Scholarships | Distance and Online Education

BAS and BLS Iowa Community College Transfer Scholarship

No longer offered, effective Spring 2017

Distance and Online Education Scholarships

Distance and Online Education offers a limited number of scholarships. Priority will be given to Iowa residents who are making satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Degree objective, financial need and academic achievement are taken into account during the award consideration process.

Value: $1000

Minimum Requirement:
Admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) or Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree program
Minimum 2.75 cumulative UI GPA required

Renewable: Nonrenewable, students can re-apply once per academic year

Number of Scholarships Available: Limited


  • Fall semester scholarships: July 1
  • Spring semester scholarships: December 1


Carver Scholarship

Minimum Requirements:
Junior standing
Enrolled full-time, 12+ hours during the Fall and Spring semester
Completed and earned 60 semester hours
Minimum 2.80 cumulative transfer grade point average (GPA)

Candidates have overcome unusual barriers to achieve educational goals

Renewable: Renewable for a second year or until bachelor’s degree received, whichever comes first 
Reapplication required

Number of Scholarships Available: 20

Deadline: April 1

For more information: Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust or Office of Student Financial Aid

Robert F. Ray Staff Scholarship

This scholarship supports UI staff members who wish to begin or continue their undergraduate studies at the UI. For more information:

Telephone: 800-272-6430 or 319-335-2575

Tuition Assistance Program

The Tuition Assistance program allows eligible staff to apply for financial assistance to help defray the cost of tuition for one college credit course, for up to 4 semester hours.

Additional Resources

Students may be eligible for scholarships or grants from other sources. Please review the Office of Admissions and Office of Student Financial Aid websites. Also, look into opportunities for aid through your church, union, cultural association, employer, or credit union.

If you are unable to access any of the scholarship forms or have questions, please contact us:

Telephone: 800-272-6430 or 319-335-2575