Where is the Money?

Undergraduate Scholarships:

(Through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Study Abroad Office)

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

John and Sandee Bonner International Travel Fund

This scholarship has been established to support international travel opportunities for students in Department of Animal Science. This scholarship will focus on giving students with financial need or personal hardships the opportunity for international travel who may not otherwise be able to experience these opportunities.

  • Eligible candidates will be of undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in department of animal science with preference given to animal science majors. Graduate students must have the Department of Animal Science as their home.
  • Must have a GPA average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must have documented financial need as determined by the students financial aid office.
  • Must demonstrate academic achievement and professional potential as determined by the administering authority.

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

Charles and Christine Cornelius Global Endowment for Faculty Support

This fund was established to support the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty leading international programs for students. Donors hope is to impact as many students as possible by giving a professor an opportunity to develop or enhance a program and enable more students the opportunity to study abroad.


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

Willi and Dali Meyers Fund for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Students International Engagement

This scholarship has been established to support College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Students who wish to participate in international engagement opportunities such as study abroad, internships and travel courses.

  • Recipients shall be undergraduate students enrolled in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with preference given to students majoring in Agricultural Business in the department of Economics.
  • Recipients shall be participating in an international travel opportunity as determined by the administering authority.

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.


Shelley Taylor Study Abroad Student Support Fund

Roger and Connie Underwood established this scholarship to create a flexible support fund to assist the director of study abroad programs in the College of Agriculture and Life sciences in identifying roadblocks that keep students from studying abroad.


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.

 

Additional Scholarships:

Iowa State University Study Abroad Center Scholarships (Undergraduate)


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States (including both two-year and four-year institutions);
  • Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship;
  • Be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad or internship program of at least three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from the student’s home institution. Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement.
  • Scholarship Link

Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Scholarships are available for all Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering undergraduate and graduate students who are or will be participating in study abroad experiences including student exchange programs, study abroad travel courses, and international professional development.

Learn more about the individual opportunities or contact Elaine Phompheng, ABE Student Services, at elaine@iastate.edu for any questions. 


Department of Animal Science

Scholarships available to students majoring in the Department of Animal Science. Learn more about the individual opportunities or contact the Department of Animal Science for any questions. 

  • Doug and Carol Kenealy International Travel Scholarship
  • Palmer and Sheryl Holden International Travel Scholarship
  • Duane & Shirley Acker International Fellowship
  • Agriculture Travel Scholarship in Dairy Science

Department of Agronomy

Scholarships available to students majoring in the Department of Agronomy and for CALS students participating in Agronomy study abroad programs (study abroad programs require enrollment in Agron 496). Learn more about the individual opportunities or contact the Department of Agronomy for any questions. 

  • Roger L. Mitchell Scholarship
  • Agronomy Travel Awards

Department of Economics

Scholarships available to students majoring in the Department of Economics. Learn more about the individual opportunities or contact the Department of Economics for any questions. 

  • Dr. Terry Alexander Economics Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Beneke (Raymond and Marjorie) Junior Ag Business Excellence

Global Sustainability Scholars

  • Applicants should have started their sophomore year at an accredited, four-year university or college in the United States
  • Must be studying and interested in sustainability issues (including, but not limited to Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Environmental Design, Biology, Engineering and other STEM fields, Anthropology, and Communications).
  • Students will need to submit transcripts and two reference letters.
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Jeff Zimpleman- ISS Scholarship 

  • Student must be a state of Iowa resident, planning to study abroad
  • The study abroad experience must be in one of the 9 sister states to qualify for the scholarship
  • The scholarship can be used for a study abroad experience (semester or year), an internship, a conference, an independent project, etc. in the area of international business, international agriculture-related studies, international relations/culture (to include language, art, and music) in one of Iowa’s 9 sister states.
  • Scholarship Link

Graduate Scholarships:

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