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
One-time award of $500-$2500, depending on merit. College of Public Health Dean's Scholars
This scholarship will support one or more new, first-year students who are directly admitted to the public health major. The award is based on...
This scholarship will support one or more new, first-year students who...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: One-time award of $500-$2500, depending on merit.
Deadline02/01/2020
One-time award of $250-$1000, depending on merit and demonstrated financial need. College of Public Health Diversity Scholarships
The College of Public Health Diversity Scholarships support incoming first-year students who are directly admitted to the public health major. This...
The College of Public Health Diversity Scholarships support incoming...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: One-time award of $250-$1000, depending on merit and demonstrated financial need.
Deadline02/01/2020
Up to $2000 Adelaide Boerner Trickey and Melvin A Trickey Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majoring in Music or Psychology who has earned over 60 semester hours...
Awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts &...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $4,000 Alexander Kern Liberal Arts & Sciences Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has earned over 30 semester hours of college...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,000 Betty and Paul Abel Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, who identifies as first-generation, has earned a...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,000 Bill and John Fenton Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has earned over 60 semester hours of college...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $15,000 Charles E. and Eleanore Wilson Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student with a declared interest or major in Actuarial Science or Statistics. *Incoming students will...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student with a declared...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $15,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,000 CLAS Faculty, Staff, and Friends Scholarship
The CLAS Faculty, Staff, and Friends Scholarship will be available for second year students who identify as first generation and/or international...
The CLAS Faculty, Staff, and Friends Scholarship will be available for...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,500 CLAS Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who maintains a minimum UI gpa of 3.5 and full-...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,500 David W. Koehser Scholarship Fund
Awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majoring in Economics, Political Science, or History, who has...
Awarded to an undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts &...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $3,500 Dr. George Schulz-Behrend Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majoring in German who has earned over 60 hours of...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,000 Dr. Merlyn Arthur Lewis and Jeanette Lewis Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled first-year student majoring in a liberal arts and sciences discipline. Must be an Iowa resident with preference...
Awarded to a currently enrolled first-year student majoring in a liberal...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,000 Edward Prichett Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has completed at least 30 semester hours of...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,500 Esther Walls Scholarship 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,000 F.C. Denkmann Scholarship Fund
Awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has a minimum UI gpa of 3.33, 30 semester hours...
Awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $3,000 Faith M. Knowler Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who have completed at least 30 hours of college...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,500 George S. Schaeffer Scholarship in Science
Student must be an Iowa resident and their family must be currently or historically engaged in agriculture. Student must have a minimum UI gpa of...
Student must be an Iowa resident and their family must be currently or...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,000 Henry G. Ullerich Scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has completed at least 30 hours of college...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,500 Hogan Family Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with at least 60 hours of earned college credit,...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,500 Hubert H. and Hugh M. Schultz Scholarship Fund
Awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has earned over 60 semester hours of college...
Awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate students in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $475 Jackie L Christopher Scholarship
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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $475
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,500 James and Syndy Conger Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with over 30 hours of earned college credit, ...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $3,000 Jeffery Keith Jones Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with a minimum UI gpa of 3.33 and 30 earned hours...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $4,000 Kenneth J. and Sharon L. (Reisch) Erickson Scholarship
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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,000 Lennis J. Holm Scholarship Fund
Awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences majoring in one of the following departments: Cinematic Arts, English,...
Awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts &...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $3,585 Mae Rodger White Scholarship Nonendowed Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has earned over 30 semester hours of college...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3,585
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $6,000 Manuel Paul and Abraham Chinitz Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $6,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,500 Marion L. Elmquist Scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $3,000 Mary Goodykoontz Barnes Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,000 Mary Pelechek Scholarship for Students in the Fine Arts
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with at least 30 hours of earned college credit,...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,000 Maureen Medberry Snell CLAS Award
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with at least 30 hours of earned college credit and...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $1,500 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $3,000 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $3000 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2000 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,000 Rains Family Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has completed at least 60 hours of college...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,000 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,500 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Deadline02/03/2020
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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to 10 awards annually in the amount of unmet need but not to exceed the cost of education. Storm Lake Scholars Program
This is a diversity outreach, need-based scholarship for first-year, first-generation college students from Storm Lake Senior High School in Storm...
This is a diversity outreach, need-based scholarship for first-year,...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to 10 awards annually in the amount of unmet need but not to exceed the cost of education.
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $3,000 Thomas Lawton Estate
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who has completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $3,000 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Up to $2,000 Winifred S. Scott Scholarship
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Student must have a minimum UI gpa of 3.33, 30...
Awarded to a currently enrolled undergraduate student in the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Iowa Farm Scholarship/Iowa Basketball Lettermen Fund
The Iowa Farm Scholarship/Iowa Basketball Lettermen Fund was created to help Iowa farm families with the cost of educating their children. One of...
The Iowa Farm Scholarship/Iowa Basketball Lettermen Fund was created to...
  • Deadline: 02/07/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/07/2020
$250.00 Darwin T. Turner Awards
This prize honors the legacy of Dr. Darwin T. Turner, chair of the African-American World Studies Program and Professor in the Department of...
This prize honors the legacy of Dr. Darwin T. Turner, chair of the...
  • Deadline: 02/17/2020
  • Award: $250.00
Deadline02/17/2020
$250 Dietz Poetry Essay Prize
Elizabeth Dietz (1964-2005) was a poet and professor of Renaissance Literature at Rice University. A graduate of both the Writers Workshop and the...
Elizabeth Dietz (1964-2005) was a poet and professor of Renaissance...
  • Deadline: 02/17/2020
  • Award: $250
Deadline02/17/2020
Varies Emily Wagner Scholarship
This award honors Emily Wagner who received her B.A. in English from the University of Iowa in 2002. After graduating, Emily pursued her love of...
This award honors Emily Wagner who received her B.A. in English from the...
  • Deadline: 02/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/17/2020
$0.00 Helen Aicher and Kenneth Ward Nelson Scholarship Fund
Award recipients shall be English graduate students or undergraduate English majors who intend to teach at the high school level following...
Award recipients shall be English graduate students or undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 02/17/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/17/2020