National Scholars Award

This is a scholarship for new incoming first-year U.S. students who are not residents of Iowa. Scholarship awarding and amounts are based on outstanding academic merit (standardized test scores and GPA) and exceptional promise at the University of Iowa. Award amounts range from $2,000 to $12,000 per year for up to four years, or until a bachelor’s degree is received (whichever comes first).

Renewal criteria: Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment at the University of Iowa (fall and spring terms), continue to pay nonresident tuition, and maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative UI GPA.

The National Scholars 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. Please take note of important deadlines and scholarship renewal policies provided on our Scholarship and Grant Policies webpage.

Awards range from $2,000 to $12,000 per academic year for up to four years
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