Bright Scholars of Iowa

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General Information

The Bright Scholars of Iowa award is available to entering freshmen who will graduate from an Iowa high school and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students whose parents have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university. The amount of the scholarship is equal to the cost of attendance less all other gift aid (including Pell Grants, institutional grants and scholarships, and private scholarships). This award is renewable for three additional years provided the student maintains a 2.50 cumulative GPA.

  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies

  • Application: Students who complete the FinAidScholar application by March 1st and demonstrate financial need will be automatically considered for this award.

  • Deadline: March 1st
  • Offer of Admission by March 1: Required
  • FAFSA by March 1: Required

Contact Information

Contact Name: Office of Student Financial Aid

0210 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011


Phone: 515-294-5627

Fax: 515-294-7067

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