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, students are automatically matched to be considered for these opportunities, if eligible, after completing their General Application and college or department level applications. College and department level applications are automatically made available to students after completing their General Application. Not all departments have additional applications, so depending on a student’s program of study, they may or may not have one presented to them.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
up to $2,000 Shallman Family Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
Deadline02/03/2023
Up to $2,500 Velma E. Stuit Scholarship Fund
Awarded to currently enrolled female undergraduate students in the...
Deadline02/03/2023
Up to $2,000 Winifred S. Scott Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
Deadline02/03/2023
$250.00 Darwin T. Turner Awards
This prize honors the legacy of Dr. Darwin T. Turner, chair of the...
Deadline02/13/2023
$250 Dietz Poetry Essay Prize
Elizabeth Dietz (1964-2005) was a poet and professor of Renaissance...
Deadline02/13/2023
Varies Helen Aicher and Kenneth Ward Nelson Scholarship Fund
Award recipients shall be English graduate students or undergraduate...
Deadline02/13/2023
Varies Helen K. Fairall Scholarship-English
Applicants must have been born in Iowa and educated in Iowa schools in...
Deadline02/13/2023
Varies Margaret Leuz / Fred Einspahr Scholarships
This award was established by John Einspahr in honor of his parents...
Deadline02/13/2023
$0.00 Melvin J. Blough Scholarship Fund
Original Donor Intent (include date and description of restrictions and...
Deadline02/13/2023
Varies Ruth Gulden & Charles Sophus Holsteen Memorial Scholarships
This award was established by Jon Holsteen and Nancy Holsteen Lerner in...
Deadline02/13/2023
Varies Sean Wu Memorial Scholarship
This award was established in honor of Sean Wu and goes to support a...
Deadline02/13/2023
Varies Sherry Simmons Loring Memorial Scholarships
This award was established by Eric Loring in honor of his late wife,...
Deadline02/13/2023
$250 The John C. McGalliard Prize for the Best Essay on Medieval Literature
This prize is awarded to an English major for an outstanding essay on a...
Deadline02/13/2023
Varies The Louise P. Herring Scholarship
This award remembers Dr. Herring who received an M.A. degree in English...
Deadline02/13/2023
$250 The Miriam Gilbert Prize for Shakespeare Studies
This award recognizes the best essay on Shakespeare’s drama, poetry, or...
Deadline02/13/2023
Varies The Scott A. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
This award remembers Scott Anderson who received his B.A. in English...
Deadline02/13/2023
Varies Bright Scholars of Iowa Award
H. DALE AND LOIS BRIGHT FOUNDATION THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Students who...
Deadline02/15/2023
$2,500.00 A. W. Lee Scholarship Fund
Full-time students who are at least in their fifth semester of study...
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,000.00 Alan Waxenberg Scholarship Fund in Journalism
The fund is to support an annual scholarship in Journalism and Mass...
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,000.00 Ben Silver Broadcast Journalism Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in broadcast...
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,000.00 Bernard Hurwitz/Ethel Adler Hurwitz Fund
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,000.00 Bruce and Jean Harrison Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a deserving sophomore or junior journalism and mass...
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,000.00 Burrows Family Scholarship
Scholarship is to support undergraduate major student(s) in the...
Deadline02/24/2023
$250.00 Conger Reynolds Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Deadline02/24/2023
$3,000.00 Darwin and Kathleen Paustian Scholarship
Provide one or more annual scholarships to deserving junior or senior...
Deadline02/24/2023
$3,000.00 Dean and Gerrie Buresh Excellence in Strategic Communication Fund
Awarded to undergraduate students who plan careers in strategic...
Deadline02/24/2023
$3,000.00 Donald K. Woolley Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an undergraduate journalism student with an interest in...
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,000.00 Dorothy Moeller Writing Prize
Awarded to incoming freshman in the School of Journalism and Mass...
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,500.00 Dorothy Rubenstein Journalism Award
Awarded to a worthy incoming journalism and mass communication student,...
Deadline02/24/2023
$3,000.00 E. Jack & Ailene Liechty Scholarship Fund in the School of Journalism
Awarded to deserving full-time journalism and mass communication junior...
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,500.00 Florence Ruebush Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Florence Ruebush Endowed Scholarship Fund is to provide financial...
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,000.00 Frank L. Mott Undergraduate Scholars Fund
This fund will provide an award to a junior or senior in the magazine...
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,000.00 Fred and Dorothy Pownall Scholarship Fund
This yearly scholarship will now be awarded in equal value to two senior...
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,000.00 Gordon L. McKenzie Scholarship
Scholarship to be awarded to an undergraduate journalism student...
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,000.00 Gordon Strayer Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership in...
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,500.00 Harriet E. Janes Journalism Scholarship Fund
This fund is to be used to provide scholarship support for students...
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,500.00 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund provides one or more journalism scholarships annually.
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,500.00 Harry S. Bunker Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to one incoming freshman majoring in journalism and mass...
Deadline02/24/2023
$250.00 Howard A. Schumacher Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,000.00 Hugh M. Schultz Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,000.00 James W. Blackburn Scholarship Fund
This Scholarship is for freshman students in the School of Journalism...
Deadline02/24/2023
$500.00 Jerry Parker Feature Writing Award
Annual award to a senior in the School of Journalism and Mass...
Deadline02/24/2023
$2,500.00 Jess Gorkin Magazine Journalist Fund
This fund is used to support an annual award to a junior who shows...
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,000.00 Jim Zabel Scholarship Fund
The scholarship will be granted to a student majoring in journalism at...
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,000.00 John and Shirley Harrison Prize in Journalism
Awarded to a deserving student majoring in journalism. Preference will...
Deadline02/24/2023
$1,000.00 John F. Kennedy Truth-in-Journalism Fund
Annual award given to a Junior or Senior student selected on basis of...
Deadline02/24/2023
$750.00 Judy Klemesrud News Writing Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate student with at least a 2.75 GPA in the...
Deadline02/24/2023
$3,000.00 Kotok Family Scholarship
Scholarship will support deserving students with a double major in...
Deadline02/24/2023
$250.00 Leon Barnes Community Journalism Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving journalism and mass communication student.
Deadline02/24/2023
$5,000.00 Linda Perrin Taber Pollack Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior journalism and mass communication major...
Deadline02/24/2023