With the generous support of several organizations, the Department is able to award approximately 10 scholarships per year, usually ranging in value from $1,000 to $3,000. Applications are normally due in late spring, with awards given at the start of the following fall semester. To be eligible for departmental scholarships, students must be a declared Computer Science or Informatics major at The University of Iowa. Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply.

Computer Science

  • 2015-16 Scholarship Application will be open shortly. Eligible applicants will be notified. Details below subject to change.
Arthur Collins Scholarship (Rockwell Collins)

Three awards of $1,500:

  • Awarded on the basis of scholarship, leadership and personal integrity
  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Open to an internship or co-op opportunity with Rockwell Collins
  • Preference will be given to Iowa residents and students of diversity
  • Undergraduate (at least sophomore level by Fall 2014) or graduate standing
David Spang Award

David Spang had a talent and love for the field of computer science and worked on top-secret code for naval operations until his untimely death at the age of 24 in January 2004. David was always willing to volunteer his time and was admired for his generous spirit. David was surrounded by a loving family, a brotherhood of fraternity members, many associated on the job, and friends too numerous to count. He is dearly remembered for his compassionate heart, his special talent as a good listener, and his loving devotion to family and friends.

One award of $1,000:

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Undergraduate standing
  • Well-rounded student
Gerard P. Weeg Scholarship

One award of $3,000:

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Graduate or undergraduate standing
John Deere Scholarship

Two awards of $2,000:

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Graduate or undergraduate standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must be work eligible in the US on a full-time, permanent basis
  • Can be awarded only once
Principal Financial Group Foundation Scholarship

Two awards of $1,500:

  • Junior status and above
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Full-time student equivalent status
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Preference will be given to:
    • students active in leadership roles on and off campus
    • minority students, students with disabilities, and veterans
    • students interested in internships or full-time employment at The Principal (based on availability at Principal)

Other scholarships and fellowships

2014-15 Scholarship Winners

  • UI Computer Science 50th Anniversary Scholarship – Mary Feng
  • Arthur Collins Scholarship – Ryan Wedoff, Henry Wroblewski, and Junghum (Paul) Yon 
  • John Deere Scholarship – Karla Gomez and Mitchell Kinney
  • David Spang Award – Ryan Pape
  • Gerard P. Weeg Scholarship – Mingyu Ma and Tom Werner