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 freshmen: Feb. 8
Transfer students: Mar. 5
Continuing students: Apr. 1

Get the Boost You Need

Below is a list of department-level scholarships included in our scholarship pool. Scholarship applications will be open starting September 1. The deadline (changes yearly) for applications is listed on the College scholarship web pages.

Scholarships by Program

Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

Apparel, merchandising, and design (AMD) students qualify for scholarships covered by the online College of Human Sciences application. Additionally, students utilized the benefits of their outstanding work and scholastic achievements by receiving national scholarships.

  • Since 2006, ISU apparel, merchandising, and design students have been awarded over $425,000 in Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) competitive scholarships.

Event Management

Event management students qualify for several AESHM departmental scholarships covered by the online College of Human Sciences application.

Hospitality Management

The hospitality management program has over $25,000 to give away annually. In addition to the department- and college-level awards covered by the online College of Human Sciences application, special scholarships include the following:

  • American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) offers academic awards.

Students receiving College of Human Sciences and Department of Apparel, Event, and Hospitality Management awards will be notified by April 15.

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