Student Opportunities

The Catt Center offers scholarship programs and internships to develop students’ leadership skills.

The Legacy of Heroines scholarship program provides scholarships and leadership development opportunities to outstanding undergraduates who seek involvement in and knowledge about the political process and public service.

Paid internships are available to undergraduate students to work on special projects, events or research sponsored by the Catt Center. The center also hires graduate student assistants from time to time, based on research needs.

Scholarships for the Leadership Studies Program’s Global Leadership Study Abroad are available through the center’s Stanley Global Leaders fund. Study in New Zealand in Summer 2022 or in Sweden in Summer 2023.

In addition, the Catt Center has developed these informational resources for students:

Our student newsletter contains information on campus and off-campus events and opportunities related to politics or public service. It is published every other week during the spring and fall semesters. Subscribe to or submit an item for PolitiCYze. All submissions must align with Iowa State’s Principles of Community.

College students with questions about registering to vote and voting in elections can visit the Voting FAQs for College Students page.

Students researching Carrie Chapman Catt can find information about her life, including the Carrie Chapman Catt FAQs, created from questions asked by middle school students researching History Day projects on Catt.