Note: in addition to the scholarships below the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences supports current graduate students through our Travel Scholarships, the Small Grant Program and by supporting Graduate Student-Sponsored Events.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is proud to award well over $3 million in scholarships to our students each year. Thanks to the generous donations of businesses, organizations and individual families, we offer a wide variety of awards to suit our students’ varying needs.
- To be considered for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarships fill out the appropriate form here.
- After filling out the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences application, to be considered for Departmental/Major scholarships, fill out the appropriate form here.
- There are scholarships available that are not administered by the college. A list of them is available here. Applying for many of these scholarships requires applying at the website listed in that scholarship's description, or contacting the representatives listed for more information.
For students demonstrating academic and leadership qualities and financial need (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)
Charles H. and Inez M. Callahan Memorial Graduate Awards $2000.
Submit applications to: Iowa State University, Dept. of Animal Science, 1221 Kildee Hall, Ames, IA 50011-3150. Application deadline is February 15. Applications will not be accepted after this date.
Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Animal Science departmental Poster Session. Awards will be distributed in equal installments at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters and credited to the student's university account.
Thanks to the generosity of the Iowa Pork Foundation, the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is pleased to announce a graduate fellowship in the amount of $2500. This fellowship is designed to provide support to students studying at the MS or PhD level in the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are conducting thesis or dissertation research related to the pork industry.
Applicants must be:
1) majoring in the areas of Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Food Science, Microbiology, Agricultural Engineering or other related disciplines that contribute to the pork industry,
2) able to demonstrate initiative to specialize in an area that contributes to the swine industry upon graduation, and
3) US citizens.
Interested applicants are required to submit:
- Cover letter stating:
- current and previous swine experience and training
- planned use of the funds
- what support the student is already receiving
- applicant's career plan
- A copy of the applicant's resume
- An endorsement by the applicant's faculty mentor or major professor.
Completed applications are due by April 1. Please send to:
David Acker, Associate Dean for Academic and Global Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - Iowa State University
E-mail applications are preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be selected by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the name of the finalist will be forwarded to the Iowa Pork Foundation by April 30th of each year.
The winner will be notified during the summer. The award will be made during the Fall semester by the Iowa Pork Foundation. Please note that the fellowship awardee must be present at the Iowa Pork Congress Kickoff Reception & Auction the following January, to be held in Des Moines. After receiving the fellowship the awardee is required to submit to the Iowa Pork Foundation a report to include information on the awardee's future career plans and plans for utilizing the Iowa Pork Foundation fellowship.
The Colvin Scholarship Foundation and Certified Angus Beef LLC are seeking applicants for its scholarships. All qualified college juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply. A graduate level scholarship is also available.
Applications are available here
The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation have teamed up to provide a new scholarship for ag students.
The NCGA Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program awards five (5) $1,000 one-year scholarships to deserving, qualified second-year undergraduate students (or later) or graduate students enrolled in an agriculture, agribusiness, or ag vocation program at a 2-year or 4-year program of study at an accredited junior college, college or university.
Applicants must be members or dependents of a member of the National Corn Growers Association. Employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries are not eligible for the scholarship.
For more information and to download the application packet and guidelines, please visit http://www.ncga.com/topics/education/college-scholarships
The John and Mary Pappajohn Scholarship Fund was created through a generous gift from John and Mary Pappajohn. Since 2000, $10,000 in scholarship money has been made available to Iowa State University students demonstrating an interest in entrepreneurship. At $1,000 each, these honors are targeted to students of Junior, Senior, or Graduate status who have started or who intend to establish their own businesses or are participating in the entrepreneurship program.
for student demonstrating academic and leadership qualities and financial need (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)
For M.S or PhD candidates enrolled in a program of study in animal science, food science or human nutrition. Recipients shall possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and show evidence of scholarly performance.
For a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing a PhD or MS degree.
for student demonstrating academic and leadership qualities and financial (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)
For student pursuing career related to international ag trade, research, development or related field.