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. The 1stGen@Iowa Awards are presented at the UI's annual First-Generation Student Awards and Recognition Ceremony in November, which closes out our week-long participation in the National First-Generation College Celebration.
FIRST-GENERATION STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: The First-Generation Student Achievement Award 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. 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 *nominations are now closed*
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. *nominations are now closed*
All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to make nominations for any four of these awards.
Nominations for all four 1stGen@Iowa Awards are due in October (2020 date tba).
If you have questions regarding the 1stGen@Iowa Awards or the nomination process for these awards, please contact Angie Lamb, in Academic Support and Retention, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 1stGen@Iowa Award Recipients
First-Generation Student Achievement Award Recipients
Award for Outstanding First-Generation Student Advocacy