2013 Collegiate Scholar Deadline Approaching!

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 an emphasis on the applicant’s knowledge, skill, and experience as well as outstanding academic performance, excellence within their chosen discipline(s), and any contributions made to the University community through performance, research, organizational leadership, volunteer service and intellectual or creative engagement.

Honors strongly encourages faculty and staff nominations for the Collegiate Scholar Awards as we hope this process  creates an accessible opportunity for the acknowledgement and celebration of our top scholars and their communities of support, including the faculty, instructors, research mentors, and advisors who challenge and nurture them.

We also welcome applications from students – we DO NOT require a nomination for this process and students who apply directly are considered as competitive as students who do come to the competition by way of a nomination from a faculty or staff member.

Recipients will be recognized at Honors at Iowa’s annual Commendation Ceremony on May 17, 2013.  In addition to being recognized by the Honors Program, their peers, faculty mentors and family members, Collegiate Scholars may also choose to be considered for the role of student speaker at this year’s Commendation Ceremony.

  • To nominate a graduating senior for a 2013 Collegiate Scholar Award, click here.
  • To access the online application form, click here
  • To view the opportunity profile, click here

Important Dates

  • Faculty Nomination and Scholar Application forms available here  Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Deadline for submission of faculty and staff nominations  Friday, March 22 , 2013
  • Deadline for submission of 2013 Application materials  SundayApril 14, 2013 5:00 PM
  • Announcement of 2013 Collegiate Scholars  By FridayApril 26, 2013
  • Presentation of 2013 Collegiate Scholar Awards  Friday, May 17, 2013


Nominees and applicants must be:

  • Graduating seniors – Students graduating in December, May, or July of the same academic year.
  • Currently enrolled as full-time students ( 12+ semester hours)
  • Members of the University of Iowa Honors Program (3.33 + GPA)

Honors Contact: Andrew Willard, Experiential Learning Director, 413 Blank Honors Center, Iowa City, IA 52242

Call 319-335- 8333 or email andrew-willard@uiowa.edu with questions or concerns.

Please Note: This is the Collegiate Scholar Award, which is demonstrated through a gesture of recognition and not through the distribution of a monetary reward or scholarship . It is often confused with the Rhodes Dunlap Collegiate Scholarship, but the two opportunities are distinctly different forms of recognition.