Thanks to the investment of our generous community of supporters, Honors at Iowa is able to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards to our undergraduate students in each academic year. All current members of the Honors at Iowa community who will be enrolled in 2018-19 are eligible to apply and are encouraged to participate in our annual scholarship competition.

 

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.

 

To be considered for any of our program scholarships, students:

 

  • must be a member of the University of Iowa Honors Program,
  • must be currently enrolled as a full-time student, and
  • must plan to be enrolled as a full-time student in the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
Below is a full list of our available awards.  Click on the links to find out more about our scholarships and their donors!

The Fellows Project 

is an initiative designed to offer extraordinary undergraduate scholars the opportunity to further develop their intellect, creativity, and self-awareness within the context of a community of their peers. 

  • Number Awardedup to 25 first and second year students will be offered the opportunity to interview as finalists, up to 10 Fellows will be invited to be a part of each cohort
  • Departmental Major or College: Any Undergraduate Departmental Major
  • For more information, click here.
  • Apply for this award through our universal online application at https://uiowa.academicworks.com/

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: Up to two awards
  • Department or College: Any undergraduate college
  • To qualify, 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.
  • To qualify, students must have graduated from a high school in Iowa.
  • For more information about the Tyner Scholarship, click here.
  • Apply for this award through our universal online application at https://uiowa.academicworks.com/

The Dewey B. Stuit Scholarship for Excellence in the Second Year 

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 Awarded1 second-year student from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Department or College: College of Liberal arts And Sciences
  • Must be enrolled exclusively in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Apply for this award through our universal online application at https://uiowa.academicworks.com/
  • Click here to see past recipients.

The Rhodes Dunlap Scholarships for Achievement in the First and Second Years 

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. 


The Rhodes Dunlap Collegiate Scholarships - For Scholars in the Third Year

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. 


The James D. Roberts Scholarship for Excellence in the Social Sciences

recognizes superlative academic and practical accomplishments in the social sciences.  The recipient of the Robertson Scholarship must have come to the University of Iowa as a graduate of an Iowa high school.  


Opportunities NOT connected to Honors Universal Application:

Honors Grants for Experiential Travel

  • Number awarded each year: Varies
  • Click here to access more information and the Honors Travel Grants Form.
  • Deadline: Rolling

Kay Keeshan Hamod Scholarship

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.


Guy D. and Betty M. Williams Scholarship 

recognizes students of physics or the natural sciences who are applying the knowledge and skills gleaned from their education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences to environmental challenges. Please note: This award is NOT connected to our universal online application.

  • Number Awarded: 1 award each year
  • Click here to access the online application form for the Williams Scholarship
  • Deadline: February 23, 2018

The Howard Laster Memorial Fund

 

offers financial support to full-time Honors students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who are engaged in academic inquiries which cross or combine disciplines of study.

Funding is awarded on a rolling basis.  Please noteThis award is NOT connected to our universal online application.

 
    • Number awarded each year: Varies​
    • To apply for the Laster Award, students should contact the Director of Scholar Development directly at kelly-thornburg@uiowa.edu for access to the application.
    • Deadline:  Rolling

    Thank you for your interest in Honors at Iowa's Scholarships.  We look forward to your applications! For more information about our process or awards, visit our FAQ page or contact us at honors-program@uiowa.edu.