Nile C. Kinnick Scholarship – Est. 1997

Now in its 27th year, the Nile C. Kinnick Scholarship aims to reward male students with outstanding high school careers entering their first year at the University of Iowa. The scholarship is named for Nile Kinnick, Iowa’s lone Heisman Trophy winner and a brother of Phi Kappa Psi. This scholarship is intended to reward well-rounded individuals who embody the values of Nile: discipline, integrity, and service to others. In 2023, we will be awarding up to $20,000 in scholarships. If you know someone who is a worthy candidate and meets the criteria, please encourage them to apply!

Important Dates

  • Scholarship deadline: Sunday, May 28, 2023
  • Applicant Selection Notifications: Monday, May 29 – Wednesday, May 31, 2023
  • First Round of Interviews: Thursday, June 1 – Wednesday, July 12, 2023 (Depending on orientation times, this can be in person or via Zoom)
  • Semi-finalist Interviews: Monday, July 17 – Friday, August 4th, 2023 (typically held during University of Iowa orientations)
  • Finalist Notifications: Monday, August 7 – Wednesday, August 9, 2023
  • Kinnick Scholarship Finalist Brunch: Sunday, August 20, 2023, @10 AM at the Hancher Auditorium