Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Iowa Scholarship Portal for Undergraduate Students!

All of our scholarship applications are currently closed. The portal will re-open in mid-September with new opportunities to apply to. Be sure to return to the portal at that time to complete your General Application and any subsequent scholarship applications that are made available to you.

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
Up to $2,000 Michael Senich Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, who has earned a minimum 30+ hours of college...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
Up to $2,000 Morris & Lenore Mandelbaum Family Fund
Awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majoring in one of the following departments:...
Awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate students in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
Up to $2,000 Myrna Lee Sprengeler Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has a minimum UI gpa of 3.33 and has earned at...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
Up to $2,000 Nadyne Harris Scholarships
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who have earned at least 30 semester hours of...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
Up to $7,000 Prescott Family Scholarship Fund
A scholarship offered to incoming first year students who meet the following criteria: 1) financial need; 2) full-time; 3) ACT score of 22 or...
A scholarship offered to incoming first year students who meet the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $7,000
Ended
Up to $1,750 Rainbow Science Award
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majoring in one of the following departments:...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,750
Ended
Up to $3,000 Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Student must have a 3.33 UI gpa, earned 30 hours...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Ended
Up to $4,000 Richard J. Odem Scholarship Fund
Awarded to currently enrolled students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with 60+ hours of earned college credit, majoring in one of the...
Awarded to currently enrolled students in the College of Liberal Arts &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Ended
Up to $3,000 Richard S. and Helene D. Trump Scholarship
Awarded on a rotating basis to currently enrolled undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majoring in German or Art...
Awarded on a rotating basis to currently enrolled undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Ended
Up to $1,500 Roger H. and Marilyn J. Coleman Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, who has earned a minimum 60+ hours of college...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Ended
Up to $14,500 Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry
This scholarship is open to newly admitted students who will begin their undergraduate studies next Fall. Eligible applicants must be majoring in...
This scholarship is open to newly admitted students who will begin their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $14,500
Ended
Up to $14,500 Shoemaker-Strickler Memorial Scholarship in Physics
This scholarship is open to newly admitted students who will begin their undergraduate studies next Fall. Eligible applicants must be majoring in...
This scholarship is open to newly admitted students who will begin their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $14,500
Ended
Up to $2,500 Velma E. Stuit Scholarship Fund
Awarded to currently enrolled female undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, who have earned 60+ hours of college credit...
Awarded to currently enrolled female undergraduate students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Ended
Up to $2,000 William and Effa McMeans Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an entering first-year student undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who is a National Merit...
Awarded to an entering first-year student undergraduate student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
Varies Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication Award
For students enrolled in the Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication Certificate.
For students enrolled in the Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Up to $3,000 Max von Schrader Classics Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, who has earned a minimum 30+ hours of college...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Ended
$20,000.00 Mark Shapiro Sports Journalism Scholarship
Scholarship for an incoming freshman in the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) who is interested in pursuing a...
Scholarship for an incoming freshman in the University of Iowa School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $20,000.00
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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1000.00
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:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$2,500 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:
  • Award: $2,500
$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:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,500.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$250.00 Conger Reynolds Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $250.00
$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:
  • Award: $3,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $3,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $3,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,500.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$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:
  • Award: $250.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $500.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $750.00