Scholarships are only available for full-time students, unless otherwise indicated. Scholarships range from $2,000 – $6,000.
All prospective students that submit a completed application are considered for the scholarships. There is not a special application form. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notified in your acceptance letter.
Rising Star MBA Scholarship
Awarded to high potential students who start their MBA immediately upon completing their undergraduate degree at Iowa State University. To be eligible, students must have a 3.0+ GPA, at least one internship or coop related to their undergraduate major, and experience holding leadership positions on campus.
Diversity MBA Scholarship
Awarded to students who will bring a richly diverse perspective to the Iowa State MBA. Recognizing that the MBA experience is enhanced by a widely-diverse student population, the Iowa State MBA seeks candidates whose background and experiences are less represented in the program. Ethnic and global diversity, unique work histories, and atypical academic degrees within the Iowa State MBA student body are the ideal outcomes behind the Diversity MBA Scholarship.
Leadership in Service MBA Scholarship
Awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership within their communities and to society at large. The Iowa State MBA seek candidates who realize tomorrow’s business leaders must embrace corporate citizenship and global sustainability. The Leadership in Service MBA Scholarship recognizes students who through their extraordinary efforts and dedication are making a difference in this world one small step at a time.
Military personnel, we thank you for your service and value your leadership training. Veterans who have been on active duty within three years prior to applying are eligible for the Leadership in Service MBA Scholarship.
Cardinal and Gold MBA Scholarship
Awarded to students who are alumni of Iowa State University. Many graduates have fond memories of their time spent at Iowa State and have achieved success in their first jobs after college. You are invited to return to your alma mater to refocus and retool for that next step in your career through the Iowa State MBA. The Cardinal and Gold MBA Scholarship recognizes exemplary alumni in the full-time program.
Renewable Energy Group MBA Scholarship
Awarded to students concurrently enrolled in the STEM MBA program. Preference given to students majoring in chemical engineering, agricultural engineering, and biological engineering or have a focus in the area of finance or supply chain management.
Kingland STEM MBA Scholarship
Awarded to students concurrently enrolled in the STEM MBA program preferably, but not limited to, engineering or computer science majors. Residents of IA, MN, ND, SD, IL, WI, or NE.
ZAGG, Inc. MBA Scholarship
Awarded to students enrolled in the MBA program preferably, but not limited to, the STEM MBA concurrent degree program.
Bill and Raedene Kalm Full-time MBA Leadership Scholarship
Awarded to full-time MBA students with preference to students exemplifying an innovative spirit, outstanding leadership, and/or accomplishments.
Bill and Raedene Kalm Professional MBA Encouragement Scholarship
Awarded to Professional MBA students who work for companies or organizations with no (or limited) employee tuition assistance program and who show leadership accomplishments/potential, career success, community engagement and/or a commitment to lifelong learning and personal/professional growth.
Top Performing MBA Student Scholarship
Awarded by the MBA core faculty to recognize a full-time, second-year MBA student for outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership inside and outside the classroom.
Top Performing MBA Team Scholarship
Awarded by the MBA core faculty to recognize full-time, second-year MBA students for their ability to work effectively together as a team and to develop important collaborative skills.
Charles B. Handy MBA Scholarship
Awarded to individuals and teams participating in the Iowa State University MBA Case Competition.
Professional MBA Student Scholarship
Awarded to the “Top Performing Student” and “Top Performing Team” in each cohort finishing the professional MBA core curriculum. Core faculty will select the best professional MBA student and best professional MBA team and announce the winners at the end-of-the core celebration.
Brian Mennecke MBA Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to MBA students with backgrounds and career interests in information systems.
Dr. Brian Mennecke was a professor of management information systems in the College of Business at Iowa State University for seventeen years. He taught courses in the MBA program and mentored many graduate students during his career. His research focused on technology issues including the influence of social and digital media on consumer decisions, security and privacy concerns related to mobile commerce and facial recognition systems, as well as collaboration in virtual worlds.