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. There is not a separate application for scholarship consideration. Students who have submitted SAT or ACT scores and are admitted by January 15, will be considered for the scholarships.
$2,000- $10,000 per year (renewable) *
* Freshman recipients will be funded for a maximum of 8 semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first.
Fall : 15th January
Spring : 1st October
Iowa State is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. The International Transfer Merit Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement, and outstanding talent or achievements in one or more of the following areas: math and sciences, the arts, extracurricular activities, community service, leadership, innovation, or entrepreneurship.
Incoming international transfer applicants with fewer than 66 transferrable semester credits.
There are two international Merit Scholarship levels:
|Gold||$8,000/year (renewable) *|
|Cardinal||$4,000/year (renewable) *|
* Transfer recipients will be funded for a maximum of 5 semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first.
You must submit your Undergraduate Application for Admission and all required transcripts, financial documents, and examination results before you may apply for the International Merit Scholarship, as we will review your application file as part of our scholarship consideration.
Once you have submitted your application for admission, you may then complete the International Merit Scholarship Application Form. Please be sure to use your name exactly as it is entered on your application for admission so that we can match your scholarship application to your undergraduate application. You will use this form to upload your current resume or CV (in PDF format), type your essay, and send the letter of recommendation form to the person you have asked to provide it. (These items must all be submitted using this form. We will not accept any scholarship materials via email or post.)
Fall : 1st March
Spring : 1st October