The Study Abroad Center is pleased to offer several scholarships for Iowa State University students to study abroad. Submit this single application in order to be considered for any of the scholarships for which you are eligible. You do not need to have already been accepted on your international program in order to apply for this award, but you must have a program application completed by the scholarship deadline.
Eligibility: Any full-time, undergraduate student is eligible to apply. Applicants must have:
1) A cumulative GPA of 2.5 minimum.
2) Students who will spend a semester or more at a university or program abroad are especially encouraged to apply.
3) Applicants must have a current FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid.
Applications will be reviewed by the Study Abroad Center Scholarship Committee. Scholarships will be awarded through the ISU Office of Financial Aid. Amount of award depends on availability of funds and duration of the international program of study.
For more scholarship opportunities, please see the Study Abroad Center's Scholarship Webpage
The Sojourner Scholarship
This need-based award may be applied toward any semester-long or full academic year study abroad program earning credit that applies to your ISU degree plan. If you will be studying abroad for the full academic year or calendar year, you will want to apply for both a Fall and a Spring award (one for each of your semesters abroad).
The award cannot be used for Spring Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, or Summer programs.
The Hottman Scholarship
To qualify for the Hottman Scholarship
- An undergraduate student
- Demonstrated financial need (FAFSA)
- Taken a business course
- Has a GPA of at least 2.5
Complete the application form and attach a 500-word essay addressing this question: How do you plan to prepare to work in a business with different cultures and globalized business methods?
Responsibility of recipient: To write a letter to David and Connie Hottman at the end of the experience to show how the scholarship benefited him/her and helped show globalized methods of doing business during their stay.
Amount awarded each year: $1000 each for 2 students per year, one for a Fall Semester program and one for a Spring Semester program (Summer and short-term programs are not eligible for the award).
The Lewis Scholarship
To qualify for the Lewis Scholarship:
- You must be a member of the University Honors Program.
- You shall have been accepted for a semester-long study abroad experience endorsed by Iowa State University.
- If no member of the Honors Program submits an approved scholarship application in a given academic year, the scholarship may be awarded to an applicant who is not a member of the University Honors Program but who meets the criteria for membership.
Complete the scholarship application and attach a 250-word essay indicating your reasons for going abroad, explaining how the award will enhance the quality of your experience, and telling how the experience relates to or enhances your Honors Program of Study.
If you win the award, you must write 2 letters:
1) A letter of thanks to Dr. Lewis, telling him which program you'll be participating in and why you chose it.
2) After returning from your time abroad, write to Dr. Lewis once again to tell him about your experience.
These letters should be sent to Dr. Trevor Nelson in the Study Abroad Center, 2229 Lincoln, 3224 Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50014.
The Putzier Scholarship
The Putzier Prize is awarded annually for students who study outside of Europe, Canada, or Australia/New Zealand for at least 12 weeks during the ISU Fall semester. It recognizes and assists U.S. undergraduate students studying in a non-Western culture at a university or college outside the U.S. where courses are taken with students from the host country. Credit earned while abroad must be applied toward an ISU degree.
This $500 merit-based award is named in honor of Matthew Putzier, an Ames native and ISU graduate. During his studies at ISU, Matthew participated in both the ISU-University of Wales, Swansea, exchange program and the ISU-Mandarin Training Center exchange in Taipei, Taiwan. Matthew was a great proponent of study abroad and of full immersion in the host culture. He also understood the positive impact of semester and year-long programs, which offer the greatest potential for learning.
Matthew graduated from ISU in December 1994 with a B.B.A. in Marketing. The combination of a good academic record, international experience, and grounding in the Mandarin language held the promise of an excellent future. On January 20, 1995, Matthew was killed in a car accident in Ames. The Putzier Prize is given in honor of this young man to recognize the potential for study abroad to positively influence and shape the lives of young people.