$2.47 Million Gift to Create Presidential Scholarship Fund at UNI

A gift of $2.47 million from the estate of H. Theodore (Ted) Dohrman will be used to establish the Theodore and Mary Dohrman Presidential Scholarship Fund at the University of Northern Iowa.

Income generated from this endowment fund will be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students involved in the Presidential Scholars Program. The first scholarships will be awarded in 2017-2018.

Jessica Moon Asa, director, University Honors Program, said, “We are so grateful to Theodore and Mary Dohrman for their generous gift to the University Honors Program.  This fund will continue to attract talented students to UNI where the university as a whole benefits from their academic and social engagement. We look forward to sharing and celebrating the achievements of Dohrman Presidential Scholars in the years to come!” 

Dohrman, who earned his doctoral degree from Harvard University, served as a member of the UNI sociology faculty from 1949 until his retirement in 1981. Dohrman was then granted emeritus status. He passed away on May 8, 2015, at his home in San Diego, California.

The Dohrman gift was made to the University of Northern Iowa through the UNI Foundation. For more information about the UNI Foundation, visit uni-foundation.org.