James L. and Rubie S. Watson Study Abroad Scholarship

Overview 

James L. and Rubie S. Watson Study Abroad Scholarship will provide competitive, merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students who study abroad in one more of the following countries and territories: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and India. Students with diverse majors in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Scholarship recipients should plan to study for, at least, one semester of an academic year program.

One (1), $1,000 James L. and Rubie S. Watson Study Abroad Scholarship will be awarded for a semester-length or academic year program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • be an undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking UI student in good academic standing
  • have minimum 3.33 GPA (UI cumulative)
  • have completed at least 12 semester hours by the application deadline
  • quality and completeness of the essay submissions
  • contribution of the study abroad experience to the student's overall academic program
  • evidence of maturity, motivation and adaptability to a different cultural environment

Selection procedure and criteria

  • academic and personal objectives which are clearly defined and realistic
  • academic achievement and preparation
  • quality and completeness of the essay submissions
  • contribution of the study abroad experience to the student's overall academic program
  • evidence of maturity, motivation and adaptability to a different cultural environment

Applicant Procedure

Students may enroll in a formal academic study abroad program sponsored by the University of Iowa or by another accredited US university or exchange organization, or may enroll directly in a foreign university. Students who meet the requirements listed above are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by completion and submission of the scholarship application and all required attachments. Specific instructions are available in the application packet (see PDF link below).

Submission Deadline

Fall 2016 - Thursday, March 31, 2016*; Spring 2017  - TBD

The final deadline listed for the corresponding application submission is 5 p.m. of the date listed above (close of business day in the Study Abroad office - 1111 University Capitol Center). No applications will be accepted after this deadline!