The E.B. Green scholarship provides financial assistance to K-12 students with demonstrated financial need to attend educational and/or recreational summer programs on the University of Iowa campus. Proof of financial need is based on receipt of specific federal benefits or proof of income (see the table below). Scholarship funds cover fees and materials related to attending a UI summer youth program. The scholarship may not cover the full cost of the summer program. Applicants are eligible to receive one scholarship to be applied to one summer youth program per summer. 

Deadline: March 29, 2024

Step 1:

Enroll in a youth program!

Step 2:

Apply for the E.B. Green Scholarship!

Documents to Have Ready

You may pick one table below to follow.

Proof of Federal Benefits:

(Upload proof of current participation in any of the listed programs. Proof includes an image of a letter, a SNAP card, evidence of receipt of benefits, etc.)

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Food Stamps (SNAP card)
  • Free or Reduced-Price Lunch 
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)                                                          

Proof of Household Income:

(When reporting income, include all sources of income, and attach proof, for example a W-2, unemployment verification, last year’s tax return, etc.)

2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines

  • W-2
  • Unemployment verification
  • Last year’s tax return


Up to 20 scholarships awarded each summer.

$ 2,500 +

Over $2,500 available for scholarships.

50 +

Over 50 summer programs available for K-12.


To receive financial support, you must demonstrate financial need AND must have applied for enrollment in a UI summer youth program. The summer youth program application is a separate process. Scholarship monies shall be distributed directly to the listed program after your acceptance has been verified. The E.B. Green scholarship committee shall contact listed program to verify acceptance prior to awarding scholarship monies.

More Information

Awards are typically made on a rolling basis until funds are depleted. Typically, funds are disbursed to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Applying early increases qualified applicant’s chances of being awarded a scholarship. Applicants shall receive an email notification of their award status by April 30.

Contact Us

Contact Paul Bellus, Director of Youth Programs, at paul-bellus@uiowa.edu with any questions or if you need to notify the E.B. Green scholarship committee.


The University of Iowa values diversity among students, faculty, and staff and believes that a rich diversity of people and the many points of view they bring serve to enhance the quality of the educational experience at The University of Iowa. The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information contact the Director of Youth Programs at (319) 335-1969.