Current Student Scholarships

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Go you! 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:

FAFSA Filing Deadline for Priority Aid Consideration – December 1, 2018
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 1 and December 1 to be considered for priority financial aid. Although the priority filing deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year has passed, it is still beneficial to complete the process.

LAS College Scholarship Application Deadline for Current Students for 2019-2020 Academic Year – February 4, 2019
The LAS College Scholarship Application period for priority consideration for current student scholarships opens on October 1, 2018, and will close on February 4, 2019.

Your department may have a later deadline – please check their website for more information.  Applications are processed through the OneApp linked below.

We have made a change from the previous year. Now by simply completing one application (the OneApp), you will be considered for ISU Office of Student Financial Aid scholarships as well as for LAS and departmental scholarships for which you are eligible. There are many LAS scholarships that consider various factors such as academic achievement, financial need, major, career interest and more. You can also see the various LAS department scholarships available. Just remember — you now only need to complete the OneApp to be considered for all of these scholarships.

You are encouraged to apply every year while you are at Iowa State. We want to help you successfully continue the adventure you have started.

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. It should take you less than an hour to complete.

Ready to apply?

Notification Process

If you are selected for an LAS scholarship, you will be notified by April 15, 2019.

Start My Scholarship Application

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

Chase new ideas. Embrace other cultures. Conduct research that pushes boundaries. Intern at home or abroad. Challenge the norms. LAS has so many opportunities, and we want you to be able to say “yes” to new adventures! We are striving to make engaged learning experiences as affordable as possible through these awards, so you do not have to choose between a valuable opportunity and a part-time job.

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. The deadline to apply for Spring 2019 awards has passed.

Applications for Summer and Fall 2019 LAS Undergraduate Research Awards will be accepted beginning February 2019.

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.

LAS Study Abroad Scholarships

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 Spring 2019 semester are being accepted through December 1, 2018.
LAS Student Teacher Scholarship Application

students in business attireLAS Internship Scholarships

Are you planning to do an internship that is unpaid? LAS awards a limited number of scholarships each semester for undergraduate students completing an unpaid internship. Applications for Spring 2019 semester will be accepted from November 1, 2018 through December 6, 2018.
LAS Internship Scholarship Application

Greenlee SummitLAS Undergraduate Conference Travel Funds

Students attending a conference related to their field of study may apply for Undergraduate Conference Travel Funds. LAS partners with the Division of Student Affairs for this application process.

Undergraduate Conference Travel Funds Application


If you have questions, please contact:

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