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Scholarships for International First-Year Students

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Unless otherwise specified, contact the Office of Admissions for more information about these scholarships. Send us an email at admissions@uiowa.edu.

The University of Iowa offers several scholarships to outstanding international first-year students entering in fall 2016 academic year. Financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, or need-based aid is not available for international students.

Please see the Scholarship and Grant Policies for information on awarding of the following scholarships.

Visit our Iowa Scholarship Portal for additional scholarship opportunities that may be available to you. If you are an admitted student, you will need your HawkID and password to sign in to the portal.

Presidential Scholarship (International)

For incoming first-year students

Visit Honors at Iowa for additional details on the Presidential Scholarship and a list of the 2016 Presidential Scholarship recipients.

Value:

$40,000 ($10,000 a year up to four years)

Minimum Requirements:

30 ACT (or a combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1330) AND a 3.80 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale

Application:

It is past the deadline to apply for the 2016 Presidential Scholarship application. Details for the 2017 Presidential Scholarship competition will be posted in September 2016.

Deadline:

The deadline to apply for the 2016 Presidential Scholarship has past.

Renewal:

Renewable for an additional three years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first) provided you maintain continuous full-time enrollment each semester at the University of Iowa  and a 3.33 cumulative University of Iowa grade-point average.

Contact: Honors Program

Old Gold Scholarship (International)

For incoming first-year students

Value:

$20,000 ($5,000 a year up to four years)

Minimum Requirements:

30 ACT (or a combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1330) AND a 3.80 grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale

Application:

None. Scholarship is awarded automatically to eligible students upon admission.

Renewal:

Renewable for an additional three years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first) provided you maintain continuous full-time enrollment each semester at the University of Iowa and a 3.00 cumulative University of Iowa grade-point average.

Contact: Office of Admissions

University of Iowa International Scholars Award (ISA)

For incoming international first-year students with outstanding high school records. The ISA will be awarded at the time of admission and will be based on a review of your high school record including high school courses, course rigor, and grades earned in those courses.

Value:

 $8,000 ($2,000 a year for up to four years).

Application:

Eligible students are considered automatically upon admission.

Renewal:

Renewable for an additional three years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first) provided you maintain continuous full-time enrollment each semester at the University of Iowa, a minimum 2.0 cumulative University of Iowa grade-point average, and continue to pay nonresident tuition.

Contact: Office of Admissions

Iowa Sister State Scholarship (Iowa SSS)

For incoming international first-year students with outstanding high school records who are residents of and currently reside in one of Iowa’s sister states in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan; Yucatan, Mexico; Hebei Province, China; Terengganu, Malaysia; Stavropol Krai, Russia; Taiwan; Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine; Veneto Region, Italy; and Kosovo. The IowaSSS will be awarded after holistic review of the application and submission of the IowaSSS Application. A maximum of 10 scholarships will be made available each year to residents of each of Iowa’s sister states.

Value:

$16,000 ($4,000 a year for up to four years)

Minimum Requirements:

Recipients will be expected to serve a minimum of one semester as an ambassador for their state/province during their time at Iowa and connect with Iowa Sister States and their events.

Application:

Application will be available at our Iowa Scholarship Portal on October 1. 

Deadline:

March 1 for Fall Semester; December 1 for Spring Semester

Renewal:

Renewable for an additional three years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first) provided you maintain continuous full-time enrollment each semester at the University of Iowa and a minimum 2.0 cumulative University of Iowa grade-point average.

 

Contact: Office of Admissions

Summer Hawk Tuition Grant (International)

Provides a summer-session scholarship to undergraduate students who first enrolled at Iowa in Summer or Fall 2013 or after
Summer Hawk Tuition Grant FAQ

Value:
  • International students—up to $9,893, based on Summer 2015 tuition (difference between resident and international tuition for 12 credit hours)
  • Students are responsible for any fees associated with enrollment
Minimum Requirements:

Students must have enrolled in at least 24 credit hours the previous academic year at the University of Iowa.

Application:

None. First-year, first-time students admitted for Summer or Fall 2013 are eligible to receive the grant during a single summer but must use it within four years of initial enrollment and before receiving an undergraduate degree.

Renewal:

One-time award for up to 12 credit hours during a single summer.

Contact: Office of Admissions

India Scholars Award

For incoming international first-year students with outstanding high school records whose country of citizenship is India. The India Scholars Award will be awarded at the time of admission and will be based on a review of your high school record including high school courses, course rigor, and grades earned in those courses.

Value:

$6,000 ($1,500 a year for up to four years)

Application:

Eligible students are considered automatically upon admission.

Renewal:

Renewable for an additional three years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first) provided you maintain continuous full-time enrollment at the University of Iowa, a minimum 2.0 cumulative University of Iowa grade-point average, and continue to pay nonresident tuition.

Contact: Office of Admissions

Iowa Heritage Award

For incoming students who have a parent, stepparent, legal guardian, or grandparent who have conferred a University of Iowa degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree)

Value:

$6,000 ($1,500 a year for up to four years)

Application:

Application now available at our Iowa Scholarship Portal.

Deadline:

May 31 for Summer Session and Fall Semester; December 31 for Spring Semester

Renewal:

Renewable for an additional three years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first) provided you maintain continuous full-time enrollment each semester at the University of Iowa and a minimum 2.0 cumulative University of Iowa grade-point average.

Contact: Office of Admissions

Tippie First Year Scholarships

For incoming first-year students who qualify for Direct Admission to the Tippie College of Business and apply to the Tippie First Year Scholarships

    Value:

    $2,000-$3,000

    Minimum Requirements:

    26 ACT (or combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1170) AND 3.60 GPA on 4.00 scale

    Application:

    Application now available at our Iowa Scholarship Portal.

    Deadline:

    March 1, 2016

    Renewal:

    One-time award for incoming first-year students

    Contact: Tippie College of Business