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Diversity and Underrepresented Students Scholarships


Underrepresented Student Scholarships

The PLATO project collects resources and information to help increase participation by diverse students in study abroad.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

$3000 scholarship for lesbian identified students as they pursue their higher education abroad and seek to impact the world. For more information, please click here

Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship

$5,000 maximum scholarship for underrepresented students with disabilities who wish to receive a scholarship to study abroad for a minimum of four weeks. Eight awards are given per academic year. For more information, please click here

Rainbow Scholarship for LGBTQI students 

Funded by the Rainbow Special Interest Group of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.  They make 15 awards annually for up to $10,000. Applications for the 2016-17 year will be accepted until January 18.  For more information, view the Fund for Education Abroad Website.

Through the looking glass

$1,000 scholarship dedicated to supporting students with parents who have disabilities to meet their academic goals both at UNI and abroad. Ten awards are given per academic year. For more information, please click here

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

30 scholarships awarded each year to legally blind persons. Scholarships range between $3000-$12,000. Students must attend National Federation of the Blind Conventions as a follow-on project. Click here to apply

Gamma mu Foundation scholarship

Dedicated to giving $1,000 or $2500 scholarships to gay male identified students from rural areas with international higher education opportunities. For more information, please click here

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Provides a maximum scholarship opportunity of $10,000 to students who work toward social justice for communities. For more information, please click here

Useful links:

Institute of International Education (IIE)
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
NAFSA Scholarship List for International Education
Study Abroad Funding