The University of Iowa

Stanley Merit-Based Scholarship

Overview

This Stanley Merit-Based Scholarship is a competitive, merit-based scholarship designed for undergraduate students who will study abroad during the Spring semester, Fall semester, or Academic Year. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements listed below and submit the required application materials prior to the stated deadline. This is a non-renewable scholarship.

Scholarship -  $1,000 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must:

  • be an undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking UI student 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
  • plan to study abroad in an academic credit program earning at least twelve (12) semester hours

Selection criteria

This merit-based, competitive scholarship application will be reviewed by members of the Study Abroad Scholarship Committee. The following criteria are used in recommending awards:

  • academic and personal objectives which are clearly defined and realistic
  • academic achievement and preparation
  • quality and completeness of the essay submission
  • contribution of the study abroad experience to the student’s overall academic program
  • evidence of maturity, motivation, and adaptability to different cultural environments

Application procedure

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

Submission Deadline

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!