Current Student Scholarships

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We are proud of your accomplishments to date, and encourage you to apply for scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The priority deadline for LAS College Scholarship Applications was March 1, 2021.
Your department and other ISU programs may have a later deadline. Please check department websites for more information. You can see the LAS department scholarship information here.

FAFSA Filing Deadline for Priority Aid Consideration was December 20, 2020.
The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is filed each year by students to qualify for institutional and federal financial aid. More information can be found at the ISU Office of Student of Student Financial Aid website or email them at

All scholarship applications are processed through the OneApp linked below. The OneApp will ask you about your experiences, activities, jobs, interests and future plans. You are encouraged to apply every year while you are at Iowa State.

Start My Scholarship Application
You must submit the General and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences portions of the OneApp to be considered for scholarships. Once submitted, look for other recommended scholarship opportunities.

Special LAS Scholarships for Undergraduate Research, Study Abroad, and Unpaid Internships

LAS has so many opportunities, and we want you to be able to say “yes” to new adventures!  The special awards and funding opportunities below have specific forms to complete.

student in research labLAS Undergraduate Research Awards
Sharpen your skills for graduate school, professional school, or your future job by participating in research and scholarly activities with faculty. We offer competitively selected research awards to students who have a primary major in the college. Information can be found here. Applications must be completed by student and faculty mentor.  Please preview the application before applying. The application for Summer and Fall 2021 semesters is available here February 26th –  March 26th.

study-abroadLAS Study Abroad Scholarships

Think globally and explore new cultures through study abroad. LAS offers automatic awards to students who participate in an LAS Global Seminar, as well as additional competitively selected awards.  Apply for scholarships at:   LAS Study Abroad Scholarships
Do you have a new passport? LAS Passport Award application

teaching student with childLAS Student Teaching Scholarships

LAS awards scholarships to select undergraduate students during the semester of their student teaching appointment.  Applications for Fall 2021 semester will be accepted through May 15th. Apply here.

students in business attireLAS Unpaid Internship Scholarships

LAS awards a limited number of scholarships for undergraduate students completing an off-campus unpaid internship.  Applications for the Summer 2021 semester are being accepted from April 12 through May 9th here .   Questions about internships? Contact LAS Career Services at

Greenlee SummitLAS Undergraduate Conference Travel Funds

LAS partners with the ISU Division of Student Affairs to help undergraduate students pay for expenses incurred when attending regional, national, and international conferences related to their field of study. Currently this program is accepting applications for attendance at virtual conferences.
Undergraduate Conference Travel Funds Application


If you have questions, please contact:

Mary Ullestad-Heneke
LAS Undergraduate Scholarship Coordinator
229 Catt Hall
(515) 294-4841