Advantage Iowa Scholars Program
2750 University Capitol Centre
200 S Clinton St
Iowa City, IA 52242
Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nicholas Creary, Associate Director
Kelly Bridenstine, Secretary
Katie Newcomb, Assistant Director
Sarah Lambert, Academic Coach
Carlos Nelson, Academic Coach
Mike Meginnis- Educational Support Services Associate
The Advantage Iowa Award is given to incoming first-year students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are from historically underrepresented populations (African American, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, Multiracial) at the University of Iowa; or who have participated in a federally funded Upward Bound program. Once awarded, to retain your Advantage Iowa Award, you must meet the following requirements:
- Maintain continuous full-time enrollment at the University of Iowa.
- Maintain a 2.0 cumulative and semester University of Iowa grade-point average at the end of each semester.
- Earn 12 credit hours in the fall and 12 credit hours in the spring. If you drop below 12 credit hours in any fall or spring semester, you will not be eligible for scholarship renewal.
- Meet once during your first academic year with a staff member from the Center for Diversity and Enrichment (CDE).
- Meet with an academic advisor in accordance with program requirements based on your undergraduate major. Until further notice, students are required to meet with their academic adviser at least once per semester.
- Enroll in and successfully complete an approved first-year seminar or college transitions course.
To be considered for additional need-based Advantage Iowa funding, file your FAFSA no later than the December 1 priority filing deadline each year.