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.

Here are important upcoming dates for current students:

December 1, 2019: FAFSA Filing Deadline for Priority Aid Consideration 
The FASFA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is filed each year by students to qualify for institutional and federal financial aid. It is important to file the FAFSA each year between October 1st and December 1st to be considered for priority financial aid.

March 2, 2020: LAS College Scholarship Application Deadline for Fall 2020
Applications  for priority consideration for college scholarships for current students must be submitted between September 1, 2019 and March 2, 2020. Please follow the instructions below to apply.

Your department and other ISU programs may have an earlier or  later deadline – please check their 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. If you are offered an LAS scholarship, you will be notified by mid-April. You are encouraged to apply every year while you are at Iowa State.

Ready to apply?

Start My Scholarship Application

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. LAS offers competitively selected awards for semester and summer research to students whose primary major is in the college. Information on this award can be found here. The application period for Spring 2020 semester has closed. Check back in February for Summer and Fall 2020 application.

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 a limited number of scholarships to undergraduate students during the semester of their student teaching appointment. Applications for Fall 2020 semester will be accepted from March 1st – May 15th.  The application link will be posted here.

students in business attireLAS Unpaid Internship Scholarships

LAS awards a limited number of scholarships for undergraduate students completing an unpaid internship. Applications for Summer 2020 semester will be accepted from April 1st – May 1st.  The application link will be posted 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. 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