Awards

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1stGen@Iowa Awards

The First-Generation Student Achievement Award, given annually by the UI First-Generation Task Force, honors one first-generation undergraduate student and one first-generation graduate or professional student who has pursued and met ambitious educational goals and demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.  Recipients of the award will be honored in November during the National First-Generation College Celebration.

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Dean of Students Above and Beyond Honorable Mentions

The Dean of Students Above and Beyond Honorable Mentions seek to celebrate and recognize students whose work and commitments have reflected the University of Iowa's deeply held values of excellence, service, engagement, growth, and making a positive impact on yourself and others.

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Dr. Tom Rocklin Meet the Challenge Awards

The purpose of the Meet The Challenge Awards is to recognize undergraduate students who exemplify the values promoted by The Iowa Challenge through their actions within the University of Iowa and surrounding communities.

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Fraternity and Sorority Life Program Awards

Fraternity and Sorority Life members gather each spring to recognize outstanding students, advisers, and organizations for their work and efforts over the previous year.

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GPSG and USG Leadership Awards

Graduate and Professional Student Government and Undergraduate Student Government Leadership Awards recognize the work the students within our student body governments throughout the year to serve the University of Iowa campus.

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Hancher-Finkbine Awards

This dinner brings together outstanding individuals to establish meaningful connections that will help them throughout their careers, volunteer experiences, and daily lives.

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Hawkeye Excellence Student Organization Leadership & Service Awards

We gather each spring to recognize outstanding students, advisors, and organizations for their work and efforts over the past year.

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Sean Wu Awards

The Sean Wu Memorial Scholarships, created in 2018, are named in honor of Sean Wu, a University of Iowa student from 2016—2017. Sean was in the Honors Program at the University as a freshman majoring in English and Pre-Business. He was a Black and Gold Scholar and was on the Dean's List.