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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 high school graduation.

The 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 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 in good standing or a current customer in good standing of one of Alliant Energy’s utility subsidiaries (Interstate Power and Light Co. or Wisconsin Power and Light Co.)
  • Be age 24 or under, enrolling for the first time* in full-time undergraduate study in business or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field 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)

*High school seniors who are taking/have taken post-secondary college courses prior to graduating from high school are considered eligible.

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.


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.


Applicants will be notified in April.

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.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Their pursuit of a career in a business or STEM field
  • Leadership role in community service activities and volunteer service work
  • Academic grade point average
  • 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.

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.

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!

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