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When you invest in a Grand View education, you are investing a substantial amount of energy, time and money in yourself and your future. We invite you to take a closer look at Grand View and compare our value to the other options you are considering. You will find that Grand View University’s exceptional education is affordable. 
Grand View is committed to making a private education available to all students, regardless of financial standing. We’ll help you and your family consider all the financial aid options, so you can best plan your investment. Students returning to Grand View from any leave of absence will be eligible to resume the scholarship or grant awards they qualified for when they began their leave assuming all qualification criteria are still met.
Our advice – be deliberate. Weigh your options. Make comparisons. When you are ready to make your decision, we’re confident you’ll find yourself at Grand View University.
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Academic scholarship and grant amounts are based on living on campus and will be reduced by $2,000 if you are eligible and decide to commute. Students who are approved and/or choose to live off campus may not receive more than the maximum amount of GV aid approved for commuter students for that year. See the current Financial Aid Handbook for the current maximum allowed.
Grand View academic and need-based scholarships are four-year renewable scholarships available to new full-time day students. To qualify, students must meet specific academic requirements, apply and be accepted to Grand View. These scholarship and grant amounts are based on living on campus and will be reduced by $2,000 for students who commute. Please note that the award amount of the academic merit scholarship is determined by the information reviewed in your application at the point of admission. You may be invited to compete for additional scholarship awards at Grand View’s Scholarship Days. All non-winning students attending a scholarship day event will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship award.
Additional Academic Awards
The Discover Iowa Award is a $1,000 award offered to new first-year students from out of state who visit campus through an individual admissions visit or admissions event.
Admissions events that qualify for this award include: academic actions days, admissions preview days, scholarship day events, and admissions visit days. One $1,000 award offered per student and the award is renewable for 4 years.
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The Grand View Immigrant Iowan Scholarship is designed to bring a significant educational opportunity to a promising non-native Iowan. This scholarship covers full tuition, room charges, plus the following fees: technology, student activity and resident activity fees if a student lives on campus.  Commuter students may receive the maximum Grand View aid amount for commuters in addition to state or federal grants they are eligible for. This maximum amount of GV aid a commuter student can receive for 2022-2023 is $20,500. For an outstanding incoming freshman who meets these qualifications:
This award is renewable for four years with a 2.5 GPA, enrollment as a full-time day student and fulfillment of service requirements.
Application deadline: March 1
Apply here.
Prospective or incoming first-year students with an interest in nursing who have a 3.6 or higher high school GPA may compete for a $5,000 annually renewable scholarship. Students must apply and be admitted into the nursing early-admission program and participate in one of Grand View’s Scholarship Day events in November, January or February. The Nursing Honors Scholarship is renewable for a total of four years as long as the student maintains:
Click here for more information and application.
Prospective or incoming first-year students with an interest in one of Grand View’s science, technology, pre-engineering, or math (STEM) programs who have a 3.9 or higher high school GPA may compete for a $5,000 annually renewable scholarship. Students must complete an online application and participate in one of Grand View’s Scholarship Day events in November, January or February. The STEM Honors Scholarship is renewable for a total of four years as long as the student maintains:
Application deadline: March 1
Apply here.
Grand View academic and need-based scholarships are renewable scholarships available to new full-time day students. To qualify, students must meet specific academic requirements, apply and be accepted to Grand View. These scholarship and grant amounts are based on living on campus and will be reduced by $2,000 for students who commute. Please note that the award amount of the academic merit scholarship is determined by the information reviewed in your application at the point of admission.

Students do not fill out a special application for the Presidential or Dean’s Scholarships, Director’s Award, GV Scholar’s Award or Grand View Grant.
A $1,500 renewable scholarship awarded each year (maximum of three years) to new full-time day students who transfer to Grand View directly from an accredited community college/junior college/two-year institution. To qualify, students must transfer a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 45 semester hours, complete an Outstanding Community College Transfer Scholarship application, provide two written references, including one academic, and submit recorded service to the community or college.
Deadline for application is May 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester. Renewal is based on maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at GV. A limited number of awards are offered.
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Academic Reference Form
To qualify for the $1,000 scholarship, the student must be an active member of a community college chapter and submit a Phi Theta Kappa scholarship application.
Deadline for application is May 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester. Renewal is based on maintaining a 3.5 cumulative grade point average at GV. A limited number of awards are offered. 
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You could qualify for an Art & Design Scholarship ranging from $750 – $3,000. Scholarships are available to new, full-time students at Grand View majoring in Art Education, Game Design & Interactive Analytics, Graphic Design or Studio Arts.

Art Scholarship Days for students enrolling in Fall 2022 will be held on November 10, 2021 and February 2, 2022.  During those events, student will bring art work for a portfolio review with art and design faculty members as well as have additional options of sitting in on an art class, meeting with admissions and doing a campus tour.

Art & Design Scholarships are renewable based on maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA and continued enrollment as in Art Education, Game Design & Interactive Analytics, Graphic Design or Studio Arts major at Grand View.
The Catalyst Scholarship is intended to support the education of a full-time student majoring in social work who shows promise as a strong catalyst for change. This scholarship gives preference to students whose personal characteristics reflect historically underrepresented populations in the profession, such as (but not limited to) diversity in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, language, socioeconomic status, national origin, age, faith, or culture. Students must meet these qualifications:  
Applicants must submit an essay indicating how they see themselves as catalysts for change, both as students and as future social workers. 
Application deadline: March 15. Apply here.
The Doidge Endowed Biology Scholarship was created to support pre-professional or science majors in their junior or sophomore year of class standing. The scholarship is given to students with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher who have shown financial need as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Application deadline: March 6. Apply here.
Grand View University has additional resources to help low-income students weather financial emergencies through the GV Cares Emergency Fund. Students can apply for small grants to help cover unexpected expenses just beyond their means, which allows them to quickly return focus to their academic pursuits.
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Established in honor of former Bishop Philip L. Hougen, awarded to a selected number of applicants from Lutheran congregations who express intention to participate regularly in Grand View Campus Ministry. Awards range between $500 – $1,500 and are renewable based on maintaining a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and participation in campus ministry activities.
Application deadline: March 1
Apply here.
A scholarship available to selected new full-time day students who demonstrate talent in piano, vocal and instrumental music regardless of major. Scholarships range from $500 – $4,000.
The music scholarship is renewable based on participation in both an ensemble and private lessons with continuous good standing in both areas. Click here to register.
This scholarship, established in 2013 by Grand View University’s National Alumni Council (NAC), is designed to assist students in reaching their educational goals. It is the donors’ hope that the recipients of this scholarship will seek to better their lives, and be positive role models for others as they work to improve their communities. NAC awards an annual $1,000 scholarship that is paid as two equal payments in the fall and spring semesters of the upcoming academic year.
Application deadline: March 1
A scholarship of $5,000 is available to prospective students who are past participants of Grand View’s NEXUS program. In addition to NEXUS participation, students must be a Lutheran student who expresses intention to participate regularly in Grand View campus ministry activities and serve as a NEXUS mentor during the NEXUS program the summer following their first year of enrollment.  Recipients are also required to major in theology and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Renewal is also based on level of participation in campus ministry activities and NEXUS mentoring. 
Apply here.
Grand View University values study abroad experiences and offer scholarships to students taking these trips. Through the Alice (Olsen ’60) and Dan Mikel ’60 Endowed Scholarship, The Merv E. Bro Scholarship, The Thorup Scholarship, and the Joan and Bertram Stivers Scholarship, students can apply for scholarship dollars to finance a portion of their travel experience.
Apply here.
Deadlines:

April 15th for Fall semester study abroad programs/yearlong study abroad programs.
September 15th for spring semester study abroad programs.
December 1st for Grand View hosted May Term trips.
First-year and transfer students who have applied and been accepted to Grand View are invited to interview/audition for scholarships offered by the Theatre Arts Department. Theatre Arts Scholarships are awarded at varying levels: Major, minor and interest, in amounts starting at $1,000 annually.
Theatre Scholarship auditions will be conducted on January 23, 2022 and February 20, 2022. Click here to register.
Recipients of the Clausen Lifelong Learning Scholarship with documented financial need may receive $250 per credit hour, up to a total of $5,000, per academic year.
Application deadline: March 14. Apply here.
The Catalyst Scholarship is intended to support the education of a full-time student majoring in social work who shows promise as a strong catalyst for change. This scholarship gives preference to students whose personal characteristics reflect historically underrepresented populations in the profession, such as (but not limited to) diversity in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, language, socioeconomic status, national origin, age, faith, or culture. Students must meet these qualifications:  
Applicants must submit an essay indicating how they see themselves as catalysts for change, both as students and as future social workers. 
Application deadline: December 16. Apply here.
Graduate students in the Masters of Education program may be eligible for the Jacobson Fellowship,  a scholarship of $500 per semester for a student is enrolled in 3 credits or $1,000 for a student is enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester. Recipients must be accepted into the program, have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must be nominated/recommended by a school administrator. Renewal for a second year requires a 3.0 GPA in the master’s program.
Online Nomination Form
A renewable, matching scholarship up to $500 per year, awarded to full-time students who are members of Lutheran congregations and have received awards from those congregations.
How do congregations enroll in EPIC? Check with your pastor or congregational council to see if your congregation is enrolled in EPIC. If not, a representative can enroll by completing this form. For more information, contact the the Office of Financial Aid at (515) 263-2995 or finaid @ grandview.edu.
In partnership with Latinos Unidos of Iowa, Grand View University will match a Latinos Unidos of Iowa scholarship of up to $1,000 per year for a student enrolling as a full-time day undergraduate student for a maximum of four years.  The match for the first year will be credited to the student account when the Latinos Unidos of Iowa Scholarship is received.  If the student attends another institution before transferring to Grand View, they will only be awarded the Grand View matching award if they have not used their Latinos Unidos of Iowa Scholarship at another institution.
To learn more about Latinos Unidos of Iowa or to apply for the scholarship visit https://www.latinosunidosofiowa.org/.
Students also have a number of outside scholarships available. Outside scholarships are usually awarded by corporations, civic groups and/or educational groups.

The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship from Iowa Student Loan® offers ten $1,000 college scholarships to incoming freshmen from surrounding states.
To be eligible, students must be current high school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin who attend college in fall 2021. They may attend any eligible U.S. college either virtually or physically. Students do not need to attend an Iowa college or university to be eligible.
Find out more through this informational flier (PDF).
The scholarship has no requirements for minimum GPA or class rank, financial need, intended major or purchase.
To qualify, students must:
Registered students will also receive important college planning and financing tips via email during the registration period.
 
This is a free web version of the College Board’s FUND FINDER scholarship database. The database contains listings of scholarships, loans, internships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national state, public, and private sources. The database is updated annually.
Explore EXPAN Scholarships
This is a searchable database of more than 275,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. It is free to search the database through the World Wide Web. Fast WEB allows the student to fill out a profile and then responds with award programs that match the profile. Any new scholarships added to the database that match the student’s profile are put into the student’s “mailbox.” The student may also generate and print a form letter from their web browser requesting applications and materials.
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Provides information about scholarship opportunities for qualified Hispanic applicants.
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Available to athletes, the BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute to qualify.
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Provides information about financial aid and scholarships for Hispanic students.
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Considered one of the largest free scholarship databases on the web and offers easy-to-use search features.
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Offers the Citrix FileShare Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs.
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CAPTRUST is offering 5 scholarships of $1000 each for the upcoming Spring 2023 semester.  To be considered for this scholarship, you must submit an essay response.  Responses must be a maximum of 800 words, details noted in the link.
The deadline to submit your essays is November 30th, 2022. CAPTRUST does have one request and that is anyone who has a Full Time Job is excluded from this scholarship opportunity.  If you have a Part Time Job you are still ok to apply.
Here is the link to the website where you can find the application form.  The CAPTRUST Scholarship | CAPTRUST
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