Available Scholarships

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.

  1. To be considered for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarships fill out the appropriate form here.
  2. After filling out the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences application, to be considered for Departmental/Major scholarships, fill out the appropriate form here.
  3. 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.

Sophomore

for a soph. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Selection based on scholarship and leadership. Provided by ISU Ag Council.


Junior, Sophomore

For a sophomore or junior or senior enrolled in the College of Agriculture majoring in agricultural business or agricultural systems technology with financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students from Boone County, Iowa enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Transfer

for a minority/multicultural student admitted/enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Preference to students who are Native American.


Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Transfer

Fejervary Fund Scholarships awarded to Scott County Iowa residents, with preference given to students with demonstrated financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.) Past Fejervary Fund recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship if enrolled as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate in the College of Veterinary Medicine at ISU.


Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Transfer

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a high school grade point average of 3.5 having had participation in 4-H and/or Future Farmers of America, pursing a degree in agronomy, seed science, horticulture, insect science, agricultural systems technology, agricultural studies, microbiology, global resource systems, genetics, food science, environmental science, culinary science, biology, agricultural biochemistry, agricultural business, or public service and administration.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for Alpha Gamma Rho for students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are members of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at ISU.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a soph., jr., or sr. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Selection based on scholarship, leadership and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Location: Cresco, Iowa
Selection: One Award

For an undergraduate student with their primary major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing at the time of application. Must be enrolled during the spring semester prior to the internship and the fall semester following the internship.

Description: In support of the Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation and the historic Borlaug Farms the intern will be engaged in public education and curriculum development, communications, landscape design/management and other related tasks. The intern is required to be present to represent the NBHF at the Howard County Fair. The intern will devote approximately 70% of his/her time to the NBHF. Further information on the Foundation is available at: http://www.normanborlaug.org/ The intern will also assist the Howard County - ISU Extension office with various tasks including preparation for the Howard County Fair and preparations for the Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest. The intern will devote approximately 30% of his/her time to serving the ISU Extension office. The intern is expected to live in or near the town of Cresco during the 10 week internship. The intern is expected to complete a report within one month of the completion of the internship. The intern is also expected to participate in the INSPIRE DAY at the Borlaug Farm in September.

Duration: 10 weeks during the summer. By March 1 the intern will select the dates of the summer internship and communicate them to all parties in Cresco and ISU.

Value: Total value of the Borlaug-Thomson Internship is potentially more than $8,000, making it one of the most prestigious awards offered to undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award/internship is calculated as follows:
-$ 4,800 based on working for $12/hr x 8 hours/day x 5 days/week x 10 weeks
-$ 3,000 scholarship applied to ISU tuition (half in spring semester, half in fall semester)
-up to $ 800 reimbursed for actual housing costs in Cresco.

How to apply: Submit by email your letter of interest, resume and names of three references to Associate Dean David Acker, 134 Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011 dacker@iastate.edu. Also, fill out the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences scholarship application at https://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/.

Deadline: October 30. A decision will be communicated to all applicants by October 31.

Note:  Past recipients are not eligible to apply.

For more information: David Acker, 134 Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011 515-294-6614

Sponsor: This program was developed and initially sponsored by the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the ISU Agricultural Endowment (ISUAE). The ISUAE was founded in 1937 to help Iowa farm families survive and thrive. Throughout its history, the ISUAE has worked to keep families on the farm and to ensure the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences plays an important role in supporting the agriculture industry in Iowa. In 2010, the program was supported by four different donors. The program is supported by generous benefactors from Cresco, Iowa: the Jack Thomson family, the Scott Thomson family, and Martha and Maury Kramer.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are residents of Iowa, U.S. citizens, with a minimum grade point average of 2.8 with demonstrated financial need.  (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jr. or sr. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who demonstrates outstanding leadership, at least 2.5 GPA and promise for a career in agri-business.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with career
goal of service to production agriculture. Selection based on scholarship and
leadership in the field of Agriculture and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Sophomore, junior or senior status following the semester of application Majoring in an agriculture-related undergraduate program U.S. citizen or legal resident. Demonstrated academic ability and leadership. First preference to students demonstrating an interest in agricultural-based cooperatives.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for undergraduates planning career in farming, commercial livestock production or an agricultural business; majoring in animal science, agronomy, ag business, or zoology/genetics. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For sophomore, junior or senior students who are Iowa residents.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with career goal of production agriculture farming (hands-on farming) with preference to those with financial need.  (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an active member of FarmHouse Fraternity in good standing; sophomore or above; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; displaying leadership and participation in school and community activities.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an active member of FarmHouse Fraternity in good standing; sophomore or above; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; displaying leadership and participation in school and community activities.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and demonstrated leadership and volunteerism through participation in college-related extracurricular activities, in sophomore class standing or above.


Sophomore

for sophomores in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for undergraduate students pursuing degree in agriculture with interest in soil conservation, resident of U.S. and GPA of 2.5.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a soph., jr., or sr. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from Woodbury County or the surrounding area. Selection is based on high academic achievement, need and activities. Provided by the Cedric L. Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund. Submission of financial need form (FAFSA) to ISU Financial Aid Office required.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For members of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at ISU in good standing enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or Ag Engineering. Must be a graduate from a United States high school; must have financial need and a 2.5 grade point average. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.) The scholarship is renewable for a total of three years (sophomore, junior and senior years). Application information is obtained from Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at ISU.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For female students enrolled in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (excluding the pre-veterinary programs) who demonstrate enthusiasm toward their studies and show an active interest in departmental activities and a career interest in production agriculture.


Junior, Sophomore

For sophomores and juniors interested in a career in professional farm management.


Junior, Sophomore

for sophomores and juniors enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, resident of Iowa, majoring in agricultural systems technology, agricultural business, agriculture and society, agriculture and life sciences education/ag communication option, global resource systems, industrial technology, animal science (production animal).


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are active in ISU's Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity with a 2.5 GPA or greater and demonstrated involvement with clubs and activities.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a sophomore, junior or senior enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a resident of Iowa, in a curriculum that focuses on agriculture, with a minimum 2.5 gpa. First preference students from Page or Taylor Counties, second preference students with financial need (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing a crop-related or seed science major who are residents of Iowa.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jr., or sr. students based on scholarship, leadership qualities and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a sophomore, junior, or senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a soph., jr. or sr. in agriculture; 2.5 GPA. First preference - Mills County residents who are Adelante Fraternity members.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences majoring in forestry, animal ecology, biology, genetics, and environmental science. Additional requirements: grade point average 3.33 or higher, demonstrated financial need, and demonstrated leadership. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Undergraduate Scholarship for a student pursuing a career related to international agricultural trade, research, development or a related field. Must have graduated from an Iowa high school.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a sophomore, junior or senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Must be an Iowa resident. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, with preference given to students with an interest in a career in production agriculture.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing a degree in agricultural science.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students in the College of Agriculture and Life Science who are residents of Butler County, Iowa. Second preference from counties of Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Chickasaw, Bremer, Black Hawk, Grundy, Hardin or Franklin. Preference to students who plan to return to work or farm in Butler County after graduation.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jr. or sr. interested in soil conservation.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a student enrolled in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing career in production agriculture.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 who are members of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for sophomores, juniors, or seniors, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated leadership as evidenced by participation in student organizations. Applicants shall submit a short essay (1-2 pages) which describes an ag leadership experience in which the applicant made a difference and a specific activity or experience that was important in clarifying the applicant's career aspirations. (Submit essay to 139A Curtiss Hall by February 1).


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with interests in the plant sciences. Agronomy, plant health protection, horticulture, forestry, AST, Ag biochemistry, microbiology, genetics (plant); demonstrating high scholastic achievement and strong record of participation in school & community activities. Sponsored by ISU Agricultural Endowment.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for student studying in the areas of wildlife conservation and/or environmental management.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and leadership. First preference to residents of Carroll County; second preference from Calhoun, Greene, Crawford and Guthrie Counties; third preference other counties in Iowa. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

funded by former Sears Roebuck Scholarship recipients. For College of Agriculture and Life Sciences soph., jr. or sr.; 2.5 GPA, graduates of U.S. high school with demonstrated financial need.(Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For worthy student showing outstanding leadership, good character, service oriented, good scholastic achievement.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who is a sophomore, junior or senior who is a resident of Iowa demonstrating financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.) Preference given to resident of Iowa counties Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth or Sioux.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jr. or sr. in dairy or animal science. Selection based on academic excellence and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for soph., jrs., or srs. in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences pursuing study in agronomy, plant genetics or plant pathology; academic excellence, professional potential and need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)

The Edgar Timm Endowed Memorial Scholarship was endowed by family and friends of Edgar Timm, who was Iowa State University's first Rhodes Scholar.  Edgar Timm received his B.S. in chemical technology in 1936 from ISU and was appointed as full-time research assistant on a Rockefeller Foundation project.  

 


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a sophomore, junior or senior in the College of Agriculture and Life
Sciences with a GPA of 2.5 or above. Selection is based on scholarship and
leadership.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for undergraduates pursuing a degree in conservation/preservation of farmland and soil resources of Iowa, 2.5 GPA and financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)
 


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for undergraduates in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2.5 GPA with financial need. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Based on scholarship and need. Must be in school both semesters of academic year. (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Awarded solely on basis of academic achievement.


Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Merit-based scholarships for qualified agricultural students regardless of
where they plan to study. Eligible applicants include undergraduate
students already enrolled in college as well as high school seniors accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, university or community college in a course of study related to agriculture. Awards are for a minimum of $1,000 and may be renewed annually for up to four years, provided certain conditions are met. Candidates must apply by March 31.
For more information http://murraywiseassociates.com/foundation


Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore

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

 


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a sophomore, junior or senior in CALS with minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, resident of Iowa (Please file FAFSA between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1 to be considered.)


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in Agricultural Business or Ag & Life Sciences Education with Ag Communications Option, with GPA between 2.5 and 3.25, and demonstrated leadership.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For undergraduates in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in good standing with a minimum of six hours of course work in crop production/crop protection.  Preference given to recipients that have worked for members of the Iowa Independent Crop Consultants Association.  Please bring hard copy of verification of the two above items (unofficial transcript with courses highlighted) plus (letter from the crop consultant you worked for) to Room 139A Curtiss Hall by February 1.  


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a worthy student enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a student in the College of Agriculture concentrating in studies in sustainable agriculture.  


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a GPA of 3.0 or above majoring in Ag Business, Ag Systems Technology, Ag Education, or Agronomy.  


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For sophomore, junior or senior students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are residents of Iowa, with preference given to residents in the western half of the state.  First preference to those with demonstrated leadership; second preference to students majoring in ag business. 

 


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

Member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity pursuing a future in production agriculture or ag business.  Preference to resident of Illinois and to students observing brotherhood of AGR Fraternity.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

For a student enrolled in a major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at ISU with demonstrated financial need, graduated from a U.S. high school, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher from former year in college.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

The Polito Scholarship was established to assist  College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students in participating in high impact experience that will transform their outlook on agriculture and/or the life sciences. Recipients will be first-time participants in experiences including (but not limited to): study abroad, international or domestic travel courses, national meetings and/or service learning projects offered through or sanctioned by Iowa State University.


Junior, Senior, Sophomore

The Minnesota Crop Production Retailers award the Craig Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship to second, third and fourth year college students from Minnesota with a major involving crop production. Additional information including application instructions can be found at https://mcpr-cca.org/


Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore

for a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from Audubon County, Iowa. Preference is given to students in Agricultural Business.