UI Dance Marathon Scholarship

UI Dance Marathon Scholarships are available to all hematology/oncology pediatric patients who have received cancer treatment at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and who plan to or are currently enrolled at The University of Iowa. Applicants must be a Dance Marathon Family or a Forever Family when the application is submitted.

Scholarships are for the academic year beginning with the fall semester of the same calendar year in which the application is submitted. Scholarships are available for fall and spring semesters only.

Applicants may receive a maximum scholarship award of $2,000.00 per semester that will be applied toward the student’s University bill (UBill) for tuition and university fees only.

Scholarships are renewable for up to four (4) years of undergraduate academic study. Participation in UI Dance Marathon (e.g., committee member, Dancer, volunteer) is strongly encouraged. All scholarship recipients, current and new, must complete and submit an application by the deadline each year to be eligible.

All applicants must complete the scholarship application and sign a Dance Marathon “Media Release” form. Portions of each applicant’s essay may be used in Dance Marathon promotional materials. A University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital physician must also complete the appropriate portion of the application to verify treatment.

Applications must be filled out by the student requesting the scholarship using your HawkID and password. The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual. The university also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to university facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to apply, please contact Jessie Cunningham at jessie-cunningham@uiowa.edu or 319-335-3059.

Up to $2000 per semester
UI Dance Marathon
Supplemental Questions
  1. Number of times applying for this scholarship.
  2. Daytime Phone Number
  3. Evening Phone Number
  4. Have you previously received a UI Dance Marathon Scholarship?
  5. Essay Question For first time applicants
    • How has cancer affected your life?
  6. Essay Question For re-applicants
    • How has this scholarship helped in your academic endeavors?
  7. FIRST TIME APPLICANTS ONLY: Physician Verification

    Download the Physician Verification Document from the following link:

    Physician Verification Document

    Once completed by your physician, upload the document here.
  8. University of Iowa Dance Marathon is requesting this information to evaluate your application to the Dance Marathon Scholarship Fund. Your signature below will authorize University of Iowa Dance Marathon to publicize your name in connection with the scholarship if selected as a recipient. It is a policy of University of Iowa to not release information about a student without their permission.
    • 1. Signature (Type Full Name):
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