The Evelyn and Stanley Wood Scholarship was established in 2011 after the death of Mrs. Evelyn Wood.
Mrs. Wood was an Emeritus Professor of English, and the devoted wife of Stan Wood, who worked as Director of Theatre at UNI from 1956 - 1972. After his death, Evelyn continued to provide staunch support to the Theatre Department and never missed a performance until the very later years of her life. She was also a well-loved and active member of the Cedar Falls theatre and arts community, both in raising funds and appearing onstage in productions.
Her attachment to Theatre was so strong that her sons, Doug and David, elected to hold her Memorial Service in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. They also established this award to support the work of Theatre students who make quality contributions.