How to apply

All annual CLAS undergraduate scholarship applications are currently located on the Iowa Scholarship Portal. Once there, you can see which scholarships your quality for, as well as a list of CLAS specific scholarships.

  • To see a list of CLAS specific scholarships set the filter to "College of Liberal Arts and Sciences". 
  • To view a list of all the CLAS scholarships for which you may apply, complete the UI General Application and select the "Recommended" filter.

Some CLAS applications are tied to the CLAS conditional application while others may require you to complete a separate application.

Iowa Scholarship Portal

Undergraduate honors and research scholarships are available for currently enrolled undergraduate students in a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences degree granting program. These scholarships each have their own application process which is explained on it's scholarship page. 

Find undergraduate honors or research scholarship opportunities

Many departments within CLAS offer specific scholarships and funding opportunities for students pursuing their majors. Please visit the undergraduate programs section of the department website for the specific major you are studying for more information.

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Application period and award announcements

Entering first time, first year students

The application period for entering first time, first year scholarships will be October 16, 2023 through December 3, 2023. The CLAS Scholarship award winners will be announced after the pending updates to the 2024-2025 FAFSA are complete.

Current CLAS undergraduate students

The application period for current CLAS undergraduate students will be December 1, 2023, through January 21, 2024. The CLAS Scholarship award winners will be announced after the pending updates to the 2024-2025 FAFSA are complete.

FAFSA reminders

  • If you are a new incoming first year student or new transfer student, be sure to have your 2024-2025 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completed and submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid by (as soon as possible after it opens - December 2023. Date has not yet been announced). 
  • All financial need-based scholarships require completion of the FAFSA for consideration.

Questions? Contact Us.

We're here to help! Contact CLAS Undergraduate Programs with questions about scholarship applications.