The Iowa Black Alumni Association promotes the general mission and purposes of the University of Iowa. It strives to acknowledge and recognize black students and alumni for their achievement and service, while fostering their career and educational opportunities and enhancing their social and economic conditions of prospective, current, and former black students of the University of Iowa. Members will receive e-newsletter updates and will be invited to participate in regional events and reunions.
Iowa Black Alumni Association Scholarship
IBAA is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 2019-20 Scholarship Program. A one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year to a qualified student (sophomore through graduate school) who is currently enrolled full time at the University of Iowa and who will be enrolled full time during the next academic year.
Iowa Black Alumni Association History

In 1963, a group of Iowa alumni and friends gathered at an informal picnic at the Rockford, Illinois, home of the late McKinley "Deacon" Davis. The group agreed to organize on a more formal basis and became known as the Iowa Black Alumni Association (IBAA). Today, the IBAA has grown to active membership of more than 300 individuals.

Our Hall of Honor and scholarship fund are two major projects supported by the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and the UI administration.

To stay up-to-date with IBAA and its members, join the Iowa Black Alumni Association Facebook group.

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