Joseph E. and Ursil I. Callen Prize

The Joseph E. and Ursil I. Callen Prize is a $5,000 award presented to an outstanding graduating senior in the University of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students must plan to attend graduate school at the University of Iowa or any other university in the summer or fall of 2023.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must be United States citizens who were born in the United States. In addition to strong academic qualifications, award recipients must show evidence of school and/or civic leadership in high school and/or college.

Applicants must a graduating senior from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and be planning to attend graduate school at the University of Iowa or any other university in the summer or fall of 2023.

Application

Online applications must include the following items as separate PDF files:

STUDENT MATERIALS:

  • A statement, not to exceed one page, describing the student’s academic and life goals.
  • A list of graduate programs to which the student has applied, or the name of the institution the student will attend, accompanied by documentation of admission.
  • An activity list which includes the student’s research activities, notable extracurricular activities in both high school and college, and awards received.
  • A brief statement, not to exceed one page, describing leadership experiences.

Letter of Support:

  • A letter from the nominating department/program which provides details concerning the student’s promise for outstanding graduate work.

OTHER:

  • A transcript (can be unofficial) from the University of Iowa.

Applications should be submitted online by the student’s department/program. Students must submit their part of the application materials to their department at least two weeks prior to the Graduate College deadline. Students should check with their department as soon as possible for departmental deadlines as well as to inform them they intend to apply.  Applications submitted by the student (and not someone in the department such as the DGS, DEO or grad coordinator) will be voided and not considered. 

Deadline

Applications for Summer/Fall 2023 will be accepted from February 20, 2023, to March 9, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Additional Information

Please direct any questions to Graduate Administrative Affairs Coordinator Katie Bottorff (467-43075) or Associate Dean Shelly Campo (335-2136) or via email at grad-fellowships@uiowa.edu)