Global Involvement Scholarship

The Global Involvement Scholarship encourages UNI students to engage with diverse cultures in nontraditional locations (non-English speaking country, non-Western country, includes multi-lingual countries). Examples of such programs include those with a home-stay component, service learning, intensive language programs and/or language study abroad, and studies in underrepresented locations.


  • The Study Abroad application must be in a “Committed” status at the time of the scholarship application deadline.
  • Only completed scholarship applications with all the required documents will be considered.   
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
  • GPA requirement to apply for this scholarship is a 2.5 GPA.

Note: Participants in non-UNI programs and administered UNI programs not co-sponsored by the UNI Study Abroad Center are not eligible for this scholarship. The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine which Non-SAC programs qualify for its scholarships. 

Scholarship Application Deadlines 

For spring semester & winter break programs: October 31

For summer faculty-led, summer school, fall, and academic-year programs: March 31

Application Process

The application is entirely online and is similar to your study abroad application. To apply, click on the apply now button below. Note, your application will go into the "committed" stage automatically. This does not commit you to the study abroad program. It is an automatic stage the scholarship goes into for technical purposes. 


Post-Study Abroad Requirements of a Study Abroad Center Scholarship Recipient 

Post-study abroad scholarship requirements

Post-study abroad scholarship requirements


If you are graduating or Student Teaching outside of the Cedar Valley after your study abroad program, you must contact the Study Abroad Center to arrange an alternative to the service requirement.