First Generation Scholarship

Iowa State University is offering “First Generation Scholarships” to students who are the first of their immediate family to attend college. Recipients of this award must have ISU Junior or Senior classification for the fall semester of the award year. Residents of Iowa are eligible to receive up to $2,500 and out-of-state students are eligible to receive up to $5,000 per academic year. The First Generation Scholarship can be renewed for one additional year provided the student fulfills the scholarship requirements. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial need.

Supplemental Questions
  1. If you would like to apply for the First Generation Scholarship, provide a detailed description of the challenges and obstacles you have had to overcome as a first generation student. (Not to exceed 500 words)