Scholarships are financial awards you earn for achievement; it’s a moment to be proud of what you’ve accomplished so far. For example, merit scholarships recognize academic achievement. Other scholarships acknowledge achievements in athletics, the arts, the sciences, or for having the courage to be the first in your family to go to college. We believe in putting students first, so UNI has significantly increased the number of scholarships awarded to students. What’s more, there are countless outside organizations that give scholarships too. It’s definitely worth checking out! 


Grants are government-funded, need-based gifts, and that means, to be considered for a grant, your FAFSA must be complete. It is reviewed, and based on your family’s financial status and need, grants may be awarded to help you. Amounts vary based on your need, but no matter what, you never have to pay back grant money.