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

To apply for this merit scholarship, complete ONE Semester Merit Scholarship Cover Sheet and ONE Semester Merit Scholarship Application, marking the scholarship along with any other requirement(s) listed specific to the scholarship. This process will result in the submission of ONE application, required essays, required reference letters, and grade report. Incomplete application packets will NOT be accepted.

Cover Sheet and Application


Spring 2022 - Thursday, October 14

Fall 2022 - TBA

The final deadline listed for the corresponding application submission is the date listed above. No applications will be accepted after this deadline!