In order to encourage participation in international learning experiences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers its full-time undergraduate students partial scholarships to help defray the costs of international study/research outside of the U.S.
The following scholarships are available:
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Study Abroad Scholarship (may be need-based or merit-based)
- LAS International Scholarship
- James V. Aanstoos and Sarah A. Rajala Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship (generally goes to a student majoring in Geological and Atmospheric Sciences)
- Benzoni Family Study Abroad Scholarship (gives priority to students with high financial need for study abroad in Central or South America or Africa on programs administered by the LAS college; second priority to internships/service-learning/work or volunteer abroad programs)
- Trudy Huskamp and Gary Peterson Study Abroad Scholarship (generally goes to semester or academic year study abroad participants)
- Gary L. and Margaret W. Krull International Scholarship (gives priority to Iowa residents and Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication majors and minors)
- Gittla Murphy Study Abroad Scholarship (gives priority to Women's Studies majors and minors)
- Gerhard Sandburg Scholarship (gives priority to students with financial need who are juniors or seniors at the time of study abroad)
- Mapleton Travel Scholarship (gives priority to students who have NOT studied abroad from small towns or rural areas)
One application qualifies a student for any and all scholarships for which they are eligible.
Amount of award is $500-$1000 for most named awards. Liberal Arts and Sciences High Impact Awards may be $1,000-$2,500. To qualify, include in your essay how you expect your study abroad, service-learning, or research abroad to impact your academic and/or professional career.
Eligibility requirements include:
Second semester freshman standing (or above) by the program start date, with a declared major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above (may apply as long as in good academic standing; not on probation or academic warning); 2.5 or higher GPA to be considered for merit-based awards.
Priority will be given to
- students whose primary major is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Secondary majors may also apply.
- students who will be participating in ISU sponsored programs.
Students studying on non-ISU and/or affiliate programs are also encouraged to apply.
- students studying abroad for a semester or more.
Scholarship application deadlines are November 1 for spring and spring break programs; and March 1 for summer, fall/winter break and academic-year programs. Applications must be submitted electronically through ISUAbroad. Only complete applications will be considered.
Students are eligible to receive scholarships in multiple years.
Questions? Contact Mary Ullestad-Heneke, (515) 294-4841 at email@example.com.
For more scholarship opportunities, please see the Study Abroad Center's Scholarship page.