The University of Iowa

New mentorship program for underrepresented students to be held Mar. 6

February 16th, 2017
diversity scholarship academy

Join International Programs for a new program aimed at helping underrepresented students at the UI apply for highly competitive international education scholarships, grants, and fellowships on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. 

UI Fulbright awardee and founder of the Diversity International Scholarship Academy Noaquia Callahan (Germany, 2016-17) and UI Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Douglas Baker (Japan, 2015-16) will discuss why underrepresented minority students should pursue opportunities to teach English, study, research, or do creative work abroad. Undergraduate juniors, seniors, recent alumni, and graduate students are eligible to start their applications this year, but feel free to attend if you are thinking about applying in the future.

The workshop will include:
• A hands-on breakout session with peer mentors on essay writing for grants
• Information session on the professional and academic benefits for scholarship winners of U.S. Department of State-sponsored study abroad programs as well as the application process

For more information, please contact Noaquia Callahan ( or Douglas Baker (

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 Karen Wachsmuth in advance at or 319-335-1436.