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Apply for an Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship

Community Service 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.

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2014 Scholarship recipients

  • Daniel Blom - Marshalltown, Iowa (Home school and Marshalltown High School)
  • Adria Braley - Blanchardville, Wis. (Lincoln High School)
  • Chad Bruss - Markesan, Wis. (Markesan High School)
  • Emily Dalsky - Amherst Junction, Wis. (Amherst High School)
  • John Damrow - Delavan, Wis. (Delavan-Darien High School)
  • Emily Eickert - Bryant, Iowa (Northeast High School)
  • Amanda Eilbes - Brownsville, Wis. (Mayville High School)
  • Emily Fredrick - Pine River, Wis. (Berlin High School)
  • Tyler Hammil - Milton, Wis. (Milton High School)
  • Julia Handel - Madison, Wis. (Middleton High School)
  • Cami Hoerth - Fond du Lac, Wis. (Horace Mann High School)
  • Lexa Krug - Dysart, Iowa (Union High School)
  • Andrew McEvoy - Central City, Iowa (North Linn High School)
  • Kaitlyn Mielke - Mauston, Wis. (Mauston High School)
  • Andrew Mercer - Dubuque, Iowa (Wahlert Catholic High School)
  • Courtney Milz - Howards Grove, Wis. (Howards Grove High Schoo)l
  • Jennifer Oppor - Ripon, Wis. (Ripon High School)
  • Jessica Rollins - Mauston, Wis. (Mauston High School)
  • Erica Robison - Winfield, Iowa (Winfield-Mount Union High School)
  • Alisa Ryan - Williamsburg, Iowa (Williamsburg High School)
  • Kacie Schumann - Belmond, Iowa (Belmond-Klemme High School)
  • Sarah Temus - Dysart, Iowa (Union High School)
  • Meghan Vieth - Darlington, Wis. (Darlington High School)
  • Robert Wyss - Janesville, Wis. (Parker High School)
  • Shelby Yates - Reinbeck, Iowa (Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School)

Eligibility guidelines

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 2014, 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.

Review criteria

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 15.


You may now apply online. Please click on the link below to apply:

Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship

FOR ANY QUESTIONS regarding the Scholarship Program, please contact Dawn Lehtinen, Program Manager, 507-931-0482 or dlehtinen@scholarshipamerica.org.