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Alliant Energy Children of Employees Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Alliant Energy Children of Employees Scholarship Program was created to provide financial assistance to children of Alliant Energy employees who have a well-rounded high school experience and are pursuing higher education.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Alliant Energy Children of Employees Scholarship Program must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Must be a dependent* child of an Alliant Energy benefit-eligible employee who has a minimum of one year of continuous service by January 1. Children of employees who have retired from the company and are covered by the pension plan or children of deceased employees (employed full-time at the time of death or who died after retiring) are also eligible for the program.
    *Dependent children are described in the company’s insurance plans.
  • Applicants must be current high school seniors or recent (within three years) high school graduates who will be starting their first year of full-time study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States and are in a program leading to a certificate or associate or bachelor’s degree. Note: students who are taking/have taken post-secondary college courses prior to graduating from high school are considered eligible.

Dependent children of company officers, vice presidents, and directors are not eligible.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award.  Up to twenty-five (25) awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable, and are limited to one per family per year.

Federal service academy applicants are eligible to apply.  Applicants attending U.S. Service academies if chosen as a recipient will receive a one-time $1,500 award.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Alliant Energy for the Children of Employees Scholarship Program. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Alliant Energy play a part in the selection. Decisions are final and are not subject to appeal.  The program is competitive; not all applicants will be selected as recipients.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 19, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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