University of Iowa

 

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. Current members of the Honors at Iowa community who are eligible to apply 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,
  • must plan to be enrolled as a full-time student in the 2019-2020 Academic Year, and
  • must have a 3.6 > UI GPA*

*Though the UI GPA threshold for Honors membership is 3.33, the average UI GPA of Honors scholarship recipients is above a 3.9.  To be respectful of our students' and selectors' time, we require that members of the program hold a 3.6 UI GPA at the time of application.  GPA is NOT the only or even the most important factor in our decision-making process, but we have established this parameter to be more transparent about the norms of our competition.  We encourage students with UI GPAs of 3.6 > to apply even if the average for the recipient pool is higher.  Our selectors evaluate the whole application and GPA is just one of the measures considered. 

 

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705.

 
Below is a full list of our available awards.  Click on the links to find out more about our scholarships and their donors.

The UI Honors Program Fellowship

The UI Honors Program Fellowship was established to identify and reward some of the most 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: 18 to 20
  • Department or College: Any undergraduate college
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students in their first year of undergraduate study
  • For more information about the fellowship, click here.
  • Apply for this award through our universal online application at scholarships.uiowa.edu

    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 rural Iowa.
    • For more information about the Tyner Scholarship, click here.
    • Apply for this award through our universal online application at scholarships.uiowa.edu

    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 scholarships.uiowa.edu
    • 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.  


    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.

    • Number Awarded: 1 award each year
    • Apply for this award through our universal online application at scholarships.uiowa.edu
    • Deadline: February 20, 2019

    Opportunities NOT connected to Honors Universal Application:

     

    Honors Experiential Travel Grants

    • Number awarded each year: Varies
    • Click here to access more information and the Honors Travel Grants Form.
    • Deadline: Summer 2019 Grant Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by close of business

    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.


      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.