USA: Iowa State University International Bachelors Degree Scholarship 2016

Iowa State university (aka Iowa State) is filled with opportunity, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art technology, world-class facilities, and internationally renowned faculty. It’s welcoming, hospitable and friendly, thus about 4,000 international students from more than 100 countries consider Iowa State their ‘home away from home’.

Iowa State is committed to enrolling a diverse and talented student population. TheInternational Merit Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement, and outstanding talent or achievements in one or more of the eligible course areas (see below).

Incoming international freshmen applicants and international transfer applicants with fewer than 66 transferrable semester credits.


  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) comparable to a minimum of 3.0 out of 4.0 (B)
  • The SAT is not required, but if submitted, it will be considered
  • A resume or CV listing your achievements
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A 500-word essay. You may write something that will help the committee get to know you better and tell us why you deserve the award, or you may answer one of the questions provided on the scholarship application form
  • Applicants must be international students and must have completed an international application for admission

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply

Participating Institutions
Iowa State university, Ames, Iowa, United States

Fields of study
The following areas are eligible for this scholarship:
Math and sciences, the Arts, Extracurricular activities, Community service, Leadership, Innovation, or Entrepreneurship.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Scholarship awards are RENEWABLE for both Freshmen and Transfer students. Freshman recipients will be funded for a maximum of 8 semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first. Transfer recipients will be funded for a maximum of 5 semesters, or completion of the degree, whichever comes first.

However, the following criteria must be met during your Iowa State career to maintain the scholarship:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 while enrolled at Iowa State
  • Continuous enrollment in a minimum of 12 semester credits each semester (summers not included)
  • Only students assessed non-resident tuition are eligible for this award
  • The award may only be used toward undergraduate tuition and fees

Scholarship benefits
There are two International Merit Scholarship levels (see below). Freshmen and transfer applicants are eligible for both levels of awards.

Gold $8,000/year (renewable)
Cardinal $4,000/year (renewable)

Method of Application
You must submit your “Undergraduate Application for Admission” and all required transcripts, financial documents, and examination results before you may apply for the International Merit Scholarship, as Iowa State will review your application file as part of its scholarship consideration.

Once you have submitted your application for admission, you may then complete the “International Merit Scholarship Application Form“. Please be sure to use your name exactly as it is entered on your application for admission so that Iowa State can match your scholarship application to your undergraduate application. You will use this form to upload your current resume or CV (in PDF format), type your essay, and send the letter of recommendation form to the person you have asked to provide it. (These items must all be submitted using this form. Iowa State will not accept any scholarship materials via email or post.)

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship and on aplying to Iowa State University

There are two scholarship application deadlines – March 1 for the Fall Term, and October 1 for the Spring Term.

Do not send any of your scholarship application materials through email or by post. Iowa State will neither accept such nor process them.

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, more commonly known as Iowa State University, Iowa State, or ISU, is a public land-grant and space-grant research university located in Ames, Iowa, United States.

Founded in 1858 and coeducational from its start, Iowa State became USA’s first designated land-grant institution when the Iowa Legislature accepted the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act on September 11, 1862, making Iowa the first state in the nation to do so. Iowa State’s academic offerings are administered today through eight colleges, including the graduate college, that offer over 100 bachelor’s degree programs, 112 master’s degree programs, and 83 at the Ph.D. level, plus a professional degree program in Veterinary Medicine.

Application Deadline: 1 March / 1 October 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

Official School website.




  1. sisay

    July 17, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Hello! My name is sisay getachew from Ethiopia.
    I’m undergraduate student by civil
    engineering 2nd year and I want to study in
    yours university. help me!

  2. Mosisa Tesfaye Fekene

    July 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Hello! My name is Mosisa Tesfaye from Ethiopia. I’m undergraduate student by mechanical engineering 2nd year and I want to study in yours university. help me!

  3. chika

    June 28, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    please, you said that application can not be accepted through e-mail or post.
    how then can it be sent and how can one apply?
    also, do the scholarship cover flight?

  4. Abraham Yisehak

    June 28, 2016 at 7:57 am

    helo My Name Is Abraham Yisehak From Ethiopia I Want To Get this Chance From Your Low State University I Have Surveying Technology Deploma And Next Up Grade By Related Field Please Suport Me.

  5. joshua jeremy bottomley

    June 9, 2016 at 6:23 am

    hello sir im from the philippines may i ask if is from other country do you provide a place to stay too

  6. Mark Ninga

    June 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Hello i am from kenya and i finished high school last i eligible?

  7. Nuepaul D. KOrtu

    June 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Hello, I am Nuepaul D. Kortu A student of the William V. S. Tubman University in Harper City, I am a sophomore student reading Mechanical Engineering. I will like to know more about this scholarship, i want you to please help me.

  8. Abdihakim Maalin Iwal

    April 26, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    hi dear,my name is Abdihakim Maalin Iwal from Ethiopia. I graduated from Jigjiga (Ethiopia) University on June 2015 by department of Animal and range Science with CGPA 3.86. Since September 2015 I have worked in Jigjiga University as assistant lecture.But now I want to update my academy. So I hope your university will help me.
    email:[email protected]
    phone 251915438667

  9. wolde Ayele

    April 16, 2016 at 6:39 am

    from wolde Ayele
    Hello dear,may name is wolde Ayele. I live in form the developing country of Ethiopia.I am 31 years old. graduate in sociology and social Anthropology (first degree) in paradise valley university college. I have interest to learn master mangment. may current GPA 2.9 is in paradise valley university if possible pleas inform me by Email address
    [email protected]
    from Ethiopia
    wolde Ayele

  10. sabkeebar

    March 17, 2016 at 8:39 am

    hi dear,my name is sabkeebar Ararsa from Ethiopia. I graduated from Arbaminch (Ethiopia) University on June 2015 by water supply and environmental engineering with CGPA 3.64. Since August 2015 I have worked in Arbaminch University as assistant lecture.But now I want to update my academy. So I hope your university will help me.
    email:[email protected]
    phone 251916893420

    • Dr. Frederick Mesonge

      March 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Hi, please find the directives and link to apply in the main article above. You may also be interested to know that International Students can now live in USA for 3 additional years after study. Read more and how you can benefit here =>


    March 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Hello! How can I get the form to send my application, my CV , my recommendation and Essay writing . Please send or gives me the guide.

  12. Solomon

    March 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Hello. thanks for you information send to me. but l didn’t have a get money paid to 4000 USD to scholarships to school of American application. l am sorry that and how can help me?

    • Dr. Frederick Mesonge

      March 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

      You don’t need to pay, its scholarship. They will pay you that money to study.

  13. Sheila Jepngetich

    March 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Am Sheila Jepngetich a student athlete in Kenya, had a GPA of 2.4(B-) .Am I qualified for a scholarship?
    Kind regards,

  14. Chernet Goa

    March 7, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Hello! I want to have bachelor degree from University. Please help me to apply to your University.

  15. mamadou aliou bah

    March 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

    i would like to study in IOWA

  16. betigist

    March 7, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Dear, hello
    I have been seen your posted .
    I want upgrade my academic qualification by bachelor of Art science or veterinary science in your Universty.
    Therefore, I need full funded free scholarship / sponsorship opportunity by bachelor of Art science or veterinary.
    currently, I have veterinary diploma.
    I have 4 years work experience and now.
    I want upgrade my qualification in the purpose of I can demonstrate that the study I want to do contribute to sustainable development endeavors in my home home country .
    but how can get sponsor ship?
    thank s

  17. Raphael lusere

    March 5, 2016 at 4:01 am

    I’m very interested to link in your scholarship international student to do diploma course in tourism and hospitality in your school so please help to enrol in the schoolto complete the study. Thank you …

    • Dr. Frederick Mesonge

      March 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Hello, we have updated all you need to win that scholarship in the page above. Use the relevant links to apply. You can check for more via this link too

      • elias maros

        July 2, 2016 at 6:44 am

        I am Elias markos from Ethiopia I need to get this chance i follow my education in arbaminch institute of technology with in mechanical engineering last year student GPA 3.1 phone 0934733107 email

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