Current Students


The College of Engineering has transitioned to a new university-wide scholarship software system, which means the engineering scholarship application process has switched to a new platform. This new system allows access to all scholarship opportunities available to students through Financial Aid, the college, and their departments in one central online application. This is an exciting opportunity to streamline every aspect of the scholarship process from the application to selection notifications to thank you letters. Logging on to this system with your net-ID and password will take you to one location where you can track all your scholarship-related information, making the entire process simpler, more efficient, and completely personalized for you!

  • The current student scholarship application is now closed.
    • The application can still be accessed if page was previously bookmarked, but any submissions that come in after the February 2 deadline will not be considered.
  • Scholarship selection notification emails will be sent in early April 2018.
    • Basics of scholarship selections
    • Directed to AcademicWorks website for further details
      • All selections require students to verify acceptance of scholarship(s).
      • Thank you letter requirements if applicable
      • FAFSA need verification requirements if applicable
  • Direct scholarship questions to

General College and Departmental Scholarships

Hundreds of scholarships are available to distribute among current qualified engineering students in amounts ranging from $250 to $12,000.

How to Apply

The 2018-2019 scholarship application is now closed

Office of Student Financial Aid

Explore the Financial Aid website for information related to:

Learn & Earn

Iowa State College of Engineering students will find there are many opportunities to “learn & earn.” Students work at a job, often in their chosen field, and earn a paycheck—it’s a great way to gain real-world experience and help pay for your education.

  • Undergraduate research positions give the opportunity to work with faculty on cutting-edge engineering research projects.
  • Internships and co-ops are available with a wide range of employers in the field of engineering.
  • Work study jobs can be found within engineering and non-engineering offices at the university.

Many jobs are available through the College Work Study (CWS) program for students who meet financial-need requirements as determined by the FASFA and the criteria of individual employers for available work-study positions.

File the FAFSA between October 1 and December 1. Be sure to indicate your interest in CWS on the FAFSA because preference in hiring is given to those who meet financial-need requirements as determined by FAFSA.

International Education Programs

Engineering International Engagement is now offering scholarships for students who wish to study abroad.  Please visit the International Engagement website for additional information.

Honors Program

Iowa State’s Honors Program offers several grants and scholarships to its members.

The majority of our annual scholarships are funded by hundreds of individual and corporate partners.  Without their generous support, our scholarship program would not be possible.  Given the number of donors that support our scholarship program, we do not list them all individually.  If you would like information regarding a specific award or donor, please contact Lindsie Shoultz (, (515) 294-4883) with the College of Engineering Development Office.

Contact Us

Engineering Students Services
1300 Marston Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: (515) 294-9295
(800) 262-3810 ext. 9295,
Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. CST
E-mail: engineeringscholarships