uni.edu.


Alan Heisterkamp, director, UNI Center for Violence Prevention, 319-273-3545, alan.heisterkamp@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu