Freshman Scholarships

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.


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

Departmental scholarships are also available for most majors. Find the link to the departmental scholarship in your major for application instructions and deadlines.

Additional Scholarships

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.

Questions?  515-294-6614