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Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships


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 2017-2018 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 all UNI scholarships is January 15, 2017.

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.

UNI Scholarship Application

UNI Scholarship Directory

Incoming Freshmen

Transfer Students

Multicultural Students

Off-Campus Scholarships

Current Undergraduate Students

  • For the upcoming year, be sure to complete the UNI Scholarship Application The application is available between July 1 and April 1. Be sure to renew your FAFSA starting January 1 to be considered for need-based scholarships.
  • UNI Sophomores can apply for the Roy J. Carver Scholarship. Deadline April 1.

Graduate Students

  • Graduate students should visit the Graduate College and their department regarding scholarship opportunities

Scholarship Resources for Faculty and Staff