University of Iowa

SIT Program Scholarships


A number of funding opportunities exist for students participating in SIT programs, through Study Abroad and SIT directly. 

Study Abroad in UI International Programs:

  • All University of Iowa students who study abroad on a semester- or academic-year length SIT program will be eligible to receive the $1,500 SIT Public University Scholarship (no application required).
  • Another scholarship, the SIT Targeted Honors Scholarship, is a competitive award and applicable all SIT-approved programs and sessions - summer and semester. The specific eligibility requirements, scholarship application, and deadline information are provided in Undergraduate Scholarships: Semester/Academic Year and Summer/Short-Term sections.

In addition to these two awards directly through the UI Study Abroad Office, SIT offers other funding opportunities for students (see SIT website for specific guidelines and eligibility factors). These include:

  • Federal Pell Grant matching program funds
  • Need-based awards
  • General scholarship funds

Total SIT awards cannot exceed $5,000/student/semester or $3,000/student/summer session. In addition to SIT-sponsored funding, students are encouraged to apply for other Study Abroad grants, federal financial aid, and applicable UI scholarships.