Thanks to the generous donations from alumni and friends, the College of Engineering has hundreds scholarships that provide financial support for admitted and enrolled undergraduate engineering students. Scholarships may be based upon merit and/or financial need ranging in award amounts. The college welcomes diversity in the student body, and encourages women and students from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply.


2017-2018 Scholarship Application Dates & Deadlines

The scholarship application for all students (first-year students, transfer students, and current undergraduates) is now available.

Returning Students

Deadline for returning students: February 15, 2017

Scholarship award notifications for returning students will begin in March/April 2017

First-Year Students

Deadline for incoming first-year students : January 1, 2017

Scholarship award notifications for incoming students will begin in February/March 2017

Transfer Students

Deadline for incoming transfer students: February 15, 2017

To be considered for the College of Engineering scholarship opportunities simply complete the University of Iowa scholarship application through the Iowa Scholarship Portal. You will be notified through your University of Iowa email account of any scholarship awards or additional needed materials, so please be sure to check your account regularly.


The application deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year has passed. 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Electrical & Computer Engineering Scholarships 

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department offers scholarship opportunities for undergraduate, transfer and first-year students with excellent academic records. These may be awarded in addition to scholarships offered by the College of Engineering. For more information on ECE scholarship, please contact Professor Gary Christensen at or visit the ECE scholarship website

IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering

IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR) offers fellowship which was established to provide an opportunity for  undergraduates to become involved in hydroscience (hydraulic, fluid-mechanic, or hydrologic) research in the hope that they will be encouraged to pursue graduate studies at IIHR. Criteria and application information may be found through the IIHR website. 

The fellowship recipient will be announced each spring when other awards are made to engineering undergraduates by the College of Engineering. The award, $2,500 for one year, is presented for the following fall semester.

Outside Scholarships 

Additional scholarships opportunities through the University of Iowa or outside agencies may be found here. Deadlines vary.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Interested in studying abroad? The College of Engineering offers global engineering scholarships to assist with the expenses.The application and deadlines may be found here. Additional university scholarship opportunities can be found on the International Programs page.  

Grants for Unpaid and Global Internships

The College of Engineering is invested in supporting experiential education opportunities that foster a student’s personal and professional development.  Engineering Professional Development offers grants for engineering students to pursue high-quality, unpaid internships for global, non-profit, academic or non-partisan governmental experiences. Although unpaid, The College of Engineering values these experiences for their ability to foster the student’s career exploration, enhance their academic program, provide networking opportunities, and develop leadership skills. To apply for funding, click here.  

Contact Information

For more information on scholarships, please contact Janelle Miranda, Director of Scholarships and Recruitment at or (319)335-5774.