Legacy of Heroines Scholarship Program

The Legacy of Heroines program, launched in 1996, provides scholarships to outstanding students who seek involvement in and knowledge about the political process and public service. Since its inception, the program has provided scholarships to 261 students.

Scholarship awards are based on academic merit, leadership and specific criteria established by scholarship donors.

As part of the criteria set by donors, Legacy of Heroines scholarship recipients are required to participate in mentoring and leadership development programs through the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. These programs include field trips, dinners with speakers, campus activities and skills development workshops.

Scholarship requirements


By completing one application (the OneApp), you will be considered for ISU Office of Student Financial Aid scholarships, LAS College scholarships, and department scholarships. There are many scholarships that consider academic achievement, financial need, major, career interest and other factors. You only need to complete the OneApp to be considered for any of these scholarships.

Log in to OneApp. Application deadline is March 1, 2021.

*When completing your OneApp general application, be sure to look for the scholarship opportunity called “Carrie Chapman Catt Legacy of Heroines Scholarships” to ensure you are considered for a Legacy of Heroines scholarship.


2020-2021 Legacy of Heroines scholars

  • Jaden Ahlrichs, Meylor Family Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Heather Baier, Phyllis Davis Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Molly Blanco, James R. and Lauri K. Young Choral Music Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Megan Brown, Jane Greimann Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Kathryn Burns, Political Science Alumni Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Delaney Conrad, Claire B. Andreasen Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Nyamal Diew, Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for Women in Science
  • Madeline Farringer, Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for Women in Science
  • Morgan Fritz, Katherine Bruntlett Annin Scholarship
  • Teagan Gara, Sharon and Alice Rodine Leadership and Advocacy Internship
  • Meg Grice, Elizabeth Hoffman and Brian R. Binger Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Peyton Hamel, Elizabeth Hoffman and Brian R. Binger Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Madelyn Huinker, Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for Women in Science
  • Grace Jakes, Claire B. Andreasen Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Grace Johnson, Phyllis Davis Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Natalie Jones, Kedrowski and Fitzgerald Family Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Rachel Junck, Rice-Neville Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Abigail Mankins, Elizabeth Hoffman and Brian R. Binger Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Tamara McConnell, Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for Women in Science
  • Lena Menefee-Cook, Maxine M. Burch Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Gabriela Nieves-Colon, Claire B. Andreasen Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Anna Olson, Kedrowski and Fitzgerald Family Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Nicole Schmitt, Beth Bierbaum Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Amy Smith, Haselhoff Family Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Jessica Stabler, Carrie Chapman Catt Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Kaylee Van Maanen, Joanne and Charles Kuster Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Amy Yager, Rice-Neville Legacy of Heroines Scholarship