International Students and Scholars--General Application

Every semester, ISSO awards scholarships to degree-seeking students who have documented financial need. ISSO awards multiple scholarships from a variety of funding sources. A significant portion of the scholarship funds come from the International Student Tuition.


  • Applicants must have a valid immigration status and have been enrolled at ISU in a current degree-seeking program level for the Spring 2022 and Fall 2021 semesters.
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. While your academic pursuits, research, and merit are very important, please focus on explaining your financial need.
  • Applicants must meet all additional criteria listed under each scholarship.
  • ALL scholarships require a letter from the candidate explaining their financial need, and how the scholarship award will be used (500 word max.) Some scholarships require an additional letter to address individual scholarship criteria (500 word max.)
  • Students participating in Post-Completion OPT/STEM OPT/Post-Completion Academic Training are not eligible.
  • Preference will be given to students who did NOT receive a scholarship from the ISSO in the previous semester.


  • Answer all required questions.
  • The deadline to submit the scholarship application and all other supporting documents is Sunday, October 9th, 2022 at 11:59PM
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Fall 2022 ISSO scholarship applicants will be notified of the results of their application during the Fall semester.
  • Selected recipients will be asked to write a thank you letter to the donors.
  • For undergraduate questions, please e-mail David Sappenfield (
  • For graduate questions, please e-mail Katherine Worley (

Supplemental Questions
  1. The International Students and Scholars Office will use information from the import data and the general application as well as the questions below to assist in the scholarship selection process.

    Would you like to be considered for scholarships administered by the International Students and Scholars Office?
  2. Have you maintained your immigration status at ISU in your current degree-seeking program level during the past two semesters (excluding summer)?
  3. What is your current immigration status?
  4. Basic Information

    Did you receive an ISSO scholarship the previous semester (excluding summer)?
  5. Number of dependents that are currently in the U.S. (spouse, children, and/or legal dependents only)
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