University of Iowa students must meet the following requirements to apply for the scholarship:

  • Be a full-time UI undergraduate or graduate student in the semester immediately preceding the trip dates and the semester following the trip;
  • Be between the ages of 17* and 25;
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or an international student in lawful F-1 status;
  • Complete at least 12 hours of credit at the UI with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA;
  • Not have received the Dr. Ken Magid Scholarship previously; and
  • Have a valid U.S. passport, or obtain one no later than 60 days before the trip departure.
  • Be available for an in-person interview with selection committee.

*Applicants may apply at age 17, but must be 18 before the trip operation dates.


By February 22, 2019, all materials must be submitted by emailing stewardship@foriowa.org or either mailing or delivering in person to:

University of Iowa Center for Advancement
1 W Park Rd
Iowa City, IA 52244
  • Application form
  • Recommendation Form – submit recommendations from at least two individuals (no more than three) who have direct knowledge of your character, skills, background, and qualifications.
  • One-page resume – Demonstrated previous employment and/or community service activities.
  • Essay – In 500-750 words, please address these two questions:
    • Why do you think international experiences are valuable for students?
    • What do you personally expect to give and gain during your service trip?


Finalists will be contacted for an informal, in-person interview.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at 800-648-6973, 319-335-3305 or email stewardship@foriowa.org.

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