Scholarship opportunities

University Housing and Dining has various scholarships opportunities available to you. If you have questions about the specific scholarships listed below, please feel free to reach out to us at

David Coleman scholarship

This scholarship is named in honor of David Coleman, who was a graduate of University of Iowa and held multiple positions in University Housing and Dining for several decades.

Mr. Coleman was an advocate for students who needed (and deserved) a second chance. He encouraged them to achieve their goals in spite of obstacles.

Amount: $1,000
Qualifications: Current residence hall student who has overcome adversity.
Deadline: March 25, 2024, by 11:59 p.m.

George L. Droll award

This award is named in honor of George L. Droll, who contributed much of his professional life to the University of Iowa.

Mr. Droll was the director of University Housing for 15 years and devoted his career to enhancing the living and learning environment in the residence halls.

Amount: Up to two awards of $1,500 each
Qualifications: current residence hall student who has demonstrated good citizenship and has contributed to establishing a positive residence hall community on their floor.
Deadline: March 25, 2024, by 11:59 p.m.

Dining student employee scholarship

This scholarship is made possible by Nestle Coffee Partners, our coffee vendor.

Up to nine scholarships are provided every year to qualified student dining employees.

Amount: $1,000
Qualifications: Current dining student employee who has worked a minimum of 250 hours with University Housing and Dining and will be returning to work in dining in the fall of 2024.
Deadline: March 25, 2024, by 11:59 p.m.