Carver, George Washington Tuition Scholarship

General Information

One hundred full-tuition scholarships are awarded to incoming US ethnic minority freshmen directly out of high school as part of the George Washington Carver (GWC) Scholarship program. To be considered, students must rank in the upper 25 percent of their high school class AND have a 3.50 grade point average AND present a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or minimum SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading plus Math) if SAT was taken before March, 2016 or minimum SAT score of 1160 (Evidence-based Reading and Writing plus Math) if SAT was taken in March, 2016, or later. Eligible students must identify as American Indian or Alaskan Native, African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino/a, or Multi-Racial on the application for undergraduate admission.

Students are encouraged to apply for admission before December 1st to ensure consideration. Historically all awards are distributed by January 1. Students will be notified directly if they are selected to receive the GWC scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years (for a total of four years or eight semesters), provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.50 grade point average, and each academic year completes 24 new credit hours at the university. In order to receive the scholarship, the student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Apply for admission online at, no additional application is necessary for the George Washington Carver scholarship. Students must be offered admission before they can be considered for the scholarship. Students who are offered the scholarship must file the FAFSA prior to December 1.

US Citizenship is required.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions
100 Enrollment Services Center
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011