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.

The Culture and Intensive English Program is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for future CIEP students. The scholarship will cover 100% of CIEP tuition costs for the Spring 1 2018 session, which begins on January 8, 2018 and will end on March 2, 2018. All other expenses such as housing, meals, books, health insurance and university fees are not covered in this scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time award, valid only for the session in which it is awarded.

Scholarship applications must be submitted before November 1, 2017.


The purpose of the CIEP Tuition Scholarship is to provide assistance to new students for attending CIEP courses 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) at
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Provide proof of financial guarantee for the remainder of expenses (approximately $3,000)
  • Be an international student, currently living outside of the U.S. who is not a former or current student of the CIEP.
After receiving the scholarship, recipients must maintain eligibility by: 
  • Arriving on the UNI campus in time to attend the orientation program.
  • 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 here. A complete scholarship application includes the application form, a high school or college transcript, and two letters of recommendation. Each of these documents can be submitted through the scholarship application.
3.) Complete the CIEP Application for Admission at:
Questions can be sent to

In collaboration with the Iowa Sister States, CIEP is proud to announce a scholarship opportunity for students from each of the Iowa Sister States: Cherkasy, Hebei, Kosovo, Stavropol, Taiwan, Terengganu, Veneto, Yamanashi, and Yucatán.  There are ten scholarships available. Each scholarship covers 20% of the CIEP tuition for each session a student enrolls. Click here to view the scholarship flyer.

To apply for the scholarship, students must: 

Applications are due at the following days:

  • For students interested in studying in the Summer session (June-July), applications are due April 15.
  • For students interested in studying in the Fall 1 session (August-October), applications are due June 15.
  • For students interested in studying in the Fall 2 session (October- December), applications are due August 15.
  • For students interested in studying in the Spring 1 session (January-March), applications are due November 15.
  • For students interested in studying in the Spring 2 session (March- May), applications are due January 15.

For questions, please contact: