Since 2007, the University of Iowa and the Honors Program have supported our students in their successful pursuit of over 100 nationally competitive fellowships including:

In addition to the awards outlined above, our students are members of the Beinecke, Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral, National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG), Humanity in Action, Scoville Peace, Boren, DAAD RISE, Amgen Scholars, UK/US Fulbright Summer Institute, and Princeton in Asia fellowship communities.

Honors students and alumni honored as scholars, finalists, or honorable mentions

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2017

  • Jacob Simpson, 2017 Truman Finalist
  • Christopher Page, 2017 Alfa Fellowship
  • Jill Hauer, 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Nicholas McCarty, 2017 Fulbright Research Grant - United Kingdom, Imperial College London
  • Samantha Westphal, 2017 Fulbright ETA - Argentina
  • Alexis Koch, 2017 Fulbright ETA - Spain
  • Samantha Korns, 2017 Fulbright ETA - Russia
  • Kelsey O'Donnell, 2017 Fulbright ETA - Taiwan
  • Ian Dunshee, 2017 Fulbright Research Grant - Martinique
  • Jacob Isbell, 2017 Goldwater Scholar
  • Lance Heady, 2017 Goldwater Honorable Mention, 2017 Amgen Scholar - MIT

2016

2015

This year we also saw a good group of Honors alumni receive national recognition for their work in the field or at their graduate institutions. 

  • Suzanna Harris, 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Katherine Hummels, 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Indiana University
  • Allyson Mayer, 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Washington University
  • Audrey Williams, 2015 Fulbright Recipient, Research Grant - Turkey

2014 

  • Liam Hovey, 2014 Goldwater Scholar
  • Alexandra Bartlett, 2014 Honorable Mention
  • Jeffrey Ding, 2014 Udall Honorable Mention
  • Sophie Amado, 2014 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (Spain)
  • Isaac Rockafellow, 2014 Fulbright Research Grant (Ukraine)
  • Nicholas Hallman, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (Turkey)
  • Stephanie Mueller, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (Mongolia)
  • Nicholas Rolston, 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2014 Ford Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 2014 Churchill Scholarship Finalist
  • Jeffrey Moore, 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Sarah Bannon, 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Lauren Sillman, 2014 Critical Language Scholar - Punjabi

2013

  • Jonathan Bachman2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Thomas Ewing, 2013 Carnegie Junior Fellows Program Finalist
  • Derek Heckman, 2013 Beinecke Scholar
  • Rebecca McCray, 2013 Fulbright Research Grant Winner - Slovenia 
  • Renugan Raidoo, 2013 Fulbright Research Grant Finalist - Sierra Leone
  • Alexandra Sturtz, 2013 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Finalist - Germany 
  • Margaret Murphy, 2013 Humanity In Action Fellowship Finalist 
  • Zacharia Wahls, 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Winner 
  • Audrey Williams, 2013 Scoville Peace Fellowship Winner
  • Kathleen White2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Onalee Yousey, 2013 Critical Language Scholar - Morocco
  • Keyan Zarei, 2013 Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

2012 

  • Suzanne Carter, 2012 Churchill Scholar, 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellow         
  • Colorado Reed2012 Churchill Scholar, 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee2012 NDSEG Fellow
  • Allyson Mayer2012 Goldwater Scholar
  • Nicholas Rolston2012 Goldwater Scholar
  • Conner Spinks2012 Truman Scholar
  • Christopher Page, 2012 Princeton in Asia Fellow
  • Alexandra Nassif, 2012 Fulbright ETA Finalist – Taiwan
  • Brandon Jennings, 2012 Critical Language Scholar - Arabic
  • Merideth McFarland, 2012 Critical Language Scholar - Arabic
  • Nicholas Pottebaum, 2012 Truman Scholar Finalist
  • Bailee McClellan2012 Udall Honorable Mention
  • Kyle Oskvig, 2012 Marshall Scholarship Finalist 

2011

  • Renugan Raidoo, 2011 Rhodes Scholar
  • Joshua Nelson, 2011 Humanity in Action Fellow
  • Suzanne Carter2011 Goldwater Scholar
  • Ashley Angell2011 Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention
  • Christopher Page, 2011 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team 
  • Veena Patel2011 Truman Scholar
  • Jacqueline Cieslak, 2011 Critical Language Scholar - Hindi

2010

  • Lauren Reynolds, 2010 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Turkey
  • Chris Page, 2010 Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar
  • Renugan Raidoo, 2010 Goldwater Scholar
  • Colorado Reed, 2010 Goldwater Scholar
  • Jeffrey Nirschl, 2010 Goldwater Scholar
  • Rachel Nathanson, 2010 Rhodes Finalist
  • Meredith DeBoom, 2010 Rhodes Finalist, Gates Cambridge Finalist

2009

  • Maria Drout, 2009 Goldwater Scholar
  • Chris Page, 2009 Udall Scholar
  • Rachel Nathanson, 2009 Truman Scholar, Udall Honorable Mention
  • Meredith DeBoom, 2009 USA Today First Academic Team, Carnegie Junior Fellows Finalist, Rhodes Finalist, Marshall Finalist
  • Atul Nakhasi, 2009 USA Today First Academic Team Honorable Mention

2008

  • James Ankrum, 2007 NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Garth Strohbehn, 2008 Gates Cambridge Scholar
  • Thomas Heineman, 2008 Goldwater Scholar, Udall Honorable Mention
  • Rachel Levine, 2008 Goldwater Scholar
  • Mark Tucker, 2008 Goldwater Scholar
  • Maria Drout, 2008 Goldwater Honorable Mention
  • Meredith DeBoom, 2008 Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar
  • Atul Nakhasi, 2008 Truman Finalist
  • Emily Alden, 2008 Gates Cambridge Scholar, Rhodes Finalist
  • Catherine Whiting, 2008 Gates Cambridge Finalist
  • Andrew Ketterer, 2008 Fulbright Grant - Sweden
  • Claire Miller, 2008 Fulbright Grant - Indonesia
  • Kevin Owens, 2008 Fulbright Grant - Vietnam

2007

  • Bill Liechty, 2007 Gates Cambridge Scholar, NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Adam Heinger, 2007 Gates Cambridge Finalist, Churchill Finalist
  • Evan Sengbusch, 2007 NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Hertz finalist
  • James Ankrum, 2007 Churchill Scholar
  • Jacqueline Leonard, 2007 Udall Scholar
  • Sean Williams, 2007 Humanity in Action Fellow
  • Nikki Guarino, 2007 Fulbright Grant - Korea
  • Catherine Whiting, 2007 Goldwater Scholar
  • Garth Strohbehn, 2007 Goldwater Scholar