State Grants and Scholarships

Iowa College Student Aid Commission A number of grants and scholarships are available from the state of Iowa. Because each program is different, it is important to read and understand their specific eligibility requirements and application materials and deadlines.

In the event that available state funds are insufficient to pay the full amount of each approved grant, the Iowa College Student Aid Commission has the authority to administratively reduce the award.

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship

Priority for the All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship is given to students who participate in the Federal TRiO Programs, who graduated from alternative high schools, and to homeless youth.

Recipients of this scholarship may receive an award up to the full cost of tuition.

Visit IowaCollegeAid.gov: All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship for more information including eligibility criteria and application materials.

Education and Training Voucher Program

The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Grant is a federally-funded program to provide post-secondary education and training opportunities to students who are currently or who have been in foster care.

Grant awards are sent directly to Hawkeye and can be used to pay for tuition/fees, room/board, book/supplies, and personal/living expenses.

Visit IowaCollegeAid.gov: Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Grant for more information including eligibility criteria and application materials.

Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship

The Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship is intended to cover tuition for students in programs that lead to high-demand jobs in Iowa. If other state and federal programs do not cover the entire cost of tuition for a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or associate degree, the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship will fill the gap and pays up to 100% of tuition.

Learn more about the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship.

GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship

The GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship provides awards of up to $2,600 per year ($1,300/semester) to full-time students who are part of the GEAR UP Iowa cohort.

This scholarship may be used to pay for tuition/fees, room/board, books/supplies, and personal/living expenses while in college.

Visit IowaCollegeAid.gov: GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship for more information including eligibility criteria and application materials.

Iowa State Fair Scholarship

The Governor Terry E. Branstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship recognizes outstanding Iowa high school seniors who have actively participated in the Iowa State Fair.

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000. Scholarships are awarded for the recipient's first year of college only.

Visit IowaCollegeAid.gov: Iowa State Fair Scholarship for more information including eligibility criteria and application materials.

Iowa Vocational—Technical Tuition Grant

Iowa residents enrolled in career or technical education programs at Iowa community colleges may be eligible to receive this grant.

The maximum award is $1,200 per year for up to two years of education.

Visit IowaCollegeAid.gov: Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant for more information including eligibility criteria and application materials.

Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant

The Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant provides need-based financial assistance to Iowa residents enrolled in career education (career-technical) and career option programs at Iowa community colleges.

Visit IowaCollegeAid.gov: Kibbie Grant for more information including eligibility criteria and application materials.

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