The Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship, established in 2022, is designed for a University of Iowa undergraduate student who intends to pursue an academic internship while embracing the cultural nuances and complexities of life abroad. This scholarship is intended for students who will participate in credit-bearing experiential learning programs.

Students who are eligible to apply must be participating in a sponsored for-credit program with an internship component of at least 6 weeks in duration and 120 hours in their placement.

Priority is given to students for whom this is their first time abroad, who are participating in a program where the priority is on service/improving the greater good, and where the students are going to non-traditional locations. Additionally, this is for students who cannot afford to participate without additional financial support. 

The number of scholarships to be awarded and amounts will vary based on semester/session. This scholarship is not renewable.

Awards begin at: 
•    $2,000 (summer)
•    $3,000 (fall/spring/academic year)

Award Criteria

  • 6-week or longer program
  • 120 hours in their placement
  • Undergraduate, enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student at the University of Iowa
  • Good academic standing
  • Registration in a sponsored academic credit-earning approved Study Abroad course (ABRD) prior to the release of the award

Additional priority consideration items:

  • Service/improving the greater-good-oriented internship
  • First time abroad
  • Non-traditional location
  • Students who could not go abroad without financial assistance


Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship Application


Summer 2024: Thursday, March 21

Fall 2024: Thursday, March 21


About the Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship

UI alumna Linda Baker (BA English '68) founded the original Dr. Ken Magid Child Advocacy Service Scholarship in 2005 after she traveled to Romania as part of the then UI Alumni Association’s first service-oriented trip. While there, she volunteered at an orphanage, which inspired her to create a scholarship to enable UI students to engage in similar experiences. The scholarship is named for her former mentor, author and child behaviorist Dr. Kenneth Magid. 

In recognition of Baker’s efforts to foster cultural competency and global awareness, she was awarded the 2023 International Impact Award from UI International Programs.

Linda Baker with husband Dale

Linda Baker and husband Dale Baker

Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship News

Guadalupe de la Rosa in Chile on rocky terrain and big blue sky

Public health student interns in Chile, works to improve education standards

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Guadalupe de la Rosa, a public health major, recently returned from Chile where she interned for an organization that empowers individuals through education and the promotion of human rights.
Ken Magid award winners collage

6 University of Iowa students receive Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship to intern abroad this summer

Monday, June 12, 2023
Six University of Iowa students will complete internships abroad this summer with support from the Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship, a fund that was established by Linda Baker (BA ‘68), in memory of her former mentor Dr. Kenneth Magid.