Cash award amounts vary by scholarship and year.
Stow Persons Award for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis
An undergraduate award given to the student who writes the Best Honors Thesis for the academic year. In honor of Carver Professor of History, Stow Persons (1913-2006), who was a distinguished member of the department from 1950 until his retirement in 1981.
Alan B. Spitzer Scholarship
One annual scholarship awarded to an undergraduate in History who demonstrates exceptional promise and dedication to the study of history. Qualifications: junior standing and minimum of 3.25 GPA in History.
William L.M. & William E. Burke Scholarship
To support one or more annual scholarships for students studying European history; preference to undergraduate students. To provide students with travel expenses to and from Europe to expand their study – social history, urban history, architecture, and/or art.
William Eugene Wolters Scholarship
One or more annual scholarships, based on need and merit, awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in history, with a special interest in American History.
Departmental Academic Achievement Award
This award honors the two graduating seniors with the highest cumulative GPA in the History major.
Departmental Service Award
This award recognizes an undergraduate history major who has demonstrated exceptional service and leadership to the study of History at the University of Iowa.
Recent award winners
Phi Beta Kappa is a national honors society for students in the Liberal Arts. Through its journal, The American Scholar, and other activities it promotes the Liberal Arts across the country. Admission to Phi Beta Kappa is one of the foremost markers of distinction in the humanities. The following students have been invited to accept membership in the Alpha of Iowa chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
William Broadston Irvine
Sydney Van Trump
(Formerly Kay Keeshan Hamod Scholarship)
Kay Keeshan Hamod Scholarship
Additional University of Iowa undergraduate research funding
- Stanley Undergraduate Awards for International Research
- Excellence in Undergraduate Research
- Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Fellowship
- The Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research
- Ferentz Undergraduate Fellowships for Research
- Honors Travel Grants for Experiential Learning (must be University Honors member)
See complete list of scholarships listed at the University of Iowa Scholarship Portal.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences scholarships
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also awards scholarships to students continuing coursework in a major within the college. Some scholarships are open to all liberal arts and sciences students and others are for select liberal arts and sciences majors.