Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Freshman Awards

We are finalizing our automatic freshman merit award program for Fall 2021 applicants. We expect to update our program, including awards and criteria, soon. As Iowa State is test-optional for the Fall 2021 term, students will not be penalized due to lack of an ACT or SAT score, but will undergo an individual review for automatic freshman merit awards offered through the Office of Admissions.

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

Transfer Awards

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

Other University Scholarships

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.