The University of Iowa

Stuart A. Lundquist Memorial Fund Scholarship


The Stuart A. Lundquist Memorial Fund Scholarship is in memory of Stuart A. Lundquist, a University of Iowa graduate (BA 1993 French and English, MA 1997 French). 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 United States.

This competitive, merit-based scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is majoring in French (first preference) or English (second preference) and studying abroad in France for at least one semester. In addition to the merit component, successful applicants should 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 (primary) or Illinois (secondary).

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


Applicant must:

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


  • 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!