Thank you for your interest in scholarship, fellowship, or grant opportunities as a member of the University of Iowa's undergraduate community.
As Honors' Director of Scholar Development, I offer expert support and tailored resources to:
…undergraduate students and recent alumni as they consider how specific scholarship and fellowship opportunities can support your larger intellectual, professional, and creative goals
…applicants and institutional nominees as they craft original essays, personal statements, research proposals, build reciprocal relationships with faculty and community mentors, and prepare for individual and group interview experiences
…faculty and community leaders as they mentor and support applicants, as well as in their development of strong, representative letters of recommendation
Prospective fellowship applicants are encouraged to schedule an initial scholar development conference as soon as they are aware of their interest in an opportunity. Establishing an early connection to available scholar development resources, workshop opportunities, and one-on-one advising serves everyone involved in this challenging and rewarding process.
P.S. "Where do I start?" is the question I hear a lot from students at all stages of their education. The range of scholarship and funding resources available to undergraduates at the University of Iowa can be overwhelming. To help students narrow the field and shake off the paralysis that so often happens at beginning of any funding search, I've pulled together some basic information to help applicants kick start their search. To view our starter search guide, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: The Director of Scholar Development does not administer funding for study abroad grants, undergraduate research, paid internships or a select number of undergraduate opportunities coordinated by UI International Programs. To find out more about who does fund these activities on campus, visit our Conduct Your Search Guide.