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.

NOTE: The scholarships listed below have not been matched to you. Rather, this section lists scholarships available regardless of eligibility. To see applications/opportunities matched or recommended specifically to you (the student), you must log in and complete the General Application.

To be considered for scholarships that require financial need, you must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. Additional information on filing a FAFSA is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid’s website.

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, if eligible, 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: 07/01/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline07/01/2020
Varies from $200 up to $6,000 per academic year, depending on financial need UI Academic Success Scholarship
Awarded by the Office of Student Financial Aid to students who demonstrate financial need via their FAFSA review and meet one of the following...
Awarded by the Office of Student Financial Aid to students who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies from $200 up to $6,000 per academic year, depending on financial need
varies Betty Pearl Simon Prize
This award is given to a graduating senior in the Industrial Engineering/Ergonomics program who, through his or her performance, interest and...
This award is given to a graduating senior in the Industrial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies James Shive Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate in the College of Engineering. Preference will be given to students from the State of Iowa...
This scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Philip W. Parsons Engineering Scholarship for Environmental and Entrepreneurial Studies
This scholarship is awarded to a student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering program who has financial need and has a declared minor in a...
This scholarship is awarded to a student in the Civil and Environmental...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Phillip Mayberry Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to one or more deserving undergraduate students in the College of Engineering who are residents of Iowa. The...
This scholarship is awarded to one or more deserving undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Ray Collins Scholarship
This fund is used to support scholarships to deserving students in the College of Engineering and is meant to honor the legacy of Ray Collins...
This fund is used to support scholarships to deserving students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Richard B. Konzen Engineering
This scholarship is awarded to deserving students within the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The...
This scholarship is awarded to deserving students within the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Sedlacek Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to one or more deserving undergraduate students in the College of Engineering who are residents of Iowa. The award is...
This scholarship is awarded to one or more deserving undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Porter Summer Research Experience
This scholarship is awarded to one or more deserving students in the College of Engineering with preference given to an undergraduate research...
This scholarship is awarded to one or more deserving students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate students in the College of Engineering who are working toward a Civil Engineering degree.
This scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Engineering First-Year Scholarship
This is a scholarship for new incoming first-year students majoring in engineering who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose...
This is a scholarship for new incoming first-year students majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,000 (one-time) Engineering@Iowa Scholars Award
This is a scholarship for new incoming first-year students who are Iowa residents and majoring in engineering with a 27 ACT (or SAT EBRW+M score...
This is a scholarship for new incoming first-year students who are Iowa...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 (one-time)
Ended
varies Chuck & Mary Ann Peters Scholarship
The Chuck & Mary Ann Peters Scholarship is available for students enrolled in College of Business, including freshmen and sophomores.
The Chuck & Mary Ann Peters Scholarship is available for students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Keith A. Benson/Sam Goody Internship Support Fund
The Keith A. Benson/Sam Goody Internship Support Fund provides assistance for Tippie College of Business students interested in seeking internship...
The Keith A. Benson/Sam Goody Internship Support Fund provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Avis Cone Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The applicant must be a Biology major undertaking laboratory research in the Department of Biology. The criteria for this award is for a student...
The applicant must be a Biology major undertaking laboratory research in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Evelyn Hart Watson Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The applicant must be a Biology major undertaking laboratory research in the Department of Biology and have a GPA of at least 3.0. A student may...
The applicant must be a Biology major undertaking laboratory research in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$300.00 Robbie Prize
The applicant must be an undergraduate senior Biology major undertaking laboratory research on campus who intends to graduate in May 2018. The...
The applicant must be an undergraduate senior Biology major undertaking...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Benton Family Music Library Student Employee Scholarship
Established by the family of Arthur and Rita Benton, this scholarship is awarded to University Libraries’ student employees who work in the Rita...
Established by the family of Arthur and Rita Benton, this scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee Scholarship
Established by the children of Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz in memory of their parents. Dale came to Iowa in 1953 and served the UI Libraries for...
Established by the children of Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Mike and Judy Greer Scholarship in memory of Mary Greer
Established by Mike and Judy Greer to honor the memory of Mike’s mother, who worked for 25 years in the Main Library Circulation Department....
Established by Mike and Judy Greer to honor the memory of Mike’s mother,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Fund
Established by UI Libraries’ staff and supported by numerous friends, this scholarship is awarded to UI Libraries’ student employees who work in...
Established by UI Libraries’ staff and supported by numerous friends,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$2,000.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$250.00 Conger Reynolds Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$3,000.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $250.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$750.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $250.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended