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Buena Vista University

Our office serves to enhance international student learning experiences and outcomes. With the support of numerous faculty, staff and students, the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) provides a variety of services to international students attending BVU in an effort to enhance the international student learning experiences and outcomes. Services provided include visa and travel advising and information, admission and enrollment information; immigration advising; orientation to our campus and the community of Storm Lake; and assisting students with the transition to college life as well as life in the U.S.

Levels of Study:Undergraduate
Field of Study:All
Nationality:Any Region
Location of study:Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA

Buena Vista University International Student Grant

Award Information

Award Type: Grant
Average Amount:$8,000
Number of Awards:Varies each year
Award Coverage:Tution
Award Duration:Up to 4 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • At Buena Vista University, financial assistance for international students is based on academic credentials at the time of acceptance, no additional application is necessary. International Student Grants typically range from $2,500 - $15,000 per year.
  • Student must have the equivalent of a 2.0 grade point average (4.0 scale)

Application Information

Instructions: For more information on how to apply, please visit the website.

Buena Vista University International Student Outstanding Achievement


This award is offered in recognition of exceptional academic and the student's involvement in campus life and cultural exchange.

Award Information

Award Type: Scholarship
Average Amount:Full Tuition
Number of Awards:One award per year
Award Coverage:Tuition
Award Duration:Academic year

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have completed two consecutive semesters of study at BVU with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills. (Some possible areas where students may demonstrate leadership are: Academic Assistants, Student Organizations, Residence Life, and Community Service).
  • Must show how they have furthered the mission and goals of the university through their participation in academic and co-curricular activities
  • Must be in good standing as an F-1 student, and as a member ofthe BVU Campus Community.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Application Information

Award Deadline:March
Instructions:Applications are available in the Office of International Student Services. In addition to the application form, the student must submit a copy of their BVU transcript (unoffical copy is acceptable); a recommendation from faculty or staff; a personal essay supporting his/her candidacy for the scholarship.


Buena Vista University
International Student Services
610 West Fourth Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
: +1 (712) 749 2073
: +1 (712) 749 2039

Enquiry form for Scholarship Programs