Freshman Application

Application Open: Apply NOW!

ATTENTION! Individuals who want to complete the Office of Student Financial Aid FinAidScholar application will be required to have an ISU Net-ID. You can find more information on how to create an ISU Net-ID on our instructions page.

You are a freshman if you: Have not attempted any college course work OR have attempted college course work only during high school or summer immediately following high school graduation (regardless of how many college credit hours you will complete.)

Many scholarships are available for students seeking their first four-year degree at Iowa State University. To apply for these awards, fill out our online application December 1st. This application pertains to Office of Student Financial Aid scholarships only! If you have questions completing this application, please feel free to contact the Scholarship Office at: (515)294-5627 or email us at: scholarships@iastate.edu

Things to know about applying for Office of Student Financial Aid scholarships:

  • Students should only submit one application. Students can then continue to edit that application as many times as needed until the December 1st deadline. If more than one application is submitted for a student, only the first application will be considered in that selection process.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed by December 1st
    • Eligibility for scholarships based on financial need will be determined by the information provided on the FAFSA
  • This application is only for scholarships administered through the Office of Student Financial Aid
    • Be sure to check with your college/department for their applications and deadlines
    • Privately funded scholarships have their own applications and deadlines as well
  • For additional information on our selection criteria, award amounts, etc., search the scholarship list below

Deadline: December 1st

Before you apply:

  1. Create an ISU Net-ID
  2. Clear the cookies on your computer
  3. Allow pop ups on your computer

Scholarships for Freshmen (160 total)

50th Class Reunion Scholarship

Amount per Award: Varies

Alghanim, Fouad M.T. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Anderson, Everett and June Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: varies
Amount per Award: Varies

ASSISt (Adult Student Scholarships at Iowa State)

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Backlund, Gretchen & Warren Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Bagnasco, Stanley Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Baker, Gilberte L. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Baker, Raymond F. Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Bell, E. Floyd and Viola Rheam Bell

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Bettis Friendship Village Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Bettis, Herbert & Lucille Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Bettis, Lloyd A. & Kathryn Delta Delta Delta Sorority Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Blahauvietz Family Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Blaul, Charles Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: $1,000

Booth, George M. and Helen V. Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Boyack, Helen Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: $2,000

Breeden, Cyrus Field Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Briggs, Hazel Moore Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Bright Scholars of Iowa

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Brinegar Endowed Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: $1,000

Buck, Robert K and Mary Ellen Scholarships

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Carlstrom, Carrie Anne Erickson

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Carver, Al and Linda Scholarship

Amount per Award: Varies

Casady, Simon Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Caspersen Scholarship at Iowa State University

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Cass County ISU Alumni Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: $1,000

Catt Alumni Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: $500

Catt FAO Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Chris and Marcia Thompson Scholarship

Amount per Award: Varies

Class of 1917 Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Class of 1937 Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Coles, Jessie V. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: $1,000

Cook, Lyle E. and Ruth A. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Crawford, Harold R. and Rachel K. Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Daley, Jerry Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Davies, Charles W. and Alice P. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Dawson, Donal S. & Ramona S.

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Day, Rosalie L. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Deming, W. Stanton Minority Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Dilworth Transfer Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: $1,000

Dowell, Austin and Isabell scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: $500

Eaton, Jeffrey D. Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Elkin, Jim and Sandy Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Elmitt Family Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Emmet County Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Endo Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: Varies

Engholm Family Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Engler, George and Susan Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Erick, Laura Pratt & Eli John Presidential Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Frank E. Peterson & Willard R. Peterson Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Frymire Family Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Garfield Family Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Garfield, David C. Ingersoll-Rand Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Geoffroy, Kathleen Carothers Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Glen Buseman Endowed Scholarship

Amount per Award: Varies

Godfrey, Richard G. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Two
Amount per Award: $200

Goodwin, Elizabeth Ann Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: 2
Amount per Award: 2,000

Graham, Ila Pearce Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Griffith, Gene A. and Kathleen

Number of Awards: Varies

Griffith, Harry J. and Nellie B. Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Hahn, Bill Union High - Iowa State Scholarship

Number of Awards: 2
Amount per Award: varies

Hamilton, Carl and Ruth Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Hansen, Elizabeth R. Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Happ, Glen P. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Harpole, Murray J. and Ruth M. Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Heitzman, Harlan and Edna

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Hindman, Robert E. and Loraine Spencer Hindman Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Howard, Nathaniel Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Hoxie-Robinson Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program

Number of Awards: 40
Amount per Award: $1000
Deadline: February 10th

ISU Southern Colorado Club Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: Varies

ISU Veterans Grant

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: $500-2000

ISUAA Club of Dallas/Fort Worth Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Jefferson County Home Economics Alumni Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Jeske, Walter E. Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Jones, Christopher E. Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Jones, Wayne F. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Juon, David C. Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: $500

Kable, Gertrude M. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Kansky, Walter A. and Ida K. Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: 2
Amount per Award: $2,500

KAV Award

Number of Awards: 2
Amount per Award: $500

Kirkpatrick, Francis V. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Kirkpatrick, Glen and Eloise Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Klindt, Dorothy Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: $1,000

Knapp, Albert B. and Anne T. Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Kolls, Dorothy Siberell Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Kruckenburg Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Kuhlmann, Helen Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Laura Brenner Deeny Scholarship

Amount per Award: Varies

Lawson, Sue and John Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Levine, Max and Adele Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Lewis, Leslie W. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Lewis, Tracy E. Leadership Award

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: $1,000

Lodwick, Seeley and Helen Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Lowry, Lawrence Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Lundsgaard, Emil and Mabel

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Madson, Paulette Family, Career, and Community Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Manatt, Charles and Kathleen Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Mandelbaum Family Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Martin, Archie and Nancy Scholarship

Amount per Award: Varies

McCartney, Paul and Linda Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

McColm, Thelma V. and John T. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

McCraith Memorial Fund

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

McGowan, Dorothy Gibb Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

McMullin, Mark F. Minority Student Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Mendlik Family Foundation Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Meyers, Joe and LuAnn Scholarship

Number of Awards: 2
Amount per Award: Varies

Miller, Dr. and Mrs. Carl E. Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: $950

Muchemore, G. Robert Scholarship

Number of Awards: One
Amount per Award: 15,000

Murken, Walter and Lucille

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

O'Green, Fred W. Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Ogden Myers, Lucille Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards: varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Oliver, Frank G. Scholarship

Number of Awards: varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Osher Reentry Scholarship Program

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Ostlin, H. S. Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: $1,000

Parrott Family Scholarship

Amount per Award: Varies

Paul, Arloe W. and Mary V. Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Prescott Family Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Principal Financial Group Freshman Scholarship

Number of Awards: Two
Amount per Award: 2,000

Principal Financial Group Schoalrship

Number of Awards: Four
Amount per Award: $4,000

Rieff Family Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Roberts, Maria Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Robertson, Fred and Fay Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Rogers, Wallace A. Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Rudolph, Carl E. and Hazel L. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Safris, Chuck and Kathy Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Schleiter, Frederick Scholarship Fund

Amount per Award: Varies

Schnoor, J. Fredric and Arlene Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Severson, Wayne L and Constance J. Scholarsip

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Sharp, Katheryn D., Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Sheldon Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Skold, Laurence Bernard Memorial Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Smithfield Foundation Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Spindler, Frank Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Starr, Richard J. Scholarship

Number of Awards: one
Amount per Award: Varies

Teague, Sandra Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

The Roasterie, Inc. Scholars

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: 5,000
Deadline: March 1st

Thomas Plein Foundation Drew Ketter Freshman Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Tietz, Leonard and Lavonne Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Tollenaere, Lawrence R. Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Van Pilsum, Vera Elizabeth Moore Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

VEISHEA Central Committee '72 - Doug Harms Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Veitia Scholarship Fund

Amount per Award: Varies

Vermazen, Beulah Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Vermazen, John Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Wardle, Norval J. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Warner, Donald and Doris Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Wells, Walter Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: $1,000

Whiting, Norman and Mary Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Wilkinson, Roger Endowed Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Witzke Nicklas, Betty M. Scholarship Foundation

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Worth, Robert Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Wyrick, Ray F. Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Wyrick, Ray Scholarship for Excellence

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Yegian Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: Varies
Amount per Award: Varies

Zeller, Roy H. and Donna M. Memorial Scholarship

Number of Awards: 1
Amount per Award: $1,000