Scholarships | Distance and Online Education
The University of Iowa

Distance and Online Education Scholarships

The Distance and Online Education offers a limited number of scholarships. Priority will be given to Iowa residents who are making satisfactory progress toward their degrees. In addition to degree objective, financial need and academic achievement are taken into account.

Value: $1000

Minimum Requirement: Must be admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) or Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) degree program. Cumulative 2.75 UI GPA required

Renewable: Nonrenewable, but students can re-apply once per academic year and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be on file with the University of Iowa’s Office of Financial Aid.
Number of Scholarships Available: Limited
  • Fall semester scholarships: July 1
  • Spring semester scholarships: December 1

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Carver Scholarship

Minimum Requirement: Full-time students (enrolled in 12+ hours) beginning their junior year in college who have earned 60 semester hours, have a minimum 2.80 cumulative transfer GPA, and overcome unusual barriers to achieve their educational goal.
Renewable: Renewable for Second year or until bachelor’s degree received, whichever comes first, but student must re-apply
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.
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Tuition Assistance Program

The Tuition Assistance program also allows eligible staff to apply for financial assistance to help defray the cost of tuition for one college credit course (up to 4 s.h.).

Additional Resources

Students may be eligible for scholarships or grants from other sources. Please review the Office of Admissions and UI 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