By simply filling out one online form, you may qualify for a variety of scholarships from our college, made possible thanks to our generous alumni, donors, and friends.

Our scholarship application process includes providing basic information and answering questions about your career goals, non-academic responsibilities, professional involvements, community service, and a 100 word or less personal statement.

The 2022 College of Education scholarship application period is open January 1-31, 2022.

  • You must be currently enrolled in a College of Education program, and you will be notified of award decisions by April 2022. Most scholarships will be applied toward Fall 2022 tuition.
  • You only need to fill out one application, and we’ll match you to the appropriate scholarship opportunities available.
  • Plan in advance to apply for one of the more than $400,000 in College of Education scholarship funds given annually.
  • Mark your calendar to check this site on Jan. 1, 2022.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Holm.

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Scholarships for Veterans

Two additional scholarships for veterans require separate applications:

  • Ernie T. Pascarella Military Veteran Promise Award
  • Paul Larson Military/Veteran Student Scholarship

Visit the I-SERVE page for more information

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship - Mathematics

The nationally recognized Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship is awarded to exceptional science, technology, and engineering students who plan on teaching mathematics in a high-need school district after graduation.

To learn more about eligibility, requirements, and how to apply, visit Mathematics Education.

Connect with the College

For more information about how you can support the College of Education contact:

Daniel Clay
Dean, College of Education
N459 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
(319) 335-5380

dan-clay@uiowa.edu

Cally Murray
Executive Director of Development,
College of Education
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
One West Park Road
P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550
Phone: (319) 467-3360

cally.murray@foriowa.org

Nicole Evans
Director of Development
College of Education
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
One West Park Road
P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-4550
Phone: (319) 467-3323

nicole.evans@foriowa.org

Please see below a list of scholarships available through the College of Education

Available Scholarships

Albert and Martha Ruffalo First Generation Education Scholarship: presented to deserving students in the College of Education who are first-generation college students.

Albert Hieronymus & Family Scholarship: presented to a graduate student with experience and an interest in research or innovation to improve the field of education.

Albert Hood Promising Scholar Award: presented to a doctoral student in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education and a student in the higher education and student affairs program with an approved prospectus.

Alice and Kendall Atkinson Scholarship: presented to students who are majoring in music education with a passion for community outreach and engagement.

Ann Ramsey and Richard E. Posey Scholarship: presented to a student who is a junior pursuing a career in teaching or education.

Barry Bratton Memorial Award: presented to graduate students who have completed coursework that reflects a commitment to the systematic design and improvement of instructional processes and materials.

Betty Piercy Award: presented to a deserving student in the field of reading.

Beulah A. and Robert L. Darrow Scholarship: presented to deserving students in the College of Education.

Blommers-Hieronymus-Feldt Fellowship: presented to doctoral students in educational measurement and statistics.

C. Esco Obermann Memorial Scholarship: presented to a deserving student pursuing a degree in rehabilitation counseling.

Carol M. and Ed Stenson Scholarship in Education: presented to undergraduate students pursuing a special education certification or degree in general teacher education who exhibit both financial need and academic merit.

Charlotte and Ruby Junge Scholarship: presented to undergraduate or graduate students in elementary or secondary education who will be student teaching for a full semester.

Sally and Dale Grabinski Education Scholarship: presented to deserving undergraduate students in the teacher education program.

Daniel G. Loetscher Memorial Science Education Scholarship: presented to students pursuing secondary education with an emphasis in the sciences, with preference given to those pursuing an emphasis in chemistry.

David and Connie Belin Honors Award: presented to graduating seniors who have completed all requirements for the Honors Opportunity Program.

David and Sheila Bennett Fund for Educational Leadership: presented to students in the educational leadership program within the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies.

Debra Clausen Memorial Scholarship: presented to a graduate student in the College of Education who will work at the Hospital School (now the Center for Disabilities and Development) to evaluate and develop learning programs for students with mental disabilities, including Down Syndrome, or to students pursuing careers in special education.

Dieckmann, Renken, Rockway Scholarship: presented to a student pursing a Ph.D. in science education with secondary preference to a graduate student in science education.

Dr. Bettye M. Caldwell and Dr. Fred T. Caldwell Scholarship: presented to undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in early childhood development, including the fields of education, sociology, psychology, and other related academic programs.

Dr. James Blanche Graduate Student Fellowship Fund: Fund is to be used to support graduate student fellowships within the Educational Policy and Leadership Studies department.

Dr. Mary Agnella Gunn Memorial Scholarship: presented to worthy undergraduate or graduate students in education.

Drs. Andrew and Jeanne Stevenson Scholarship: presented to students in the College of Education with preference to students studying science education who plan to one day teach science education.

Duane D. Anderson Memorial Scholarship: awarded to a transfer student from an Iowa community college who is currently enrolled in a program in the College of Education.

Edgar M. and Evelyn Benzler Tanruther Scholarship: presented to undergraduate and/or graduate students in elementary education.

Emily C. Wagner Scholarship: presented to an undergraduate student in secondary education with an English education teaching degree who will be student teaching in the academic year following the award, preference for students who are residents of Iowa with a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 and demonstrated financial need.

Emma E. Holmes Education Scholarship: presented to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in any program in the College of Education; based on merit and need, the recipient must be a U.S. citizen with first preference for a student in the top 20 percent of their class; second preference fora student with demonstrated financial need.

Ernest L. and Janet M. Yeakey Education Scholarship: presented to a deserving student in the College of Education with preference given to a student who is from the state of Iowa and pursuing math education.

Ernest T. Pascarella Military Veteran Promise Award: presented to a graduate student veteran in the College of Education who demonstrates exceptional career promise.

Erwin and Louise Wasta International Scholarship: presented to an international student in the College of Education.

Franklin D. and Louise P. Stone International Scholarship: presented to an outstanding international student pursuing a Ph.D. in the College of Education.

Gladys and Margaret Harvey Education Scholarship: presented to students who show financial need and are enrolled in the College of Education.

Grace Phelps Stucker Scholarship: presented to an undergraduate or graduate teacher education student.

Guy and Gladys Peterson Scholarship: presented to students admitted to the Teacher Education Program who have completed at least 12 s.h. of education coursework.

Harvey H. Davis Memorial Scholarship: presented to outstanding graduate students in educational leadership with preference given to students interested in the financing of education.

H.D. Hoover Excellence Scholarship: presented to a graduate student working on mathematics achievement testing in the elementary grades.

Helen Mackin Nichol Memorial Scholarship: presented to students from Iowa who are in secondary education and plan to teach and work with mentally and emotionally disturbed children.

Hemphill/Jones Higher Education Masters Student Award: presented to deserving students in the College of Education with preference given to historically underrepresented students of color working toward an M.A. degree in higher education and student affairs.

Henry Kepner Math Education Scholarship: presented to deserving students who are pursuing a degree in math education.

Hubbard Family Legacy Award: presented to students majoring in mathematics, physics, or chemistry who are pursuing a secondary education teaching certificate with the intention to teach at the secondary level.

Jack Bagford Elementary Education Scholarship: presented to an undergraduate or graduate student in elementary education who will be student teaching during the academic year following the award; recipient must be a resident of Iowa.

Jake and Kimberly Chung Scholarship: presented to a teacher education student for their student teaching semester.

James & Coretta Stroud Fellowship: presented to a doctoral student in educational psychology

Jananne F. Nelson Elementary Education Scholarship: presented to a student pursuing a degree in elementary education specializing in literacy.

Jeanette Kinsey Elementary Education Scholarship: presented to an elementary education student.

John H. Haefner Memorial Scholarship: presented to a student who will be student teaching in the area of social studies.

John Leonard Davies Scholarship: presented to a student who is a first- or second-semester senior in the Department of Teaching and Learning who is viewed as being creative and having outstanding potential for success in the field of K-12 education.

Judith Young Saunders Scholarship: presented to an undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in teacher education, with preference given to students with severe visual impairments.

Judy Skalsky Memorial Scholarship: presented to an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in art education.

Kathleen M. Ramsay and Family Scholarship: presented to deserving students in the College of Education with preference given to third-year or higher-level students, or to students who have a focus in elementary or secondary education and demonstrate financial need.

Kyle C. and Eula B. Jones Scholarship: presented to undergraduate and graduate students planning careers in elementary and secondary education and administration.

Laurie Jane Croft Scholarship: presented to deserving undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Education who are pursuing an endorsement certificate in gifted education.

Leonard A. Miller Memorial Scholarship: presented to an outstanding first-year M.A. student in rehabilitation counseling.

Lowell Brandt Rehabilitation Counseling Award: presented to graduate students pursuing a master's degree in the rehabilitation counseling program.

Margaret A. Sloan Scholarship: presented to undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Education.

Margaret P. Park Scholarship: presented to deserving students in the College of Education with preference given to students from St. Louis County, Minnesota; Rock Island County, Illinois; or Iowa.

Mary Ann DePrenger Scholarship for Elementary Education: presented to students pursuing elementary education certification.

Mary Bywater Cross and Robert P. Newman Research Award: awarded to graduate students to provide support for travel and related expenses for attendance at conferences and events at which research is presented and shared, or to conduct research within the field of education.

Mary Maxine Redmond Scholarship: presented to undergraduate students from Iowa enrolled in the College of Education.

Maureen Medberry Snell Education Award: presented to outstanding students in the College of Education.

Melvin R. Novick Award in Educational Measurement and Statistics: presented to a third- or fourth-year doctoral student in educational measurement and statistics who has at least a year of study remaining.

Paul Larson Military/Veteran Student Scholarship: presented to College of Education student veterans and military students to help them achieve success in their studies in the College of Education.

Paul Opstad Scholarship: presented to a full- or part-time graduate student in the College of Education whose career or scholarly interests focus on the concerns and needs of international students.

Perry Eugene McClenahan Memorial Scholarship: presented to an outstanding graduate student in educational administration.

Richard L. Sanner Scholarship: presented to deserving graduate students in the College of Education.

Robert L. Brennan Graduate Student Award: presented to a graduate student in the educational measurement and statistics program based on their research.

Rolland Ray Award: presented to doctoral students completing a dissertation concerned with measurement in mathematics education, science education, social studies education, or English education.

Sally and Dale Grabinski Education Scholarship: presented to deserving undergraduate students in the teacher education program.

Sheila E. McFarland Memorial Scholarship: presented to a student who will be student teaching for a full semester in the area of elementary education; preference for this award will be given to an Iowa resident.

Student Teaching Abroad Scholarship: presented to students who are doing their student teaching in a foreign country.

T. Anne Cleary Psychological Research Scholarship: presented to students in the Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations.

University High School Innovative Developments in Education Award (IDEA): presented to students during their secondary student teaching experience.

Women in Secondary Science/Math Education Scholarship: presented to a female student from a rural area studying secondary science or math education.