Scholarship funding is only available at certain times during the year. Announcements will be made in the ISSS Update listserve, on the ISSS Facebook page, or by group emails sent directly from ISSS when applications will be accepted.

The “Peace, Charlie One World Scholarship”

(Formerly the Charles Day One World Peace Scholarship)

Funding for the Peace, Charlie One World Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Charles W. Day, a retired clinical psychologist and consultant who was raised in Iowa. Dr. Day earned three degrees from the University of Iowa (B.A., 1960; M.A., 1962; Ph.D., 1964) and worked in California, Iowa, and Asia. In 1986, Dr. Day moved to India and spent five years teaching psychotherapy and counseling skills to health professionals and teachers. He also spent three years in Thailand as a Visiting Professor in Psychology and returned to Des Moines in 1994. Dr. Day's international experiences solidified his desire to help deserving international students study in the United States and, by doing so, contribute to world peace. The stated purpose of the Peace, Charlie One World Scholarship Fund is "to promote world peace, understanding, compassion, and harmony among different ethnic and cultural groups through higher education."


Scholarship applicants must be citizens of developing countries, undergraduate F-1 or J-1 international students in good standing, enrolled full time in a degree program at The University of Iowa, and able to demonstrate financial need. Scholarship applicants must be actively maintaining valid F-1 or J-1 immigration status. The $2,500 award funds will be credited to the scholarship recipient’s U-Bill.

Possible continued funding in subsequent semesters will require that scholarship recipients do the following:

  • Submit renewal request form in April after receiving notice of available funding for the upcoming fall semester
  • Understand that funding ends with graduation
  • Continue to meet above established criteria

Application Details

  • Part A       Personal information
  • Part B       Typed 300-500 word essay describing changes in financial need since beginning studies at The University of Iowa
  • Part C       Financial support information
  • Part D       Estimated personal monthly expenses and income 

Due Date

Wednesday, March 20, 2024  


Peace, Charlie One World Scholarship Application