- Iowa State is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. The International Merit Scholarship is awarded to well-rounded students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement, and outstanding talent or achievements in one or more of the following areas:
- Study at Iowa State University
- Iowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations. Iowa State offers a great environment where students can enjoy reaching their potential and discovering their passions.
Field(s) of Study
- math and sciences,
- the arts,
- extracurricular activities,
- community service,
- innovation, or
What does the scholarship cover?
There are two international Merit Scholarship levels (see below). Freshmen and transfer applicants are eligible for both levels of awards.
- Level Scholarship Amount
- Gold $8,000/year (renewable) *
- Cardinal $4,000/year (renewable) *
* Freshman recipients will be funded for a maximum of 8 semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first.
* Transfer recipients will be funded for a maximum of 5 semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first.
How many scholarships are given?
- Not stated –
Which countries are targeted?
- Any – all eligible to attend university
Am I Eligible to Apply?
- A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) comparable to a minimum of 3.0 out of 4.0 (B)
- The SAT is not required, but if submitted, it will be considered
- A one-page essay which describes one or more of your achievements in the areas outlined in the Award Description above (A resume or CV is optional)
- One letter of recommendation
How do I Apply – Next Steps
- You must submit your Undergraduate Application for Admission before applying for the International Merit Scholarship. However, you do not have to wait for our decision on your application before you apply for the scholarship.
- Please send the required materials to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the following in the subject line: Attn: International Merit Scholarship Selection Committee.
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