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Five $1,000 Awards

Open Spring 2020

For students coming to Iowa to college

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Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship

Five $1,000 Awards

Each year, the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship awards a $1,000 college scholarship to five high school seniors who express a desire to come to Iowa to college from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin.

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What You Need to Know

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Who is eligible?

There are no financial need, minimum grade point average or class rank requirements for the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship.

The Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship is open to students who are:

  • Legal U.S. residents.
  • Residents of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
  • High school seniors at a high school in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
  • Planning to attend an eligible college in Iowa the fall following the registration dates.
How can I qualify?

High school seniors should register online. (A Register Now link is available above while the registration period is open each year.)

How are recipients chosen?

The recipients are randomly drawn from all eligible entries by an independent third party.

Can I use the award at any Iowa college?

The Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship can be used at any eligible institution in Iowa.

Can I use the award to pay for expenses at a community college?

You may use the award for community college expenses.

What if I will not attend college full time in the fall following my high school graduation?

The Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship may be used even if you are not considered a full time student. However, the award will be paid directly to your college in fall 2019, so your college must consider you an enrolled student for that term.

Why do I receive emails from Iowa Student Loan?

All high school seniors who register for the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship automatically receive a series of emails containing tips on planning for and paying for college. Other than the tips emails, registered participants may receive notifications about the scholarship program. These emails are only sent during and following the registration period.

Participants who opted to receive additional information from Iowa Student Loan may receive additional emails. If you did not opt in for additional information, you can sign up now.

How do I know if I am receiving a scholarship?

You will be notified by email at the email address you used when registering for the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship. Please be sure to check your email frequently and follow any instructions for completing required steps or for responding.

When are scholarship recipients announced?

Recipients of the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship will be announced approximately six to eight weeks after the registration period ends.