The University of Iowa

Stanley Merit-Based Scholarship


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 meeting the eligibility requirements, outlined above, are encouraged to apply for the Merit Scholarship by completing and submitting the scholarship application, two essays (Statement of Proposed Study and Personal Profile – each 750 words or less), an unofficial grade report (from MyUI Student Portal), and two letters of recommendation (UI Faculty/Teaching Assistants).

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

Submission Deadline

Spring 2022 - TBA

Fall 2022 - TBA

*The final deadline listed for the corresponding application submission is 5 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!