University of Iowa

External Awards

Public and private money supporting study abroad is available from a variety of external sources.  Note that some external awards are intended for a specific study abroad program(s), various providers, selected geographical locations, and/or list specific criteria. *Study Abroad in UI International Programs is not responsible for content on external websites

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

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Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.

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Boren Scholarships for International Study Abroad

Boren Scholarships are available to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central, and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

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Diversityabroad.Com & AIFS Foundation Blogging Scholarship

The Overseas Ambassador Program is an initiative created for current students or recent graduates who are planning to study, intern, volunteer or teach abroad. The Overseas Ambassadors will serve as an overseas correspondent, sharing their experiences to motivate other members of the DiversityAbroad.com community to go abroad. 

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Freeman-Asia Award

Freeman-ASIA offers scholarships to undergraduate U.S. citizens or permanent residents wishing to study in East Asia or Southeast Asia who have demonstrated financial need. 

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Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

Created in 2010 to expand access to study abroad, the Fund for Education Abroad scholarship seeks to diversify the pool of students who study abroad. To more closely reflect the U.S. demographics, this scholarship attempts to award students who are underrepresented in study abroad and/or are planning to participate in programs in non-traditional locations.

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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships

There are several scholarship opportunities available to students who wish to study abroad in Germany. 

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Iowa City Noon Rotary Club International Scholarship 

Eligibility for the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club International Scholarship is based on graduation from a Johnson County (Iowa) high school in addition to student status of sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application.

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Jeff Zimpleman Iowa Sister States Scholarship

Eligible students must prove current Iowa residency (for 5+ years), will be degree-seeking in International Business, International Agricultural-Related Studies, or International Relations/Culture (to include language, art, music) in one of Iowa's 9 sister states.

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Morgan Stanley Scholarships For Study In Japan

Eligible students include students at US universities who have an interest in economics and international finance and who have been accepted for study in Japan.

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US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes 

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates, with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six-week academic and cultural summer programme. 

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