The UNI CIEP Business Professionals Scholarship is awarded to individuals who are working in the United States under an L1, L2, R1, R2, H1, or H2 visa.  The scholarship awards 10% of CIEP tuition fees.  To qualify for this scholarship, individuals must be currently employed at a business in the Cedar Valley.  Proof of employment, a copy of a valid passport and visa must be submitted with this application. 


The CIEP Permanent Resident, Refugee, and Asylum-Seeker Scholarship is awarded to Permanent United States Residents and Asylum-Seekers living in the Cedar Valley.  To qualify for this scholarship, students must complete the scholarship application form, demonstrate financial need, and provide proof of their residency through a DV1 or DV2 visa, Greencard, or U.S. passport. The scholarship awards up to 50% of tuition fees.

The UNI Culture & Intensive English Program is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity to individuals who are recommended by current UNI employees. This scholarship is sponsored by the UNI Office of International Programs and may provide up to 100% tuition to individuals selected by the scholarship committee.

Scholarship recipients will be responsible for housing, meals, books, airfare, application fee, health insurance and university fees. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be recommended by a UNI employee, have a high school diploma, by at least 18 years of age, and must agree to maintain passing grades (73% or higher) during studies in the CIEP.

To be considered for the scholarship, students must submit the following:

- Completed Global Connections Scholarship Application

- Recommendation Letter from a UNI Staff Member

- Completed CIEP Application Form (unless the applicant is a current CIEP or UNI student)

- High School transcript/diploma

The application deadline for Fall 2015 was June 15, 2015. Currently there are no Global Connections Scholarship opportunities.  Please continue to check this website for further announcements.  Questions can be sent to


If you prefer not to apply online, you can also download a paper application here.

The Culture and Intensive English Program occassionally offers a tuition-only scholarship to prospective CIEP students. Other expenses such as housing, meals, books, health insurance and university fees are not covered in this scholarship. Generally, the CIEP tuition scholarship is a one-time award. Recipients may reapply for a second term if they choose to, but an additional award is not guaranteed or obligatory on behalf of the CIEP. If these conditions are not met, the recipient will forfeit the scholarship and the remaining amount may be granted to a new recipient for the remaining sessions. Scholarship funds are limited and may vary from year to year. 
The purpose of the CIEP Tuition Scholarship is to supplement assistance provided to students for attending CIEP courses as well as to reward potential scholarship at the collegiate level with intensive language training. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate both merit and need. 
In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must: 
  • Have a high school diploma 
  • Provide proof of financial guarantee for the remainder of expenses 
  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Be at least 18 years of age and meet regular admission requirements to the CIEP
  • Be an international student, currently living outside of the United States
  • Submit a complete application to the CIEP (including application fee)
After receiving the scholarship, recipients must maintain eligibility by: 
  • Maintaining passing grades (73% or higher) during studies in the CIEP 
  • Maintaining F1 status through full-time enrollment and regular attendance 
1.) Submit a complete CIEP application form and supporting documents ( 
  • Proof of financial guaranty
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Application fee of $75.00
2.) Complete the CIEP Tuition Scholarship Application Form and submit the following supporting documents:
  • High School and/or college transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from professional references such as an employer or instructor
Currently there are no Tuition Scholarship opportunities.  Please continue to check this website for further announcements. Questions can be sent to