Scholarships A-G

Scholarships A-G

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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.

How to apply

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

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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 to 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 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.*

To apply, please go here (link is external).

*Amounts may 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.

 

Online application for this award

To apply, please go here (link is external).

Deadline

Sunday, February 2, 2020
 

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student
 

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 in the field of engineering or business;

be scheduled to receive a degree in the 2020-2021 academic year or 2021 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 and permanent 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 characters without counting space limit). You essay should address the following guiding questions:

What are your career aspirations and how have those aspirations evolved over time?

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.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by online application (link is external), and must be received by 11:59 pm CST on February 2, 2020.

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 email their letters to Yashwant Vyas at yashwant-vyas@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail). It is your responsibility to communicate this to your faculty/advisor and to 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.

Contact

Diversity Resources Coordinator, Diversity Resources
319-353-2388
 

About Erroll B. Davis, Jr.

Erroll B. Davis, Jr. has committed decades of his life to serving the community throughout several leadership roles held in higher education and through his involvement on many advisory boards and committees in the nation. He and his wife, Elaine, 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.  Most recently, he served as superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools (APS) from July 2011 until his retirement in June 2014.   Prior to joining APS, Erroll served as chancellor of the University System of Georgia, 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 the board of Alliant Energy Corporation 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. Prior to the creation of Alliant Energy, 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 of 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 advisory board of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) 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, and was 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, as well as 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 related to 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)

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 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. Narrative submission shall be no more than 500 words in length.

Contact

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

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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.

Deadline

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
 

Eligibility

Undergraduate Student
 

How to Apply

For all awards

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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.

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.

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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.

Deadline

Monday, April 29, 2019
 

Eligibility

Graduate Student

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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)

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

Diversity Resources Coordinator, Diversity Resources

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The Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant program supports projects and programs with an immediate impact enhancing the diversity goals of the University of Iowa’s Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

If your proposal will advance cross-cultural understanding, strengthen positive inter-group relations and promote a welcoming learning environment, is a new project or program and will benefit the campus directly, we would like to hear from you!

What is the review process?

Proposals are examined by the Catalyst Seed Grant Committee. Members are charged with reviewing projects and recommending levels of funding. In cases where there is a conflict of interest, committee members will recuse themselves from the discussion.

What are the selection criteria?

Programs and projects will be evaluated based on:

Measurable impact on diversity as a core value as identified in the Strategic Plan for the University of Iowa, 2016-2021

High probability to complete program/project within the fiscal year of 2019-2020 (June 2020)

Programming that supports a welcoming climate

Activities that enable sustainable efforts for the university climate

Evidence of collaboration across groups, departments or organizations at the University of Iowa

Quality and breadth of impact

The potential to engage a significant number of individuals in diversity efforts at the University of Iowa

What is required of the recipient?

We ask that all winning recipients have an ‘050’ fund account to which we can transfer funds. These funds should be spent by June 30, 2020 (end of the current fiscal year) and will not be replaced by the awarding department if not spent in time, or funds are not transferred by the recipient. Student organizations please contact the Student Organizations Business Office for MFK information at (319) 335-3065 or sobo@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail).

All publicity and advertising must acknowledge the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Diversity Catalyst Award Seed Grant as a funding source.

Program final reports must be submitted to diversity-resources@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail) within 30 days of completion of the program and no later than January 31 of the following calendar year.

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How can the funds be used?

Funds may be used for costs associated with trainings and workshops on campus such as:

Course materials

New equipment

Speaker fees for conferences/trainings

Funds to develop web-based trainings

However, they are restricted and MAY NOT be used for the following:

Support of speakers, unless tied to a training or workshop

Activities held off campus

Funding of publications (newsletters, journals, newspapers, brochures, etc.) unless the publication is part of the new initiative

Student stipends

Purchases of food

We will consider awarding up to five (5) Seed Grants with a maximum of $1000 each.

Deadline

Friday, December 6, 2019
 

Eligibility

Faculty
Graduate Student
Staff
Undergraduate Student
 

Requirements

Applicants must be currently enrolled at or employed by the University of Iowa. All proposed projects and programs must be new initiatives. Funds may not be used to support current projects and programs.

Proposals must demonstrate collaboration between at least two groups, departments, or organizations at the University of Iowa that support a curricular domain.

How to Apply

Proposals may be submitted in electronic format to diversity-resources@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail). If you need assistance submitting your proposal electronically, please contact Dana Dominguez at (319) 353-2388.

There are several components applicants must include in the application. Please use this checklist to ensure that you have collected all the necessary materials and that you allow yourself ample to time to do so.

Title of grant

Name, email address, and phone number of individual submitting the proposal

Name(s) of co-sponsors and who they represent (i.e. student groups, academic department, university office)

The constituent group(s) your proposal seeks to represent.

Program proposal (NOT TO EXCEED 2 PAGES, no more than 12-point font, single –spaced), consisting of:

Introduction

Purpose statement

Objectives

Program description

Evaluation (identify metrics to measure and determine if program objectives were achieved)

Budget

Letter of financial support or interest in future collaboration from university departments, offices and/or organizations or community entity. It is imperative that the applicant demonstrate how the program will be financially sustained after Seed Grant funds are exhausted.

Information regarding any current or anticipated financial support for the program in addition to Seed Grant funding.

Letter(s) of administrative support and/or collaboration. 

Confirm that the project or program is a new initiative.

Contact

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Distinguished Achievement 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 in December 2018 or plan to graduate in May 2019.

How to Apply

Criteria for Selection:

The Dean in each of the 11 Colleges is asked to select a recipient; each College sets its own selection criteria. 

Dean's Achievement Award Nomination Forms will be sent directly to the Deans. Please contact Katie Newcomb, kate-newcomb@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail) if you have any questions.

Contact

Senior Academic Coach, Center for Diversity & Enrichment
2750 University Capitol Centre 200 S Capitol St Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-3555
 

Distinguished Educator Awardees are honored at the Center for Diversity /node/431and 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

Friday, March 29, 2019
 

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!

Contact

Academic Coach, Center for Diversity & Enrichment
2750 University Capitol Centre 200 S Capitol St Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-3555

 

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The E.B. Green scholarship provides financial assistance to K-12 students with demonstrated financial need who wish 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 will be made on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. Unfortunately, the 2020 budget is now fully encumbered, and as such applications are closed until February 2021.

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 michael-meginnis@uiowa.edu (link sends e-mail).

Deadline

Applications are now closed.
 

Eligibility

K-12
 

Requirements

In order 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

An application will be made available in February 2021.

Contact

Educational Support Services Associate, Center for Diversity & Enrichment
2750 University Capitol Centre 200 S Capitol St Iowa City, IA 52242
319-467-0755

 

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

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

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 prior to their freshmen year at the University of Iowa.

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