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. 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


The application period is open Sept. 1, 2019 – March 2, 2020, and is through Iowa State’s OneApp scholarship portal.

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.

*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.


2019-2020 Legacy of Heroines scholars

  • Mary Anton, Beth Bierbaum Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Heather Baier, Phyllis Davis Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Crystal Brandenburg, Elizabeth Hoffman and Brian R. Binger Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Martha Broadnax, 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
  • Lucy Dougherty, Elizabeth Hoffman and Brian R. Binger Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Madeline Farringer, Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for Women in Science
  • Morgan Fritz, Katherine Bruntlett Annin Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Sarah Gardner, Maxine M. Burch Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Daniela Gatica, Claire B. Andreasen Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Grace Jakes, Claire B. Andreasen Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Abigail Mankins, Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for Women in Science
  • Sarah Meisch, Jane Greimann Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Lena Menefee-Cook, Phyllis Davis Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Mckenzie Meradith, Meylor Family Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Sarah Moody, Jane Greimann Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Montserrat Ponce-Parra, Katherine Bruntlett Annin Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Kaitlyn Sanchez, Joanne and Charles Kuster Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Smruthi Sandhanam, Haselhoff Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Madeline Sinovic, Elizabeth Hoffman and Brian R. Binger Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Olivia Skwerski, James R. and Lauri K. Young Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Toni Sleugh, Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for Women in Science
  • Sierra Stalians, Rice-Neville Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Jazlyn Talley, Phyllis Davis Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Matthew Voss, Rice-Neville Legacy of Heroines Scholarship
  • Cody Woodruff, Rice-Neville Legacy of Heroines Scholarship