Short-term Scholarships and Grants

Study Abroad awards listed below are available to UI undergraduate students studying abroad during the summer or winter sessions, or for a short term during a semester. The Merit-Based (Summer & Short-Term) Scholarships listed below are available for Winter 2015 only (see eligibility criteria and instructions on the Merit application). Need-Based Grants are available for Winter 2015 and Summer 2016.  

Common application forms are used for all merit-based scholarships, as well as for need-based grants drawn from any funding source. By completing one application, you will be considered for all the awards available for the session you will be studying abroad—merit, need, or both if you complete both applications.

  Merit-Based (Summer & Short-Term) Scholarships (for Winter 2015 ONLY) Need-Based Grants (for Winter 2015 and Summer 2016)
Amount $1,000 $2,000 - $250 depending on relative need and duration of study
Number (each session) Up to 10 - $1,000 Varies; ~140 in 2014-15
UI Cumulative GPA Requirement 3.33 or above Good academic standing
Deadline Thursday, October 1, 2015* for Winter 2015  Monday, September 21, 2015* for Winter 2015 / TBA for Summer 2016
Applications Merit application Need application
General Criteria
  • Academic and personal objectives which are clearly defined and realistic
  • Academic achievement and preparation
  • Quality and completeness of the project proposal
  • Contribution of the study abroad experience to the student's overall academic program
  • Evidence of maturity, motivation and adaptability to a different cultural environment
  • Demonstrated interest in learning about foreign cultures
  • Grants are awarded on the basis of relative need, based on Financial aid Award Summary information (current academic year FAFSA must be completed and processed by UI Office for Student Financial Aid)
  • US Citizens and US Permanent Residents (with completed FAFSA)
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program at the University of Iowa and be in good academic standing
Additional Details
  • Open to US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, and International Students who meet eligibility requirements
  • Eligible applicants will have earned at least 12 s.h. at the University of Iowa by application deadline
  • Ann Morse Study Abroad Scholarship

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