Scholarship Endowments

Endowed Scholarship Support for Iowa's Student-Athletes


The goal of the Hawkeye Visions Endowment program is to work with Hawkeye supporters to secure sufficient resources to endow each student-athlete scholarship in all 24 sports. Your investment in the future of Hawkeye Athletics can permanently endow a variety of student-athlete scholarships.

Gifts to the Hawkeye Visions Endowment Program can be made via:

  • Outright gift or multi-year pledge of cash or appreciated securities
  • Bequest in a will or trust
  • Charitable remainder trust, gift annuity, or other life income gift
  • Designation of the UI Center for Advancement as beneficiary of an IRA, qualified retirement plan, pension benefits or annuity
  • Combination of the above

Please note that named scholarships will be awarded once the appropriate endowment is received and sufficient payout has been generated.

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Please consider how you can support the Hawkeye Visions Endowment Program today. Your gift is an investment that will pay important dividends for future generations of student-athletes and the University they represent.

Visionary Level

  • A gift of $1,000,000 or more provides a named, endowed scholarship for a specific team position.

    • For Example: The John and Jane Doe Men's Basketball Point Guard Scholarship

Leadership Level

  • A gift of $500,000 - $999,999 provides a named, endowed scholarship for a specific sport.

    • For Example: The Doe Family Softball Scholarship

Sustaining Level

  • A gift of $100,000 - $499,999 provides a named, endowed partial scholarship but not for a specific sport or position.

    • For Example: The John and Jane Doe Athletic Scholarship

Coaching Endowments

Hawkeye coaches play a vital role in the success of our student-athletes, not only in competition but also in the classroom and in life. They embody our motto of 'Win. Graduate. Do It Right.' that has characterized the Iowa Hawkeyes for decades.

A coaching endowment recognizes a coach's hard work, exceptional ability, and dedication to our student-athletes. In addition, it underwrites a coach's salary, providing stability and resources for that position both now and in the future while also opening up greater flexibility across the entire athletics department.

Making an Endowment Gift

Please consider how you can support our Hawkeye Programs today. Your gift is an investment that will pay important dividends for future generations of coaches and student-athletes who wear the black and gold.

Gifts can be made via:

  • Outright gift or multi-year pledge of cash or appreciated securities
  • Bequest in a will or trust
  • Charitable remainder trust, gift annuity, or other life income gift
  • Designation of the UI Center for Advancement as beneficiary of an IRA, qualified retirement plan, pension benefits or annuity
  • Combination of the above
Position Minimum Required Naming
Athletics Director $5 million Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair
Head Football Coach $5 million  
Head Men's Basketball Coach $5 million  
Head Women's Basketball Coach $5 million  
Other Head Coaching Positions $2 million Mellecker Family Head Men's Tennis Coach
Associate or Assistant Coach $1 million  

HERky's Excellence Fund

We are Women. We are Hawkeyes.

The mission of the HERky's Excellence Fund is to provide support to women's athletics at the University of Iowa with the goal of aiding in their continued success.

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Take your support of Iowa Women's Athletics to the next level with our HERky's Excellence Fund:

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