The University of Iowa

Genevieve Davis Searle Scholarship

Note as of 9/1/2020:

Due to the current travel advisory based on COVID-19, this scholarship award is currently under consideration. Promotion plans and upcoming deadlines Academic Year 2021-2022 will be communicated in the future. Additional information will be available on the Spanish & Portuguese Scholarship website.  Thanks for your understanding.


  • undergraduate Spanish majors
  • native speakers of English
  • in at least their fifth semester of university study when the award begins
  • studying in a Spanish-speaking country for one or two semesters and earning at least 18 s.h. of credit
  • a cumulative UI GPA of 3.5 or higher

Applicants should provide

  • a one-page statement explaining how their career goals involve the use of the Spanish language and engagement with Hispanic cultures
  • two confidential letters of recommendation that speak to the importance of study abroad to the applicant's development as a Spanish major
  • copy of transcript
  • proof of study abroad enrollment

For details and deadlines, visit the Spanish & Portuguese Scholarship website (scroll down on the page to see information on this scholarship). Send all application materials to the Genevieve Davis Searle Scholarship Selection Committee in 111 Phillips Hall.