Scholarships Awarded at UNI

The University of Northern Iowa offers scholarships each year to deserving students, on the basis of merit and/or achievement.  Applying for scholarships at UNI has never been easier.  Incoming students will be considered for a variety of scholarships upon admission.  Each of the following scholarships remain available to newly admitted students who meet the criteria: Distinguished Scholars Award, Multicultural Scholars Award, Out of State Scholars Award, Out of State Legacy Award, and Good Neighbor Award.  Learn more about Admission Scholarships.  

The UNI Scholarship Application is yet another way for students to be considered for scholarships.  This streamlined application allows students to apply for hundreds of scholarships within one application.  The priority deadline for incoming freshmen scholarships is January 15, 2015. The deadline for current students is February 15, 2015.

Important Notes:

  • Students can still complete the application following the priority deadline.  Consideration of late applications would be done in the event that scholarships are still available.  
  • Scholarship selection is competitive; not all applicants will receive a scholarship. 
  • Scholarships require full-time enrollment and maintaining specific grade point requirements. 
  • The UNI Scholarship Application allows both current and incoming students to apply for scholarships available in specific majors and other University departments. Incoming students must apply to UNI before they are eligible to apply for scholarships. Many additional scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. 
  • The UNI Scholarship Directory is also a helpful tool designed to assist students in searching for scholarships.

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Beginning in 2015-16 the Distinguished Scholar Award has been expanded to a four year award.  The award for students with an RAI of 295-329 has increased to $1,500 per year for four years ($6,000 total). Students with an RAI of 330 or higher will receive a $2,000 award per year for four years ($8,000 total). 

View more scholarships for Incoming Freshmen.





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