Scholarships

Scholarships and Awards

University Housing & Dining annually awards the following scholarships to qualified and deserving applicants. For further information, please contact University Housing & Dining Administration at 319-335-3000 or hsg-scholarships@uiowa.edu. Scholarship applications are updated and posted by February 1 annually.

The University Dining Student Employee Scholarship 2017-2018

University Housing & Dining is proud to announce the 12th annual award of the University Dining Student Employee Scholarship. This $750 scholarship will be awarded to selected individuals who work anywhere within University Dining and meet the required criteria. Six scholarships will be awarded, and the scholarship will be credited to the recipient's university account in the fall of 2017.

The application will be available for viewing on February 1, 2017 and must be submitted by March 25, 2017 to:

Dining Student Employment Scholarship Application

Interested student employees will complete an application as well as short answer responses to two questions and an essay response to one additional question (see application for details).
For further information, please contact University Housing & Dining Administration by telephone at 319-335-3000 or by e-mail at hsg-scholarships@uiowa.edu.

The University Dining Student Employee Scholarship is being provided through a contribution by Martin Brothers Distributing Company.

The David Coleman Scholarship 2017-2018D Coleman

University Housing & Dining is proud to announce again this year the David Coleman Scholarship. This $900 scholarship will be awarded to a current residence hall student who has overcome adversity to be successful at the University of Iowa. This adversity can be medical, physical, economic, family circumstance, or other situation the student has overcome to attend and be successful at the University of Iowa. Any current residence hall student may apply for the scholarship, but they must be enrolled for classes during the 2017 fall semester. Students who are currently employed as resident assistants are ineligible for this scholarship.

The application for the David Coleman Scholarship must be filled out and submitted on-line (Internet Explorer or Firefox) to University Housing & Dining by Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The applicant’s required essay as well as two references must also be completed online and submitted by April 12, 2017. To apply, click here.

These non-family references must be someone close to the applicant and have knowledge of the applicant’s circumstances to comment on the student’s drive to overcome the adversity. The references need not be university employees.

The recipient will be selected by late-April, 2017. The scholarship will be credited to the recipient’s university account in August of 2017. For further information, please contact University Housing & Dining Administration by telephone at 319-335-3000 or by e-mail at hsg-scholarships@uiowa.edu.

The George L. Droll Award 2017-2018gdroll

The George L. Droll Award was established in 1995 in honor of George L. Droll, University of Iowa University Housing Director from 1980-1995 and University Housing employee from 1960 until his death in 1995. Mr. Droll devoted his career to enhancing the living and learning environment in the residence hall system at the University of Iowa. Each year, at least one residence hall student at the University of Iowa will be selected to receive this award. The recipient chosen will exemplify the characteristics desirable in residence hall students; the recipient must demonstrate good citizenship and have contributed to establishing a positive residence hall community to their floor. In the fall at a reception, the student will be given a certificate; in addition, an award of up to $1,500 will be credited to the student's university account to be used toward room and board in the residence halls for the next academic year.

The George L. Droll Award process begins with a nomination. Any student, staff, or faculty person can nominate a student for this award. A nominating statement is required for this process. The nominated student must excel in the areas of residence hall citizenship and community building and must meet additional eligibility criteria. Students who are currently employed as resident assistants are ineligible for this award. For full award criteria, click here. The nominee then responds to an essay question and final selection is made. Nominations are due by Tuesday, March 28, 2017. To nominate a student for the George L. Droll Award, please click here.

Students who are nominated will be invited to apply for the award and will be required to submit an essay by Wednesday, April 12, 2017. For further information, please contact University Housing & Dining Administration by telephone at 319-335-3000 or by e-mail at hsg-scholarships@uiowa.edu.