Alliant Energy awards innovation scholarships

A total of 25 students in Iowa and Wisconsin recently received $1,000 Innovation Scholarships from Alliant Energy.

The scholarships were awarded to recognize community leadership and innovative problem solving, according to a news release. Scholarship recipients were selected using the following criteria:

  • An essay that identified a problem in their community and presented an innovative solution using science, technology, engineering and/or math;
  • Participation in a leadership role in community service activities and volunteer work;
  • Grade-point average; and
  • Standardized test scores.

Scholarship recipients from the Corridor include Lindsey Barnes from Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids and Grace AbouAssaly and Alexa Martin, both from Linn-Mar High School in Marion.

Recipients must be age 24 or under and enrolling for the first time at an undergraduate school. They also must live within Alliant Energy’s service territory at the time of application and be a dependent child of a current Alliant customer, or a customer themselves.

For more information on the scholarships and a full list of scholarships offered by Alliant Energy, go to