Bright Scholars of Iowa Award

H. DALE AND LOIS BRIGHT FOUNDATION
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Students who will graduate from an Iowa high school in the spring of 2020 and who will enroll at The University of Iowa in the fall of 2020 may apply for the Bright Scholars of Iowa Award. This scholarship can cover up to the full cost of attendance minus any other gift aid for up to four years.

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be in the top 10% or equivalent of high school graduating class OR have a 299 Regent Admission Index score or higher OR have an ACT composite of 28 or above;

  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning and community service, as well as having achieved success in the face of adversity;

  • File the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid and be eligible for a Pell Grant. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA results must be lower than 5577; AND

  • Be a first generation college student (parents did not graduate from a four year college or university).

    Five UI students will be selected to receive the Bright Scholars of Iowa Award for 2020-2021. Renewal is possible for up to an additional three years provided the student maintains at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment at The University of Iowa for fall and spring semesters.

    At the end of the academic year, Bright Scholarship recipients are expected to submit a summary of that year’s college experience to the Bright Foundation.

    DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2020

    Application process:

  • Complete and submit the application on the Iowa Scholarship Portal.
  • All application materials, including the FAFSA, must be received by January 15, 2020.
  • Selected students will be notified no later than March 2.
  • Award
    Varies
    Scopes
    Office of Student Financial Aid
    Deadline
    01/15/2020
    Supplemental Questions
    1. Your 2020-21 FAFSA and the following completed application must be received by JANUARY 15, 2020:

      Please provide your daytime/preferred telephone number:
    2. What is your intended career? If unsure, please indicate "Not sure".
    3. Please read and certify:
      • My father has not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university.
      • My mother has not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university.
    4. High School Sponsored Activities (Clubs, Drama, Music, Sports, etc.): Describe any high school sponsored activities participated in. You may list up to five.
      • 1. Name of Activity:
      • 2. Please select the year(s) you participated in this activity (check all that apply):
      • 3. Describe the activity (note participation level and leadership roles, if any):
    5. Honors/Awards/Achievements: You may list up to five.
      • 1. Name of Honor, Award or Achievement:
      • 2. Please select the year(s) received (check all that apply):
      • 3. Describe the Honor, Award, or Achievement:
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