Funding Resources

IS student presenting on her Cmiel Funded Human Rights internship

IS student presenting on her Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship in Ghana

UI Resources

Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Prize

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Scholarships

Department of Spanish & Portuguese Scholarships

Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research

Honors Program Scholarships & Fellowships

 ICRU (Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates) Research Fellows Program

International Programs Student Funding Awards

John and Elsie Mae Ferentz Undergraduate Research Fund

Kenneth J. Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship Program

Leadershape Iowa (a free 6 day intensive leadership experience)

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research and Training Program (MHIRT) Summer Internship Program

Office of Student Financial Aid/Scholarships (schedule an individual consultation with a UI Financial Literacy Specialist)

Student Impact Grant

Sally and Ken Mason Student Success Grants

Stephen Lynn Smith Memorial Scholarship for Social Justice

Stuart Study Abroad Scholarship Fund (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Study Abroad Costs & Funding

Travel Grant (Sally and Ken Mason)

Vice President's Fund for Leadership Development


External Resources

American Indian Foundation (AIF) (William J. Clinton Fellowship is a 10-month volunteer service program that matches young professionals with development organizations across India). 

Camp Adventure (international positions working with kids; paid airfare and stipend/housing)

Carver Scholarship ($6000 award for UI juniors who have overcome significant social/economic hardship in pursuit of their academic/professional goals)

Critical Language Scholarship Program (summer intensive language study; most expenses covered by U.S. Department of State)

Cultural Vistas Fellowship Program (for underrepresented U.S. university students to take part in an 8-week summer internship, funding provided)

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (provides scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students, who demonstrate financial need, to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia)

Garden Club of America (various scholarships for research, fieldwork or internships related to horticulture/ environmental studies)

Gates Millennium Scholarship (awards underrepresented undergraduate students with a renewable scholarship in the major and institution of their choice)

Gilman International Scholarship (for students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study or intern abroad programs worldwide)

The Harold Burson Summer Internship Program (a paid internship opportunity to gain valuable career-development experience at a global public relations and communications firm)

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (multiple scholarships available and awarded to students of Hispanic heritage)

Humanity in Action Fellowship (month long leadership experience focusing on human rights; some costs covered by program)

IOU Respect Intercultural Exchange (for students 18 - 23; living expenses paid + small stipend toward transportation costs)

Iowa Sister States Jeff Zimpleman-ISS Scholarship (for Iowa students studying interning, researching, completing an independent project, or attending a conference in one of 9 sister states)

Omprakash Ethical Global Engagement Grants to participate in their EdGE program (Education through Global Engagement, which helps with facilitating volunteer, intern, and gap year experiences).

Presidential Internship Program with The American University in Cairo (a yearlong position--for students graduating between November and August--with most expenses covered)

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award ($15,000 stipend for graduating senior to puruse public service anywhere in the world)

Undergraduate Public Service Scholarship ($4500 scholarship for women comnpleting an internship in Washington DC)

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant (for students ages 18 - 25 for exploration-related projects)


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