Advantage Iowa Award

This is a diversity outreach scholarship for new incoming first-year students who are U.S. citizen or permanent residents. The award is based on merit (test scores and GPA). Contributing criteria also includes students that are from historically underrepresented populations (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, Multiracial) at the University of Iowa, or participation in a federally funded Upward Bound program.

Renewable for an additional three years or until you receive your bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first) provided you meet renewal criteria each semester. See renewal criteria here.

The Advantage Iowa Award is awarded automatically to eligible students upon admission. Recipients will be notified by the UI Office of Admissions separate from the Iowa Scholarship Portal.

From $2,000 to 8,000 per year depending on merit. Amount may increase based on demonstrated financial need.
Office of Admissions