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Presidential Scholarship

For incoming first-year students (non-stackable)

Visit Honors at Iowa for additional details on the Presidential Scholarship.


Iowa residents: Up to $74,000 (up to $18,500 a year up to four years)

Nonresidents:   Up to $80,000 (up to $20,000 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 now available at our Iowa Scholarship Portal.


The deadline to apply for the 2016 Presidential Scholarship is December 21, 2015.


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 and a 3.33 cumulative University of Iowa grade-point average.

Admissions Merit Scholarship (does not stack)