University of Iowa

Richard J. Tyner International Programs Scholarship

OVERVIEW

The Richard J. Tyner Scholarship will provide competitive, merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who are pursuing a major in French, Italian, international relations, or political science. Applicants should plan to participate in an academic credit-bearing Study Abroad or Intern Abroad program of at least one semester in length.

The Richard J. Tyner scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded in the fall and the spring semesters; the number of awards will be determined by funding available.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must:

  • be an undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking UI student enrolled in CLAS, in good academic standing
  • have minimum 3.33 UI cumulative GPA as reported on unofficial UI grade report
  • have completed at least 12 semester hours by the application deadline
  • have declared a major in one of the following:
    • French
    • Italian
    • International Relations
    • Political Science

SELECTION PROCEDURE AND CRITERIA

  • academic and personal objectives that are clearly defined and realistic
  • academic achievement and preparation
  • anticipated impact of your choice in light of your academic discipline/major
  • quality and completeness of the essay submissions
  • factors leading you to select the country of study
  • the contribution of study abroad experience to your overall academic program
  • evidence of maturity, motivation, and adaptability to a different cultural environment

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Students may participate in a formal academic study abroad program sponsored by the University of Iowa, by another accredited US university or exchange organization, or directly enrolled in a foreign university. Students who meet the requirements listed above are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The application packet will include the application form, two essays (Statement of Proposed Study, Personal Statement - each 750 words or less), UI Award Letter and an unofficial grade report (both items available from MyUI Student Portal), and two letters of reference in sealed, signed envelopes (UI Faculty/Teaching Assistant).

Submit the complete application packet to the Study Abroad office (1111 University Capitol Centre) by the application deadline. Incomplete application packets will NOT be accepted.

Application

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Spring 2019 - Thursday, October 25, 2018*

Fall 2019/Academic Year 2019-20 - TBD

The final deadline listed for the corresponding application submission is 5:00 p.m. of the date listed above (close of business day in the Study Abroad office - 1111 University Capitol Centre). No applications will be accepted after this deadline!