Current Students

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.

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 current student scholarship application for 2019-2020 awards is now open!
    • Emails will be sent to all current engineering students once the application goes live.
    • The application can be updated anytime up until the February 1, 2019 deadline.
  • Information sessions on completing the OneApp application are being held in November and December.
    • November 14 and December 4
    • 5:30-6:30 PM
    • Marston 2155 (auditorium)
  • Scholarship selection notification emails will be sent in April 2019.
    • Basics of scholarship selections
    • Directed to OneApp 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

How to Apply

The 2019-2020 scholarship application is now open! Apply at by February 1, 2019 @ 11:59pm to be considered. Click the yellow “Sign In” button in the top right corner of the page to begin your application.

Scholarship notifications will be emailed in April. Some scholarships require a thank you letter. Follow the link below for best practices when writing your letter.

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