In addition to our financial support through assistantships, the College of Human Sciences (CHS) offers a limited number of scholarship opportunities to students yearly. These scholarships are offered to both incoming and continuing students each year. The Graduate Education Committee reviews admission applications as well as current students' productivity in the areas of coursework, teaching, research, and service each year to determine who receives scholarships based on the pool of students who apply.
The CHS scholarship application should be submitted to HDFS.Scholarships@iastate.edu preferably at the same time as your other application materials, but no later than the deadline for scholarship applications (February 1). Scholarship application deadline for continuing students is March 1.
Additional scholarship resources
Graduate student research fund
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), as part of its mission to educate and support the learning experiences of its graduate students, offers the Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The fund supports thesis ($750) or dissertation ($1,000) research.
Application deadline: Rolling deadline
Submitting request: Follow the instructions on the Grad Research Fund.
Graduate student travel fund
HDFS pays up to $500 for HDFS graduate students traveling to present a refereed paper or poster.
HDFS does not have the funds to support students who are only traveling and not presenting; however, GPSS Travel PAG funds can be requested.
Use the Travel Template to create your budget.
HDFS does not have a form developed for requesting the HDFS travel funds, so students must use the GPSS Travel PAG form to request HDFS funding. The HDFS travel funds are in addition to Graduate College and Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS Travel PAG) funds.
Submitting request: All PAG forms must be submitted to HDFS first (to Linda Ritland, 2330 Palmer) as soon as possible after receiving confirmation of registration.