Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

RaiseMe for Community College Transfers


Are you interested in earning scholarships to help pay for UNI while still enrolled in your community college?  We're excited to announce the launch of RaiseMe micro-scholarships to students transferring from a community college.  

UNI is unique, in that we're currently the only public university in Iowa offering transfer scholarships through RaiseMe.  Through RaiseMe for Community College Students, students hoping to transfer from a community college to UNI can earn incremental scholarships during their time at community college. These transfer micro-scholarships will not only provide you with an understanding of how your community college achievements will be valued when it comes time to apply for transfer, but also presents a roadmap of success for associate’s degree completion.  

Max award per student: $1,000/year; total award amount if renewed for up to 2 years at UNI is $2,000
To be eligible, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a community college
  • Have earned more than 30 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25+
  • Apply to UNI by January 15
  • Must demonstrate financial need from the FAFSA

Earnings Deadline: Students can earn through January 15 (prior to the Fall term of initial enrollment at UNI). Transfer students starting the Fall of 2020 have an earnings deadline of January 15th, 2020.

Transfer students enrolling Spring 2020: Transfer students beginning at UNI in the Spring 2020 semester will have an earning application deadline of November 1, 2019.  Students would need to be admitted at UNI by December 1, 2019 to utilize their earnings.  

Renewal Requirements: Must maintain 2.5 GPA and take at least 12 credit hours per semester while enrolled at UNI
View all micro-scholarship opportunities

How RaiseMe Works: For example, if you've earned $100 from University of Northern Iowa on RaiseMe, your $100 represents the minimum amount of scholarship and grant aid you will receive if you apply, are admitted, and enroll. If upon acceptance to University of Northern Iowa, you receive a larger financial aid package of $1,600, it's important to understand that the $100 you earned on RaiseMe is included in the final $1,600 award you received and is not in addition to your earnings on RaiseMe.

Learn more about RaiseMe opportunities for prospective freshmen.