Scholarships

Legacy of Heroines Scholarship Program

Most of the leadership development programs offered by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center are open to both women and men enrolled at Iowa State University. The only exception is the Legacy of Heroines scholarship program, which was developed in the mid-1990s by donors to support female students. Some, but not all, of the Legacy of Heroines scholarships are designated for female students based on the wishes of donors who provide their funding.

Applications for the 2018-19 academic year will open Dec. 5, 2017.

Awards for each scholarship are for one academic year (fall and spring semesters) and may be renewed based on program participation.

Questions? Contact Kristine Perkins at 515.294.9867 or perkinsk@iastate.edu.

Claire B. Andreasen Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Interest in animal health
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and/or interest in women's issues and/or traditionally underrespresnted groups
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Preference for a student interested in attending the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Preference to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid

Katherine Bruntlett Annin Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate female
  • U.S. citizen
  • Enrolled in the College of Human Sciences

Beth Bierbaum Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Female
  • Preference shall go to an applicant majoring in mathematics. If there are no qualified mathematics majors the second preference should go to a secondary education major with a mathematics minor. If there are still no qualified applicants then third preference should go to a statistics or computer science major.
  • Preference shall be given to an applicant who demonstrates financial need determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid

Maxine M. Burch Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Available to students of any class standing

Elverna Christian Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Recipient should demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Female
  • Scholastic aptitude, leadership qualities and personal circumstances will be considered
  • Preference to students participating in the performing arts (including theater, music, band, etc.)

Phyllis Davis Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate female student who has graduated from high school in, or who currently resides in Polk County, Iowa. If there are no qualified applicants in Polk County, recipients residing in the immediate surrounding counties of Dallas, Boone, Story, Jasper, Marion, Warren, or Madison, Iowa may be selected.
  • Enrolled and pursuing a major at Iowa State University

Jane Greimann Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Female undergraduate student at Iowa State University

Elizabeth Hoffman and Brian R. Binger Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • High scholastic aptitude, strong leadership qualities and personal circumstances will be considered when selecting recipients

Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for Women in Science

Award: $3,000 - $5,000 (based on need and availability of funds)

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate female student(s) majoring in the one of the science programs with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with preference to physics majors
  • Applicants should demonstrate consistently good scholarship, with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Demonstrated financial need will also be a consideration.

Political Science Alumni Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student majoring in political science

Rice-Neville Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Full-time student enrolled at Iowa State University
  • Undergraduate or graduate student

James R. and Lauri K. Young Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Female student enrolled at Iowa State University
  • Preference shall be given to students who participate in choral or other music activities.

Joanne and Charles Kuster Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and leadership skills
  • Full-time student at Iowa State University
  • Must have sophomore, junior or senior class standing

Haselhoff Family Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Available to students regardless of class standing

Meylor Family Legacy of Heroines Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Available to students regardless of class standing
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Alice Rodine Community Activism Fund

Criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time at Iowa State University
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • May be awarded as an internship or scholarship

Sharon Rodine Leadership and Advocacy Fund

Criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time at Iowa State University
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • May be awarded as an internship or scholarship