For students enrolling at the university directly from high school.
We have reached the deadline for students to apply for admission in order to be considered for fall 2021 scholarships. Information on available scholarships for students enrolling fall 2022 will be released later this summer.
New scholarship programs may be created each year and award amounts for existing scholarship programs are subject to change. Currently enrolled students cannot become eligible for a new scholarship or a new award amount that did not exist when they first enrolled at the University of Iowa.
Select merit-based scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions do not stack. This is noted in the descriptions below. If a student meets the minimum requirements for multiple awards, they will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest dollar value. These scholarships do not apply to incoming transfer students. Please see the Scholarship and Grant Policies for information on awarding of the following scholarships.
Determination of merit-based scholarship eligibility will only consider test scores administered through February 2021 of the senior year and 7th semester (or 2nd trimester) grade point average. March 1, 2021 is the deadline for students to apply for admission in order to be considered for these scholarships. April 1, 2021 is the deadline to submit an updated transcript and/or official test score for scholarship reconsideration. Scholarships are subject to change each year for incoming new students.
All admitted first-year students entering Fall 2021 with or without an ACT or SAT score on file will be considered for merit scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions. Scholarship awarding decisions for students who do not provide test scores will be made following a review of a student's credentials. Students who are able to take the SAT or ACT after application or admission are encouraged to self-report or send official test scores prior to April 1, 2021 to be considered for additional scholarship opportunities. Subsequent receipt of test scores will never negatively impact a previous admission or scholarship decision.
In addition to the scholarships above that are awarded by the Office of Admissions, there are a variety of scholarships administered by University of Iowa colleges and departments for the incoming new student as well as the continuing University of Iowa student. Expand your search using the links below.