Students living in Alliant Energy communities have big goals and a lot of hard work ahead of them. We want to help ease the financial hurdles of going to college while strengthening the places we call home.
Through partnerships with students, colleges and universities in our communities, we offer scholarships for students who are beginning their next chapter in higher education. If you or someone you know is headed off to a two- or four-year college, university or technical/vocation school, we might be able to help them on their journey.
In 2020, our scholarships reached 133 students pursuing their career goals. Our contributions offset tuition costs and students loans by providing more than $150,000 in support.
Apply for an Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship
Alliant Energy recognizes outstanding community leadership in young people and helps students reach their academic goals.
Up to 25 $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students annually through the Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship Program.
Award selection is based on participation in a leadership role in community service activities and volunteer work; academic grade point average; standardized test scores; and the content of a 300-word essay submission.
To be eligible, scholarship applicants must have participated in a leadership role in community service work or volunteer activities. They must also meet the following criteria:
- Be age 24 or under;
- Be a dependent child of a current customer, or be a current customer, of one of Alliant Energy's utility subsidiaries (Interstate Power and Light or Wisconsin Power and Light);
- Have a cumulative high school grade point average between 2.50 and 4.00 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) - emphasis will be placed on community service leadership activities;
- Reside within the Alliant Energy service territory at the time of application; and
- Plan to enroll in, for the first time, beginning in the fall of 2018, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school located within the Alliant Energy service territory.
Employees of Alliant Energy Corporation, Scholarship America, their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family (spouses, parents, children or siblings and their spouses) and persons living in the same household of such employees, who are employed at the time of application are ineligible to receive a scholarship.
A scholarship committee will carefully review each application in search of the most deserving recipients. Judges will consider several criteria, including:
- Leadership experience and community service or volunteer activities;
- Academic grade point average;
- Standardized test scores; and
- The content of a 300-word essay submission.
Rank-in-class will not be a determining factor. Scholarship awards are for one year only and are limited to undergraduate study. Applications will be accepted from December 1 to February 17.
Questions? Contact Jeni Marks, Program Manager at (507) 931-8349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full list of scholarships offered by Alliant Energy
In addition to the scholarships above, a number of opportunities are also available through our partnering schools. These scholarship opportunities are reflective of careers in the energy industry. Application and selection for these scholarships are managed by each individual school. Please contact the school to learn how to apply.
|Institution||city||awards||areas of study/other designation|
Coe College (Endowment)
|Cedar Rapids||1||One for Business|
|Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement||Iowa State Fair||1||One for Agriculture|
Iowa Lakes Community College
|Estherville||2||Two for Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Program|
Iowa State University (Endowment)
Four for Engineering
Two for Agriculture
One reserved for the child of an Alliant Energy employee
|Kirkwood Community College||Cedar Rapids||1||One for Energy Production and Distribution Technologies Program|
|Marshalltown Community College||Marshalltown||3|
|Northeast Iowa Community College||Peosta||2||Two for Gas Utility Construction and Service|
|Northwest Iowa Community College||Sheldon||6||Six for Powerline or Powerline Technology|
|University of Northern Iowa (Endowment)||Cedar Falls||5||
Five for College of Business Administration
One reserved for the child of an Alliant Energy employee
One reserved for a minority
|institution||city||awards||areas of study/other designation|
|Blackhawk Technical College||Janesville||9||
Six for Electric Power Distribution
One for Electro-Mechanical Technology
One for Computer Numerical Control Technician
One for Welding
|Madison Area Technical College||Madison||3||
One for Computer Information Systems
One for Accounting
One for Civil/Mechanical Engineering
Mid-State Technical College
One for Electrical Power Engineering Technician
One for Industrial Mechanical Technician
|Moraine Park Technical College||Beaver Dam||7||
Four for Electrical Power Distribution
Three for Gas Utility Construction
|Northeast Wisconsin Technical College||Green Bay||3||
Three for Gas Utility Construction or Electrical Power Distribution
One of those reserved for a minority or female
|Southwest Wisconsin Technical College||Fennimore||6||Six for Electrical Power Distribution|
|UW-Fond du Lac||Fond du Lac||1||One for Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Computer Systems, Science or Environmental Science|
Two for Engineering (School of Engineering - Diversity Affairs)
|UW-Platteville||Platteville||5||Five for Agriculture, Business Administration, Engineering, Accounting, Communication Technologies, Comprehensive Business or Computer Science|
|UW-Rock County||Janesville||1||One for Mechanical Engineering|
|UW-Sheboygan||Sheboygan||1||One for Engineering, Agriculture or Environmental Studies|
|UW-Whitewater||Whitewater||3||Three for Business and IT|
Employees of Alliant Energy Corporation, Scholarship America, their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family (spouses, parents, children or siblings and their spouses) and persons living in the same household of such employees who are employed at the time of application are ineligible to receive a scholarship through any of the above-mentioned programs unless otherwise noted.