College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarships for Entering Freshmen
When to apply
Sept. 1 – Dec. 1 (year prior to fall entry)
How to apply
- Fill out the Application by the December 1 deadline.
- To be considered for need-based scholarships, file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), between October 1 and December 1.
- Accept admission in a major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Carry 12 or more credits
Scholarships are awarded based on criteria of each scholarship, plus academic achievement (as determined by RAI score) and leadership
List of Scholarships
This single application will be used by the selection committee in determining your eligibility for a wealth of scholarships. Please see the full list of available incoming freshman scholarships to see what you will be considered for.
First priority scholarships winners will notified in January and February. Additional scholarship winners are notified through late spring.
Award payments are distributed in equal installments at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and credited to the student’s university account.
Departmental scholarships are also available for most majors. Find the link to the departmental scholarship in your major for application instructions and deadlines.
In addition, a number of third-party scholarship providers offer scholarships intended for students interested in agriculture and life sciences majors at Iowa State and other colleges. These programs may have their own applications, deadlines, selection criteria and other requirements. More information.