Scholarship Descriptions and Requirements

The CHS application covers college-level and department-level scholarships only. Completing this application will not submit you for university-level financial aid. Please apply separately for ISU (university-level) scholarships.

Charlotte Gustafson Akins Home Economics Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Professional potential
  • Involvement in professional and extracurricular activities
  • Financial need

Mary K. Alexander Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Leland and Cora Allbaugh Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Financial need

Emma Andersen Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need
  • Iowa resident
  • Female student

Katherine Bruntlett Annin Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Female
  • U.S. citizen

Polly Baichly Fund
Undergraduate student

  • Superior academic achievement

Irene Beavers Scholarship Endowment
Undergraduate student

  • Student must be enrolled in Human Development and Family Studies or Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management
  • Non-immigrant international student
  • Preference to student from Southeast Asia

Sally Beisser Service Learning Award
Junior or senior student

  • Teacher education
  • Elementary education or kinesiology  (K-12 physical education)
  • Outstanding achievement in service learning
  • Volunteer activities outside academics

Jane Stallings Benbrook Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership qualities

Benjamin/Mericle Family Fund 
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Professional potential
  • Preference for student from Tama County, Iowa

Elizabeth Beveridge Memorial Endowment
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Jeanne Verne Blahnik Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Leadership qualities
  • Financial need
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher

Ethel McKinley Bliss Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership potential
  • Iowa resident

Dorothy Bowers-Campbell Undergraduate student

  • GPA of 2.5
  • Financial Need

Mildred D. Bradbury Memorial Scholarship
Incoming freshman

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Arleen E. A. Brightwell Family Scholarship
Undergraduate student 

  • Student must be accepted into the university teacher education program
  • GPA between 2.5 and 3.0

Edalene Stohr Brown Scholarship
Incoming freshmen/undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership qualities
  • Interest in business career

Maxine and Dennis Brown Scholarship
Incoming freshmen, transfer or current student

  • First generation college student
  • Major in elementary education or kinesiology
  • Scholarship, leadership, and/or involvement
  • Financial need preference

Marie A. Budolfson Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership

Glada Houser Carroll Scholarship
Junior or senior student

  • Iowa resident
  • Financial need
  • Interest in pursuing career in health care food service
  • Academic achievement, leadership
  • Preference to students enrolled in dietetics or hospitality management

George W. Catt Scholarship
Senior student

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Good character

Marjorie A. Chollett Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Johnie Christian Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Preference to minority and underprivileged students

Dorothy Avery Clark and Maurice R. Clark Scholarship
Sophomore, junior or senior student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Born in Iowa
  • Financial need

Clark Family Human Sciences Endowment
Transfer student  (sophomore, junior or senior)

  • Top 50% of class
  • Minimum 9 credit hours
  • Financial need
  • Illinois or Iowa resident

Alice McCarthy Commons Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Superior academic achievement

Beverly J. and R. Jewell Crabtree Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Leadership qualities

Lucille Whitley Dawson
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • GPA or 3.0 or higher
  • Leadership qualities

Craig and Terry Denny ISUAA Cardinal and Gold CHS Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Full time student
  • Financial need
  • Graduate of Iowa high school
  • Preference to students who are first generation college students

V. Everett & Grace Miller Donelson Memorial Scholarship
Junior or senior student

  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement

Dubes Family Education Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Teacher education
  • Financial need
  • Preference to member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity

Selma Ekquist Duncan Scholarship
Sophomore or junior student

  • Scholastic ability
  • Financial need
  • Leadership and professional potential
  • Preference to students majoring in early childhood development

Anne and David Durland Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in child development
  • Must be student teaching or completing an unpaid internship
  • Financial need preference

Barbara Nelson Eddy Scholarship for Excellence
Incoming freshman

  • Ranked one or two in high school class or top 5% of high school class
  • Outstanding achievement, extra-curricular activities
  • Show promise of making significant contribution to society

Elizabeth A. Elliott Fund
Undergraduate student

  • Superior academic achievement

Ruth G. English Home Economics Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Helen A. Foster Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Vera Foreman Friley Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Leadership and scholarship
  • Preference to female student

Judy Hintzman Furgason Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Financial need
  • Student from rural Iowa or small community
  • Leadership potential

Anna Lee Garrett Gautsch Scholarship
Junior student          

  • Must rank in upper 1% of class
  • 50 hours at Iowa State University
  • 20 hours in natural and physical sciences
  • Proficiency in the natural and physical sciences
  • Superior academic achievement

Mary Beard Gibson Scholarship
Sophomore, junior or senior student

  • Financial need
  • Leadership potential
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Completed at least two terms

Helen Green Grieve Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Financial need preference

Louise Moen Hamilton Fund
Undergraduate student

  • Superior academic achievement

Emelie Hanson Grimm Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Carol Critzman Hansen Scholarship
Incoming freshman, undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement

Hazel Hatcher Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Monica Sighers Hayes & Stanley Hayes Scholarship
Undergraduate student

George N. and Nellie Stromer Heald Scholarship in Home Economics
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Preference to freshmen
  • Superior academic achievement

Elizabeth Helser Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership potential
  • Iowa resident

Edith A. and Louis W. Herdlicka Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need preference

Beverly J. Hermanson and Everett J. Hermanson Scholarship
Sophomore, junior or senior student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership qualities

Human Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need preference

Iva and Stephen Inman Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Superior academic achievement
  • Creativity
  • Ability to follow through
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Good moral character

Iowa Farm Bureau Human Sciences Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in culinary science, dietetics, food science, nutritional science, or family and consumer sciences education and studies
  • Financial need preference

Ruth N. Johnson Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Kappa Omicron Nu Scholarship
Junior or senior student

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Student member of Kappa Omicron Nu-Gamma chapter

Betty C. Kirkbride Keller Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership qualities
  • Financial need

Dorothy M. and Robert J. Kirkpatrick Scholarship
Sophomore, junior, or senior student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need

Jan Korslund Endowed Fund
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need
  • African-American student

Beverly Kruempel Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Superior academic achievement

Lane-Wells Scholarship
Senior student

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Good character

Catherine Landreth Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Hazel Hermanson Lawrence Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership potential

Mary Zetta Lind Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Margaret Liston AAUW Scholarship
Sophomore, junior or senior student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Female student
  • GPA of 3.0
  • 30 Iowa State University credit hours
  • Leadership potential and professional promise

Lortz Family Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • GPA of 3.0
  • Financial Need

Ruth and Vincent Mahoney Student Opportunity Fund
Undergraduate student 

  • Superior academic achievement
  • Iowa resident

Susan Elizabeth Meeker Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership qualities

Blanche Miller Family and Consumer Sciences Endowment
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Ruth Morrison Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Financial need
  • Major in food science and human nutrition or apparel, merchandising, and design
  • Superior academic achievement

Hazel Mendell Nelson Family and Consumer Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship
Junior or senior student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Lisa and Craig Peterson Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need
  • Preference to active member of the Greek community

Neva Petersen Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Pike Family Education Scholarship
Undergraduate Student

  • Elementary education, early childhood education, secondary education
  • ISU legacy student

Cheryll Reitmeier & Mary Gilbert Food Science and Human Nutrition Scholarship
Undergraduate student 

  • Enrolled in Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Financial need
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  •  Student working to support education
  • Recipient must provide list of work experiences

May Pearsall Rickert Scholarship
Junior or senior student

  • Superior academic achievement
  • Professional potential
  • Female student
  • Preference in early childhood education

Florence V. Ritchie Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Betty Jeanne Sundling Root Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need preference
  • Superior academic achievement

Louise M. Rosenfeld Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  •  Superior academic achievement

Wayne H. and Gladys T. Scholtes Scholarship Fund
Undergraduate student

  • Financial need
  • Preference for students with major in culinary science or food science and human nutrition
  • Superior academic achievement

Naomi Wilkinson Scott Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement

Severidt Family Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement

Kathryn Bell Seidel Scholarship
Sophomore or junior student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • U.S. citizen
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Financial need

Brock and Ruth Ann Seney Student Teaching Scholarship
Undergraduate student - student teaching semester

  • Seeking licensure in secondary education
  • Financial need
  • Preference to family and consumer sciences or math education

Alethea Paul Sleight Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate student      

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need
  • Preference for student from Muscatine County

Smith/Anderson Family and Consumer Sciences Education Scholarship Fund
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies
  • Preference for teacher licensure in FCS education

Hazel M. Stokes Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Priorities:  female student from Plymouth County; financial need
  • Scholarship ability and achievement

Bernice Strawn Scholarship
Senior student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Preference given to student active in a registered student organization

R. Katherine Taube Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement

Kathryn Knudson Totty Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • U.S. citizen
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Involved in extracurricular activities
  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement

Lulu L. Tregoning Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Graduate of Iowa high school
  • Superior academic achievement

Clareta Walker Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement

Carolyn Brown Ward Scholarship
Junior or senior student

  • Female student
  • Major in food science and human nutrition
  • Financial need
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Leadership qualities

Gary and Jannes (Teply) Weede Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in elementary education
  • Financial need
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Leadership and community volunteering
  • Preference to first generation college student

Esther L. Whetstone Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Major in Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Human Development and Family Studies
  • Superior academic achievement
  • Leadership qualities

Pamela J. and Scott S. White Scholarship for Student Leaders
Undergraduate student

  • Demonstrated exemplary leadership skills (student organizations, professional organizations, community service)
  • Financial need preference

Ethel L. Whitney Opportunity Scholarship Undergraduate student

  • Recipients shall be at least 22 years of age and entering college for the first time.
  • Financial need preference

Margaret Wiese Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Iowa resident
  • Financial need
  • Superior academic achievement

Ellie Williams Memorial Scholarship
Sophomore, junior, or senior student

  • Top 30% of class academically
  • Working to support education
  • Preference to female students

Pearl Rock Williams Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Student majoring in food science and human nutrition or hospitality management
  • Preference to student with 4-H background and interest in Extension as a profession
  • Superior academic achievement

 Ralph W. Williams Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate student

  • Student majoring in food science and human nutrition or hospitality management
  • Preference to student with 4-H background and interest in Extension as a profession
  • Superior academic achievement