Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships


Scholarships Awarded at UNI 

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The University of Northern Iowa offers scholarships each year to deserving students, on the basis of merit and/or achievement.  Applying for scholarships at UNI has never been easier! 

Want to learn more? Check out the Path to Financial Aid (In state) OR Path to Financial Aid (Out of State), which contains information regarding timelines, scholarships, and costs associated with attending UNI.  

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RaiseMe: Begin earning scholarships at UNI throughout your high school career! RaiseMe is an online platform and app that allows you to earn scholarship dollars based on your achievements throughout high school, such as getting good grades and being involved. Available to incoming freshman, new from high school. Dollars can be awarded as scholarships throughout your academic career at UNI. Follow UNI and start earning today.

UNI Scholarship Application

The UNI Scholarship Application is yet another way for students to be considered for scholarships.  This streamlined application allows students to apply for hundreds of scholarships within one application. The UNI Scholarship Application is open every July 1st and has a priority date of January 15th every year.

Important Notes:

  • Students can still complete the application following the priority deadline.  Consideration of late applications would be done in the event that scholarships are still available.  

  • Scholarship selection is competitive; not all applicants will receive a scholarship. 

  • Scholarships require full-time enrollment and maintaining specific grade point requirements. 

  • The UNI Scholarship Application allows both current and incoming students to apply for scholarships available in specific majors and other University departments. Incoming students must apply to UNI before they are eligible to apply for scholarships. Many additional scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. 

  • The UNI Scholarship Directory is also a helpful tool designed to assist students in searching for scholarships.

Additional Scholarship Resources

Scholarship FAQ's

General Scholarship Policy Information