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.

LAS College Scholarship Applications are accepted through OneApp from October 1, 2020 through March 1, 2021.
See below to get started. Your department and other ISU programs may have an earlier or 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 is 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 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. Deadline for Spring 2021 semester has passed.

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. The application deadline for the Spring 2021 semester has passed.  Applications for Fall 2021 semester will be available in the spring.

students in business attireLAS Unpaid Internship Scholarships

LAS awards a limited number of scholarships for undergraduate students completing an unpaid internship.  Applications for the Spring 2021 semester will be accepted here December 14, 2020 through January 17, 2021.   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 suspended due to the pandemic, but more information will be provided when it resumes.
Undergraduate Conference Travel Funds Application


If you have questions, please contact:

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