Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UI Study Abroad will host a scholarship information session on Thursday, December 1, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre. 

This information session will focus on study abroad scholarships, specifically the Fund for Education Abroad and the Benjamin A. Gilman for Pell Grant recipients. Discussion topics will include application procedures, deadlines, and essay guidelines.

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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 US 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. Awards of up to $10,000 for an academic year, or $5,000 for a fall or spring semester.

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering scholarships to those who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Awards of up to $5,000 for semester or academic year program (average $3,500); or summer program of at least 28 days in one country (average $2,500).

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Bowes in advance at amy-bowes@uiowa.edu, 319-335-0353.