• Serving your community is the first step in changing the world.
    Serving your community is the first step in changing the world.
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    Effective leaders walk with others.

Multicultural Vision Program



The Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Award grants full-tuition to one hundred incoming multicultural students each year. The scholarship is open to multicultural high school seniors, who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, and residents of the state of Iowa, who demonstrate academic potential in ways that go beyond class ranking or test scores.

Eligible students must be admissible to Iowa State University and identify as: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, or Multiracial on the application for undergraduate admission. The scholarship is renewable for a total of four years or eight semesters, provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.00 grade point average, completes and submits the FAFSA each year, and completes 24 new credit hours each academic year at the university. 

The Multicultural Vision Program aims to enhance your ISU undergraduate experience by preparing you with the tools to be an agent of change in your community. It will also help you grow as a person by expanding your cultural awareness, building supportive relationships, and achieving academic success. We are guided by five principles: Sense of Belonging, Social Involvement, Academic Success, Leadership Development and Community Engagement.

Future MVP Students and MVP Application 

MVP Expectations and Opportunities

MVP Staff