First-Gen at Iowa Awards

2021 Nomination Period: September 1 - October 8, 2021

The UI First-Generation Task Force established four 1stGen@Iowa Awards in 2019. These awards recognize first-generation student achievements as well as outstanding advocacy and support efforts of faculty and staff. Recipients of Fall 2020 awards will be honored in November during our celebration of the annual  National First-Generation College Celebration.

FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: The First-Generation Student Achievement Award honors one first-generation undergraduate student and one graduate or professional first-generation college student who has pursued and met ambitious educational goals and demonstrated commitment to academic excellence. Additional information, including required nomination materials and the link to the online nomination form for the First-Generation Student Achievement Award is available at: https://provost.uiowa.edu/1stgeniowa-awards-student-achievement.

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT ADVOCACY: The Award for Outstanding First-Generation Student Advocacy honors one faculty member and one staff member or administrator who support first-generation students' education and serve as an exemplary advocate for first-generation students at the University of Iowa. It is not required that nominees have identified as first-generation students themselves. Additional information, including required nomination materials and the link to the online nomination form for the Award for Outstanding First-Generation Student Advocacy is available at: https://provost.uiowa.edu/1stgeniowa-awards-student-advocacy.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to make nominations for any four of these awards.

Nominations for all four awards are due Friday, October 8th at 11:59pm.

Please note, supervisor/DEO endorsements (via workflow) for faculty/staff awards are due by Monday, October 11th at 5:00pm.

If you have questions regarding these awards or the nomination process for these awards, please contact Angie Lamb, in Academic Support and Retention, at angela-lamb@uiowa.edu.

Thank you!

 


 

2020 Award Recipients

First-Generation Student Achievement Award Recipients 

Award for Outstanding First-Generation Student Advocacy

 

2019 Award Recipients

First-Generation Student Achievement Award Recipients

Award for Outstanding First-Generation Student Advocacy