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 Application

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!

The College of Engineering current student scholarship application for 2021-2022 awards is now open in OneApp! The General Application is also open. Both the General Application and the College of Engineering Application must be completed to be considered for engineering scholarships.

How to Apply

  • Apply in OneApp
    • Click on the gold ‘Sign In’ button at the top right corner of the page
    • Log in using net-ID and password
    • Must complete both the General Application and the Engineering Application to be considered for College of Engineering scholarships
    • Scholarship application is for students returning Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
  • Deadline to apply is February 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM
  • Follow Instructions for completing the engineering scholarship application to help you with the application process.
  • Email confirmations are automatically sent after completion of all required questions in either the General Application or the College of Engineering Application, even if applications have only been saved and not officially submitted.
    • After email confirmation is sent, students are still able to go back into the General application and edit at any time prior to the deadline.
  • Direct questions to

Notification of scholarship selections:

  • Scholarship selection notification emails will be sent in April 2021.
    • Link to OneApp website for further details
      • All selections require students to verify acceptance of scholarship(s).
      • 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.

Direct scholarship questions to

Follow the link below for best practices when writing your thank you letter.

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

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

Contact with questions or for application information.

Graduate student eligibility criteria can be found at

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 offers 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