The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences supports numerous scholarships through the college's annual scholarship competition. For a list of scholarships available in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and information on applying for scholarships, visit the CLAS Scholarships page.

Awards

Community Service Award
In recognition of a campus organization, undergraduate, and graduate student for: serving people and diverse communities; addressing important community issues through service participating in activities that have had a measurable impact on the community; demonstrating exemplary commitment to volunteerism; and contributing to organized cultural and community endeavors.

Creative Arts Award
In recognition of an undergraduate or graduate student for inspirational talent, motivation and
creative ability.

Cultural Appreciation Award
In recognition of undergraduate students who have taken at least 3 AAS courses and demonstrated an extraordinary appreciation of issues in African American culture, along with academic achievement.

Cultural Research Award
In recognition of graduate students near completion of their dissertation for outstanding contributions, commitment and initiative related to research in African American culture.

Leadership Award
In recognition of a campus organization, undergraduate, and graduate student for: actions that are effective to creating positive change; actions that address important campus issues with a measurable impact; actions that set a high level of integrity and personal standards / actions that help build bridges between people and organizations; and actions that motivate and inspire others to realize leadership potential.

Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences supports numerous scholarships through the college's annual scholarship competition. For a list of scholarships available in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and information on applying for scholarships, visit the CLAS Scholarships page.

African American Studies Scholarship ($1000)
Awarded to top African American Studies students, not only based on GPA, but looking at other elements such as leadership, extra-curricular activities, & outstanding attributes.

Iowa Black Alumni Association Scholarship

 

Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize ($5000)
Marie Nesbitt was born on August 16, 1917, in Clearwater, Florida, and raised in Kingstree, South Carolina. A great-granddaughter of slaves, Nesbitt's formal education stopped at the third grade. Having lived through the Great Depression, World War II, and the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras, Nesbitt was a woman of strong opinions and deeply held principles. She was a great inspiration to her family and to her friends. She taught and believed in everyone she touched to reach for the stars by doing their best, to trust in God, to stand up for what they believed in, and most of all, to never give up.

The Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize was first established in 2002 and was incorporated into the Change Create Transform Foundation in 2010. There are Promise Prize Scholars from various colleges and universities around the country. Created in memory of Marie Nesbitt, students are selected by faculty and staff at each school, based upon high scholastic achievement, outstanding character, and exceptional promise. The Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize is a tribute to an extraordinary woman and each Promise Prize Scholar is chosen to continue a tradition of excellence. The Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize at the University of Iowa is administrated by African American Studies.

National Association of Black Journalists / NURU Scholarship

 

Previous Awards Ceremonies

2020 AAS Awards Ceremony Program
2019 AAS Awards Ceremony Program
2018 AAS Awards Ceremony Program
2017 AAS Awards Ceremony Program
2016 AAS Awards Ceremony Program