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.
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.
The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.
How to Apply
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.
Belong to one of the following nations/tribes:
Sac and Fox (Sauk, Meskwaki)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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 prior to their freshmen year at the University of Iowa.
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.
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, with a particular focus on women.
1. Women who have completed one year (or more) of undergraduate or graduate/professional study at the University of Iowa or at an accredited degree granting institution or program and have been accepted into a degree-granting program at the University 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.
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 school or drops out while the award is in effect, funds must be returned commensurate with the amount of the academic year remaining.
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
Iowa City, IA 52242