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
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
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
- Home of Honors at Iowa: The BHC by Carter Bell
- Lawyer Dick Tyner: Checking in with an Honorable Honors Alumnus by Claire Jacobson
- Alternative Spring Break: Scholars in Search of Education Equity by Laura Wang
► To learn more about how you can support the University of Iowa Honors Program, contact the Honors Director Dr. Art L. Spisak at email@example.com.
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) Charles and Mary Austin Endowment
The Austin endowment enhances the interaction between students and faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For example, the Austin Endowment recently supported students on a spring break service trip with faculty members.
5) Howard Laster Memorial Fund
The Laster fund supports interdisciplinary studies by students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This support is through awards to students in need of travel or research funding to pursue scholarly work integrating multiple disciplines.
6) 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.
7) Richard Tyner Scholarship
The intent of the Tyner Scholarship is to give financial aid 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 year at the university.
8) The Betty J. and Guy D. Williams Scholarship
The Betty J. and Guy D. Williams Honors Scholarship was established to reward and motivate undergraduate physics students who are applying the knowledge and skills gleaned from their education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to the resolution of modern environmental dilemmas.