Scholarships

Some college and university merit scholarships are automatically awarded based on your academic credentials. Others, including most Greenlee School scholarships, require completing an application through Iowa State’s OneApp scholarship portal.

2020-21 Greenlee School Scholarships – Deadlines and Criteria:

We see your ambition, your drive and your desire to make your mark, and we want to invest in your success. Because of the generosity of our donors, the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication awards over $100,000 in scholarships to its students annually.

Apply for Greenlee School scholarships using OneApp. You must complete the five designated Greenlee School questions in the LAS application portion of OneApp by the stated deadline to be considered for scholarships.

The Greenlee School scholarship selection committee will use the information available in OneApp as of the deadlines listed below.

For incoming first-year students:

  • Sept. 1, 2019: OneApp open to all incoming students.
  • Dec. 1, 2019: Deadline for FAFSA filing for priority consideration for financial aid.
  • Dec. 2, 2019 (11:59 p.m.): Deadline for Fall 2020 incoming freshmen scholarship applications.

For current undergraduate students and transfer students:

  • Sept. 1, 2019: OneApp open to all current undergraduate and transfer students.
  • Dec. 1, 2019: Deadline for FAFSA filing for priority consideration for financial aid.
  • March 2, 2020 (11:59 p.m.): Deadline for Fall 2020 current and transfer student scholarship applications.

499A scholarships for current students:

  • The Greenlee School 499A scholarship application for the awarding of Summer 2020 scholarships is not yet available in OneApp.

Students must be enrolled full-time with a primary major in advertising, journalism and mass communication or public relations at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication for the semester in which the scholarship is issued. Students are considered full-time during the semester for which they are enrolled in ADVRT, JL MC or P R 499A: Professional Media Internship.


Iowa State University Scholarships

Iowa State University’s OneApp scholarship portal allows incoming, current and transfer students to submit scholarship applications in one system. The Office of Student Financial Aid, academic colleges and departments and other campus units will use the information available in OneApp to select scholarship recipients.

OneApp will open Sept. 1, 2019, for the awarding of 2020-21 scholarships. Deadlines will vary depending upon the scholarship or opportunity. Students are encouraged to log in to OneApp early and often to ensure deadlines are met.

There will be some university scholarships not using OneApp to award 2020-21 scholarships. Go to the additional ISU scholarships page to view other scholarships available at Iowa State.

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The Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship

The Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship supports aspiring journalists at the Greenlee School and is made possible by the White House Historical Association and Mr. David M. Rubenstein.


ISU Scholarships for Incoming and Current Students

With Iowa State University’s new OneApp scholarship portal, undergraduate students can submit scholarship applications in one system. The Office of Student Financial Aid, academic colleges and departments, and other campus units will use the information available in OneApp to select scholarship recipients.


Nationally Competitive Awards

The University Honors Program provides high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students with information and guidance on preparing for competitive, national- and international-level fellowship and scholarship opportunities.

It also maintains a directory of Nationally Competitive Awards in the following categories: STEM-Based; Graduate School Funding; Study/Research/Language Abroad; Public Service & Foreign Affairs; Summer, GAP & Experiential Programs; and Awards for Multicultural Students.

It’s worth nothing most application processes require you to plan at least six months in advance. We encourage you to explore the opportunities focusing first on eligibility requirements and next on scholar profiles and details of the award to evaluate the feasibility of your candidacy.


External Scholarship Opportunities

The Greenlee School maintains a list of external scholarship opportunities that may be of interest to our majors. If you'd like to submit a scholarship for inclusion on the list, email greenlee@iastate.edu.