F. Wendell Miller Scholarship Program
The Miller Scholarship is named for F. Wendell Miller, an attorney and farm manager from Rockwell City, Iowa. The Miller Endowment Trust was established from the Miller estate, with interest and income from the trust divided equally between the University of Iowa and Iowa State University to encourage the advancement of academic endeavors. The focus of the scholarship is to increase the number of graduate students in areas that build upon university strengths and address local and global critical needs. As a privately funded scholarship, the intent of the Miller Scholarship is to support domestic or international students who are deserving of financial assistance.
You cannot apply for the Miller Scholarship as a student. You must be nominated by the Director of Graduate Education (DOGE) and meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Newly admitted student entering fall semester to a masters or doctoral degree program. Currently enrolled students are ineligible.
- If your DOGE plans to nominate you for this award, they will communicate with you regarding confirmation of financial need.
- Graduate students who plan to participate in an intercollegiate sport are ineligible.
You need not hold a graduate assistantship to be eligible for the Miller Scholarship.
- Doctoral: Approved applicants will receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000 ($2,500 each semester) in the first year.
- Master’s: Approved applicants will receive a one-time scholarship of $4,000 ($2,000 each semester) in the first year.
This scholarship may be combined with the George A. Jackson Award for those students who meet the Jackson eligibility requirements.➤