Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Iowa STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers)


Students involved in Iowa STEM BEST have the following opportunities to earn scholarships toward their enrollment at UNI.

1.) Follow UNI on RaiseMe. If you have financial need (as defined within the FAFSA) you have the opportunity to earn for a variety of academic and extra-curricular activities. By identifying that you will be a Iowa STEM BEST program completer, you will be eligible for $500 ($125 per year, renewable for up to four years). High school freshmen through seniors can create a RaiseMe profile and follow UNI.  The RaiseMe earning deadline, application deadline and FAFSA deadline for high school seniors is January 15.

2.) Complete the UNI Scholarship Application by January 15 of your senior year.  This online application offers the opportunity to apply for hundreds of UNI scholarships conveniently located within one application. By identifying that you will be an Iowa STEM BEST program completer you will receive a minimum of $500* ($125 per year, renewable for four years).  Students must check the "Iowa STEM BEST completer" box within the UNI Scholarship Application to self-identify.

*If not selected for the Distinguished Scholars Award, UNI will offer the $125/year scholarship on the financial aid award notification.