Traveling for an academic conference or study abroad? Travel grants available

Sally and Ken Mason Student Success Grant

Description/Eligibility for Award
Sally and Ken Mason Student Success Grants are available to support travel for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, to include travel to academic and professional meetings and conferences, study abroad, and any other student travel deemed beneficial to the student’s academic experience.  Preference will be given to first-generation undergraduate students.  At the University of Iowa, first-generation students are those students who do not have a parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who completed a four-year degree.  Students can request up to $500 per application, but no more than one $500 award will be made to any individual student.

The student’s travel must take place after December 1, 2019, but no later than May 15, 2020.

Application Instructions
Please use the online application form.

Include (by uploading via the online application form) the following supporting materials:

  • An estimated travel budget for the trip, and
  • One letter of support from a faculty or staff member or advisor (addressing how the student’s travel is deemed beneficial to the student’s academic experience, and how the travel supports and advances the student’s educational experience at the University of Iowa).

Application Deadline
5:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2019

(Applicants will be notified by approximately December 2, 2019.)

Contact Angie Cochran ( with any questions.

Stephanie Fountain

Fountain, Stephanie G - Asst. Director, Internat'l Internships & Edu., UPO