Student Application Procedures
Applications for the 2018-2019 scholarship are now closed.
Applications for 2019-2020 will be available September 2018.
Thank you for your interest in the Christina Hixson Opportunity Awards at Iowa State University. These awards are designed to demonstrate Iowa State University's commitment to the student potential that exists in various ways beyond the measures of class rank or standardized test scores.
This scholarship is available to high school seniors graduating in 2018 who will be entering first-year students at Iowa State University in Fall 2018. This program will provide 100 undergraduates with half-tuition scholarships (estimated value of more than $16,000 over eight semesters).
Selection is based on the student's county, eligibility and potential as demonstrated through the application, letter of recommendation, and financial need analysis. Students may major in any curriculum and must maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for renewal. Recipients will be notified by May 1.
Hixson Opportunity Awards grants one award per county. The county corresponds to the student's residence at the time of high school completion, which may be different from the county in which the high school is located. If a county has no suitable applicants, an award will not be made for that county.