The University of Iowa offers various scholarships each year to outstanding undergraduate students based on financial need, academic merit, or both.

Merit-based scholarships from the Office of Admissions do not stack. If a student meets the minimum requirements for multiple awards, they will automatically be awarded the scholarship with the highest dollar value. Receiving a merit scholarship may not disqualify students from also receiving need-based grants or loans offered through the UI Office of Student Financial Aid, depending upon the amount of demonstrated financial need. Please view the Scholarship and Grant Policies for information on awarding of the scholarships at the University of Iowa.

First year students who do not meet the March 1 application deadline will not be considered for merit-based scholarships.

Some students may anticipate participating in intercollegiate athletics at the University of Iowa. This participation may impact their ability to receive institutional or private scholarships and grants. To learn more, view the Student-Athlete Financial Aid FAQ.

Featured Scholarships

Some scholarship applications are due well in advance of our deadlines to apply for admission, so apply for scholarships early! You can filter the scholarship results according to the type that best describes you.

Additional UI Scholarship Opportunities

Also search these other University of Iowa websites for more information about scholarships offered by individual departments and colleges within the university.

Externally Funded Scholarships

Don't limit your scholarship search to University of Iowa-sponsored assistance. Search online for more scholarships provided by corporate and nonprofit organizations. For example, the College Board and FastWeb websites can be great resources.

Iowa Scholarship Portal

Visit the Iowa Scholarship Portal for additional scholarship opportunities. Admitted and currently enrolled students can log in using their HawkID and password to begin the application process.

Learn more about using the Iowa Scholarship Portal.

Maximizing Your Financial Aid

We encourage you to review strategies to ensure you receive the maximum financial support you deserve.

Maximizing Your Financial Aid