Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement
D. Koob, UNI's eighth president retired in 2006. He was a leader in the Cedar Valley
community as well as at the university. He served numerous local
organizations. He continually encouraged Cedar Valley organizations and
individuals to listen to one another and work together for the
betterment of their community.
One of Bob's and
Yvonne's most significant accomplishments was to foster
collaboration between UNI and organizations in the in the Cedar Valley.
He emphasized that the university not only has a responsibility to
serve its home community, but also that the community can provide
students and faculty rich resources for learning.
promote and perpetuate Bob's vision for community-university
partnerships, we are seeking funds that will permanently support
community engagement experiences.
support the Koob Fund, the R.J. McElroy Trust offered a challenge grant
that was matched by contributions from individuals and businesses. The
Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust pledged support to start the program.
Thanks to all who helped meet the challenge. Your ongoing support is
The Fund Provides:
- Awards for interns in positions of service in Iowa
- Financial support ranging from $1,000 - $3,000
Undergraduate and graduate students in any academic discipline at UNI
About the Internships
are submitted jointly by a student and the host organization.
Internship applications will be selected for their potential to benefit
the student, the sponsoring organization and the community.
Internships may serve throughout Iowa at non-profit organizations,
city, county, state federal government agencies or UNI outreach
To contribute to the fund, click here. Please type Koob Fund in the box marked "Other." Thank you for supporting this university-community partnership.