Iowa State University is committed to offering diverse and talented international students from across the world the opportunity to acquire a world-class education. International freshmen will be considered for a limited number of merit scholarships.

At Iowa State University, students get a great academic and research start in learning communities and stay active in series of undergrad research, internships and study abroad programs. They learn from world-class scholars who are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The university is known to create, share and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place. Interested applicants are therefore encouraged to apply for the scholarship opportunity.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Iowa State University

Scholarship to be taken at: USA

Scholarship Level: Undergraduate

Scholarship Worth: up to $10,000 per year (renewable)

Scholarship Slot:  Not specified

Country/Candidate Eligibility: International students

Course Eligibility: Courses tenable at the university

Scholarship Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be considered for the International Merit Scholarships at Iowa State University, 2020/21, applicants must ensure that they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be incoming international freshmen who have been offered admission to study a full time program at the university.
  • Applicants must submit a qualifying SAT or ACT scores.
  • Applicants must complete the Iowa State University OneApp by completing the General OneApp application and completing the International Student Admissions Scholarship application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong academic and leadership abilities.

Application Procedures for the International Merit Scholarships at Iowa State University, 2020/21


Applicants are to apply for admission first into a full-time undergraduate program at Iowa State University for the 2020/21 academic session.  They are to thereafter complete the International Student Admissions Scholarship application.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020

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