ISE Departmental Scholarships

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers these scholarship opportunities to undergraduates, available to students who meet qualifying standards. Faculty are happy to provide students with help navigating the application process and provide letters of recommendation.  

To apply for these awards and to see a full list of scholarships available, please visit the UI College of Engineering Scholarship Portal

  • Burt and Marilyn Gearhart Industrial and Systems Engineering Scholarship for industrial engineering students, with a preference to support those demonstrating financial need

  • Betty Pearl Simon Prize for a graduating senior with interests in a research career

  • Fethke Industrial Engineering Scholarship for industrial engineering students who attended high school in Iowa

  • James and Marie Buck Scholarship for juniors, seniors, and graduate students, with an emphasis on human factors and economics

  • Leo Ladehoff Engineering Scholarship for industrial engineering students

ISE Awards 

  • J.W.Deegan Fund to provide funding for conference travel expenses for industrial engineering students. For more information, email

College of Engineering and University Scholarships 

Other scholarships are available outside of the ISE department, both through the College of Engineering and the University of Iowa.  

Visit the College of Engineering Scholarship page. Or, apply directly through the Scholarship Portal