• Award of achievement: Up to $40,000 ($5,000/yr–$10,000/yr)
  • Award of distinction: Up to $16,000 ($2,000/yr–$4,000/yr)

First-year recipients will be funded for a maximum of eight semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first.


  • Incoming international first-year applicants who have been offered admission and are assessed international tuition
  • Complete the Iowa State University OneApp application
    • Complete the General OneApp application AND
    • Complete the International Student Admissions Scholarship application

The following criteria must be met during your  Iowa State career to maintain the scholarship:

  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 while enrolled at  Iowa State
  • Continuous enrollment in a minimum of 12 semester credits each semester (summers not included)
  • Only students assessed international tuition are eligible for this award
  • The award may only be used toward undergraduate tuition and fees

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

To apply for the International Merit Scholarship go to the OneApp Scholarship Portal and submit the General Application; then navigate to Opportunities > Recommended > International Students Admission Scholarship Application (Choose spring or fall) and apply.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: November 15, 2024.

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