About WiSE Scholarships

WiSE scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $1,000 or $2,000 each academic year to incoming, transfer and current students who are enrolled in STEM majors at Iowa State. Additionally, WiSE awards one full tuition scholarship each year. 

NEW for 2018-19: The WiSE Scholarship Application is part of the University Scholarship Application (One App). You will be asked if you would like to apply for the WiSE Scholarship and if you answer yes, you will be directed to the essay question prompt.


Scholarship Requirements:

  • Must be majoring or planning to major in an undergraduate STEM field at Iowa State University
  • Identify as female (This includes women who are cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etc.).

Essay Guidelines:

  • Must address essay questions
  • Must be proofread and spell-checked
  • Demonstrate effort and professional communication

One App Tips and Suggestions:

  • Click save in your one app application frequently (you will be logged out after 30 minutes of inactivity).
  • Type your essays in a word document, then copy and paste it into the One App application rather than typing your essay responses directly into the One App application.

 Applications & Deadlines 

Incoming Freshman Student Application deadline is December 1, 2018

Transfer (Incoming) Student Application deadline is February 1, 2019

Current Student Application deadline is February 1, 2019

Apply here. All applications open on October 1, 2018.

WiSE is able to offer scholarships through the generosity of our donors: Janice Davison, Diane Brandt, Sylvia Stoesser Memorial, Laurel Ann Crowe, Charles T. Wright, Olga Margaret Thompson and Program for Women in Science and Engineering Committee. 


Additional Scholarships

ECSEL Scholarship: for incoming and undergraduate students majoring in computer, software, or electrical engineering.


Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information

Allie Parrott • Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs • aparrott@iastate.edu • 515-294-5278