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 UI or any other university in the summer or fall of 2019.

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.

The winner will be recognized at the University of Iowa's annual Honors Award Ceremony.


The Graduate College will accept applications for fall 2020 from February 16, 2020 to March 4, 2020. Students must submit their part of the application materials to their department at least two weeks prior to the Graduate College deadline. Check with your department as soon as possible for their deadlines as well as inform them that you intended to apply.