University of Iowa

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship and Other Dedicated Scholarships

Created in 2010 to expand access to study abroad, the Fund for Education Abroad scholarship seeks to diversify the pool of students who study abroad. To more closely reflect the U.S. demographics, this scholarship attempts to award students who are underrepresented in study abroad and/or are planning to participate in programs in non-traditional locations.

Award Amounts

  • Academic Year – up to $10,000
  • Fall or Spring Semester – up to $5,000
  • Summer session (prorated by number of weeks) minimum $1,250


2020 SPRING Application Cycle 

  • Application information available now
  • Application deadline extended to September 10, 2019 | 12 p.m. noon EST (11 a.m. CST)

Application Components

  • Application form (found online on Fund for Education Abroad website)
  • Financial Aid form (requires input from your financial aid office)
  • Faculty recommendation letter (maximum of one)

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen/permanent residents
  • Full-time undergraduate in good academic standing
  • Participating in academic credit-bearing study abroad program lasting more than 4 weeks (28 days)
  • In addition to eligibility requirements, a number of preferences can also be taken into consideration:
  • Academically rigorous and immersive study abroad program
  • Study of host country language (if not English)
  • Non-traditional destination
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference to students that are underrepresented in education abroad (those groups include the following, but are not limited to this list)
  • Minority students
  • First-generation college students
  • Community College (transfer) students
  • Students with disabilities
  • Student-athletes
  • Veterans
  • Returning learners

Other Dedicated Scholarships

In addition to the Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship, other Dedicated Scholarships are available through this website. Some of these Dedicated Scholarships are listed below (not a complete list – see website for all available categories and specific details):

  • Athletes Abroad Scholarship (student-athlete – club, intramural, varsity)
  • Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship (study in Vietnam or other Southeast Asian culture)
  • Jane Gluckmann & Carol Rausch Go Global Scholarship (Mexico, Central America, South America, France or Germany)
  • Rainbow Scholarship (LGBTQI student)