Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award

The Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award was established in 2015 to honor distinguished members of the armed forces who have demonstrated exceptional service to both the United States and their communities. Five veterans including one current University of Iowa student are selected annually for the award. 


Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Graduate Student
Undergraduate Student


Recipients of the Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award have demonstrated these upstanding qualities. 

  • A strong University of Iowa connection
  • Honorable service to our country
  • Military accomplishment or contributions
  • Service to the community

How to Apply

If you believe someone you know, living or deceased, deserves to be nominated for this award, please fill out the following form. Nominees can be submitted through August 15. The five inductees will then be chosen by a committee consisting of veterans of the Iowa City community. Inductees or their families will be notified of their induction by September 1.

Start a nomination