Available Awards

Below is a full list of our available awards. Click on the links to find out more about our scholarships. Apply at scholarships.uiowa.edu. For more information about the process or awards, visit our FAQ page or contact us at honors-program@uiowa.edu.

To be considered for Program Scholarships, students must:

  • be a member of the University of Iowa Honors Program,
  • be currently enrolled as a full-time student,
  • plan to be enrolled as a full-time student in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Please Note:

Entering students who have been admitted to the University of Iowa and have opted into the Honors Program are NOT eligible to apply this cycle, but are encouraged to apply once they have completed their first semester on campus.

Honors Scholarships Available through Universal Application

The UIHP Fellowship was established to identify and support some of the thoughtful, curious, and motivated UI Honors students early in their education and create a space where they are challenged to develop a knowledge of the self that will deepen their intellectual life, strengthen their engagement with their academic community, and foster authenticity and confidence in their personal and professional relationships. 

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Department or College: Any undergraduate college
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students in their first year of undergraduate study

The Richard Tyner Scholarship offers financial support and recognition to current in-state University of Iowa students who were able to qualify for and enter the Honors Program by becoming more engaged and academically successful during their first three semesters at the university.

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Department or College: CLAS, Education, Engineering
  • Students must have earned entry into the Honors Program by achieving a UI GPA of 3.5 or higher in their first, second, or third semester.
  • Students must have graduated from a high school in rural Iowa.
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students in their first or second year of undergraduate study

The Dewey B. Stuit Scholarship for Excellence recognizes extraordinary academic performance, promise of continued excellence within the major, and a demonstrated connection to the Honors community through scholarship, research, leadership or service.  Recipient must be a full-time student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Department or College: College of Liberal arts And Sciences
  • Must be enrolled exclusively in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students in their first or second year of undergraduate study

These awards recognize strong academic performance, promise of continued excellence within the University, and a demonstrated connection to the Honors community through scholarship, research, leadership or service. 

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Departmental Major or College: Any Undergraduate Departmental Major
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students in their first or second year of undergraduate study

This award recognizes outstanding students in their sophomore or junior studies at Iowa. Rhodes Dunlap Collegiate Scholars demonstrate their exceptional knowledge, skill, and experience through outstanding academic performance, innovation and discovery within their chosen disciplines, and distinguished contributions to the University community through performance, research, organizational leadership, service or creative engagement. 

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Departmental Major or College: Any Undergraduate Departmental Major
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students in their first or second year of undergraduate study

This award recognizes superlative academic and practical accomplishments in the social sciences, (economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology).

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Student(s) must have graduated from an Iowa high school
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students in their third year of undergraduate study

This award recognizes students of physics or the natural sciences who are applying the knowledge and skills from their education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences to environmental challenges.

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students 

Honors Scholarships NOT Available through Universal Application

This award recognizes extraordinary academic performance, promise of academic excellence, and a demonstrated potential for growth and connection within the Honors community through scholarship, research, leadership or service.  

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Department or College: Any Undergraduate Departmental Major

The Sean Wu Scholarship was set up in commemoration of Sean Wu, who passed away during his freshmen year at the University of Iowa. Sean was an Honors student with an engaging personality, with particular interests in film, music, and creative writing. Their goal is to be able to help students who have overcome hardship in their academic pursuits.

  • Number Awarded: One each award year
  • Department or College: Any Undergraduate Departmental Major

This scholarship recognizes scholarly and personal achievement of students who have completed between 56 sh and not more than 89 sh by the beginning of the semester in which the award is made.. Preferably a member of Phi Eta Sigma.

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Departmental Major or College: Any Undergraduate Departmental Major
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students and members of Phi Eta Sigma

The grants are opportunities for students to further fund their travel experiences. 

  • Number awarded each year: Varies
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis
    • Applications must be submitted at least one month in advance of the event

Contributed by Honors Alumnus David Hamod in honor of his mother, this scholarship applauds a history major for designing a distinguished Honors Thesis or Project in that discipline. This award is meant to support work on that project, so recipients must be full-time students in History and members of the Honors Program in the semester they apply for the Hamod Scholarship and in the year when they hold it. They must also be members of the University of Iowa Honors Program.

  • Number Awarded: 1 award each year
  • Click here to access the application form
  • Deadline: October 15, 2020