Some scholarships are awarded automatically based on information provided when you apply to UNI. You will be notified of your selection for these scholarships by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. All other scholarships at UNI require the completion of the UNI Scholarship Application. The UNI Scholarship Application opens July 1st each year. Incoming students must apply to UNI before they will have access to complete the scholarship application. 

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Admissions Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded at the time of admissions and do not require an application.  Admissions scholarships can be stacked within the award. For example, a student could receive multiple Admissions Based Scholarships if they are eligible for each of them.

All scholarships require continuous, full-time enrollment for renewal, along with a college cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Incoming Freshmen Admissions Scholarships for Fall 2022


College Specific Scholarships for Fall 2022


Additional Scholarships for Iowa Residents

Additional Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

Additional Aid Opportunities

UNI Scholarship Application

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 UNI Scholarship Application is open every July 1st and has a priority of January 15th every year.

UNI Scholarship Application


  • Grants are another form of "gift aid" to help you pay for college.
  • Eligibility for grants is based on financial need, as determined by the FAFSA. 
  • Complete the FAFSA each year to be considered for grants.

Learn About Grants