Available Scholarships

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.

  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.

Freshman, Transfer

Del and Mary Kay Bowden Beginning Agriculture Professional Scholarship for incoming freshmen (must be in top 20% of h.s. graduating class) or transfer (must have minimum 3.25 gpa) students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are residents of Iowa with an interest in exploring careers in farm production (but no pre-veterinary medicine); preference to students from a farm production background.


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.


Freshman, Transfer

Must be a resident of Iowa. For students demonstrating an interest in farming as a career, production agriculture, academic performance, and leadership. Sponsored by ISU Agricultural Endowment.


Junior, Senior, Transfer

Must be a junior or senior enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from a rural background (farm or community less than 10,000 population); must rank in the upper half of class; preference given to students majoring in Agricultural Business, Agricultural and Life Sciences Education, Agricultural Studies, Agricultural Systems Technology, Agronomy, or Insect Science.


Transfer

For incoming transfer students pursuing a degree in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.


Freshman, Transfer

For entering freshman students in the top 20% of their high school graduating class who are enrolled in Agriculture and Society in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Administered by the Department of Sociology.