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Other Scholarships


Established through a bequest from Eleanor B. Cowen, in memory of her mother, Ester Catherine Harmon, this fund is used to provide Study Abroad Scholarships for students accepted into the Teacher Education Program at Iowa State University to enhance their skills in other cultures and in languages other than English.

This scholarship is administered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for students participating in a student teaching experience abroad at the elementary school level in a foreign language or who are participating in a foreign language study abroad experience. Preference given to those with demonstrated financial need (FAFSA).

A foreign language study abroad award is renewable for a student teaching abroad in the language.


Amount: Award equals the teaching/study abroad program fee. For applicants meeting the first preference criteria described under Eligibility requirements, additional funding for housing and meals is provided. All award levels are subject to funding availability.

Application Deadline

  • November 1 for spring programs
  • March 1 for summer and fall programs

Financial Need

Important: To demonstrate financial need, be sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is made available electronically in late November.

For eligibility requirements and application procedures please visit the scholarship’s website here.

For more information about the Ester Catherine Harmon scholarship, contact the College of Human Sciences at 515-294-6901 or by email at

Study Chinese in China on Full Scholarship

Want to study abroad but have some financial concerns? Consider this opportunity

  • Study on full Chinese Government Scholarship through the Sino-US Credits Students’ Program (中美人文交流项目).
  • Scholarship covers full tuition, room and board, plus monthly stipend of 2000RMB.
  • Study in Lanzhou Jiaotong University. Official agreement has been signed with ISU.
  • The scholarship supports studying at Lanzhou Jiaotong U. for one semester or one year.
  • Lanzhou, Gansu is a major city in northwestern China with about 4 million people.
  • Gansu is a culturally diverse region with rich cultural heritages (Silk Road, West terminal of the Great Wall, and Mogao Caves).

Contact Professor Tonglu Li at for more information

Roy J. Carver Scholarship

Iowa State University

The Roy J. Carver Scholarship Program is funded by the Carver Charitable Trust in memory of Roy J. Carver, who achieved success through his own initiative and hard work. Scholarships are available to students with great potential and promise, who work hard to make ends meet, or are faced with debilitating circumstances in their lives.

Twenty Roy J. Carver Scholarships are available to ISU students or transfer students who will start their junior year fall semester of the award year. Awards average $5,200 each and will be considered for renewal for the senior year based on maintenance of a cumulative GPA of 2.80 and continued financial need.


To be eligible for the Roy J. Carver scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Graduate of an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of the state of Iowa for at least 5 consecutive years immediately prior to application
  • Junior classification fall semester of the award
  • Full-time enrollment (12 credits or more)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80
  • Demonstrate financial need on basis of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed prior to March 1
  • Evidence of unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full time


Apply online at: (Click on Scholarships and on-line application)

You will submit the application, an essay and two references through this on-line process.



Contact information for the Scholarship Office:
Mailing address:
Office of Student Financial Aid
Scholarship Office
0210 Beardshear Hall
In Person: 0640 Beardshear Hall
By Phone: (515) 294-5625
By e-mail:

LAS Scholarship Information

LAS maintains a list of scholarships offered from the college as well as individual departments and programs within the college.  To learn more about the scholarships offered through LAS visit:

Mango Language Scholarship

Mango Scholarship applicants must complete and submit:

  1. The 1-page application form.
  2. An electronic copy of your college or university transcript.
  3. A creative response to the following Key Question:
    How has language and culture enriched your life?


  1. You are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university in the U.S.
  2. You must have plans to continue as an enrolled student in Fall 2016.
  3. You must be at least 18 years of age on or before September 1, 2016.

All materials must be submitted together using the application form.

All application materials must be received by 11:59pm EST on March 31, 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information or to apply visit: