Iowa State University awards thousands of scholarships each year to incoming students. Some awards are automatic while many require an application. Scholarships are offered through a variety of sources at Iowa State, so make sure you explore all your options.


Freshmen can be considered for academic scholarships simply by submitting an application for admission.

Freshman Awards

Iowa State University offers special scholarships to transfer students. These awards are provided to students who meet various qualifications.

Transfer Awards

With Iowa State University’s new OneApp scholarship portal, undergraduate students can submit scholarship applications in one system. The Office of Student Financial Aid, academic colleges and departments, and other campus units will use the information available in OneApp to select scholarship recipients.

University Scholarships