Graduating Senior? Apply for the 2012 Collegiate Scholar Award!

Are you a graduating senior? Consider applying for the UIHP Collegiate Scholar Award!
Each year, Honors collaborates with the Undergraduate Colleges in naming graduating seniors across the University of Iowa for celebration as Collegiate Scholars. This high recognition acclaims student work in and beyond the classroom, with the emphasis on dimensions of academic excellence.

Honors strongly encourages faculty to nominate or to encourage their strongest students to apply. We also welcome self-nominations for this award. Students graduating in December, May, or July of the same academic year are eligible.

Applications for 2012 are due by 5 PM on Monday February 20, 2012 to Kelly Thornburg, Fellowships Director at

When considering the opportunity, students and nominators should consider the prospective applicant’s knowledge, skill, and experience as well as outstanding academic performance, excellence within the chosen discipline(s), and any contributions made to the University community through performance, research, organizational membership/leadership, volunteer service and/or intellectual/creative engagement.

To complete your application or submit a nomination, please submit in a SINGLE email message a PDF copy of each the following documents to by 5 PM on February 19, 2012. Please include your first and last name and the phrase “Collegiate Scholar Award Application in the subject of the message when submitting the application.

• A personal statement or writing sample which demonstrates your evolution as a scholar and member of the University of Iowa community. Students may submit a recent personal statement created for graduate school or fellowship applications. If students do not yet have a personal statement, an alternate writing sample of their choice may be submitted. Please limit the length of this document to no more than 500 words.

• A resume or curriculum vitae detailing your undergraduate activities and honors, including dates and brief explanations when possible. This document should not exceed two pages, but students are NOT required to maintain a traditional resume/CV format (12 Times New Roman with 1 inch margins), but should be mindful of readability when choosing their formatting and font choices.

• A short biography highlighting your most significant personal and professional/academic accomplishments. Please limit the length of this piece to 300 words maximum.

• A photograph or headshot suitable for press and publication. Please submit JPG files no larger than 500 KB.

Please contact Kelly Thornburg, UIHP Fellowships Director at 319-335-1874 for with nominations or questions about this year’s process.