University of Iowa

Thank you for applying and congratulations!

We want to thank all of our applicants for the the time and energy they invested in this year’s competition. Your commitment to the task and to the pursuit of intellectual, academic and personal growth made the work of our selectors genuinely difficult.

Each year we offer our students the opportunity to practice answering a difficult, but necessary question.  This year’s prompt was no exception.   While many candidates turned away from the challenge of the essay, abandoning half-finished apps or never beginning in the first place, those of you who took it on did so with fervor.    Whatever the result, we are grateful for the ideas you shared with us, for your willingness to let us see a bit more of who you are and how you want to contribute to the world.  We hope that by answering our question, you were able to reconnect with what really moves you to listen, learn, and act with purpose in your lives. 

Honors at Iowa Scholars

Each year, Honors identifies extraordinary graduating seniors across the University of Iowa for celebration as Honors at Iowa Scholars. This high recognition acclaims student work in and beyond the classroom, with an emphasis on the applicant’s knowledge, skill, and experience as well as outstanding academic performance, excellence within their chosen discipline(s), and any contributions made to Honors and the University of Iowa community through performance, research, organizational leadership, volunteer service and intellectual or creative engagement.  For more information about our scholars, visit

To view or download a formatted announcement flier, click on the document link: PDF iconAnnouncing_Honors_at_Iowa_s_2018_HAISA.pdf

2018 Honors at Iowa Scholarship Recipients

To view or download our full list of Honors Program Scholarships and recipients, click on the document link:PDF icon2018 Spring Recognition Ceremony Program.pdf

All of our 2018 scholarship and award recipients were honored at Honors at Iowa’s Spring Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Old Capital Senate Chambers.