Happy New Year and Go Panthers!
Matt Kroeger '96
Scholarship Deadlines are Approaching – January 15, 2016!
Nearly $20 million in scholarship money will be given to UNI students in 2016. And, nearly 90 percent of first-time, full-time UNI student received financial aid. The general scholarship deadline for competitive academic scholarships is January 15. Please encourage your students to apply for scholarships! But first, students must submit their application for admission to UNI, prior to gaining access to complete the UNI Scholarship application.
UNI Up Close – Open House for Admitted and Committed Students – Febuary 12 and 16!
Encourage your admitted students and those who have accepted their offer of admission to attend one of our UNI Up Close events on either February 12 or February 26. Those who attend and have accepted their offer of admission will gain first access to register for one of the 10 summer Orientation sessions. Additional details and how to register for the UNI Up Close event can be found on our website.
National Awards Scholarship Recognition – New Recognition and Scholarship Opportunity!
For the first time now, admitted students who have been recognized as a semifinalist or finalist with National Merit or National Achievement scholarship competitions or a National Hispanic Scholar will now be eligible for the top level academic awards such as the DSA (Distinguished Scholars Award) for Iowa residents and the MSA (Multicultural Scholars Award) for minority students. Students self-report this information when completing the application for admissions, and official documentation verifying their status will be required to adjust their scholarship award(s).
Academic Scholarships Awarded upon Admission – Immediately!
By now you are familiar with the scholarship process of UNI automatically awarding academic scholarships based on ACT and GPA criteria upon admission. These academic scholarships are four-year awards. Many Iowa students are awarded the UNI Distinguished Scholar Award and/or the Multicultural Scholar Award. Grids have been developed to help guide students to the scholarship level they will qualify for. These scholarships are awarded on a continuous basis as students apply or send updated academic information.
New Scholarship for Iowa Resident Minority Freshmen
Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA, and/or first-generation students. Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website for more information.