Engineering Scholarships

Education is an investment in yourself. Fortunately, the tremendous job opportunities and starting salaries for engineers provide a relatively quick return on your financial investment. The College of Engineering and the University of Iowa have both merit- and need-based scholarships that assist students in funding their education. Engineering students benefit from the generosity of over 150 scholarship donors. 

Once admitted, use your HawkID to log in to the University of Iowa Scholarship Portal to see all scholarships for the College of Engineering, the specific criteria for each scholarship, and to complete your scholarship application. Your single scholarship application will automatically place you into consideration for the scholarships you qualify for; therefore, you do not need to apply for them individually.    

The University of Iowa is committed to helping students from all backgrounds access a world-class education.  To help students fund college, the university offers financial aid, scholarships, and work study programs through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid

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College of Engineering Scholarships

Incoming First-Year Students

Incoming first-year students may be considered for competitive scholarship opportunities through the College of Engineering.   If you are not offered a first-year award, please be aware that there are opportunities for current students as they progress through the curriculum.  

If you are awarded a scholarship, but for any reason do not meet the direct admission criteria after official test scores and transcripts are received, the scholarship will be revoked.  

Scholarship Timeline for First-Year Students

  Apply to The University of Iowa
December 1
(priority deadline)
Complete the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1 (strongly encouraged for consideration for scholarship awards and need-based aid); FAFSA applications open Oct 1. 
January 1  Submit your scholarship application via the portal by January 1 to be automatically considered for all engineering scholarships for which you qualify.  
Mid-February Check your financial aid package, including scholarship offers
Annually Apply for scholarship consideration each year 

Opportunities for Current Students

Merit Awards
Students may qualify for College of Engineering and major-specific scholarships based on academic performance, special interest, professionalism or leadership.

Departmental Awards
Some departments within the College of Engineering may offer opportunities for students that have declared that major.  

Need-Based Awards
Both the Scholarship Application and FAFSA must be on file for consideration of scholarship based on financial need.

Scholarship Timeline for Current Students

December 1
(priority deadline)
Complete the Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1 (strongly encouraged for consideration for scholarship awards and need-based aid); FAFSA applications open Oct 1.
January 1  Submit your scholarship application via the portal by January 1 to be automatically considered for all scholarships for which you qualify.  
Mid-March Check your financial aid package, including scholarship offers
Annually Apply for scholarship consideration each year

Terms of Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Renewals
Engineering scholarships are typically one-year awards for both incoming first-year students and currently-enrolled engineering students.  

Contingency
Disbursement of your scholarship is contingent upon full time enrollment in the College of Engineering, unless otherwise stated in your scholarship notification from the College of Engineering.  

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholarships

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department offers scholarship opportunities for undergraduate, transfer and first-year students with excellent academic records.
Research Highlights

IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering

IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR) offers a fellowship which was established to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to become involved in hydroscience (hydraulic, fluid-mechanic, or hydrologic) research.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Interested in studying abroad? The College of Engineering offers global engineering scholarships to assist with the expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

As of Fall 2018, there were 2,176 undergraduates and 269 graduate students.

Ratio of women to men (this is based on the Registrar's office official count): 27% women, 73% men (overall)

We employ 110 tenured and tenure-track professors. The break down is as follows: 95 tenure and tenure-track faculty, and 15 instructional-track faculty. We also more than 200 dedicated professional and scientific, and merit staff members.

A substantial amount! There are more than 15,265 known living alumni world-wide. 4,432 alumni in the state of Iowa alone!

As an undergraduate student, you can study Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or be Undeclared Engineering for the first three semesters.

Contact Information

For more information on scholarships, please contact April Tippett, Director of Finance at april-tippett@uiowa.edu or (319)335-5952.