About the 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. Students who are engaged on campus and in the community often do the work that they do because it is fulfilling to them, not for recognition. The Meet The Challenge Awards help us to recognize and communicate the many ways our students Excel, Stretch, Engage, Choose, and Serve.
The IOWA Challenge puts academic achievement first, emphasizing that the university expects students to excel—and that the commitment to excellence comes from students themselves.Learn More
Living and learning in a diverse environment are central to a University of Iowa education and to the principles established in The IOWA Challenge.Learn More
A University of Iowa education takes place both within and beyond the classroom, and The IOWA Challenge calls on students to be active participants in campus and community life: Co-curricular activities, volunteer service, and employment complement classroom education—they can even help you be a better student.Learn More
Kelly S. Bender Choose Award
Many UI students are learning to make decisions that affect not only their college experiences but also their lives beyond the University.Learn More