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.
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.
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.
This scholarship is for students in the state-wide GEAR UP Iowa cohort, scheduled to graduate high school in the spring of 2014.
This scholarship recognized outstanding Iowa high school seniors who have actively participated in the Iowa State Fair.
Iowa National Guard members who attend eligible Iowa colleges and universities can qualify for assistance.
Students may receive awards for up to four years of full-time, undergraduate study at Iowa's private colleges and universities.
Iowa residents enrolled in vocational-technical or career option programs at Iowa community colleges may qualify for this grant.
Iowa residents enrolled in specified vocational-technical or career option programs at Iowa community colleges may be eligible for this grant program.
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.