Scholarships

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

Arthur Collins Scholarship (Rockwell Collins)

Several awards from $1,000 - $3,000:

  • 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 2015) or graduate standing
Frank A. Park Scholarship

One award of $1,500:     

  • Awarded on the basis of academic achievement
  • Graduate or undergraduate standing
  • Preference will be given to students from Woodbury County, Iowa or Rock Island County, Illinois; then to students from Iowa.
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 Scholarship (Click for separate application form) 

One award of $3,000:

This scholarship is open to students who will be sophomores or juniors in Fall 2015 majoring in computer science or informatics. The scholarship is funded by the Principal Financial Group.

Additional requirements for this scholarship include:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Full-time status

Preference will be given to:

  • Students active in leadership roles on- or off-campus
  • Minority students, students with disabilities, veterans
  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual students
  • Those interested in internships or full-time employment at the Principal Financial Group (based on availability at the Principal Financial Group)

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