2020 Iowa Scholarships

Iowa is not immune from the nationwide trend of rising tuition costs. The average tuition for Iowa universities is a whopping $14,010.00 and the total cost of attendance is $27,512.00. 63% of student graduates in Iowa graduate with an average debt load of $30,045.00. That’s why hundreds of thousands of students in Iowa turn either to scholarships or student loans.

These IA scholarships are available for men, women and a variety of students in Iowa, and any Iowa resident regardless of their interests or background. Iowa scholarships are available for college students, for adults going back to school, and all types of IA students or IA residents, and especially targeted to help middle class families afford a top-of-the-line education. The best part about these scholarships is they are easy (many require nothing more than filling out a simple form) and they don’t need to be paid back!

While some scholarships are easy and can be completed in under 30 seconds, others require more upfront information. We’ve marked easy scholarships with a little “Easy Apply” so you can prioritize them. This is the complete list of the best scholarships for Iowa residents.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for IA residents?

There are 253 scholarships totaling $674,699.00 available to Iowa residents. You can easily browse through all 253 scholarships below.

How many scholarships are available for moms and single moms in Iowa?

Moms in Iowa are eligible for all the same scholarships as IA residents. Therefore, the 253 scholarships worth $674,699.00 mentioned above is also available to moms and single moms. In addition, however, you can check out additional scholarships for moms, which have been provided exclusively for moms and single moms, and you can find from the main scholarship search engine page.

How many scholarships are available for college students in Iowa?

253 scholarships worth $674,699.00 are available for college students in IA. In addition, we encourage current college students in Iowa to check scholarships by school and, specifically, colleges in Iowa for more options. Here are links for scholarships at the 20 largest colleges in Iowa:

Fort Lewis College
Colorado Mesa University
Delaware State University
Lynn University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Albany State University
Georgia Southern University
Piedmont College
Hawaii Pacific University
American Academy of Art
Augustana College
Aurora University
Blackburn College
Bradley University
Chicago State University
Columbia College Chicago
DePaul University
East-West University
Eastern Illinois University
Elmhurst College

How many scholarships are available for high school seniors in Iowa?

253 scholarships totaling $674,699.00 are available for high school seniors in IA. In addition, we encourage current high school students to check out more from the scholarship search engine.

Do I need to be a resident of IA to apply to these scholarships?

Our scholarship search automatically returns scholarships by all different types of requirements. The below scholarships are either explicitly available for Iowa residents, or they do not require specific state residency at all and are therefore available to IA students and residents, as well as others across the country.

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Outstanding Senior Baseball Player Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Iowa

Applicant must be a participant in the Iowa American Legion Baseball Tournament and portray outstanding sportsmanship, team play, and athletic ability. Selection is by the State Baseball Committee.

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$1,500.00 July 15 Apply Now

Boy Scout of the Year Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Iowa

Applicant must be a Boy Scout who exhibits outstanding service to his religious institution, school, and community and has received the Eagle Scout Award. Selection is by the Boy Scout Committee. Award must be used in state of Iowa.

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$1,000.00 February Apply Now

Quarton McElroy Broadcast Scholarship

Sponsor by Iowa Broadcasters Association

Applicant must be a senior graduating from an Iowa high school who will attend an Iowa college or university.

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$2,500.00 April 15 Apply Now

Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor by Joseph Collins Foundation

Applicant must obtain application from the medical school authorities, complete it and return it to them for forwarding to the Foundation. Selection is based upon financial need, scholastic record and standing, demonstrated interest in arts and letters or other cultural pursuits outside the field of medicine, intention to specialize in neurology,...

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$10,000.00 March 1 Apply Now

Oratorical Contest Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Iowa

Applicant must attend an accredited high school in Iowa, enter the contest at the local level, and must plan to attend a college or university in Iowa.

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$1,000.00 September Apply Now

Outstanding Citizen of Boys State

Sponsor by American Legion - Iowa

Applicant must demonstrate outstanding citizenship while attending Iowa American Legion Boys State. Applicant must attend a college or university in Iowa. Selection is based upon the recommendation of Boys State Counselors.

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$2,500.00 July 15 Apply Now

Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Colorado State University

Applicant should preferably be a non-resident student who is a former member of the Boy Scouts of America with strong moral character and an orientation toward the outdoors. Financial need required.

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- March 1 Apply Now

Governor Terry E. Brandstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship

Sponsor by Iowa College Aid Location 430 East Grand Avenue, Floor 3, Des Moines, IA

Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school who plans to enroll at an Iowa college or university. Active participation in the Iowa State Fair (past or present) is required.

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$1,000.00 March 1 Apply Now

All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant

Sponsor by Iowa College Aid Location ACFS Division 5th Floor, Hoover Building, 105 East Walnut, Des Moines, IA

Applicant must be a student who has aged out of the Iowa foster care system, aged out of the state training schools, or who was adopted after the age of 16.

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$8,368.00 July 1 (March 1 priority) Apply Now

Sun Devil Scholarship

Sponsor by Arizona State University

Applicant must be a high school senior enrolling for the fall semester as a full-time student. Applicant will be automatically considered for the award once they have been admitted to the university.

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$6,500.00 December 1 Apply Now

Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana, have high standardized test scores, and an excellent academic record, especially in English and math.

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$9,400.00 December 1 Apply Now

Nonresident Fee Waiver

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana and have a commendable academic record.

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$5,300.00 December 1 Apply Now

Iowa Grant

Sponsor by Iowa College Aid Location 430 East Grand Avenue, FL 3, Des Moines, IA

Applicant must be an Iowa student attending Regent Universities, independent colleges and universities, and community colleges throughout Iowa. Priority is given to students with the greatest financial need.

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$1,000.00 None Apply Now