Since its inception in 1958, Honors at Iowa has made it a mission to help high-ability students discover and realize their potential. We thank you for your generosity in making the resources available to challenge these students in the unique ways they require in order to develop.

The vast majority of gift money we receive, over 90%, goes directly to our students in the form of scholarships and fellowships. In other words, your gift has a direct effect on the development of an individual and thus makes a difference in that person’s life. We invite you to visit Honors at Iowa to learn how your donation can benefit our students and impact the program.

How to Give


Donate securely online through the University of Iowa Foundation

Click here to donate online

By phone

Call the University of Iowa Foundation and tell them you would like to donate to the Honors Program:

► Toll Free 1-800-648-6973
► Local 319-335-3305

By mail

Mail a check payable to the UI Foundation with "Honors Program" or name one of the funds below in the memo line to:

University of Iowa Foundation
P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550

Stories of Support

The Blank Honors Center
Tyler on his family farm as a young man
Home of Honors at Iowa: The BHC Lawyer Dick Tyner: Checking in with an Honorable Honors Alumnus
Alternative Spring Break
Brett Williams

Alternative Spring Break: Scholars in Search of Education Equity

Brett Williams: Creating the Innovation Bug


► To learn more about how you can support the University of Iowa Honors Program, contact the Honors Director Dr. Art L. Spisak at

Honors students at Iowa would benefit from your contribution to one of these specific funds:

1) Honors Program Excellence Fund

The Honors Excellence Fund provides unrestricted support to the Director of the Honors Program for program support, such as recognition of outstanding honors instruction and mentoring by faculty. In addition, the Development Fund supports collaborative faculty/student interactions through events such as service trips, conference attendance, creative projects, and the mission of the Honors Program.

2) Honors Program Student Enrichment Fund

The Honors Program Student Enrichment Fund supports Honors students' participation in out-of-classroom learning experiences. Such experiences may include but are not limited to: research, internships, study away experiences, presentations at professional conferences, workshops, seminars, and capstone experiences.

3) Rhodes Dunlap Fund

Established by the founder and first director of the Honors Program, the Rhodes Dunlap fund has provided over one million dollars in scholarships, travel awards, and support for student programs for nearly two decades.  Your support will help us continue to provide scholarship support to returning undergraduates in all disciplines and colleges.

4) Presidential Scholars Program

The Presidential Scholars Program provides unrestricted support to the Director, Honors Program, for program support, particularly, but not exclusively, of all activities and awards related to the program.