Ellis Foundation Awards at Iowa State University

The Ellis Foundation, in partnership with an Anonymous Donor, are pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity at Iowa State University. 

Eligibility Guidelines 

  • Female high school seniors attending a rural school district in Iowa 
  • Single parent household
  • Attending Iowa State University 
  • Priority consideration is given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 21 or higher who display financial need
  • Priority for those pursuing careers in agriculture, business, economics, marketing, or communications 

Application Process 

  • Request access to our online application through this form 
  • Applicants are selected for interviews on a rolling basis. Not all applicants will be chosen for an interview. Once interviewed, those who receive the scholarship will be notified by mail by May 1 

Scholarship Specifics 

  • Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher throughout college 
  • Scholarship awards are typically up to $1,000 a semester, for up to eight consecutive semesters 
  • All monies are paid directly to the university for college-billed expenses only  
  • Each semester, students are required to write one thank you note, attend one mentoring session in person, and participate in our Ellis peer-to-peer mentoring program