Transfer Student Scholarships

Take a look at all of the opportunities available for transfer students to help finance their engineering education.

General Merit Scholarships

Scholarships through the College of Engineering are awarded to incoming transfer students on the basis of academic ability as measured by ACT or SAT scores (if taken), grades earned in basic program courses at transfer school(s), and essay responses.

Students must apply to be considered for transfer merit awards.

The spring 2023 application is now closed.

The fall 2023 entry engineering transfer student merit scholarship application opens January 1, 2023. Fill out the online fall entry transfer student merit scholarship application by June 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST to be considered.

OneApp Scholarship System Login

How to Apply

Our scholarship applications are through a system called OneApp.

What account do I use to sign into OneApp?

  • Students who have already accepted their offer of admission will use their Net-ID account [netid]
  • If you have been admitted to Iowa State, but have not yet accepted your offer of admission, you will use your Admissions account.
  • Your Admissions account was created when you either registered for a campus visit or submitted your application for admission. You will be asked to convert your Admissions account to a Net-ID after you accept your offer of admission.

Register for a NetID 

  • After you have accepted your offer of admission, the next time you sign into your My Account page with your Admissions account, you will be prompted to register your Net-ID.
  • Use your 9 digit University ID to register.
  • Found in the acceptance packet that was mailed to you.
    • If you lost your packet, call our Admissions Office at 800-262-3810. (For security purposes, University IDs are not given via email.)
    • Contact the Solution Center if you experience a problem registering.
  • A confirmation screen will appear if you have successfully registered your Net-ID and converted your existing Admissions account to your university Net-ID. Your new Net-ID should be used to sign into all university systems.
    • It can sometimes take overnight for the account to become fully activated. It is recommended to wait overnight and attempt your first login the following day after creating the Net-ID.

Fall 2023 Transfer Scholarship Applications

Complete Scholarship Applications

Step 1: General Application 

  • Click the yellow Sign In button in the top right corner to login to OneApp.
  • After completing all required questions, you must click Finish and Submit to advance on and see the Engineering Student Program Support – Fall Entry Transfer Students application in the Other Opportunities section of OneApp.

Step 2: Engineering Student Program Support – Fall Entry Transfer Students application

  • Click Save and Keep Editing to save and come back to it later.
  • Changes can be made without penalty up to June 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST. You are responsible for ensuring changes are saved by clicking Update.
  • Don’t forget to also click “Finish and Submit” on both applications to guarantee consideration.


The final deadline that applications will be accepted is June 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST.

Kiewit Scholars Program

The Kiewit Scholars Program at Iowa State University is for exceptional engineering students who display an interest in, and passion for, design and construction engineering fields. The program includes both scholarship support (renewable up to five years) and annual programming that focuses on strengthening leadership, team building and professionalism skills towards careers in the design and construction industry.

Selection of Kiewit Scholars occurs during the spring of the each year and includes incoming freshman and transfer students as well as existing students with four semesters remaining, allowing for the identification and support of early and emerging leaders. The application opens in OneApp on September 15,  2022, and the deadline for incoming fall 2023 transfer students to apply is January 10, 2023 at 11:59pm CSTApply during that time to be considered for the 2023-2024 year!

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.

Contact Us

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