ACT Scholars Program

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In collaboration with ACT, the University of Iowa Graduate College is pleased to promote multiculturalism and inclusion through the ACT Scholars Program.

Through the generous support of the ACT Foundation, ACT offers a stipend covering the academic year only ($20,000 plus full resident–rate tuition (“ACT Scholarship”) to qualified students pursuing graduate degrees full time at the University of Iowa in programs of study generally pertinent to ACT’s business model. Summer support is not provided. ACT Scholars Program details include required academic-year programming for students as well as a summer internship at ACT.

Typically fellowships cannot be used in combination with any other source of support (e.g., fellowship/scholarship, grant, graduate assistantships, or employment outside the University of Iowa) since the fellowships are meant to provide protected time for the student to advance his/her studies. Failure to report additional employment can be considered in future applications/nominations/continued Graduate College funding for both the student and the department. For more information or to ask for a possible one-time exception, contact the Graduate College. Please direct any questions to: Executive Director of Operations Donna Welter (335-2145) or Interim Associate Dean Shelly Campo (335-2136) or via email at

Priority will be given to applicants who are U. S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and will increase diversity and multicultural perspectives in areas relevant to ACT’s interest and strategic goals. In that respect, priority is given to students from historically underrepresented populations, including African-Americans, Latinos, and Native American applicants.


Applications are due March 1, 2017 to the Graduate College.

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