Program Scholarships 

Miriam Gelfand Scholarship in Translation 

Awards of $1,000. 

The Miriam Gelfand Scholarship stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Professor Emerita Miriam Gelfand within the University of Iowa and the Iowa City community. This scholarship was established by Charles Kuester, a former student of Miriam Gelfand, as a heartfelt tribute to her profound impact. 

Miriam Gelfand was known for her dedication to teaching, her prowess as a translator, and her exceptional skills as a multilingual editor. The fund generously offers annual scholarships to deserving students, with a particular emphasis on those pursuing studies in Russian. The scholarship is renewable for any recipient who continues to meet the specific criteria laid out, ensuring ongoing support for their educational pursuits. In this way, the Miriam Gelfand Scholarship not only honors the memory of Miriam Gelfand but also serves as a lasting source of encouragement for dedicated students at the University of Iowa. 

Two awards of $1,000 each available for 1st year students who have declared the BA in Translation.  Students must submit a Personal Statement that describes their interest in the Translation BA and how the program might help them meet their educational and professional goals. GPA will be considered - Please submit Degree Audit from MyUI. 

Two awards of $1,000 each available for 2nd year students who have declared the BA in Translation.  GPA will be considered - Please submit Degree Audit from MyUI.  2nd year students must also submit a cover letter explaining how this scholarship will benefit their study of Translation and/or describe their future career plans involving Translation (500 words maximum). 

One award of $1,000 available for the Exchanges Best Essay Contest. This award is reserved for students majoring in BA in Translation.  Please submit a Degree Audit from MyUI and your essay.  The winning essay will be featured in Exchanges.  Please see Exchanges website for essay information.   

One award of $1,000 available for the Best Translation Project Contest. This award is reserved for students majoring in BA in Translation. Please submit a Degree Audit from MyUI and a cover letter explaining your Translation project (when completed, summary of project and outcomes, etc.).  You may also upload supporting documents for your project with your cover letter (1 pdf). Winning projects may be eligible for inclusion in one of the Translation Programs' publications. 

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CLAS Scholarships 

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences supports numerous scholarships through the college's annual scholarship competition. For a list of scholarships available in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and information on applying for scholarships, visit the CLAS Scholarships page. Please contact the undergraduate advisor or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Programs for questions regarding the application process. 

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International Programs Funding  

Explore the many funding opportunities open to UI students and alumni, available from the International Programs Student Grants and Fellowships page.