Scholarships and financial aid

Students only need to fill out either the College of Human Sciences undergraduate or graduate scholarship application to automatically apply for department-level and college-level scholarships. By filling out your single application, CHS uses it to gather your information and consider you for appropriate scholarships from our pool of more than 100 scholarship funds.

Below is a list of department level scholarships included in our scholarship pool. College of Human Sciences scholarship applications open September 1. The deadline (changes yearly) for applications is listed on the College scholarship web pages

Prospective student scholarships

The following scholarships must be completed through the College of Human Sciences scholarship application:

Incoming freshman scholarship

Purpose: Recognize early professional potential and academic promise in an incoming first-year student.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum high school rank of 90% and ACT composite score of 26 or an SAT score of 1180.
  2. Must enter Iowa State during the fall semester to pursue a major in Kinesiology and Health or Pre-Athletic Training. The scholarship is paid half for fall semester and the other half in spring semester.  If students change majors before spring semester, they forfeit the second half of the scholarship.
  3. Must demonstrate high school activities and/or work experience that indicates leadership potential and early professional interest in careers related to physical activity, sport, fitness and/or health.

Procedure: Complete the OneApp application — both the general and College of Human Sciences sections.  

Award amount: Variable up to $1,000 each.

Incoming transfer student scholarship

Purpose: To recognize excellence in scholarship and early professional commitment during undergraduate work at a community college within the state of Iowa.

Qualifications:

  1. Student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and a minimum of 45 credits completed from an Iowa community college.
  2. Student must enter Iowa State in the fall semester to major in Kinesiology and Health or Pre-Athletic Training. The scholarship is paid half for fall semester and the other half in spring semester.  If students change majors before spring semester, they forfeit the second half of the scholarship.
  3. Student must demonstrate active involvement in early professional experiences that will enhance and/or lead to careers in physical activity, sport, fitness or health (ie. jobs or volunteer experiences, clubs, organizations, etc.).

Procedure: Complete the OneApp application — both the general and College of Human Sciences sections. 

Award amount: Variable up to $1,000 each.

Current student scholarships

The following scholarships must be completed through the College of Human Sciences scholarship application:

Barbara E. Forker Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize an undergraduate student in Kinesiology and Health or Athletic Training who exhibits academic excellence -- preference given to a student who is interested in working with physically challenged individuals.

Qualifications:

  1. At the time of application, the student must be a full-time undergraduate KIN major with at least sophomore classification and a minimum of 3 semesters remaining until graduation.
  2. Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  3. Demonstrate financial need through FAFSA form for current academic year.
  4. Preference will be given to a student who has shown a commitment to projects and/or activities that involve physically challenged individuals.
  5. The award is to be given to one or more students per year and is renewable if a student continues to meet the criteria.

Procedure: Complete the OneApp application — both the general and College of Human Sciences sections. 

Award amount: Variable up to $1000 each.

Germaine G. Guiot Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize a junior level student who has achieved high academic standing and has contributed significant service to his/her curriculum and profession.

Qualifications:

  1. At the time of application, the student must be a full-time undergraduate KIN major, with at least sophomore classification and a minimum of 3 semesters remaining until graduation.
  2. Must have a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  3. Preference given to those with financial need.
  4. Student must have demonstrated service and leadership through some or all of the following:
  • Professional volunteer/work experiences.
  • Membership and active roles in departmental clubs. Membership, attendance and contributions to professional organizations, workshops, meetings.
  • Involvement as student representative on department, college or university committees.
  • Papers, projects or presentations that support professional potential.

Procedure: Complete the OneApp application — both the general and College of Human Sciences sections. 

Award amount: Variable up to $1,000 each.

Cheri Goslar/Cap and Tippy Timm Scholarship

Purpose: To recognize a junior level student in Physical Education Teacher Education who has high academic standing and has contributed significant service to his/her curriculum and profession.

Qualifications:

  1. At the time of application, the student must be a full-time undergraduate KIN major in physical education teacher education, with at least sophomore classification and a minimum of 3 semesters remaining until graduation.
  2. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher at the time of application.
  3. Preference given to those with financial need.
  4. Student must have demonstrated service and leadership through some or all of the following:
  • Professional volunteer/work experiences.
  • Membership and active roles in departmental clubs. Membership, attendance and contributions to professional organizations, workshops, meetings.
  • Involvement as student representative on department, college or university committees.
  • Papers, projects or presentations that support professional potential.

Procedure: Complete the OneApp application — both the general and College of Human Sciences sections. 

Award amount: Variable up to $1,000 each.