Thank you for your interest in Honors at Iowa's scholarship opportunities. Our 2017 competition is now closed.  We expect to open the 2018 competition in mid-November 2017.  To ensure fairness, details about the 2018 application content and essay questions will NOT be available to students PRIOR to the launch of the application in late fall, but prospective applicants can expect an application and selection timeline similar to 2017.

Important! Honors at Iowa uses a UNIVERSAL online application form, which means that qualified students only need to submit ONE complete application to be considered for our scholarship opportunities. 

To access the app, go to the Iowa Scholarship Portal at  Honors is using a Universal or Conditional application form, which you will be prompted to complete AFTER you have filled out your General Application Form for the 2017-18 Scholarship Cycle.

To view a list of the opportunities included in the universal app, click here
To access descriptions and deadlines for any awards NOT included in our universal application, click here.

Before reaching out with questions, PLEASE take a moment to review the resources available to you on our website at If you are not able to find the answer to your question there, please feel free to contact Kelly Thornburg, Director of Scholar Development* at 319-335-1874 or at

*Due to the intensity of my schedule during the fall/winter deadline season (November through February), please allow two to three working days for response to non-emergent email requests. 

I encourage students with more specific questions about our scholarship competition or application development to schedule an appointment at

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