University of Iowa

Stuart A. Lundquist Memorial Fund Scholarship

OVERVIEW

The Stuart A. Lundquist Memorial Fund Scholarship is in memory of a UI graduate (1992) who earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees (French and English) at the University of Iowa. He studied abroad in Aragon, France while at UI, then moved to Rennes, France to teach at the Université de Rennes for three years before returning to the US.

This competitive, merit-based scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is majoring in French and studying abroad for at least one semester. In addition to the merit component, successful applicants must also show demonstrated financial need.

In honor of Stuart A. Lundquist's high school alma mater, preference will be shown to a student who graduated from Rockford Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois (first preference) or Illinois (second preference).

One (1), $1,000 Stuart A. Lundquist Memorial Fund Scholarship will be awarded for a semester-length or academic year program.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicant must:

  • be an undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking UI student, in good academic standing, declared French major
  • have minimum 3.33 UI cumulative GPA as reported on unofficial UI grade report
  • demonstrated financial need as per UI Award Letter
  • have completed at least 12 semester hours by the application deadline

SELECTION PROCEDURE AND CRITERIA

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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

Application

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Spring 2019 - Thursday, October 25, 2018*

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