University of Iowa

Thank you for applying!

We want to thank all our applicants for 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 stories you shared with us.  We hope that by answering our question, you were able to reconnect with some of who and what really moves you to listen, learn, and act with purpose.


To view or download our full list of Honors Program Scholarships and recipients, click on the document link: Applicants will be notified by close of business on April 15, 2019.  A full list of recipients will follow.

Our 2019 scholarship recipients will be honored at Honors at Iowa’s annual Recognition Ceremony on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in the Old Capital Senate Chambers. For more information about this event, click here.