The Generations Award is awarded to students who have been offered admission to Iowa State University and who are nonresident children or grandchildren of Iowa State graduates. A graduate is defined as any person who has been awarded a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from Iowa State University.

The application for the Generations Award must be completed by March 1, 2024. In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must provide information so the graduation of the parent, step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent, or great-grandparent may be verified. Students may complete the scholarship application form available online below. The Generations Award is worth $6,000 ($1,500 per year for four years) and can be combined with the Adventure, Journey, or Quest Awards, and the Exploration Award.

Scholarship Eligibility

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to receive the Generations Award:

  • Students who have a parent, step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent, or great-grandparent who graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree.
  • Students who enroll at Iowa State University as a new full-time, nonresident, undergraduate student beginning summer or fall term.
  • Completion and verification of the scholarship application form.

The Generations Award application will be available in September.