The UNI CIEP Cedar Valley Business Professionals Scholarship is awarded to individuals who are working in the United States under an L1, L2, R1, R2, H1, or H2 visa.  The scholarship awards 10% of CIEP tuition fees.  To qualify for this scholarship, individuals must be currently employed at a business in the Cedar Valley.  Proof of employment, a copy of a valid passport and visa must be submitted with this application. 

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The CIEP Permanent Resident, Refugee, and Asylum-Seeker Scholarship is awarded to Permanent United States Residents and Asylum-Seekers living in the Cedar Valley.  To qualify for this scholarship, students must complete the scholarship application form, demonstrate financial need, and provide proof of their residency through a DV1 or DV2 visa, Greencard, or U.S. passport. The scholarship awards up to 50% of tuition fees.

Download the scholarship application here.

In the past, the UNI Culture & Intensive English Program has offerred scholarships individuals who are recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship may provide up to 100% tuition to individuals selected by the scholarship committee.

Scholarship recipients will be responsible for housing, meals, books, airfare, application fee, health insurance and university fees. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be recommended by a UNI employee, have a high school diploma, by at least 18 years of age, and must agree to maintain passing grades (73% or higher) during studies in the CIEP.

To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit the following:

- Completed Global Connections Scholarship Application

- Recommendation Letter from a UNI Staff Member

- Completed CIEP Application Form (unless the applicant is a current CIEP or UNI student)

- High School transcript/diploma

Currently there are no Global Connections Scholarship opportunities.  Please continue to check this website for further announcements.  Questions can be sent to

The Culture and Intensive English Program is pleased to announce a 20% tuition-only scholarship to prospective and current CIEP students for the Summer 2016. There are up to 5 awards available for new students, and 3 awards available for current CIEP students. Other expenses such as housing, meals, books, health insurance and university fees are not covered in this scholarship. This scholarship is a one-time award, valid only for the Summer 2016 session. Classes will begin on June 7 and will end on July 29, 2016.
The purpose of the CIEP Tuition Scholarship is to supplement assistance provided to students for attending CIEP courses during the summer as well as to reward potential scholarship at the collegiate level with intensive language training. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate both merit and need. 
In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must: 
  • Be at least 18 years of age and meet regular admission requirements to the CIEP
  • Submit a complete application to the CIEP (including application fee)
After receiving the scholarship, recipients must maintain eligibility by: 
  • Arriving on the UNI campus no later than June 2, 2016 to begin the Summer session.
  • Maintaining passing grades (73% or higher) during studies in the CIEP. 
  • Maintaining F1 status through full-time enrollment and regular attendance. 
1.) Submit a complete scholarship application form (Download the application form here).
2.) Email the completed form to before May 1, 2016.
The Summer 2016 deadline for Tuition Scholarships is May 1, 2016.  Questions can be sent to