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Undergraduate Scholarships:

These scholarships are intended to offset the costs of international experiences for undergraduate students. Click here for a list of programs. 

Scholarship Deadlines:

  • November 1 - Spring Programs
  • March 1 - Summer Programs
  • May 1 - Fall Programs

Behrens Scholarship for Study Abroad

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must be enrolled in or have been admitted to a study abroad program offered through the College Agriculture and Life Sciences

Jerry Benning Study Abroad Fund

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must be enrolled in or have been admitted to a study abroad program

CALS Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must be enrolled in or have been admitted to a study abroad program

College of Agriculture and Life Science Dean's Study Abroad Leadership Scholars

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must be in junior or above class standing
  • Must have earned a cumulative college GPA of 3.0
  • Must demonstrate leadership participation

Preference will be given to students who have successfully participated in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean's Leadership Scholars or Fred Foreman Scholarship for Growth in Leadership Participation programs.


Dwight and Marilyn Conover Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must have earned a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must demonstrate leadership participation
  • Recipients shall be residents of the State of Iowa with preference given to students who reside in the western half of the State defined as west of Interstate 35

Wanda Cornelius College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must participate in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences study abroad program.
  • Eligible candidates must be a sophomore, junior or senior class standing
  • Must be residents of Jackson County, IA. If no students from Jackson county apply, students from any county contiguous to Jackson county (Dubuque, Clinton or Jones county) may qualify as determined by the administering authority.

William K. Deal Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must be enrolled in or have been admitted to a study abroad program
  • Students who are participating in an international experience in Africa, South America, China, or India through the College of Ag and life Sciences Study Abroad office

Dean's Global Food and Agriculture Leadership Program: Rome Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in or have a second major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Recipients shall be enrolled in or have a second major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and shall be students od junior and above class standing
  • Recipients shall have been selected to participate in the Dean’s Global Food and Agriculture Leadership program: Rome as determined by the administering authority
  • Must have earned a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Stefan and Kateryna Dwojak ISU-Ukraine Exchange Program

This scholarship intends to facilitate a robust exchange program between Ukraine and Iowa State University. This scholarship will support faculty, staff and student activity that promotes academic and cultural exchange between Iowa State University and Ukraine. 


Global Agriculture Programs Travel Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must be enrolled in or have been admitted to a study abroad program

Awards range from $100 to $300 and are given out each semester.


Jay and Julie Cornelius Jacobi Scholarship for Agricultural Study Abroad

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need as determined by the office of student financial aid and or to students with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.


Robert H. Maxwell International Service Learning Scholarship

  • Eligible students must be enrolled in Global Resource Systems major and are participating in an international internship or service learning experience

Jim and Connie Mohn Scholarship

This scholarship intends to support students as they prepare and complete a study abroad experience. It is divided into two parts, the first part is awarded to recipients before they travel and the second part is awarded to the same recipients after they successfully complete their study abroad programs. 

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must be in sophomore or junior class standing
  • Shall have been selected for a study abroad program and shall have demonstrated commitment to the program
  • Shall have completed a study abroad program to be eligible for the second award
  • Shall have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

Preference shall be given to students from Northwest Iowa as defined as being from one of the following counties: Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux or Woodbury. 


Bob and Lynn Rietema Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must participate in a study abroad or internship program with the Foods Resource bank’s international service programs

Max and Denise Rothschild Undergraduate Student Foreign Travel Fund

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in department of Animal Science.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

First preference shall be given to students traveling to developing countries and second preference shall be given to students with the greatest financial need as determined by the office of student financial aid.


Simply Manufacturing Study Abroad Agricultural Business Scholarship

This scholarship intends to offset the costs of international experiences for undergraduate students in an Agricultural Business Study abroad program.

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must have earned a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Preference shall be given to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.


Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Must be enrolled in or have been admitted to a study abroad program

Awards range from $100 to $300 and are given out each semester.


Louis M. Thompson Study Abroad Scholarship

This award was created to reward academically outstanding students whose career objectives would benefit by an international experience, but whose financial situation might prevent their participation in a study abroad opportunity. 

  • Must be full-time undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have demonstrated financial need by filling out and being accepted for FAFSA aid.

Preference will be given to students whose career objectives would be advanced by participation in a study abroad program.


James N. And Cleone B. Warner International Agriculture Development Fund

  • Must be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Shall be participating in an immersed study abroad program (defined as a minimum of 6 weeks)
  • Have a demonstrated interest in international agriculture development in a developing region or country. 

Graduate Scholarships:

Click here for a complete list of scholarships available to graduate students.