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.

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 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.*

*Award amounts and number of awards 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.  

 

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 and 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 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.

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 Yashwant Prakash Vyas at yashwant-vyas@uiowa.edu. 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.

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: yashwant-vyas@uiowa.edu

 

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

Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant

The Diversity Catalyst Seed Grant supports new initiatives that contribute to a diversity, equity, 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 are able to participate and achieve to their potential. While diversity is essential, it is not sufficient. An institution can be both diverse and non-inclusive at the same time, thus a sustained 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 exactly the same. Being equitable means acknowledging and addressing structural inequalities — historic 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.

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

Proposed initiative must contribute to a diversity, equity, 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.  

Proposed initiative must be on campus.

Proposed initiative should demonstrate the probability to be completed within the grant cycle.

Initiative sustainability is encouraged but not required.

Collaboration with campus partners to implement 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 to complete 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 Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff. The committee will review applications and make 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 December 6, 2020.

Individual 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 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 end of 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 to 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)

Acknowledgement: (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 provided by you on this application is true to the best of your knowledge. 

Funding Stipulations:

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

Funds will be disbursed to a 050 account in applicant’s immediate department. If funds are not spent by the deadline, unused funds will be transferred back 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 are not eligible to apply or collaborate on awarded grants. Applicants will be disqualified if we learn about any involvement of DDEI staff 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

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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 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 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

Applications are currently closed.

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).