The best part of living in Iowa is its affordable cost of living, low crime rates, fields of opportunities, and top-notch education. "Hawkeye State” is situated in America's Heartland. It has got inhabitants over 3.12 million and is the 26th largest state. 

Not only this but the flourishing education industry and the top-notched schools are the biggest advantages for an Iowa resident. Whether you wish to study liberal arts at Coe College or are finding spiritual growth at Briar Cliff University or want to log onto courses from Kaplan University or wish to conduct exciting research at Iowa State University, the opportunities are ample making Iowa one of the best education hubs. According to the U.S. News, the University of Iowa was ranked as the 33rd top public school nationally.

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average tuition & fees for Colleges in Iowa is $7,956 for in-state and $20,349 for out-of-state. The amount is higher than the national average. The 2020 national average tuition & fees is $6,439 for in-state students and $17,666 for out-of-state students. Are you tensed looking at these figures? Well, you should not be actually. In this case, being an in-state student is a great advantage for you as there are various college scholarships available for the students of Iowa. Now, are you tempted to know all the details about the Iowa scholarship? So, let’s discover more about it.

What is a Lowa Scholarship?

Iowa scholarship is nothing but a form of scholarship available for the student residents of Iowa, especially those who have completed their high school education in Iowa. It is meant for the residents of "Hawkeye State” so as to empower them to get into the field of higher education. 

If you are aiming for an Iowa scholarship then you must keep in mind that there are certain requirements or criteria that one has to fulfill apart from being a resident of Iowa. We will be discussing the eligibility criteria later in this article. 

Eligibility Criteria for Iowa Scholarship 

There are some eligibility criteria for almost all scholarships and even for Iowa. Though it cannot be said that these are the only requirements or criteria which one needs to fulfill in order to get an Iowa scholarship as it largely varies for specific scholarships, the points listed below will definitely give you an idea of what are the generic criteria one should have to qualify for an Iowa Scholarship.

  • One should be a resident of the State of Iowa.

  • One should be a high school junior residing in Iowa.

  • One should play at least one varsity-level sport.

  • One should be actively involved in community service.

  • One should permanently reside in Iowa for 12+ months.

  • One must be willing to enroll as full-time undergraduates for a bachelor's degree.

  • One must enroll at any accredited U.S. college or university.

  • One should participate actively in extracurricular activities

  • One should live in Polk, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story, or Warren counties.

  • One is expected to have academic merit with a cumulative GPA above 2.75.

  • One must exhibit an academic aptitude for college.

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

About the Scholarship

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Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Comcast NBC Universal Foundation strives towards building a brighter nation by awarding the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship to bright and aspiring minds. The Foundation believes that young minds are the leaders of tomorrow. Success starts with opportunity and commitment to the young people will build better leade...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 70-year-old trade association established the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation or the NIADA Foundation in 2006 with the mission of supporting young men or women of the United States who have displayed academic excellence, leadership sk...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$570 - $2,150

Awards Available

13

Website

Link

Email Address

info@iumf.org

Contact Number

515-974-8927

About the Scholarship

The Iowa UMF College Scholarships are awarded to students who are attending or planning to attend a United Methodist College. Iowa United Methodist Foundation offers the scholarships to students who showcase good standing in academics as well as extracurricular activities. The applicants are expected to have rem...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,500

Awards Available

3

Website

Link

Email Address

veronica@ohern.iowa.gov

Contact Number

515-281-4657

Application Deadline

July 01, 2020

Award Amount

$900 - $1,800

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

icsac@max.state.ia.us

Contact Number

515-242-3344

About the Scholarship

Students who are enrolled in or planning to enroll in one of the community colleges in the state of Iowa are offered the Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant in order to make it easier for them to meet the educational expenses. The financial aids such as grants, loans, scholarship, and work-study programs help the students to cross the f...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Metlife Foundation Scholarship is awarded by National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization to encourage the students to pursue higher education in widely diverse fields ranging from agriculture-related studies to other major career options like communications, journalism, public relations, m...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Animal Health International Scholarship program was introduced by the National FFA organization to fund the educational expenses of those students who are planning to enroll for a course of study majoring in fields related to animal or dairy science. The scholarship encourages the students who aspire to be v...

Application Deadline

May 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

312-399-0370

About the Scholarship

Karen George Chicago Speech Therapy Scholarship is sponsored by the Chicago Speech Therapy organization. The scholarship is awarded to the students who are aiming to be a speech-language pathologist. The students are selected for the scholarship based on their interest in helping children, basic personality, cli...

Application Deadline

June 01, 2020

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

prom@ducktapeclub.com

Contact Number

440-937-7096

About the Scholarship

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