Nationally Competitive Awards

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Iowa State University provides qualified undergraduates - Honors and non-Honors studentswith information about competitive, national-level fellowship and scholarship opportunities as well as advice on preparing application materials.

These awards are all merit-based, and successful candidates typically have a 3.5+ GPA as well as exhibit outstanding leadership and/or service. To find need-based opportunities that involve less challenging application procedures, please refer to the list of scholarships managed by the ISU Office of Student Financial Aid.

We encourage you to utilize the resources on these pages to assist in your scholarship search and application preparation process. 

Best wishes and we look forward to working with you!

Please use AccessPlus-->Student Tab-->ISU Appointments to schedule a meeting with Laura Good, Assistant Director for Nationally Competitive Awards or contact

Prior to meeting with Ms. Good, potential candidates should complete and submit the Potential Fellowship Candidate Questionnaire.

Applying for the Goldwater, Truman, Udall, Rhodes, or Marshall?
Review the campus deadlines and complete the application HERE.

Image result for goldwater scholarshipThe Goldwater application is now open! October 15th deadline. 

Click HERE to view a sample application and presentation about the Goldwater Scholarship.

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Interested in Fulbright? Click HERE for information and plan to attend a webinar to learn more about applying.



Are you preparing for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program application?

Click HERE to register for a workshop to help develop your proposal (Sept. 13th) or HERE for more resources to develop your application.


If you are a current Iowa State University undergraduate or recent alum and have won a national-level award, let us know about it HERE