Current Students

General College and Departmental Undergraduate Scholarships

Hundreds of scholarships are available to distribute among current qualified engineering students in amounts ranging from $250 to $19,000.

OneApp Scholarship System

The College of Engineering scholarship application is housed in OneApp, a university-wide scholarship software system. This system allows access to all scholarship opportunities available to students through Financial Aid, the college, and their departments in one central online application. This system streamlines 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!

2021-2022 Scholarship Application

The College of Engineering current student scholarship application for 2021-2022 awards is now closed. 

Scholarship Selection Notifications

Notification of scholarship selections:

  • Scholarship selection notification emails will be sent in April 2021.
    • Notifications include a link to OneApp with award details
      • Students must verify acceptance of each scholarship received
      • Thank you letter requirements listed if applicable
      • FAFSA need verification requirements listed if applicable
  • If you receive a scholarship from Iowa State University, it will appear on the financial aid offer. The financial aid offer can be found in AccessPlus under the Financial Aid section.
  • Students who are not selected to receive any scholarships will not receive a notification.

Thank You Letter Tips

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Engineering Emergency Scholarships

The College of Engineering has established an Emergency Grant to assist students who have unexpected financial emergencies.

The grant is available on a first come, first serve basis with no guarantee of monetary award. The amount of the grant will not exceed the amount of need stated by the student and is available only once per academic year with a maximum of two awards during students’ academic career at ISU.

Undergraduate eligibility criteria
  • An earned minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and be in good academic standing
  • Majoring in an Engineering discipline
  • Must be experiencing a current financial crisis
  • Must have exhausted all other aid options
  • Evidence of working with Accounts Receivable Office or Office of Student Financial Aid to attempt to pay outstanding debt

What qualifies as an emergency?

An emergency is defined as an occurrence out of the student’s control during a semester which threatens their ability to remain in school, including but not limited to:

  • Natural disaster
  • Unplanned disaster to self or immediate family
  • Injury or death of a family member
  • Catastrophic event impacting financial status

Graduate Student Emergency Scholarships?

Graduate student eligibility criteria can be found at

Office of Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid has a wealth of resources ready to help you finance your education, including university scholarships, grants, loans, net tuition calculators, and more.

International Education Programs

Some scholarships are available specifically for study abroad experiences.

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 Student Services
1300 Marston Hall
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-9295
8:00 AM–5:00 PM CST