Lee Hadley Scholarship


The Lee Hadley Scholarship was created to honor Lee Hadley, a positive force in the lives of students and in the English Department at Iowa State University for 26 years! This $1,000-$1,500 scholarship can be renewed upon selection committee approval for four years as the student maintains full-time enrollment and satisfactory progress towards earning their degree. The Lee Hadley Scholarship was also created to motivate and reward adult students striving to reach their dreams!


  • Iowa resident
  • Financial Need, as determined by the funding authority
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Single Parent
  • Non-traditional student (23 years and older)
  • Complete all 4 sections of the application form: general information, essay, references, and application agreement.

Preference will be given to applicants in the following order:

  • Any major with a creative writing component and/or are
  • Minority student, as defined by the University policy and/or are
  • First-generation college student, as determined by the administering authority