Scholarships range from $10,000 to $20,000 and are awarded at the time of application, so no other application is required (except for the Ambassador Scholarship, please see below). All scholarships are renewable each year (up to 4 years total) subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Central College is pleased to be able to offer the following academic merit based scholarships to all qualifying international applicants:

Please note: students can only receive one academic merit scholarship.  Students that qualify for multiple scholarships will receive the highest yielding scholarship.

Freshman Scholarships

Entering first-year students who are admitted to Central College will automatically be considered for the below academic merit scholarship:

GPA ScaleScholarship Amount
3.0-3.49 $13,000
3.5-3.74 $15,000
3.75-4.0 $17,000

International Baccalaureate Scholarship

The International Baccalaureate (IB) scholarship is awarded to freshman applicants who complete the IB Program (Diploma or Certificates) through the senior year of high school and who have a 5 out of 7 grade point average on their higher level (HL) courses. The scholarship is valued at US $15,000 per academic year and is renewable each year (up to 4 years total). Scholarships are guaranteed to all students who meet the requirements!

GPAScholarship Amount
5/7 average (must have completed at least three IB examinations) $15,000

A-Level Scholarship

The A-level scholarship is awarded to freshman applicants who have completed at least 3 A-Level Examinations through the senior year of high school and who have a B grade point average. The scholarship is valued at US $15,000 per academic year and is renewable each year (up to 4 years total). Scholarships are guaranteed to all students who meet the requirements!

GPAScholarship Amount
B Average (must have completed at least three A-Levels) $15,000

International Ambassador

The International Ambassador Scholarship is Central's most prestigious award for international students.  A limited number of scholarships are awarded to selected international undergraduate students (new freshmen and new transfers) who wish to serve as International Student Ambassadors. The scholarships are awarded by the admission office scholarship committee.  The value of the scholarship is US $20,000 per academic year and is renewable each year (up to 4 years total).

Students must complete 20 hours of service per semester and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the scholarship to be renewed.

Iowa Sister States Scholarship

 Iowa Sister States is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1985 to manage Iowa's official relationships with foreign states, as established by the Governor of Iowa.  Central College is pleased to offer all eligible resident students from Iowa’s nine sister states (as listed below) a US $15,000 per academic year scholarship award.  The scholarship is renewable each year (up to 4 years total).  To be eligible for the scholarship students must meet all scholarship requirements as outlined below. 

Iowa Sister States:

Iowa Sister States Scholarship Requirements:

To be eligible for the Iowa Sister States scholarship a student must meet the following scholarship requirements:

Additional notes: The Iowa Sister States Scholarship cannot be combined with any academic merit scholarship nor with the International Student Ambassador Scholarship.  If a student is eligible for multiple scholarships, the student is advised to accept the highest yielding scholarship.

Costs

Breakdown of costs to attend Central for the academic year 2016-17

Tuition $34,612
Dining Hall meals $5,088
Residence Hall room $4,892
Textbook & supplies $1,114
Health Insurance $1,037
Total $46,743