Scholarships Administered by ISSS

These scholarships are 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.

Earn While You Learn Scholarships

2016-17 Application for International Students

The University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) and the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) offer twenty-two $1000 scholarships to selected full-time students currently working in on-campus positions. International Students working 15 hours or more per week during this Fall 2016 semester are eligible to apply for one of five scholarships that have been reserved specifically for international students. In addition, scholarship recipients must also maintain full-time enrollment and on-campus employment of at least 15 hours per week during the Spring 2017 semester. A selection committee will review only fully completed applications submitted via the online form that is available on the ISSS scholarship page (link below). Scholarship funds will be applied directly to a recipient's Spring U-Bill. Students may receive only one Earn While You Learn scholarship per academic year. Since scholarship applications from previous years will not be held for future use, eligible past recipients who choose to apply for this scholarship in subsequent years must complete a new application.


  • Be a full-time F-1 or J-1 student in good standing during Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.
  • Maintain semester hour registration of 12 for undergraduate or 9 for graduate levels. ​
  • Have current on-campus employment at a minimum of 15 hours per week and the ability to provide documentation if requested.
  • Demonstrate financial need.


The scholarship application consists of a personal statement and several brief questions. Students are encouraged to review the entire application and prompts before composing the personal statement and answering questions. After inserting the prepared personal statement in the appropriate box and answering all questions, the final step will be to submit via the application page. International students must complete the online application using the link on this page.


December 1, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

Fall 2017 “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 international students in good standing, enrolled full time in a degree program at The University of Iowa, and able to demonstrate financial need. 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 form in April after receiving notice of available funding
  • Understand that funding ends with graduation
  • Continue to meet above established criteria


         Part A       Personal information

         Part B       Typed 300-500 word essay describing financial need and changes since entering The University of Iowa.

         Part C       Financial support information

         Part D       Estimated personal monthly expenses and income 

DUE DATE       

           May 31, 2017 (Wednesday), 4:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time Zone   


Charles Day One World Peace Scholarship Application Fall 2017