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The program is currently closed.


Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

To encourage innovation and creative problem solving, Alliant Energy offers a scholarship program for students pursuing a career in business, applied sciences, technology, engineering and math fields upon graduation.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to the actual or perceived race, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, or sexual orientation of any applicant.

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

  • Be a U.S. resident residing within the Alliant Energy service territory at the time of application;
  • Be a dependent child of a current customer or must be a current customer of one of Alliant Energy’s utility subsidiaries (Interstate Power and Light or Wisconsin Power and Light);
  • Be age 24 or under, enrolling for the first time in full-time undergraduate study in business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) major at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school located within the Alliant Energy Corporation service territory (Iowa and Wisconsin) for the entire upcoming academic year;
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average between 2.5 and 4.00 on a 4.00 scale (or equivalent);

Employees of Alliant Energy Corporation, Scholarship America, their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and the 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 not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award.  Up to twenty-five (25) awards will be granted.

Awards are one-time only and are not renewable.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of those pursuing careers in business, STEM (applied sciences, technology, engineering and math) majors, participation in a leadership role in community service activities and volunteer service work, academic grade point average, standardized test scores and the content of a 350-word essay.  Financial need is not considered.

Recipients are selected by Scholarship America. All information received is considered confidential.  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.


Applicants will be notified in late March.

Payment of Scholarships

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


Recipients must complete an online Scholarship Acceptance Form (SAF) to Scholarship America by the indicated deadline, and notify their college, university or vocational-technical school about the award.  Recipients must also notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information and send a complete transcript when requested.

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

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

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

Alliant Energy has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!