2020 ISU Scholarships
ISU net price is at $13,997.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Iowa State University. ISU awards an average of $23,868.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, ISU students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Ames, then those costs could be even higher.
78% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $7,882.00. Furthermore, 20% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $4,489.00.
The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Iowa State University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by ISU while others are open to ISU students, though not exclusive to Iowa State University.
How much total award money and scholarships are available for Iowa State University students?
There are 62 scholarships totaling $61,268.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 62 scholarships below.
What types of scholarships are available for Iowa State University students?
Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Iowa State University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Iowa State University study abroad scholarships, Iowa State University transfer scholarships, and Iowa State University merit scholarships.
Are these scholarships for ISU study abroad?
At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward ISU study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.
What scholarships are available to ISU transfer students?
The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Iowa State University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. ISU transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for ISU transfer scholarships.
Are these ISU scholarships limited by major?
You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.
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$1,000 Easy Money Scholarship
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Governor Terry E. Brandstad Iowa State Fair Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Iowa high school who plans to enroll at an Iowa college or university. Active participation in the Iowa State Fair (past or present) is required.Learn More
All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant
Applicant must be a student who has aged out of the Iowa foster care system, aged out of the state training schools, or who was adopted after the age of 16.Learn More
Applicant must be an Iowa student attending Regent Universities, independent colleges and universities, and community colleges throughout Iowa. Priority is given to students with the greatest financial need.Learn More
Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grant (NGEAP)
Applicant must be an Iowa resident who is a member of an Iowa Army or Air National Guard unit for each term looking to receive benefits and who has satisfactorily completed required Guard training/maintained satisfactory performance of Guard duty. Applicant must pursue a certificate or undergraduate degree at an eligible Iowa...Learn More
Roy J. Carver Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled full-time and have graduated from an Iowa secondary school. Must demonstrate unusual social and/or other barriers to attend college full time.Learn More
Brinegar Endowed Scholarship
Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students in an engineering, science, agriculture, or medicine major. Preference is given to graduates of Washington High School in Cherokee County. Award based on academic achievement and financial need.Learn More
Helen Boyack Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be from an Iowa secondary school and have a minimum 3.0 GPA, preference to graduates of East Union High School in Afton, Iowa. Selection based on financial need.Learn More