Grants and Scholarships

Hawkeye Scholarships

Hawkeye offers scholarships each semester to deserving students on the basis of achievement and financial need determined by the FAFSA application. By completing one application you are applying for dozens of scholarships!

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

Step 1

Apply for Admission

Admission to Hawkeye is not required to apply for a Hawkeye scholarship, however once awarding begins, you must be admitted and registered for classes by the given deadlines to be eligible.

If you have not already done so, complete the online Admissions application.

Step 2

Apply for Hawkeye Scholarships

By completing the Hawkeye Scholarship application, you will be applying for dozens of scholarships awarded by the Hawkeye Foundation.

If you've applied before and have been consecutively registered for fall and spring semesters, you do not need to reapply, even if you've changed your program / major. We will keep your application on file as long as you are attending Hawkeye.

Complete the online Hawkeye Scholarship Application.

The following scholarships require additional application materials to apply:

See application deadlines.

Step 3

Register for Classes

All scholarships require that you are registered for classes at Hawkeye. Many also have additional determining factors including the number of credits in which you are currently enrolled.

If you are scheduled to register for classes after the deadline, contact the Foundation office with your scheduled registration date on or before the registration deadline.

See registration deadlines.

Step 4

Watch Your Mailbox for Scholarship Award Notification

If you have been awarded a scholarship, you will be notified by mail on or before the awarding date.

Hawkeye scholarship awards are credited to your student account. If you owe less than what you have been awarded, the Business Office will mail you a refund check.

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Hawkeye Scholarship Dates and Deadlines

Application deadline Registered for classes Awarding
Fall awards March 1 May 1 June 30
Spring awards October 1 December 1 December 30
Achievement Scholarship March 1
April 1—Accepted for admission
August 1
Student Life Scholarship March 1—Hawkeye scholarship application
March 24—Essay
May 1 June 30


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