The Bedell World Experience Asia Scholarship will be awarded to an eligible undergraduate student wishing to study in a geographical area where Japanese, Chinese, or Korean is the primary language. This competitive, merit-based scholarship is designed for undergraduate students who are native residents of Iowa and propose to study for at least one semester in one of the areas listed above. In addition to the merit component, successful applicants will also show demonstrated financial need.
One (1), $1,000 Bedell World Experience Asia Scholarship will be awarded for a semester-length or academic year program.
- be an undergraduate, full-time, degree-seeking UI student in good academic standing
- have completed at least 12 semester hours by the application deadline
- demonstrated financial need per UI Award Letter
- have 3.33 UI cumulative GPA as reported on unofficial UI grade report
- be a native Iowa resident (native residents of Iowa is defined as an individual who was born in Iowa and has spent the majority of his/her/their life in Iowa - as per donor's request)
- plan to study in a geographic area where Japanese, Chinese, or Korean is the primary for at least one semester
Selection procedure and criteria
- academic and personal objectives which are clearly defined and realistic
- academic achievement and preparation
- quality and completeness of the essay submissions
- contribution of the study abroad experience to the student's overall academic program
- the anticipated impact of studying abroad as an Iowan
- 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 by 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).
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.
Spring 2019 - Thursday, October 25, 2018*
Fall 2019/Academic Year 2019-20 - TBD