Many IRIS programs in the United States last only a few weeks or months, but the impact they have on participants can last a lifetime. It is our hope that our IRIS alumni will always feel a connection to IRIS and Iowa, and will strive to expand their knowledge through continued educational efforts long after they have completed our formal programs. It is with this in mind that IRIS developed the IRIS Global Citizen Scholarship Program. The IRIS Global Citizen Scholarship Program is intended to assist IRIS alumni in continuing their educational pursuits by offering scholarships to attend training workshops, secondary school, university or other educational programs in their own country.
Scholarships are open to any IRIS program alumni, and not limited to any program, program year or age range. Applicants must have returned to their home country, and the educational opportunity must occur in their home country. Applicants are limited to one application per year. Applicants can request multiple-year funding by designating this on their application. If the applicant is not selected for a multiple-year scholarship, they may still be considered for the single year funding. Multiple-year requests must include the budgets for all years requested. Application requests can be made for continuing years of education, but continued funding will be dependent on successful completion of each educational term. Selections of scholarships for $200 - $2,000 per alumni, per year, will be based on current community involvement, benefit to the applicant, benefit to their community and country, supplemental sources of funding, and financial need.
Deadline for submitting an application is Friday, 30 April, 2021, 17:00 U.S. Central/Iowa time.
It is recommended that applicants apply at least three months in advance of intended start of education. IRIS will notify all applicants of the results of their application review by 1 June, 2021.
If you have questions, please contact us at:
IRIS Global Citizen Scholarship Program
2521 University Boulevard, Suite 123
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (+1) 515-292-7103