Monday, April 22, 2024
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We are pleased to announce the 2024-2025 administration of the Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr., Achievement Award. This award was created to honor Erroll B. Davis, Jr. and his nearly 30 years of service to the utility industry and to honor and recognize the importance of scholarship and leadership by underrepresented minority students in the state of Iowa. The Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr., Achievement Award recognizes academic achievement in business or engineering, leadership in campus and community organizations, and potential for future career success. Each student who is selected to receive the award can receive up to $5,000. Award amounts and number of awards vary from year to year based on the performance of the endowment fund. Scholarships will be granted to the recipients in accordance with the standard requirements set forth by the Office of Student Financial Aid at their respective Regent Institution. Students receiving financial aid may see adjustments to their final scholarship amount. To be eligible for an Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr., Achievement Award, a student must:

  • currently be enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, orthe University of Northern Iowa

  • be in the field of engineering or business

  • be scheduled to receive a degree in the 2024-2025 academic year or 2025 summer term

  • be a member of one of the following underrepresented groups: African American/Black, Asian,Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or from aracial or ethnic group traditionally underrepresented in the fields of business or engineering

  • be a United States’ citizen or permanent resident.

The application requirements and the online application can be accessed HERE. Completed applications are due Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 11:59 pm CST and must be submitted via online application. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be reviewed. If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact the award committee chair, Luis F. Aranda, at Please join us in thanking the Alliant Energy Foundation for establishing this award that acknowledges the hard work and dedication of deserving students. Sincerely,

Luis F. Aranda
Interim Director
Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Iowa