For incoming first-year students (non-stackable)


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: 

To apply for the Presidential Scholarship, individuals must be admitted to the University of Iowa; have earned at least a 3.8 high school grade-point average and achieved an ACT composite score of 33 (or SAT EBRW+M score of 1490).


The 2018 Presidential Scholarship application will be available on the Iowa Scholarship Portal on September 15, 2017. This scholarship program is administered by Honors at Iowa. Additional details are available on their website.


The deadline to apply for the 2018 Presidential Scholarship will be November 28, 2017. Scholarship offers are extended by March 1, 2018.


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.