Homecoming Scholarship applications are now closed.

The Homecoming committee recognizes the connection between Hawkeye spirit and academic success at the University of Iowa. The committee selects two applicants each year to receive a scholarship to be presented during Homecoming week.

The 2023 Homecoming Scholarship application is available on our Engage page.

Selection, Rules, Procedures, and Responsibilities

Homecoming at Iowa recognizes the connection between Hawkeye Spirit and Academic Success at the University of Iowa. We will select two applicants to each receive a scholarship.

  1. In order to be eligible for the 2023 Homecoming Scholarship, a person must be enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Iowa (currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours).
  2. The applicant must have sophomore or junior status (30 – 89 Semester Hours)
  3. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
  4. Applications must be submitted electronically.
  5. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges to determine selections for interviews. Applicants will be notified regarding an interview decision via email by the Directors of Student Engagement. 
  6. A panel of preliminary judges will review each application. The panel will consist of University of Iowa alumni. To ensure impartiality, the names of the judges will not be released until the interview.
  7. Each preliminary judge will score the applications based on the following criteria:
    1. Involvement in University activities and organizations.
    2. Academic pursuits, interests, and achievements.
    3. Demonstration of leadership skills and abilities.
    4. Service to the community.
    5. Thoughtfulness and skill shown in response to questions.
    6. Enthusiasm and sincerity.
  8. Scores given by all preliminary judges will be compiled and broken down as such: written responses = 80 points; recommendation form = 20 points.
  9. The interview will consist of standard questions, which will be posed to all candidates. The questions will pertain to the criteria given to the preliminary judging. In addition, judges will be allowed to ask questions based on the candidate’s responses and/or their applications.
  10. The two students selected as Homecoming Scholarship winners will receive monetary scholarships. These scholarships will be credited to each student's UBill in January the Spring semester.

The Directors of Student Engagement will provide a list of required events upon selection. If you have any questions please contact hoco-students@uiowa.edu.