Incoming First Year Student Scholarships

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Welcome! We are excited you are considering an adventure in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS). 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 Fall 2020 new first year students was December 3rd. Your department and other ISU programs may have an earlier or  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.

To begin the OneApp, you will need your ISU Net-ID. To register for your Net-ID, use the University ID Number included with your offer letter in your welcome packet from Iowa State Admissions.

Getting Your ISU Net-ID

  1. Find your University ID Number (9 digit number provided in the admission packet – this is the same number that will be on your future ISU card)
  2. Open a browser and go to:
  3. Select “Register for a Net-ID”
  4. Enter your first and last name
  5. Enter your University ID Number (the 9 digit number provided in the admission packet) and select “Next”
  6. Enter your Net-ID choice and password, then re-enter your password to verify
  7. In Section 4, enter a unique question and answer that only you know
  8. In Section 5, enter your text-enabled cell phone number
  9. In Section 6, check the box to accept the terms and conditions for ISU e-mails
  10. Select“Register” and your Net-ID will be created

If you need assistance registering for a Net-ID, please contact the IT Solution Center at 515-294-4000.

I Have a NetID. Start My Scholarship Application

Future Scholarships

Once you are enrolled at Iowa State, you will find there are many other scholarships that current students can apply for each year. Go to the current student scholarships page to see the opportunities that await for undergraduate research, study abroad, unpaid internships and more.


If you have questions, please contact:

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