Helping You Pay for Learning Opportunities

We do whatever we can to help you get the best education. The College of Human Sciences and its programs offer approximately $2.7 million in scholarships each year to qualified students.

Undergraduate Application

The College of Human Sciences uses the same online application (OneApp) as the Iowa State University Office of Financial Aid to gather your information and consider you for appropriate scholarships from our pool of more than 100 scholarship funds.

Submitting a complete OneApp application ensures you will be considered for college level scholarships, department or school-level scholarships and university-level scholarships. The OneApp application takes about an hour to complete, and you can save and complete it at a later time if needed. You will need your Iowa State Net ID to start your application. You must complete both the general application and CHS application to be considered for a scholarship. Be sure to SUBMIT your application.

The online scholarship application page explains requirements, deadlines, and other details for CHS undergraduates (incoming freshmen, transfer, and current students).

All undergraduate students must submit their application by:
Incoming first-year students: March 28
Transfer students: March 28
Continuing students: Apr. 11

Academic Unit Scholarship Listings

Academic units have lists of their own department/school scholarships available on their websites. Remember that you are considered for these scholarships when you complete the CHS application form.

Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (Majors: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design; Event Management; Hospitality Management)
Food Science and Human Nutrition (Culinary Food Science; Dietetics, Diet and Exercise, Food Science)
Human Development and Family Studies (Early Childcare Education and Programming; Early Childhood Education; Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies, Financial Counseling and Planning)
Kinesiology (Athletic Training, Kinesiology and Health)
School of Education (Elementary Education, K-12 and Secondary Education)

Other Scholarships and Funding

Iowa State University Resources

Iowa State scholarships and financial aid
Iowa State Student Affairs funding opportunities
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program

Scholarship Resources Available Outside of Iowa State

Des Moines Women’s Club
Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Iowa 4-H Foundation

State of Iowa Resources for Financial Aid

Iowa Teacher Shortage Forgivable Loan Program (University Teacher Education Program website)

Federal Resources for Financial Aid

Free application for federal student financial aid (FAFSA)
Federal loan/scholarship cancellation/deferment options for teachers (University Teacher Education Program web site)

Need More Information?

Dynette Mosher

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