State Grants & Scholarships

Grant and scholarship funds are available to assist students in paying educational expenses. Unlike student loans, scholarships and grants are considered gift aid and do not need to be repaid. Below is a list of state of Iowa grants and scholarships available to Iowans.  Because each program is different, it is important to read and understand their specific eligibility requirements and application deadlines.  Additional programs are available through the federal government and private sources.

All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant


Students between the ages of 17-24 who age out of Iowa's foster care system or State Training School and students who are adopted after age 16 may qualify for this Grant.

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship


Students who do well in high school and demonstrate financial need may be eligible for this scholarship. In order to qualify, students must begin taking college classes within two academic years of high school graduation.

Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Grant


Students between the ages of 16-23 who age out of Iowa's foster care system or Subsidized Guardianship program and students who are adopted after age 16 may be eligible for this federal grant program.

GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship


This scholarship is for students in the state-wide GEAR UP Iowa cohort, scheduled to graduate high school in the spring of 2014.

Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship


This scholarship recognized outstanding Iowa high school seniors who have actively participated in the Iowa State Fair.

Iowa Barber & Cosmetology Arts and Sciences Tuition Grant


Students who attend an eligible Students who attend an eligible Iowa barber or cosmetology school may be eligible for this grant.

Iowa Grant


This grant assists undergraduate students at Iowa colleges and universities. Priority is given to students whose parent was a public safety worker that was killed in the line of duty.

Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Program (NGEAP)


Iowa National Guard members who attend eligible Iowa colleges and universities can qualfiy for assistance.

Iowa Tuition Grant


Students may receive awards for up to four years of full-time, undergraduate study at Iowa's private colleges and universities.

Iowa Vocational-Technical Grant


Iowa residents enrolled in vocational-technical or career option programs at Iowa community colleges may qualify for this grant.

Kibbie Grant (Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant)


Iowa residents enrolled in specified vocational-technical or career option programs at Iowa community colleges may be eligible for this grant program.

Robert D. Blue Scholarship


Iowa students who demonstrate literary and scholastic ability, exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on April 02, 2015 at 2:44am.