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
$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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$3,000.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
Varies Philanthropy Studies Scholarship
The Philanthropy Studies Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in either the certificate in Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication or...
The Philanthropy Studies Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$3,000.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$2,000.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $250.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Up to $9,000 Dean Gerhard Loewenberg Scholarship
Awarded to an entering first-year student majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. An ACT composite score of 30 or above (combined SAT...
Awarded to an entering first-year student majoring in a liberal arts and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $9,000
Ended
Up to $2,844 Dorothy Wirtz Fine Arts Scholarship
Awarded to high achieving entering first-year students with a major in one of the following departments: Art, Cinema, Dance, English, Music, or...
Awarded to high achieving entering first-year students with a major in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,844
Ended
Up to $9000 Ina Loewenberg Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an entering first-year student majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. An ACT composite score of 30 or above (combined SAT...
Awarded to an entering first-year student majoring in a liberal arts and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $9000
Ended
Up to $10,000 Larry and Bryan Joens Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an entering first-year student undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Preference will be given to students who...
Awarded to an entering first-year student undergraduate student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $10,000
Ended
Up to $2,000 Michael Senich Scholarship
Awarded to entering first-year undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who are Iowa residents and demonstrate financial...
Awarded to entering first-year undergraduate students in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
Up to $7,700 Prescott Family Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an entering first-year student undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences from one of the following counties: Tama,...
Awarded to an entering first-year student undergraduate student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $7,700
Ended
Up to $15,000 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 $15,000
Ended
Up to $15,000 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 $15,000
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. Scholarship is renewable for a total of...
Awarded to an entering first-year student undergraduate student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Accenture Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to one or more junior or senior civil, mechanical or electrical engineering students that are involved in...
This scholarship will be awarded to one or more junior or senior civil,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Amanda and Michael Mikhail Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to one or more female students who are U.S. citizens studying mechanical engineering, who have a minimum GPA of 3.25,...
This scholarship is awarded to one or more female students who are U.S....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Archie A. Alexander Memorial
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the College of Engineering who has completed his or her sophomore year.
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Arthur Collins Fund
This scholarship is awarded to graduate or undergraduate students in the College of Engineering on the basis of scholarship, leadership and...
This scholarship is awarded to graduate or undergraduate students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies ASHRAE- Cedar Valley Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior in mechanical engineering.
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior in mechanical...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Associated General Contractors of Iowa Scholarship
This scholarships is awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering.
This scholarships is awarded to an undergraduate student in the College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies BASF Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a chemical engineering student.
This scholarship will be awarded to a chemical engineering student.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Bea Park Memorial Engineering
This scholarship is awarded to students who are studying Biomaterials in the University of Iowa, Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME).
This scholarship is awarded to students who are studying Biomaterials in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Betty Pearl Simon Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a senior in Industrial Engineering with an interest in research, a strong GPA and an potential for a successful...
This scholarship will be awarded to a senior in Industrial Engineering...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bob and Margee Walljasper Memorial Scholarship
This one annual award is meant to support a deserving student in the College of Engineering. Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates...
This one annual award is meant to support a deserving student in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Bob and Molly Whitmore Engineering Scholarship
This fund is used to support scholarships to deserving students in the College of Engineering.
This fund is used to support scholarships to deserving students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Bruce L and Helen L Sturdevant Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the College of Engineering with preference given to a mechanical engineering student from...
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies C.P. McGrath Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students enrolled in the College of Engineering. The recipients are selected primarily...
This scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Carol Fethke WISE Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate students in the University of Iowa Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program.
This scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Carol M. Ortberg Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving female, undergraduate student in the College of Engineering.
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving female, undergraduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Carroll Sample Scholarship Fund
This scholarships is awarded to an undergraduate engineering student based on a successful academic record, good character, reputation and...
This scholarships is awarded to an undergraduate engineering student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Caterpillar Scholarship
This is a scholarship awarded to women and underrepresented minorities pursuing chemical, electrical, industrial or mechanical engineering...
This is a scholarship awarded to women and underrepresented minorities...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Cathy Hinton Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a female engineering student who is an Iowa resident, with first preference given to graduates of North Linn High...
This scholarship is awarded to a female engineering student who is an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Clarence H. Clark Fund
This award is given to a biomedical engineering major at the beginning of his or her senior year. The recipient must be a United States citizen who...
This award is given to a biomedical engineering major at the beginning...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Clifford and Janice d'Autremont Engineering Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to one or more deserving engineering students from the state of Iowa.
This scholarship will be awarded to one or more deserving engineering...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended