William Clark III, Shaw Meh, Emily Erdelt, Sierra Meeks and Sophie Brown
Sep 14, 2023

Five students awarded life-changing UNI-CUE scholarships

The college investment will be more manageable for five local students, thanks to scholarships from the UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE).

UNI campus
Aug 16, 2023

John Deere grant to support college access and readiness for Waterloo youth

A $25,000 grant from John Deere will bolster the University of Northern Iowa’s efforts to increase access to higher education for Waterloo students. 

Shelly Smith and Azline Nelson
Aug 15, 2023

UNI-CUE builds future success for up and coming students

UNI programming lays the foundation for a successful path forward for students long before they may be considering their next steps beyond high school.

Upward Bound Math and Science students standing on University of Northern Iowa sign on campus
Jul 07, 2023

High school students get preview of college life with summer UNI-CUE programs

Nearly 100 Waterloo high schoolers are experiencing college life thanks to the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science programming on UNI campus.

UNI President Mark Nook, Marcy Roundtree - Cedar Rapids Board of Education, Cedar Rapids Community School District Superintendent Tawana Grover, UNI-CUE Executive Director Robert Smith, UNI Provost Jose Herrera, Nancy Humbles - Cedar Rapids Board of Education
May 09, 2023

UNI-CUE hosts educational, community leaders in Waterloo

The UNI Center for Urban Education served as the host for educational and community leaders from across the Cedar Valley and Corridor on Tuesday.

Funded by the United States Department of Education and the University of Northern Iowa, the Educational Talent Search program provides tutorial services, career exploration, information on postsecondary education, exposure to college campuses, information on student financial assistance, assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications, assistance in preparing for college entrance exams, special activities for sixth, seventh and eighth graders, as well as workshops for the families of participants. For a complete list of programs supported by UNI-CUE visit the...

De'Veon Harris
Sep 01, 2022

From athlete to mentor, UNI football alum De’Veon Harris helping Cedar Rapids students

A University of Northern Iowa alum and former football player, De'Veon Harris had hopes of playing all the way to the NFL, but injury struck and he had to change directions. Today Harris, a first-generation college graduate who came from a low-income background, is helping Cedar Rapids students reach their goals through his work with Educational Talent Search - a TRIO program that was recently expanded to the Cedar Rapids School District.