International Merit Scholarships at Iowa State University

Iowa State University is offering scholarship opportunities to international students who aim to attain a Bachelor’s degree. First-year international students will be considered for a limited number of merit scholarships. Scholarship selection is competitive based on a holistic review of SAT or ACT scores and high school marks/grades. Students must complete the OneApp scholarship application to be considered for the award.

Located on a 1,900-acre campus, Iowa State University is designated as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral and Research University and is ranked among the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. The university is approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, in Ames, Iowa, a city recently voted one of the best college towns in the country. Iowa State University enrolls over 33,000 students and offers more than 120 different majors. According to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report for “Best Colleges,” Iowa State is tied for 55th among the 146 Top Public National Universities.

Iowa State is known worldwide for its excellence in science and technology, discovery and innovation; and its student-centered culture with faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success. Staying true to the university’s Land-Grant mission, Iowa State’s research-based and educational Extension and Outreach programs benefited more than 1 million Iowans in the last year. Integrated in this deep-seeded focus, Iowa State’s research enterprise includes nearly 100 centers and institutes, world-class facilities, and award-winning researchers and scholars.

Study Programme: Undergraduate Programme

Eligible Countries: International Students

Country Host: USA

Scholarship Reward: $5,000 to $10,000 per year

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

  • Incoming international first-year applicants who have been offered admission and are assessed international tuition
  • Complete the Iowa State University OneApp application
  • Complete the General OneApp application AND
  • Complete the International Student Admissions Scholarship application

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • Award of achievement: Up to $40,000 ($5,000/yr–$10,000/yr)
  • Award of distinction: Up to $16,000 ($2,000/yr–$4,000/yr)

First-year recipients will be funded for a maximum of eight semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first.

Conditions for Keeping the Scholarship

The following criteria must be met during your Iowa State career to maintain the scholarship:

  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 while enrolled at Iowa State
  • Continuous enrollment in a minimum of 12 semester credits each semester (summers not included)
  • Only students assessed international tuition are eligible for this award
  • The award may only be used toward undergraduate tuition and fees

Application Process

For further information, please CLICK HERE to visit the official website

To begin your application, please CLICK HERE

Application Deadline

December 15, 2024

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