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

  • Deadline to apply was May 31, 2016
  • 2016-17 Scholarship Application period has closed.

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 2016) 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.

Gerard P. Weeg Scholarship

Several awards from $1,000 - $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 (Separate application form) 

One award of $3,000:

This scholarship is open to students who will be sophomores or juniors in Fall 2016 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

2015-16 Scholarship Winners

  • Arthur A. Collins Scholarship – Zachary Meyer
  • Arthur A. Collins Scholarship – Ramya Puliadi
  • Arthur A. Collins Scholarship Jacob Roschen
  • Arthur A. Collins Scholarship Austin Washburn
  • John Deere Scholarship – Rahil Sharma
  • John Deere Scholarship – Tom Werner
  • Frank A. Park Scholarship – Anu Ghimire
  • Principal Financial Group Scholarship Ryan Wedoff
  • David Spang Award – Duy Dao