The following scholarships require an application and/or recipients are selected by a high school or outside agency. For those scholarships that require financial need, students must file the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, 2016.  Priority consideration for need-based scholarships and grants awarded by the UI Office of Student Financial Aid will be given to students whose FAFSA record has been received by the University of Iowa on or before December 1, 2016.

Specific eligibility requirements are listed within each scholarship description. Check with the high school or agency awarding the scholarship for application deadline dates.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships--A variety of ROTC scholarships are available to students in health professions areas as well as other majors. Applications are available from the Department of Aerospace Military Studies, 126 South Quadrangle, (319) 335-9205; or email

Horatio Alger Scholarship--Awarded to first-year students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents that possess a strong commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree. Applications must be completed the senior year of high school. Applicants must have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, be involved in co-curricular and community activities, demonstrate critical financial need and graduate with a minimum 2.0 high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Applications and eligibility requirements are available on-line at scholars/

American Business Women's Association Greater Des Moines Noon Chapter--Awarded to female U.S. citizens who have completed 60 credit hours, have a 3.0 GPA, and are attending an Iowa college or university.  For a website log-in to complete the application, contact Cathy Newmann at

Army Emergency Relief - MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund--Awarded to dependent children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children of Army soldiers on active duty, retired, or deceased while on active duty or after retirement. The children of Grey Area Reservists are also eligible. Students must be unmarried for the entire academic year and under the age of 22 on year of application. Applications are available online at from November through March. Supporting documentation must be mailed by established deadlines. For additional information, contact: Mrs. Rosamond L. Pariseau, (703) 428-0035,; or write to: Army Emergency Relief, MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund, 200 Stovall Street RM 5N13, Alexandria, VA 22332-0600.

Army ROTC Scholarship--A variety of ROTC scholarships are available to students in all majors. Applications are available from: Enrollment Counselor, Department of Military Science, Room 107, South Quadrangle, (319) 335-9187.

Arnold Trust Fund Award--Awarded to students who are orphans not over the age of 25 and who are residents of Linn County, Iowa. Award is based on financial need. Applications are available from St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1340 Third Ave. S.E., Cedar Rapids, IA 52406.

Helen Bennett Scholarship--Awarded to entering first-year students who are a resident of Bennett, Iowa, and a graduate of Durant High School. Financial need is considered. Students must be nominated.

Robert D. Blue-Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation--Awarded to residents of Iowa who will attend an accredited Iowa college or university. Applicants are expected to demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character. Applications must be completed on-line at If you have questions, contact Alicia Ronne at the State Treasurer's Office, 515-242-5270 or e-mail

Bright Scholars of Iowa Award --Awarded to entering first-year Iowa residents who exhibit outstanding academic achievement, qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, and demonstrate a commitment to learning and community service, as well as have achieved success in the face of adversity. Preference is given to students whose parents have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university. Additional information will be available on the scholarship application (available mid-November).  Visit the Bright Scholars of Iowa web page.

Carver Scholars Program--Awarded to full-time students who will be starting their junior year in the fall semester of the award year. Recipients will be students of great potential and promise, who have worked hard to make ends meet and have been faced with challenging or debilitating situations in their lives. A qualified applicant must be able to demonstrate that his or her circumstances and accomplishments, when combined with financial and merit determination, might be overlooked in other types of student aid programs, but nevertheless represent high achievement and determination in the face of significant obstacles. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and have graduated from an accredited high school in the state of Iowa or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to application. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA prior to March 1 of the award year.  Students must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Applications are available on the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust web site, at (under the Scholarships tab at the top of the page, select the Prospective Applicants link on the right side of the screen).

This scholarship are often renewable for the senior year after specific minimal requirements have been met, but such renewal is not automatic and scholarship recipients must complete a renewal application form at (under the Scholarships tab at the top of the page, select the Apply Online Renewal link on the right side of the screen).

COHEAO (Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations--Awarded to U.S. citizens who are sophomore through senior undergraduate students or graduate students and have a 3.75 GPA. For information and an application, visit the COHEAO web site.

DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) Program--Awarded to residents of Washington, DC. DCTAG expands higher education choices by providing grants for out-of-state tuition at public four-year colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico. DCTAG is neither need nor merit-based. Visit the DCTAG web site for an application and detailed information.

Tim Dwight Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program--General information and the application are available on the following web site:

Elliko Shimosato and Michael A. Evans Fund--Awarded to a Vietnam veteran or the child of a Vietnam veteran. Must be an Iowa resident or native of Iowa, attending full-time and showing financial need by filing a FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 for the upcoming academic year. A letter of application must be sent to the Office of Student Financial Aid, 208 Calvin Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242-1315. Be sure to include a brief statement of your educational goals, whether you are the veteran or the child of the veteran, the veteran's full name, your full name, address, and student ID number.

Pearl H. Falk Scholarship--Awarded to full-time students of Protestant faith who are residents of Iowa.  Financial need is considered. This scholarship may be renewed. Contact the Trust Department at MidWestOne Bank, P.O. Box 1700, Iowa City, IA 52244, (319) 356-5933.

Charles E. Fahrney Foundation--Awarded to full-time students who are residents of Wapello County (Iowa) attending an Iowa college or university and making satisfactory progress toward a degree. This scholarship is renewable.  For application information, contact Ottumwa High School or the Trust Department at Firstar Bank in Ottumwa, 123 E. Third Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501.

Grinnell Mutual Group Foundation Fund--Awarded to students who are dependent children of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company or member mutual employees. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and preference will be given to incoming freshmen, although any undergraduate students may apply. Applications are available from Barb Baker (email:, Advertising and Community Relations Director, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, P.O. Box 790, Grinnell, IA 50112.  The yearly application deadline is April 1.

Iowa Air National Guard--The 132d Fighter Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, in Des Moines offers benefits to aid students with their educational expenses. For information, visit the Air National Guard web site at

Iowa Black Alumni Scholarship--Awarded by the Iowa Black Alumni Association to full-time sophomore through graduate African American students with a UI cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.50. Applicant will be evaluated for excellence in scholastics, merit and community service.

Iowa Farm Scholarship/Iowa Basketball Lettermen Fund--Awarded to entering first-year students in the top one-fourth of their high school graduating class whose parents own and operate an Iowa farm. Financial need is considered. One of the awards will be granted each year in memory of Chris Street, an Iowa basketball player killed in a 1993 traffic accident. Participation in interscholastic high school athletics also will be considered in determining this recipient. You may view and print the  PDF iconIowa Farm Scholarship application or request an application from the Office of Student Financial Aid, 208 Calvin Hall, (319) 335-1461.

Iowa National Guard Scholarship--Awarded to first-year, upperclass, and graduate students who meet the following requirements: moral, age, medical, and qualifying placement aptitude scores on the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery test. This scholarship is renewable based on Selective Reserve drilling status of local National Guard units. Applications are available from the Iowa National Guard, 925 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240 (319) 351-2337;,, or

Phyllis R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship--Awarded to entering first-year students who are dependent children, grandchldren, nieces, or nephews of Principal Financial Group employees. The scholarship is based on financial need. To apply, each year, students must complete the scholarship application obtained from Principal Financial Group. The application deadline is April 1. This scholarship may be renewed if the student is enrolled full-time, maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average, and the relative remains employed at Principal Financial Group.  In addition, the student must continue to show financial need in future years as documented by filing the FAFSA by April 1.

Joan Lahart-Van Bortel Endowed Scholarship--Awarded to an entering freshman woman who resides in or has graduated from a Lucas County (Iowa) high school. If no qualified applicant is found, entering female freshmen from Monroe, Marion, Wayne, or Appanoose, Iowa, may be considered. Based on academic merit and financial need will be considered. You may view and print a PDF iconJoan Lahart-Van Bortel Scholarship application or you may request an application from high school counselors at Chariton High School.

Lappin Family Scholarship Fund--Awarded to graduates of Rock Island High School who plan to attend The University of Iowa as undergraduates. Students must be a member of the National Honor Society. Financial need is a minor consideration. This scholarship may be renewed for up to an additional three years if a 2.50 UI cumulative grade-point average is maintained. For application information, contact the High School Guidance Office, Rock Island High School, Rock Island, Illinois.

Latinos Unidos of Iowa, Inc.--Awarded to Latino/Latina students attending Iowa institutions of higher education. An important criteria is the applicant's participation in community service.  Applications and additional information is available at

Edward Arthur Mellinger Education Foundation, Inc.--Awarded to residents who live in the following western Illinois counties: Fulton, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Warren. Applications and additional information is available at, Edward Arthur Mellinger Educational Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 770, Monmouth, IL 61462 or e-mail at

Miss Iowa Speedway Scholarship--Awarded by the Iowa Speedway Foundation in Newton, Iowa to the winner of the Miss Iowa Speedway contest. Applicants must be a single student who is at least 18 years old and will be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States for the upcoming school year. Miss Iowa Speedway is expected to participate in Iowa Speedway's main events in Newton, Iowa. Additional information and the application are available on the Iowa Speedway web page.

LaVerne Noyes Scholarship--Awarded to undergraduate students with no prior degree who are U.S. citizens and are direct blood descendants of U.S. Army or Navy veterans who served in World War I as specified on the application. Financial need is required. A FAFSA must be completed as soon as possible after October 1 for the upcoming academic year. This scholarship may be renewed for an additional three years (eight semesters total) or until a baccalaureate degree is received, whichever comes first. Recipients must maintain full-time enrollment status and good academic standing. The application deadline is March 1 prior to the upcoming academic year. View and print a PDF iconLaVerne Noyes Application.

Professional Women's Network Scholarship--Awarded to full or part-time female students who are either a resident of Iowa, a Professional Women's Network member, or referred by a Professional Women's Network member.  Special consideration will be given to non-traditional students, defined as women 21 years of age or older upon application, who have or will return to school after an absence of at least three years.  Additional information is available at For further information, contact the Professional Women's Network at 319-321-6045 or e-mail

Ronald Rohling Scholarship--Awarded to an entering first-year full-time student who is a graduate of Muscatine (Iowa) High School. Applications are available from the Muscatine High School Scholarship Committee, Guidance Department, Muscatine High School, 2705 Cedar St., Muscatine, IA 52761.

Edward J. Schwartz Perpetual Educational Trust Fund--Awarded to residents of Wapello County (Iowa) who are attending The University of Iowa full-time. This scholarship is based on scholastic performance, leadership, citizenship, and financial need. Applications are available from South Ottumwa Savings Bank, Trust Department, P.O. Box 516, Ottumwa, IA 52501-0516, (515) 682-7541.

Henry B. Tippie University of Iowa Scholarship--Awarded to graduates of Belle Plaine (Iowa) Community Schools, with preference given to business majors. This scholarship may be renewed. Students must be nominated by Belle Plaine High School Scholarship Committee. Additional information is available from Belle Plaine Community Schools, Belle Plaine, IA 52208.

War Orphans Educational Aid--Awarded to students who are children of Iowa veterans killed in action. Applicants must have lived in Iowa for two years immediately preceding the filing of their application. Additional information is available from the Iowa Commission of Veteran Affairs, Camp Dodge, 7105 N.W. 70th Avenue, Johnston, IA 50131;  

Florence Warnock Scholarship--Awarded annually to a graduating senior from a Black Hawk County (Iowa) high school who has a 3.00 high school grade-point average. Student must file a FAFSA and show financial need; be an active membership in a church, synagogue, or mosque; and demonstrate character, citizenship, and leadership qualities. For additional information, contact the Florence Warnock Scholarship Committee, First Presbyterian Church, 505 Franklin St., Waterloo, IA 50703, (319) 233-6145.

UI Homecoming Scholarship--Awarded to students who will have sophomore or junior standing by September 1 who possess a minimum GPA of 2.974 and demonstrate outstanding leadership to the University of Iowa and its community. Additional information is available from the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership, 145 Iowa Memorial Union. Applications are available on the UI Homecoming web site.

USS Scholarship--Awarded to entering first-year students based on academic performance and financial need. Recipients must be full-time students in a major that has application in the business environment. Preference is given to sons and daughters of USS--United States Steel, Inc. You may view and print an PDF iconapplication or request an application from the Office of Student Financial Aid, 208 Calvin Hall, (319) 335-1461.


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