The University of Iowa

Richard J. Tyner International Programs Scholarship


The Richard J. Tyner Scholarship will provide competitive, merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) 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 available funding.


Applicant must:

  • be an undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking UI student enrolled in CLAS at time of program abroad, in good academic standing
  • have a minimum 3.33 UI cumulative GPA as reported on your 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


  • academic and personal objectives that are clearly defined and realistic
  • academic achievement and preparation
  • the 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


Students may participate in a formal academic study abroad program sponsored by the University of Iowa, or 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 Semester Merit Scholarships Cover Sheet and completed application packet to the Study Abroad office (1111 University Capitol Centre) by the application deadline. Incomplete application packets will NOT be accepted.

Cover Sheet and Application


Spring 2022 - TBA

Fall 2022 - TBA

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