Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards $3.5 Million in Scholarships for 2019-20

September 25th, 2019

AMES, Iowa – The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University has awarded nearly $3.5 million in scholarships to students for the 2019-20 academic year.

Since 2005, scholarship totals for incoming freshmen and current students have tripled, thanks to gifts from donors.

The college’s study abroad program is an example of the benefits these gifts provide students. Last year the program awarded more than $221,000 in scholarships, to 358 students, who studied in 36 countries. Study abroad scholarships provide opportunities for numerous students to study on all seven continents.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ranks in the top 6 percent of agricultural colleges in the world, has the third largest undergraduate student body among agricultural colleges nationwide, offering 28 undergraduate and 35 graduate majors. The college hosts the nation’s largest ag career fair every fall. The placement rate for graduates is 98.4 percent and has been 97 percent or higher for more than 20 years.

Over the past decade, 11 college professors have been honored with national teaching excellence awards in food and agricultural sciences.

Students enrolled in the college or planning to enter the college in the coming year should visit to learn more about available funds.   


Melea Reicks Licht, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, (515) 294-8892,