Current Student Scholarships

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We are proud of your accomplishments to date, and we want to hear about them and your future goals in your College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) scholarship application. The dates below are for the 2020-2021 academic year.  More information on scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year is coming soon.

FAFSA Filing Deadline for Priority Aid Consideration is December 1st annually. 
The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is filed each year by students to qualify for institutional and federal financial aid. If you have questions or updated information regarding your financial aid for the academic year 2020-2021 please explore the ISU Office of Student Financial Aid website or email them at

LAS College Scholarship Application Deadline for Priority Consideration for current students for Fall 2020 scholarships was March 2nd.
Your department and other ISU programs may have a later deadline so the application will remain open. Please check department websites for more information. You can see the LAS department scholarship information here.

All applications are processed through the OneApp linked below. The OneApp will ask you about your experiences, activities, jobs, interests and future plans. You can start the application then save it and complete it at a later time.  You are encouraged to apply every year while you are at Iowa State.

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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 on this award can be found here. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2020 semester awards has passed. Check back for information on future semesters.

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 undergraduate students during the semester of their student teaching appointment. Applications for the Spring 2021 semester will be accepted beginning mid October.

students in business attireLAS Unpaid Internship Scholarships

LAS awards a limited number of scholarships for undergraduate students completing an unpaid internship. Information on Fall 2020 scholarships will be coming soon. 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. Apply at this link to be considered for LAS and Student Affairs funds.
Undergraduate Conference Travel Funds Application


If you have questions, please contact:

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