"I see more in you."

For students from across Iowa and beyond, the promise of a UNI education is life-changing.

It’s the chance to be part of a community that feels like family. To find a program that turns their passions into a life of meaningful impact. To work with faculty who say “I see more in you” — and walk with them every step of the way to becoming who they can be.

Our Tomorrow is a path to greater opportunity for many more students, bringing the promise of a UNI education within reach for the next generation of Panthers.


UNI has always been a school of opportunity for students from all backgrounds — but to keep that promise tomorrow, we must meet the changing needs of students and families in a changing economy.

Today, UNI is full of students making their education possible with a combination of grants and loans, as well as jobs and internships alongside their full-time studies. Every dollar of financial need that we meet makes it more likely that a committed UNI student will be able to attend, stay and graduate.

Through Our Tomorrow, we will invest $70 million in new scholarship support for our students.

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  • Merit Scholarships
  • Need-Based Scholarships
  • Underrepresented Students Scholarships
  • Transfer Students Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Graduate Scholarships

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For 25 years, Des Moines Area Community College and UNI have partnered on an elementary education program that gives Des Moines students the chance to pursue their career aspirations with a UNI education. Through Our Tomorrow, we will take this “best of both worlds” partnership to a new scale.

With your support, UNI@DMACC will offer online degree completion programs in elementary education, criminal justice, business and liberal studies.

This partnership, housed at the DMACC Urban Campus, is the first of its kind in Iowa — creating a new path to opportunity for hundreds more Des Moines students at the state’s first campus with a majority of students of color.


  • 2+2 years of study through DMACC and UNI
  • 200 students expected to enroll by the 2023-24 academic year