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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. Often, students who are engaged on campus and in the community do the work that they do because it is fulfilling to them, not for recognition.

Meet The Challenge Awards will help us to recognize and communicate the many ways our students Excel, Stretch, Engage, Choose, and Serve.

Meet The Challenge is a collaborative program between the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership, the Office of the Dean of Students and the Provost’s Office. Our goal is to have applicants/nominators tell us which of the values, promoted by The IOWA Challenge students are demonstrating at The University of Iowa. Undergraduate students can apply or be nominated by community members who have identified Iowa students who exemplify the values promoted by The IOWA Challenge. Each year one winner will be selected from each of the five (5) IOWA Challenge areas. The winners will receive a $500 award sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

To Apply or Nominate

In 500 words or less, how do you or your nominee Meet The Challenge area (Excel, Stretch, Engage, Choose or Serve) for which they are being nominated? If you would like to nominate/apply for more than one, you will need a nomination/essay for each area you wish to nominate/apply for.

A download of the application form is available here:

Meet the Challenge Awards Form ( pdf 24kb )