Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Iowa Scholarship Portal for Undergraduate Students!

The University of Iowa has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting the Iowa Scholarship Portal often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not.

Please take a moment to review the University of Iowa Scholarship and Grant Policies.

If you have any questions concerning the scholarship application process, please email adm-scholarship@uiowa.edu. You may also visit our website for additional instructions and helpful information.

Admitted and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your Hawk ID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.

*Automatch — If this term is noted under “Actions” below, you are automatically matched to these opportunities after completing your General Application and college or department level applications. College and department level applications are automatically made available to you after completing your General Application. Not all departments have additional applications, so depending on your program of study, you may or may not have one presented to you.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1000.00 Distance and Online Education Scholarship
The Distance and Online Education offers a limited number of scholarships. Priority will be given to Iowa residents who are making satisfactory...
The Distance and Online Education offers a limited number of...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2018
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline12/01/2018
$2,500.00 A. W. Lee Scholarship Fund
Full-time students who are at least in their fifth semester of study (that is juniors or seniors) and who are majoring in journalism and mass...
Full-time students who are at least in their fifth semester of study...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 Alan Waxenberg Scholarship Fund in Journalism
The fund is to support an annual scholarship in Journalism and Mass Communication with preference to be given to females from Iowa and is planning...
The fund is to support an annual scholarship in Journalism and Mass...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 Ben Silver Broadcast Journalism Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in broadcast journalism by obtaining meaningful employment or an internship in the field.
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in broadcast...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,000.00 Bernard Hurwitz/Ethel Adler Hurwitz Fund
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,500.00 Bruce and Jean Harrison Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a deserving sophomore or junior journalism and mass communication major.
Awarded to a deserving sophomore or junior journalism and mass...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,000.00 Burrows Family Scholarship
Scholarship is to support undergraduate major student(s) in the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communications who also work at...
Scholarship is to support undergraduate major student(s) in the...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$250.00 Conger Reynolds Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$3,000.00 Dean and Gerrie Buresh Excellence in Strategic Communication Fund
Awarded to undergraduate students who plan careers in strategic communications/public relations.
Awarded to undergraduate students who plan careers in strategic...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$3,000.00 Donald K. Woolley Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an undergraduate journalism student with an interest in photojournalism.
Awarded to an undergraduate journalism student with an interest in...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$500.00 Duva Baumgardner Hill Stipend Fund
Award to provide financial assistance to a female journalism student maintaining a B average.
Award to provide financial assistance to a female journalism student...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$4,000.00 E. Jack & Ailene Liechty Scholarship Fund in the School of Journalism
Awarded to deserving full-time journalism and mass communication junior or senior students who are seeking a career in newspaper journalism and who...
Awarded to deserving full-time journalism and mass communication junior...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,000.00 Ellis Newsome Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund is to be used to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate student interested in a career in public relations or advertising. The student...
This fund is to be used to provide a scholarship to an undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$3,000.00 Florence Ruebush Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Florence Ruebush Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to full-time juniors and seniors enrolled as undergraduate majors...
The Florence Ruebush Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide financial...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,000.00 Frank L. Mott Undergraduate Scholars Fund
This fund will provide an award to a junior or senior in the magazine and newspaper reporting discipline in the School of Journalism. For...
This fund will provide an award to a junior or senior in the magazine...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,000.00 Fred and Dorothy Pownall Scholarship Fund
This yearly scholarship will now be awarded in equal value to two senior journalism students, one male and one female, who have shown great...
This yearly scholarship will now be awarded in equal value to two senior...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,000.00 Gordon L. McKenzie Scholarship
Scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate journalism student pursuing a news journalism or public relations major based on their academic...
Scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate journalism student...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 Gordon Strayer Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership in the campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and...
Awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership in...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,500.00 Harriet E. Janes Journalism Scholarship Fund
This fund is to be used to provide scholarship support for students majoring in journalism and mass communication who demonstrate potential for...
This fund is to be used to provide scholarship support for students...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,500.00 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund provides one or more journalism scholarships annually.
This fund provides one or more journalism scholarships annually.
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$250.00 Howard A. Schumacher Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 Hugh M. Schultz Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$500.00 Jerry Parker Feature Writing Award
Annual award to a senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication who has been selected on the basis of outstanding achievement in...
Annual award to a senior in the School of Journalism and Mass...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,500.00 Jess Gorkin Magazine Journalist Fund
This fund is used to support an annual award to a junior who shows potential for a successful career in the magazine field, and to promote magazine...
This fund is used to support an annual award to a junior who shows...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 Jim Zabel Scholarship Fund
The scholarship will be granted to a student majoring in journalism at The University of Iowa who is planning a career in broadcast journalism. The...
The scholarship will be granted to a student majoring in journalism at...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 John and Shirley Harrison Prize in Journalism
Awarded to a deserving student majoring in journalism. Preference will be given to a student who: Is a third- or fourth-year undergraduate; Has...
Awarded to a deserving student majoring in journalism. Preference will...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 John F. Kennedy Truth-in-Journalism Fund
Annual award given to a Junior or Senior student selected on basis of writing, distinction in interpretive or investigative reporting.
Annual award given to a Junior or Senior student selected on basis of...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student—Research
Awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School’s graduate faculty for significant achievement in research activities.
Awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School’s graduate...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student—Teaching
Awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School’s graduate faculty for outstanding contributions to teaching.
Awarded to a senior doctoral student selected by the School’s graduate...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 Judy Klemesrud News Writing Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate student with at least a 2.75 GPA in the major who displays great promise in news-editorial writing.
Awarded to an undergraduate student with at least a 2.75 GPA in the...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$3,000.00 Kotok Family Scholarship
Scholarship will support deserving students with a double major in Journalism and Informatics. The Donor offers the scholarship to raise the level...
Scholarship will support deserving students with a double major in...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$250.00 Leon Barnes Community Journalism Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$5,000.00 Linda Perrin Taber Pollack Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior journalism and mass communication major who demonstrates academic excellence and involvement in extracurricular...
Awarded to a junior or senior journalism and mass communication major...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 Nan Borreson Scholarship Fund
The fund will be used to support one or more annual scholarships to support students who understand and will practice journalism as a means to...
The fund will be used to support one or more annual scholarships to...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$500.00 Paul Conrad Scholarship Fund
Awarded annually to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Awarded annually to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$4,000.00 Phil Adler Journalist Award
The award is made annually to a junior with a declared major in journalism. It is awarded to that individual who shows the greatest potential for...
The award is made annually to a junior with a declared major in...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$3,000.00 Phil Currie Scholarship Fund
Scholarship to be awarded to a declared student majoring in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication who shows outstanding academic and...
Scholarship to be awarded to a declared student majoring in the School...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$3,500.00 R. Baty and M. B. Jones Scholarship Fund
Scholarship fund for worthy students procuring an education in the newspaper field of journalism.
Scholarship fund for worthy students procuring an education in the...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,500.00 Rita Mitra Award
This award shall be given to a top final-year undergraduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Awardees should have an...
This award shall be given to a top final-year undergraduate student in...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,500.00 Rita Mitra Subramanian Doctral Award Fund
This award is to be presented to an outstanding female doctoral student in the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communications. ...
This award is to be presented to an outstanding female doctoral student...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 Roger and Dolores McLain Scholarship Fund
The fund will be used to support one or more annual scholarship to a student studying audio or visual digital storytelling and is a graduate from...
The fund will be used to support one or more annual scholarship to a...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$500.00 Ruth A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund
This award will be given to a female seeking an undergraduate degree from the School of Journalism in her sophomore or junior year of study at The...
This award will be given to a female seeking an undergraduate degree...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$3,500.00 Shafer Family Trust Scholarship
The Shafer Family Trust Scholarship is to be used to provide scholarship support for students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication...
The Shafer Family Trust Scholarship is to be used to provide scholarship...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,500.00 Tom King Scholarship in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Tom King Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior majoring in journalism and mass communication who demonstrates potential for career...
The Tom King Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior majoring...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$1,000.00 Toni Berry Memorial Scholarship Fund
The scholarship supports individuals who serve as supervising editors of NURU, the newspaper published by the UI’s student chapter of the National...
The scholarship supports individuals who serve as supervising editors of...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$2,000.00 W. Earl Hall and Reeves E. Hall Award
This award shall be made to journalism majors, undergraduate or graduate, who has distinguished himself/herself in the field of interpretive...
This award shall be made to journalism majors, undergraduate or...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$250.00 Wilbur C. Peterson Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline12/14/2018
$500.00 William S. Maulsby Memorial Scholarship Fund
Annual scholarship to an undergraduate who plans to teach high school journalism. The recipient must have a 2.7 GPA and show financial need.
Annual scholarship to an undergraduate who plans to teach high school...
  • Deadline: 12/14/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/14/2018
varies (K2) 3 Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the College of Engineering with preference given to an electrical engineering student who...
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline01/01/2019
varies A. Donald Sexton Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to deserving students in mechanical engineering at the University of Iowa, College of Engineering. Preference is given...
This scholarship is awarded to deserving students in mechanical...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline01/01/2019