The SIT Targeted Honors Scholarship is applicable to all School for International Training (SIT) approved programs. SIT programs offer topical, field-based coursework with research and independent study opportunities, allowing students to pursue their own interests.

Topics currently available include:

  • Climate and the Environment
  • Development, Economy, and Inequality
  • Global Health
  • Media, Arts, and Social Change
  • Migration, Identity, and Resilience
  • Peace, Human Rights, and Social Movements

Fall and Spring semester programs for academic credit are available in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. More information about specific programs is available on the SIT website.

SIT has provided scholarship funding known as Targeted Honors Scholarships. There are specific eligibility requirements (listed below); students who meet these criteria and submit all materials by the published deadline will be considered for awards.

Award Amount

The minimum scholarship will be $1,000**

**The number of scholarships and actual award amounts will be determined by the number of students who are eligible and submit applications. Please review all details listed below before submitting the application.

In addition to the SIT Targeted Honors Scholarship, students can apply for the SIT Federal Pell Grant matching program funds, the SIT Big Ten Alliance Scholarship, and SIT general scholarship funds. Total SIT awards cannot exceed $5,000/student/semester. In addition to SIT-sponsored funding, students are encouraged to apply for other Study Abroad grants, federal financial aid, and applicable UI scholarships. More Information

Eligibility requirements

Applicant must be:

  • undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking UI student in good academic standing
  • currently enrolled in the Honors program at UI
  • accepted or in the application process to SIT program

Selection procedure and criteria

Applications will be ranked based on their statement of purpose by a review committee composed of representatives from the Honors Program and Study Abroad. Students must submit the application and Statement of Purpose (500 words or less) based on these essay prompts:

  • Why have you chosen to study abroad with SIT? What factors led to this decision?
  • Why have you chosen this particular country and topic?
  • How will this experience impact your academic and future professional goals?
  • If you have a research project in mind, please include your topic and proposed plan as part of your essay.


Semester SIT Targeted Honors Scholarship Application

The application is a fillable PDF form; complete all information, essay, sign and submit to the Study Abroad office before the deadline listed below.

Submission Deadlines

Spring 2024: Thursday, September 28, 2023