Ethel L. Whitney Opportunity Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

To be eligible for the non-traditional student scholarship you must:

  • Be a current or entering undergraduate student at Iowa State University
  • Declare a major in the College of Human Sciences
  • Have been twenty-two years of age or older when you entered college for the first time either at Iowa State or another institution (college-credit courses taken during high school do not count)


One year, and may be renewed by reapplying

Application Process

Applicants must submit both:

  • The Ethel L. Whitney Opportunity Scholarship For Non-Traditional Students application form and
  • An essay explaining their path to attending Iowa State University and how the scholarship will help achieve their goals and aspirations


  • June 21 at 5 p.m.
  • Email the application materials to
  • The application period is January 15 to June 21 yearly.

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Darlene Fratzke

118 MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011-1078