How to fund global experiences

Funding your in-person or virtual global experience can come from a combination of financial aid, merit-based scholarships, and/or need-based grants. Tippie students have access to aid from both the Tippie College of Business and the university's Study Abroad Office. Applying for as many scholarships as possible can give you one less worry as you're preparing for your international education. 

Tippie scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships available through Tippie for global experiences, including virtual programs. You can complete the Tippie Study Abroad Scholarship Application in the Iowa Scholarship Portal linked below. Please complete the scholarship application after you have applied for a study abroad program. 

Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • Fall Programs: April 1
  • Winter Programs: September 8
  • Spring Programs: October 31
  • Summer Programs: March 1

Apply for study abroad scholarships

Note: The Iowa Scholarship Portal is closed late July-early September. You will not have access to the Tippie study abroad scholarship application during this time. 

Robert G. Barker Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship can be applied to a study or internship abroad opportunity. It is designed for juniors and seniors with academic promise and demonstrated financial need.

Nancy Hauserman Global Scholarship
Named in honor of Professor Emerita Nancy Hauserman, these scholarships are designed to provide resources to those who might not study or intern abroad without financial assistance.

Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Scholarship for Study Abroad
This scholarship can be applied to a study or internship abroad opportunity. It is named for Des Moines business and community leaders Fred and Charlotte Hubbell.

Nicole M. Johnston International Experience Scholarship 
This scholarship is designed to support students participating in a Tippie College of Business study abroad experience, with preference given to female business students. 

Claudia Marban Scholarship
This award is named for Tippie Alumna Claudia Marban, who studied abroad while earning her B.B.A. The scholarship can be applied to a Tippie study or internship abroad opportunity, and preference is given to a Latino/a student who demonstrates financial need and maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Sassine Family Study Abroad Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to deserving students with financial need who demonstrate an interest in language and international issues including historical, political, and cultural topics, and an interest in a career involving international business opportunities.

Trevor Schauenberg Global Internship Scholarship
This scholarship is named for Tippie Alum Trevor Schauenberg and awarded to support students' internships abroad through the Tippie Global Internship program. 

Tippie International Programs Scholarship
Scholarships awarded to Pre-Business and business students participating in study and internship abroad experiences. Students who have never studied or traveled abroad are encouraged to apply.

Judy Walke International Business Scholarship
Scholarships for study abroad of varying amounts to provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in new experiences to be competitive in the global marketplace both overseas and at home.