Recipients of the Advantage Iowa Grant must have already been awarded Advantage Iowa by the UI Office of Admissions. This award is for incoming nonresident first-year students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose enrollment will contribute to a diverse learning environment.  


Students may receive this scholarship for up to eight semesters or until a bachelor's degree is received (whichever comes first) by meeting all requirements listed below. If a student does not meet all of the following requirements, they will not be eligible to receive the scholarship for any future semester.

  • be an Advantage Iowa recipient
  • demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting other required documents each year (For 2020-2021 the FAFSA filing deadline for priority consideration was December 1, 2019.)
  • maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 hours) each semester (if a student withdraws during a semester, they are not maintaining continuous full-time enrollment)
  • maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average for courses taken at the University of Iowa (grades will be reviewed at the end of every semester)
  • additional requirements are outlined on the Center for Diversity and Enrichment website.