Thanks to many generous supporters of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, over $125,000 in departmental scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Agricultural Systems Technology, and Industrial Technology.

Several scholarships may be awarded based on need. You need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form either over the web or through the ISU Office of Student Financial Aid.

Description of scholarships available in ABE

Incoming First Year and Transfer Students

Deadline: July 1

Go to the link below and click on <Add new item> to start your application.

Incoming First Year Students

Transfer Students

Depending on your major, you will considered for different scholarships.  Submitting the application above will include you for consideration for all possible ABE scholarships.  Information on the scholarships available can be found below.

Returning Students

Deadline:  February 1

This year undergraduate scholarship applications for ALL ABE students (regardless of your curriculum) will be made through the College of Engineering on-line application for current students:

Note that the application deadline this year is 4:00 PM on February 1st. To avoid last minute problems review the on-line application tip-sheet and sample application form posted on the COE scholarship webpage, and apply well in advance of the deadline.

ABE Department Scholarships for Study Abroad Experiences

Scholarships are available for all Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering undergraduate and graduate students who are or will be participating in study abroad experiences including student exchange programs, study abroad travel courses, and international professional development. To apply for the upcoming spring 2019 semester, complete the ABE Study Abroad Scholarship Form and email to Elaine Phompheng, ABE Student Services, at by 5 pm on Friday, November 16, 2018.

For ABE technology students, study abroad scholarships are also available from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. For more information and an application form, please go to

For ABE engineering students, scholarships are also available from the College of Engineering. For more information, please go to

Application dates for the Colleges are listed on their respective pages.

Safety Scholarships Requiring Separate Application

Iowa Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council Scholarship (for ITec Occupational Safety students; and students pursuing the Safety Certificate and declaring an interest in safety/health as a career)

Safety student that has an interest in a career in construction, highway, industrial or agricultural safety and health and display need and/or academic excellence. Students are interviewed by members of the Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council. Applications for the 2017 Scholarship Program will be available in late summer 2017.

Seed Science Scholarship

2019 Seed Science Scholarship due 5:00 PM on January 28, 2019

David Lambert 'Hunger Fighter' Memorial Scholarship

Application due 5:00 PM on Monday, October 1, 2019 / Click here for more information.

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