Scholarship for students in Iowa seeking international experience

Iowa Sister States is excited to announce the Jeff Zimpleman Iowa Sister States Scholarship, a unique opportunity specifically for Iowa students to further their interest in the world of international relations via one of Iowa?s nine international relationships.

The scholarship is available for Iowa students enrolled in colleges and universities in the state of Iowa who are seeking degrees in the area of international business, agriculture, international relations, language or culture (including music, art, and film). Students participating in short courses, internships, conferences or symposiums regarding the areas of interest above are also eligible to apply for one of the scholarships.

The scholarship is named after Iowan Jeff Zimpleman. The Zimpleman family believe that Jeff?s love of exploring new places and his understanding of the importance of nurturing international relationships resonates with the very essence of Iowa Sister States? organizational vision.

Complete details of the scholarship, along with an application, can be found on the Iowa Sister States website. Deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 1, 2018. The scholarship money will be dispersed in time to be used for the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

Iowa Sister States (ISS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to manage Iowa?s official relationship with foreign states, as established by the Governor of Iowa. These include Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan (1960), Yucatan, Mexico (1965), Hebei Province, China (1983), Terengganu, Malaysia (1987), Stavropol Krai, Russia (1988), Taiwan (1989), Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine (1996), Veneto Region, Italy (1997) and Kosovo (2013).

ISS is a volunteer organization dedicated to connecting Iowans with the world community. To learn more about ISS visit their website at, join their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter at @IASisterStates.