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UNI Scholarships

General Study Abroad Scholarships

Study Abroad Access Award:
This need-based study abroad scholarship is awarded by the UNI Office of Financial Aid and is for applicants of study abroad programs administered through the UNI Study Abroad Center.  Eligible applicants must be in the "Committed" status in their study abroad application by the scholarship application deadline. 

Study Abroad Center Excellence Award:
Offered directly from the UNI Study Abroad Center, this merit-based study abroad scholarship provides financial support for approved academic programs administered by the UNI Study Abroad Center.  This award is applied directly toward the student's U-bill and will likely affect the amount and type of other aid the student may receive.  Questions regarding financial aid must be directed to the UNI Office of Student Financial Aid.
Global Opportunities Scholarship Fund:
Awarded by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Global Opportunities Scholarship is an initiative to support both undergraduate and student international travel. It will cover international flights up to $1,500 for full time students and $500 for part-time students. There are a limited amount of funds available, thus eligibility does not guarantee receipt of funds or receipt of the full amount requested. Preference will be given to those who are not already receiving funding to support their travel. Application form and list of appropriate attachments, may be found in the link mentioned above.
Nadyne Harris Scholarship for Honors Travel:
The Nadyne Harris Scholarship for Honors Travel provides funding to students in the University Honors Program who are traveling for academic purposes. Examples of academic travel include National Student Exchange and any variety of study abroad programs. The travel must result in earned academic credit accepted by the University of Northern Iowa and designated for Honors credit by the University Honors Program. The maximum award is $500; award amounts will vary depending on the number of applicants and the funds available. More information about eligibility, deadlines etc. may be found in the link mentioned above.

Academic College Scholarships

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

College of Education  

College of Business Administration

  • CBA Scholarship applications must be submitted to Chris Schrage in CBB 5
  • For Fly-Free Scholarships, students submit a copy of the paid flight invoice
  • Students participating in summer programs will see scholarships applied to their U-bills in the summer

Robert Eller Scholarship for Study Abroad

TThe Robert Eller Scholarship has been established to foster the educational, professional, and personal growth of an undergraduate student at the University of Northern Iowa by providing scholarship funds to assist with the cost of a semester or year of study outside the U.S. to a student whose previous travel and study experiences abroad have been limited.

Rev. Victoria Roller International Experience Scholarship

The Rev. Victoria Roller International Experience Scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is majoring in HPELS. The essence of the international experience must include at least one of the following components: data collection for a research project, classwork experience, or a community outreach initiative. In addition to the purpose, experiences may vary in length, time of the year, and academic subject. The international experience should be organized to allow for fulfillment of the purposes of the trip per the proposal.

Department of Languages and Literature Scholarships

George & Jane Zucker Modern Languages Scholarship: One undergraduate junior or senior modern languages major for study abroad studying abroad in the fall or spring (not summer) semester; 3.0 min. GPA; The recipient can only receive the scholarship once.  ($350-$1100)

Orville and Winifred Deeds International Travel Endowed Scholarship: Undergraduate whose major is in Modern Languages participating in study abroad.  ($400-$1300)

Grace Ann & Theodore Hovet Study Abroad Endowed Scholarship: Undergraduate English or TESOL major, preference given to non-teaching majors and those with financial need.  Min. GPA 2.5. ($500-$2,500)