International Freshman
Merit Scholarships

Iowa State is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. International freshmen 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.

Eligibility

  • Incoming international freshmen applicants who have been offered admission and will not be receiving financial sponsorship through their home country's government are eligible for this award.
  • Complete the Iowa State University OneApp
    • Complete the General OneApp application AND
    • Complete the International Student Admissions Scholarship application

Scholarship Award Values

International Merit Scholarship (Spring and Fall) Amount
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)

*Freshman recipients will be funded for a maximum of 8 semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first.

Application Deadline

Term Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline
Fall February 15 May 1
Spring

November 15

December 15

Renewal Requirements

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 non-resident tuition are eligible for this award
  • The award may only be used toward undergraduate tuition and fees