A-G

Information

For incoming first-year students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are from historically underrepresented populations (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Multiracial) at the University of Iowa; or who have participated in a federally funded Upward Bound program.

This is a merit-based scholarship for students from diverse backgrounds. To complete the application, please apply for the Advantage Iowa award via your Admissions Profile in MyUI (only incoming first-year students may apply, and transfer students are not eligible). The Office of Admissions, in conjunction with the Center for Diversity and Enrichment, will review your award application. If awarded, you will be eligible for the AI Award for four years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first), as long as you meet the renewal criteria specified below. The Advantage Iowa Award is granted independently of other academic awards and may be added to other awards you receive.

Advantage Iowa Awards may increase if your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is filed by December 1. You must demonstrate the financial need to be considered for the increase. Funds are limited, and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible starting October

1. You must file your FAFSA each year by the December 1 priority filing deadline to be considered for this additional need-based aid. Need-based awards can vary each year if your family’s financial situation changes.

To be considered for the award, apply using the link in your Admissions Profile in MyUI. The application will need to be completed in one sitting since you will be unable to save and return to it later. Once your application is submitted, the Office of Admissions and the Center for Diversity and Enrichment will review your submission materials and determine your award eligibility, if any.

To be considered for additional need-based Advantage Iowa funding, file your FAFSA no later than the December 1 priority filing deadline each year.

How to apply

Eligible students will receive a link to apply for the Advantage Iowa Award via their Admissions Profile in MyUI.  Click Here

Your Advantage Iowa scholarship may be discontinued if you do not meet all of the following:

  • Maintain a 2.0 UI cumulative grade-point average and a 2.0 semester GPA each semester.
  • Maintain continuous full-time enrollment.  Advantage Iowa recipients cannot enroll at another institution without a Consortium Agreement from the Office of Student Financial Aid.  Summer semesters are exempt.
  • Earn 12 or more semester hours each fall and spring semester.
  • If enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), meet with your Academic Advising Center advisor three times during the fall semester and twice in the spring semester during your first year.  Students enrolled in other colleges should meet with their academic advisor as outlined by their college.
  • Meet with a Center for Diversity & Enrichment Academic coach or TRIO SSS Student Success Coach (if you are a TRIO SSS participant) once in your first year.
  • Enroll in and successfully complete any one of the courses during your first semester of enrollment: The College Transition, a First Year Seminar CSI:1100 College Transition Seminar.  If applicable, the following courses also count: college of enrollment’s direct admins seminar, Honors First-Year Seminar, or TRIO SSS Steps to Success for TRIO course.
  • File the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.  To be considered for need-based Advantage Iowa, file your FAFSA by the December 1st priority deadline each year.

 

Award Overview:

The Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Award was created by Alliant Energy to honor Erroll B. Davis, Jr. and his nearly 30 years of service to the utility industry and honor and recognize the importance of scholarship and leadership by underrepresented minority students in the state of Iowa.

This award recognizes academic achievement, leadership in campus and community organizations, and potential for the future career success of rising Seniors in business or engineering.

Each student who is selected to receive the award can receive up to $5,000.*

*Award amounts and number of awards may vary from year to year based on the endowment fund's performance. Scholarships will be granted to the recipients per 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.  

Award Requirements: 

 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered 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, or the University of Northern Iowa;

be scheduled to receive a degree in the 2021-2022 academic year or 2022 summer term;

be a member of one of the following underrepresented groups: African American, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian, Asian, Pacific Islander, or East Indian, or from a racial or ethnic group traditionally underrepresented in the fields of business or engineering;

be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident.

 

Application Requirements   

1. Applicant Information:

You will need to provide your name, current, permanent mailing addresses, email address, phone number, institution name, student ID number, major(s) and minor(s), cumulative GPA, expected graduation date, race/ethnicity, and citizenship status.

2. Essay:

You will need to submit a written essay (10,000-character limit without counting space). Your essay should address the following guiding questions:

What are your career aspirations, and how have those aspirations evolved?

How have your current studies and involvement in campus and community activities prepared you to achieve your career aspirations?

What are your plans after graduation?

3. University Transcripts:

You will need to submit your university transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

4. Resume:

You will need to submit your updated resume detailing your honors, campus/community involvement, and leadership and service.

 

5. Two letters of recommendation:  

You will need to provide two letters of recommendation. These letters can come from faculty members or advisors from your university who can comment on your academic achievement and leadership capabilities.

Please Note:

*A complete application must be submitted by the deadline for consideration. Incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed.

*Please submit your documents in pdf format.

*If your faculty/advisor prefers to send their letter of recommendation directly to us instead of having you upload it in this application, please request them to email their letters to the diversity resources unit. It is your responsibility to communicate this to your faculty/advisor and ensure that your letters are received by the deadline.

*To ensure the integrity of the application and selection process, materials may not be hand-delivered to the office.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by online application and must be received by 11:59 pm CST on January 31, 2021.

Point of Contact:

Yashwant Prakash Vyas, MPA
Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr., Achievement Award Committee Chair
Assistant Director, Diversity Resources
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | The University of Iowa
Ph: 319-353-2388 | Email: diversity-resources@uiowa.edu

About Erroll B. Davis, Jr.

Erroll B. Davis, Jr. has committed decades of his life to serving the community through several leadership roles held in higher education and through his involvement on many advisory boards and committees in the nation. Elaine and his wife established the Davis Family Foundation, which makes annual grants to numerous students in need.

CAREER

Erroll B. Davis, Jr. is Senior Advisor at TalentQuest, a cloud-based software talent management and consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia.  He served as superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS) from July 2011 until his retirement in June 2014.   Before joining APS, Erroll served as chancellor of Georgia's University System, where he was responsible for the state’s 35 public colleges and universities, approximately 302,000 students, and 40,200 faculty and staff.

Before leading the University System of Georgia, Erroll served as chair of Alliant Energy Corporation's board since 2000.  Erroll joined Alliant in 1998 as president and chief executive officer.  He retired from his dual roles as president and CEO in July 2005 and retained the chair’s post until his move to the University System in early 2006. Before Alliant Energy's creation, Erroll served as president and CEO of WPL Holdings from 1990 to 1998.  From 1978 to 1990, he rose through the senior management ranks at Wisconsin Power and Light Company, starting as vice president of finance and ending as CEO and president.

HIGHER EDUCATION

In addition to his role as chancellor of the University System of Georgia, Davis’s higher education experience includes serving as a member of the University of Wisconsin System Board Of Regents from 1987 to 1994 and as a former chair and life member the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University.  A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., he earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1965 and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago in 1967.

MEMBERSHIPS AND ACCOLADES

Davis is a member of the board of directors of General Motors, Union Pacific Corp., and the Public Broadcasting System.  He is on the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) advisory board and a member of the National Academy of Sciences round-table on community resilience.  Between 2004 and 2008, Davis served on the U.S. Olympic Committee board representing numerous community-based organizations.

Davis is the recipient of numerous honors and awards and recognized in several publications: “Georgia Trend magazine - “100 of the Most Influential Georgians” 2007-2011; Atlanta Business Chronicle - “100 Most Influential Atlantans” 2006 - 2007; Black Enterprise magazine -“75 Most Powerful Blacks in Corporate America” 2005; Fortune magazine - “50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America” 2002.

In 2005, Davis was rated “Top 50 Blacks in Technology” at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference. He was the recipient of the Carnegie-Mellon Alumni Distinguished Service Award the year prior. In 1993, Davis received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and a Bronze Medal in Financial World’s “CEO of the Year” competition.  In 1988, U.S. Black Engineer magazine awarded him “Black Engineer of the Year.

Each year, the University of Iowa Disability Planning & Action Committee (DPAC) recognizes an individual or group for their innovative and distinctive efforts to enhance the opportunities of individuals with disabilities at the University of Iowa by presenting them with the “Above and Beyond” Award. DPAC is seeking nominations for this year's award which will be presented during the 2019 Iowa Regents Institutions Disability Awareness Summit on October 3, 2019.

The nominee can be an individual or group currently employed by the University of Iowa, whose job function is not primarily related to working with individuals with disabilities, and who:

  • exemplifies commitment to the university disability community;
  • demonstrates exceptional initiative in support of persons with disabilities within the university; or
  • has gone above and beyond job responsibilities in providing service to persons with disabilities at the University of Iowa.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 13, 2019, via the online nomination form (link is external). Optional supporting documents related to the nominee(s) may be emailed to disability@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail). If submitting supporting documents, no more than two will be accepted. Narrative submissions should be no more than 500 words in length.

Please contact Tiffini Stevenson Earl, ADA Coordinator, at tiffini-stevenson-earl@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail) or 319-335-0705 with any questions about the award or nomination process.

Previous Above and Beyond Award Recipients

2010  Adam Krueger
2011  Brian Manternach
2012  Carly Armour and Dave Ricketts
2013  Mike Hoenig
2014  Renee Houser
2015 Colleen Shaull
2016 Dawn Hanna and Hannah Soyer
2017 Division of Online Education Instructional Development Team (iDev)

2019 Above and Beyond Award Nomination Form (link is external)

Deadline

Friday, September 13, 2019

Eligibility

Faculty

Staff

 

Requirements

The nominee can be an individual or group currently employed by the University of Iowa, whose job function is not primarily related to working with individuals with disabilities, and who:

  • exemplifies commitment to the university disability community;
  • demonstrates exceptional initiative in support of persons with disabilities within the university; or
  • has gone above and beyond job responsibilities in providing service to persons with disabilities at the University of Iowa.

How to Apply

Nominations will be accepted via an online nomination form (link is external).

Optional applicable supporting documents related to the nominee(s) can be emailed to disability@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail). If submitting supporting documents, no more than two shall be submitted. The narrative submission shall be no more than 500 words in length.

Contact

Tiffini Stevenson Earl
Associate Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and ADA Coordinator
The University of Iowa
Equal Opportunity and Diversity
202 Jessup Hall (JH)
Iowa City, IA 52242

319-335-0705

tiffini-stevenson-earl@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail)

Information

This scholarship honors Adah Johnson, one of the first black women students to graduate from The University of Iowa (1912) and Otilia Maria Fernandez, one of the first Hispanic woman graduates (1924).

The 2019-20 Johnson/Fernandez Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate woman student of color who has taken courses in the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Department or whose academic interests include some aspect of women’s culture or experience.

One award of $1500 will be given.

Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

Deadline

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

How to Apply

For all awards

Information

The Adele Kimm Scholarship is made possible by a bequest of Adele Kimm in honor of her brother, S. Conrad Kimm and her sister-in-law Hilda Kimm.

The 2019-20 Adele Kimm Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student involved in the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Department through coursework or service. One award of $2000 will be given.

Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

Deadline

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Eligibility

Graduate Student

How to Apply

For all awards send completed application and supporting materials electronically to laura-kastens@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail)by February 6, 2019.

Information about eligibility and application procedures for all awards is available on the GWSS web site.

Information

Under the auspices of the University of Iowa Foundation and the Office of Student Disability Services, the David and Rosalie Braverman Scholarship was created to encourage graduate or professional students with disabilities to advance their education at the University of Iowa. This fund was established in 1976 by David Braverman and his family to support various projects for persons with disabilities at the University of Iowa.

David and Rosalie Braverman Scholarship

Deadline

Monday, April 29, 2019

Eligibility

Graduate Student

Information

Sponsored by the the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Diversity Catalyst Awards are designed to honor faculty or staff members, programs or departments, and students or student organizations engaged in diversity initiatives during the previous academic year that have promoted the development of an inclusive, diverse campus community at the University of Iowa.
Download Nomination Details (link is external) (PDF)

Previous Catalyst Award Recipients

Deadline

Friday, January 24, 2020

Eligibility

Faculty

Graduate Student

Staff

Undergraduate Student

Requirements

Primary criteria

The nominee has developed or implemented an innovative program, policy, or activity to enhance diversity within the university; and/or

The nominee's contributions are distinctive and have a positive effect on building respect for diversity within the university community;

The nominee has gone above and beyond his/her job responsibilities

Additional criteria

A nominee who exemplifies characteristics that are innovative should:

be creative and unique;

introduce something new to the campus;

approach their task with a new perspective that results in new outcomes.

A nominee who exemplifies the characteristics of distinctiveness should:

be readily distinguishable in nature and quality from others;

exhibit excellence in process and outcome.

A nominee who has enhanced diversity within the university and/or has a positive effect on building respect for diversity within the university community should:

identify issues of importance to the creation of a diverse, inclusive university community as envisioned in the UI Human Rights Policy;

have the potential to effect or implement long-standing change, rather than a one-time event;

enhance the University of Iowa's diversity goals as stated in the university's strategic plan, Renewing The Iowa Promise: "Great Opportunities - Bold Expectations."

How to Apply

Nominators are requested to fill out an online nomination form (link is external) and are encouraged to submit up to two letters of support to diversity-resources@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail) 

A campus-wide committee of peers will determine the winners.

Contact

Steven Edwards
Diversity Resources Coordinator, Diversity Resources

Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant

The Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant supports new initiatives that contribute to diversity, equity, an inclusion-related strategic goal either at the departmental, college, or university level, i.e., measurable positive impact on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Iowa. Selected initiatives hold promising potential for an immediate positive impact on-campus community.   

Click here for University of Iowa definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Grant Criteria:

Applicants must be currently enrolled at or employed by the University of Iowa.

The proposed initiative must be a new initiative. Funds may not be used to support ongoing initiatives.

The proposed initiative must contribute to diversity, equity, an inclusion-related strategic goal either at the departmental, college, or university level, i.e., measurable positive impact on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Iowa.  

The proposed initiative must be on campus.

The proposed initiative should demonstrate the probability of being completed within the grant cycle.

Initiative sustainability is encouraged but not required.

Collaboration with campus partners to implement the proposed initiative is encouraged but not required.

Selection Criteria and Review Process: 

Complete application by the established deadline. Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Alignment with diversity, equity, inclusion-related strategic goal(s).

High probability of completing the initiative within the grant cycle.

A clear evaluation plan to measure the intended positive impacts of the proposed initiative. 

Quality and breadth of positive impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ability to complete initiative within the proposed budget.

Applications will be evaluated by the Seed Grant Committee composed of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff. The committee will review applications and make a funding recommendation to the Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The AVP will make the final grant awards.

Grant Application Process and Requirements:

Applications can only be submitted using this online form and must be received by 11:59 pm CST on October 3, 2021.

Individuals submitting the workflow application will be the point of contact. All communications regarding the application/grant will be sent to them, and it is their responsibility to communicate information with the rest of the group.

If the applicant is a student organization, the advisor will have to sponsor the application.

Applicants who receive the grant must submit a final program report by November following the grant cycle.

All publicity and advertising must acknowledge the Diversity Catalyst Award Seed Grant as a funding source.

Online Application Components:

Title: (Required)

Purpose Statement: (Required)

Objectives: (Required)

(Please share how you plan to achieve the purpose of your proposed initiative)

Description: (Required)

(Please use this section to provide background information, to describe your proposed initiative, to list constituent group(s) your proposed initiative will benefit, to identity team members/collaborators, and any include other relevant information regarding your proposed initiative)

Alignment with diversity, equity, inclusion related strategic goal(s): (Required)

(Please share how your proposed initiative contributes to diversity, equity, inclusion related strategic goal(s) either at the departmental, college, or university level)

Evaluation Plan: (Required)

(Please share how you plan to measure the impact of your proposed initiative and determine if the proposed objectives were achieved)

Implementation Timeline: (Required)

(Please share a detailed implementation timeline for your proposed initiative)

Budget: (Required)

(Please include a detailed budget for your proposed initiative. Please clearly identify any other sponsor(s) and associated amount)

Acknowledgment: (Required)

By submitting this application:

you acknowledge that you understand the requirements and stipulations of the Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant.

You confirm that the proposed project is a new initiative.

You acknowledge that all the information you provide on this application is true to the best of your knowledge. 

Funding Stipulations:

Seed Grant of up to $1,000 will be awarded. The number of grants will depend on the funds available.

Funds will be disbursed to a 050 account in the applicant’s immediate department. If funds are not spent by the deadline, unused funds will be transferred to the Seed Grant account. A summary of how the funds were spent must be included in the final report.

The deadline to use grant funding is May of the grant cycle.

Seed Grant funds may not be used for stipends, purchase of food, activities held off-campus, expenses related to inviting speakers – unless tied to a training/workshop/seminar/conference, funding of publications unless the publication is part of the new initiative.

Please Note:

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff cannot apply or collaborate on awarded grants. Applicants will be disqualified if we learn about DDEI staff's involvement at any point of the grant cycle.

 

Point of Contact:

Steven Edwards
Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant Committee Chair
Assistant Director, Diversity Resources
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | The University of Iowa
Ph: 319-353-2388 | Email: steven-edwards@uiowa.edu

Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant

The Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant supports new initiatives that contribute to diversity, equity, an inclusion-related strategic goal either at the departmental, college, or university level, i.e., measurable positive impact on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Iowa. Selected initiatives hold promising potential for an immediate positive impact on-campus community.   

Working definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Iowa:

Diversity: Diversity refers to all aspects of human difference, social identities, and social group differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, socio-economic status, language, culture, national origin, religion/spirituality, age, (dis)ability, military/veteran status, political perspective, and associational preferences.

Inclusion: Inclusion refers to a campus community where all members are and feel respected, have a sense of belonging, and can participate and achieve their potential. While diversity is essential, it is not sufficient. An institution can be diverse and non-inclusive simultaneously; thus, sustaining the practice of creating inclusive environments is necessary for success.

Equity: Equity refers to fair and just practices and policies that ensure all campus community members can thrive. Equity is different than equality in that equality implies treating everyone as if their experiences are the same. Being equitable means acknowledging and addressing structural inequalities — historical and current — that advantage some and disadvantage others. Equal treatment results in equity only if everyone starts with equal access to opportunities.

Grant Criteria:

Applicants must be currently enrolled at or employed by the University of Iowa.

The proposed initiative must be a new initiative. Funds may not be used to support ongoing initiatives.

The proposed initiative must contribute to diversity, equity, an inclusion-related strategic goal either at the departmental, college, or university level, i.e., measurable positive impact on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Iowa.  

The proposed initiative must be on campus.

The proposed initiative should demonstrate the probability of being completed within the grant cycle.

Initiative sustainability is encouraged but not required.

Collaboration with campus partners to implement the proposed initiative is encouraged but not required.

Selection Criteria and Review Process: 

Complete application by the established deadline. Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Alignment with diversity, equity, inclusion-related strategic goal(s).

High probability of completing the initiative within the grant cycle.

A clear evaluation plan to measure the intended positive impacts of the proposed initiative. 

Quality and breadth of positive impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ability to complete initiative within the proposed budget.

Applications will be evaluated by the Seed Grant Committee composed of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff. The committee will review applications and make funding recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The AVP will make the final grant awards.

Grant Application Process and Requirements:

Applications can only be submitted using this online form and must be received by 11:59 pm CST on December 6, 2020.

Individuals submitting the workflow application will be the point of contact. All communications regarding the application/grant will be sent to them, and it is their responsibility to communicate information with the rest of the group.

If the applicant is a student organization, the advisor will have to sponsor the application.

Applicants who receive the grant must submit a final program report by November following the grant cycle.

All publicity and advertising must acknowledge the Diversity Catalyst Award Seed Grant as a funding source.

Online Application Components:

Title: (Required)

Purpose Statement: (Required)

Objectives: (Required)

(Please share how you plan to achieve the purpose of your proposed initiative)

Description: (Required)

(Please use this section to provide background information, to describe your proposed initiative, to list constituent group(s) your proposed initiative will benefit, to identity team members/collaborators, and any include other relevant information regarding your proposed initiative)

Alignment with diversity, equity, inclusion related strategic goal(s): (Required)

(Please share how your proposed initiative contributes to diversity, equity, inclusion related strategic goal(s) either at the departmental, college, or university level)

Evaluation Plan: (Required)

(Please share how you plan to measure the impact of your proposed initiative and determine if the proposed objectives were achieved)

Implementation Timeline: (Required)

(Please share a detailed implementation timeline for your proposed initiative)

Budget: (Required)

(Please include a detailed budget for your proposed initiative. Please clearly identify any other sponsor(s) and associated amount)

Acknowledgment: (Required)

By submitting this application:

you acknowledge that you understand the requirements and stipulations of the Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant.

You confirm that the proposed project is a new initiative.

You acknowledge that all the information you provide on this application is true to the best of your knowledge. 

Funding Stipulations:

Seed Grant of up to $1,000 will be awarded. The number of grants will depend on the funds available.

Funds will be disbursed to a 050 account in the applicant’s immediate department. If funds are not spent by the deadline, unused funds will be transferred to the Seed Grant account. A summary of how the funds were spent must be included in the final report.

The deadline to use grant funding is May of the grant cycle.

Seed Grant funds may not be used for stipends, purchase of food, activities held off-campus, expenses related to inviting speakers – unless tied to a training/workshop/seminar/conference, funding of publications unless the publication is part of the new initiative.

Please Note:

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff cannot apply or collaborate on awarded grants. Applicants will be disqualified if we learn about DDEI staff's involvement at any point of the grant cycle.

 

Point of Contact:

Yashwant Prakash Vyas, MPA
Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant Committee Chair
Assistant Director, Diversity Resources
Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | The University of Iowa
Ph: 319-353-2388 | Email: yashwant-vyas@uiowa.edu

Distinguished Educator Awardees are honored at the Center for Diversity and Enrichment Graduation Reception.

This award, established in 1995-96, is designed to recognize a faculty or staff member who has exemplified achievement in cultural diversity.  The award is in honor of Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló, former Assistant Provost and Interim Director of Opportunity at Iowa.  Her commitment, dedication, and desire to assist and promote diversity throughout her career at the University of Iowa have been truly inspirational.

Past Recipients

  • 1997 Esther Materon-Arum
  • 1998 Nancy Humbles
  • 1999 William Welburn
  • 2002 Roger Child
  • 2003 Valerie Garr, College of Nursing
  • 2005 Dr. Victor G. Rodgers, College of Engineering
  • 2006 Dr. Larry Smith, Academic Advising Center
  • 2006 Dr. Johnnie Sims, TRIO Support Services
  • 2007 Carlos Serrato, Office of Student Life
  • 2008 Dr. Vershawn Young, Rhetoric
  • 2009 Dr. Susan A. Murty, School of Social Work
  • 2010 Dr. Donald B. Yarbrough, College of Education
  • 2011 Jodi Linley, Iowa Bioscience Advantage Program
  • 2012 Dr. Carolyn Colvin, College of Education
  • 2013 Kelly Collins, TRIO Student Support Services
  • 2013 Collins Byrd, College of Law
  • 2014 Motier Haskins, School of Social Work
  • 2014 Dr. Tanya M. Uden-Holman, College of Public Health
  • 2015 Tab Wiggins, Office of VP for Student Life
  • 2016 Travis Arment, Center for Diversity & Enrichment 
  • 2016 Jeremy Kinser, University Counseling Service
  • 2017 Danielle Martinez, Academic Support and Retention
  • 2017 Rossina Liu, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
  • 2018 Dr. Antentor Hinton, Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2019 Dr. Jodi Linley, College of Education

 

Deadline

TBD

Eligibility

Faculty

Staff

How to Apply

Criteria for Selection:

Each year the Center for Diversity and Enrichment Graduation Reception Planning Committee extends an invitation to graduating students to nominate a UI staff or faculty for the award.  The Center for Diversity and Enrichment Graduation Reception Planning Committee will determine the criteria for this award each year.

Nomination Form Coming Soon!

 

Information

The E.B. Green scholarship provides financial assistance to K-12 students with demonstrated financial need to attend educational and/or recreational summer programs on the University of Iowa campus. These funds cover fees and materials related to attending a UI summer youth program. The typical award ranges up to $270 (program funding is limited).

Awards are typically made on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. Unfortunately, the program will not be available during 2021 due to COVID-19. We hope to return in 2022.

Recipients of the E.B. Green scholarship wanting to attend a UI Sports Camp are subject to applicable NCAA rules regarding free admission to institutional sports camps.

If you have any questions, please email paul-bellus@uiowa.edu.

Deadline

Applications are now closed.

Eligibility

K-12

Requirements

To receive support, you must be accepted to a UI summer youth program. You do not need to be approved before applying for support, however. The summer program application is a separate process and should be arranged with the summer program you wish to attend.

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed.

Contact

Paul Bellus
Coordinator of Forensics, Office of the Provost

324 Jefferson Building

129 East Washington Street

Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 335-1969

 

For incoming first-year students majoring in engineering who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose enrollment will contribute to a diverse learning environment, including race/ethnic background and gender.

Contact: College of Engineering

Deadline

Monday, April 1, 2019

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

Information

Awarded to entering first-year students with preference given to Black students intending to major in the physical sciences, preferably chemistry.

Visit Office of Student Financial Aid

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

How to Apply

No scholarship application is required; however, for those scholarships that require financial need, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, before their freshmen year at the University of Iowa.

If you have questions, email financial-aid@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail).

H-P

Information

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. 

Hawkeye Distinguished Veterans Award

 

Deadline

 August 15, 2020

 

Eligibility

Faculty

Graduate Student

Staff

Undergraduate Student

 

Requirements

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

Information

The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded despite adversity and are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.

Horatio Alger Scholarship (link is external)

 

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

 

How to Apply

Fill out the application at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/applicants/ (link is external) (Deadline generally late October)

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The University of Iowa invites members of the Tribes/Nations historic to Iowa to attend the university and pay in-state tuition, regardless of where they live.

Request for Information (link is external)

 

Eligibility

Graduate Student

Undergraduate Student

 

Requirements

Belong to one of the following nations/tribes:

Iowa

Kickapoo

Menominee

Miami

Missouri (Otoe)

Ojibwa (Chippewa)

Omaha

Otoe (Missouri)

Ottawa (Odawa)

Potawatomi

Sac and Fox (Sauk, Meskwaki)

Sioux

Winnebago (Ho Chunk)

 

The Iowa Scholars Award is for incoming first-year students who are Iowa residents. There are two levels of award. If you meet the minimum requirements for both awards, you will automatically be awarded Level I.

Contact: Office of Admissions (link sends e-mail)

https://admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/scholarships-first-year-students

 

Deadline

Monday, April 1, 2019

 

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

Information

The University of Iowa has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Many of the scholarships listed in this section only require you to complete our general scholarship application. However, some scholarships require additional information from you to determine your eligibility (those opportunities have a visible “Apply” button listed). Please keep in mind this section lists all institutional scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not.

Iowa Scholarship Portal (link is external)

 

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

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A $4000 scholarship will be awarded to a University of Iowa Ph.D. candidate whose dissertation focuses on issues pertaining to women. Graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

 

Deadline

February 1, 2020

 

Eligibility

Graduate Student

 

How to Apply

For all awards send completed application and supporting materials electronically to laura-kastens@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail) by February 6, 2019.

Information about eligibility and application procedures for all awards is available on the GWSS website.

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Kris Lippke was a University of Iowa undergraduate student one month away from graduating with a minor in Women’s Studies when a serious car accident changed the course of her life. In her memory, the Lippke family has endowed a scholarship to be awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS).

Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

Deadline

February 1, 2020

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

How to Apply

For all awards, send completed applications and supporting materials electronically to laura-kastens@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail) by February 1, 2020.

Information about eligibility and application procedures for all awards is available on the GWSS website.

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Awarded to an entering first-year woman student of American Indian descent with a tribal affiliation. This scholarship is intended to financially assist students who would otherwise be unable to attend college. Renewable for three additional years.

If you have questions, email financial-aid@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail).

Visit Office of Student Financial Aid

 

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

 

How to Apply

No scholarship application is required; however, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, before their freshmen year at the University of Iowa.

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Under the auspices of the University of Iowa Foundation and the Office of Student Disability Services, the Ramona Ann Mayer Scholarship was created to assist undergraduate students who have a disability to complete their education.  Under scholarship guidelines, the preference is to award the scholarship to students who have physical disabilities.  This fund was established in 2014.

Ramona Ann Mayer Scholarship

 

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

 

Information

Application Deadline: February 14th, 2020

The Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship recognizes qualified female applicants who demonstrate financial need and are committed to women’s issues, diversity, and social activism.

One or two awards are available each year. Awards generally range from $1000 to $2000 per academic year to be applied toward tuition, fees, living expenses, or books. The scholarship is for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship is administered and selected by individuals affiliated with the Women’s Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa. The Center’s mission is to create greater equity for individuals and communities of all identities, focusing on women.

Eligibility

1. Women who have completed one year (or more) of undergraduate or graduate/professional study at the University of Iowa or an accredited degree-granting institution or program and have been accepted into a degree-granting program of Iowa for the upcoming academic year.

2. Women who demonstrate financial need.

3. Women who are committed to women’s issues, diversity, and social activism.

Policies

1. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year only. Re-application is required for each academic year for which financial assistance is sought. No preference will be given to those individuals seeking a second or third year of support.

2. If a scholarship recipient does not attend a school or drops out while the award is in effect, funds must be returned commensurate with the academic year's amount remaining.

Application Process

1. Complete and submit the application form.

2. Submit college transcript(s).  (official or unofficial) 

3. Submit 2 letters of reference.

4. Demonstrate financial need on the FAFSA for the current academic year by submitting a copy of the financial aid award letter AND/OR provide a ONE-page description of any personal or financial circumstances warranting consideration by the selection committee

5. NOTE: Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials (including transcripts and letters of reference) are received at WRAC by the application deadline.

Submit Application to:

Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship Committee
Women’s Resource and Action Center
100 BH
Iowa City, IA 52242 

Benson Scholarship Info and Application

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Since its inception in May of 2000, Rainbow Graduation has celebrated the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and their accomplices. This annual event honors both undergraduate and graduate/professional students who graduate in the Fall or Spring semester. Rainbow Graduation features UI faculty, staff, students, and community members and is followed by a reception.

Deadline

April 2020

Eligibility

Graduate Student

Undergraduate Student

How to Apply

Information coming soon!

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Welch, Coordinator of the Pride Alliance Center, at emma-welch@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail).

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Sponsored jointly by the University of Iowa Foundation, the Office of Student Financial Aid, and the UI LGBT Staff and Faculty Association, this scholarship is available to qualified University of Iowa undergraduate students active in the UI gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community.

Pride Alliance Center

Deadline

April 2020

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

Requirements

This annual scholarship is intended for a regularly enrolled University of Iowa undergraduate student who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, demonstrates financial need, and graduated from an Iowa high school.

How to Apply

If you have any questions, please contact Emma Welch, Coordinator of the Pride Alliance Center, at emma-welch@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail).

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The deadline for this scholarship was February 1, 2020.

Stephen Lynn Smith (1944-2009) was born in Cedar Rapids and raised in nearby Marion. A 1963 graduate of Marion High School, he enrolled in the ROTC program at the State University of Iowa (the original name for the University of Iowa) that summer, majoring in engineering. Perhaps influenced by the 1963 March on Washington that August, Steve embraced the Civil Rights Movement. He soon joined the local chapter of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and in 1964 participated in Freedom Summer, an effort to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. He was one of over 800 volunteers from across the country.

Two awards of $2500 each will be given to students demonstrating a commitment to social justice and progress principles. This award is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

Applications must include:

Application Form

A one-page statement describing your academic or career goals and some ways in which these reflect a concern for social justice.

Two letters of recommendation.

Unofficial transcripts of UI coursework

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The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 has passed.

This is a diversity outreach, need-based scholarship for first-year, first-generation college students from Storm Lake Senior High School in Storm Lake, Iowa.  For consideration, students must apply for admission to the University of Iowa, complete the scholarship application on the Iowa Scholarship Portal (link is external), and submit the FAFSA (link is external) by December 1 of their senior year high school. The online application consists of an essay question and providing a person's name (teacher, counselor, or mentor) who can provide a letter of recommendation on the student's behalf.  

This scholarship is renewable for an additional three years or until a bachelor’s degree is conferred (whichever comes first). The following requirements must be met to maintain eligibility:

Be a first-generation college student (no parent/guardian obtained a 4-year college degree);

Demonstrate financial need;

Be a graduate of Storm Lake Senior High School;

Enroll in and attend the Iowa Edge Program - This is a four-day orientation for selected minority and first-generation students;

File the FAFSA each year by the filing deadline, if eligible for federal aid (DACA and undocumented students should contact Financial Aid directly at 319-335-1450);

Maintain continuous, full-time enrollment and a minimum 2.0 University of Iowa cumulative GPA; 

Attend required monthly meetings with the Storm Lake Scholars Program Coordinator and Faculty Advisor; and

Become an active member of the TRIO Student Support Services Program, if eligible.

 

 

Student Leadership Awardees are honored at the Center for Diversity and Enrichment Graduation Reception.

Deadline

Friday, March 29, 2019

Eligibility

Graduate Student

Undergraduate Student

Requirements

To be eligible, a student must have graduated from UI in December 2018 or plan to graduate from UI  in May 2019.

How to Apply

Criteria for Selection:

Student leaders serve as officers in student organizations or social groups.  We recognize the importance of acknowledging those who often work behind the scenes.  Student leaders are:

Visionary - understanding the “larger issues” and demonstrating the ability to articulate their vision, inspiring their peers to action.
Initiators - seeking out and accept positions of responsibility in groups and organizations, performing tasks with dedication and diligence.
Influential - exhibiting the ability to influence others with sound reason, judgment, and goodwill with respect to sociopolitical and other issues that affect student life at the University
Dedicated - volunteering to accept additional tasks, not for self-interest, but because they believe doing so will help achieve the group's goals.

Please nominate one student if submitting a nomination on behalf of a department, office, or student organization.

After identifying the student, you will be requested to provide details on how your student has demonstrated contributions to diversity, inclusion, and leadership at the university and/or surrounding community (300-500 words) and identify organizations and leadership positions your nominee has been involved in.

2019 Nomination Form - coming soon!

Contact

Katie Newcomb

Senior Academic Coach, Center for Diversity & Enrichment

2750 University Capitol Centre
200 S Capitol St
Iowa City, IA 52242

319-335-3555

kate-newcomb@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail)

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Awarded to first-year Native Americans. This scholarship is based on financial need and merit.

If you have questions, email financial-aid@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail).

Visit Office of Student Financial Aid

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

How to Apply

No scholarship application is required; however, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, before their freshmen year at the University of Iowa.

Information

Awarded to first-generation students of promise as identified by the Office of Admissions. Preference is given to needy rural Iowa residents.

If you have questions, email financial-aid@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail).

Visit Office of Student Financial Aid

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student

How to Apply

No scholarship application is required; however, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, before their freshmen year at the University of Iowa.