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IRIS Alumni

Global Grants
& Scholarships

It is our hope that IRIS alumni will always feel a connection to IRIS and Iowa, and will strive to expand their knowledge through continued educational efforts and community-oriented services long after they have completed our formal programs.

Applications are due on Friday, April 27, 2018, 17:00 U.S. Central Standard/Iowa time.

Alumni Global Grant

The IRIS Alumni Global Grant is available to past participants of any IRIS program. The grants are be provided to enable alumni to contribute to the social, economic and civic development of their countries. The IRIS Alumni Global Grant is intended to give alumni the opportunity to initiate projects of their own design in their home countries, including:

• Community service projects

• Projects to promote civic participation

• Professional development activities for community residents

• Projects to support and promote the skills gained through the IRIS program in which the alumni participated

Please note that these grants are not intended to fund purchases of computer equipment, alumni salaries, and political activities working for or against a specific candidate or party.

Click here or on the button above to download the application.

Alumni Global Scholarship

The IRIS Global Citizen Scholarship is intended to assist IRIS alumni in continuing their educational pursuits by offering scholarships to attend training workshops or pursue other educational endeavors in their own country.

 

Scholarships are open to any IRIS program alumni and are not limited to any program, program year or age range. Applicants must have returned to their home country, and the educational opportunity must occur in their home country. Applicants are limited to one application per year. Scholarships of $200 – $2,000 per alum, per year, will be based on current community involvement, benefit to the applicant, benefit to their community and country, supplemental sources of funding and financial need. Application requests can be made for continuing years of education, but continued funding will be dependent on successful completion of each educational term. A separate application must be made for each term.

Click here or on the above button to download the application.

QUICK FACTS

$29,840

Recipients of IRIS Alumni Global Scholarships hail from Bulgaria, Indonesia, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, and Ukraine.

$21,498

Recipients of IRIS Alumni Global Grants have created workshops and community services in Bulgaria, Georgia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ukraine.

$79,000+

How much you've helped us raise since 2013!

$25,000

Our 2018 goal is $25,000 for our 25th Anniversary!

Recent Donors

  • Ames Vision Center
  • Bob & Judy Anderson
  • Susan & Jeff Anderson
  • Ken & Diane Birt
  • Dora Bopp
  • Del & Deb Christensen
  • City of Ames Human Relations Commission
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Jane Ann Cotton
  • Mike & Judy Coverdale
  • Christina Creel
  • Ronelle Crews
  • Michael Delaney
  • Mark & Julia Dennis
  • Durga IA, LLC.
  • Bob & Vera Easler
  • Warren & Linda Erickson
  • Fareway of Ames
  • Lisa Fleming
  • Dennis Fox & Julia Poulsen
  • Chris Fultz
  • Tim Glaza
  • Sarah & Raymond Grover
  • Megan Guerrero
  • Cassandra Halls
  • Mark Harris
  • Linda Helgevold
  • Kimberly Hope & Steven Athay
  • Cindy & Chuck Hughes
  • Kim Hughes
  • Sue & Nicholas Hunt
  • Ignite Yoga
  • Willard & Kay Jenkins
  • John Jordan
  • Gerald Klonglan
  • Fritz & Carol Kramer
  • Wendy Martin
  • John Mathes
  • George & Paula Moore
  • Oweni Morring & Steve Henry
  • Tom & Nancy Mott
  • Donna Newbrough & Lee Burchinal
  • Renewable Energy Group
  • Connie & Charlie Richardson
  • Emilee Richardson
  • Ron & Ann Rowland
  • Skinner & Associates
  • Paul Livingston
  • Ted & Bev Tomashewsky
  • U.S. Bank (Ames branch)
  • Warren & Karen Varley

Recipients

Global Scholarships

  • Bahari Yunus Idris (YES Alumus 2004-2005, Nigeria) – first year of studying chemistry at Usman Danfodiyo University
  • Lukolm Nendi Solomon (YES Alumnus 2005-2006, Nigeria) – fifth year of Medical School at Jos University Teaching Hospital
  • Usman Musa (YES Alumnus 2008-2009, Nigeria) – final year studying computer science at Usman Danfodiyo University
  • Jemimah Tongriang Sameul (YES Alumna 2009-2010, Nigeria) – second year of Medical School at Federal University of Jos
  • Hassani Bakari Msanga (YES Alumnus 2008-2009, Tanzania) – first year of Medical School at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science
  • Yussuf Mfaume Yussuf (YES Alumnus 2009-2010, Tanzania) – begin studies at Dar es Salaam Marine Institute in pursuit of a diploma in Marine Transportation
  • Ndeenga Sandiya Shamata (YES Alumnus 2009-2010, Tanzania) – second year studying Bain Geography and Environmental Studies with a focus on Climate and Climatic Change at University of Dar es Salaam

Global Grants

  • Anna Popova, American-Bulgarian Library Exchange (ABLE) (ABLE Alumna 2007, Bulgaria) – Conduct a two day workshop with a trainer from the U.S. (James LaRue of Colorado) to train 27 librarians in Bulgaria on how to embed librarians within their communities. Workshop completed in September 2014.
  • Oleksandra Barankevych, Solomiya Onufriv (Tolerance and Diversity Program 2014, Ukraine) – Conduct a training program in Ukraine for youth on media education and the tools of a young democracy. Workshop completed in October 2014.

Global Scholarships

  • Daniel Ishaya (YES Alumus 2009-2010, Nigeria) – third year of university tuition
  • Adams Garba (YES Alumnus 2007-2008, Nigeria) – fourth year of university tuition
  • John Christopher Izang (YES Alumnus 2012-2013, Nigeria) – first year of university tuition
  • Buhari Idris (YES Alumnus 2004-2005, Nigeria) – second year of university tuition
  • Ochanya Mary Okoh (YES Alumna 2011-2012, Nigeria) – first year of university tuition
  • Ndeenga Sandiya Shamata (YES Alumna 2009-2010, Tanzania) – third year studying Bain Geography and Environmental Studies with a focus on Climate and Climatic Change at University of Dar es Salaam
  • Said Abbas (YES Alumnus 2011-2012, Tanzania) – first year of university tuition
  • Michael Mlay (YES Alumnus 2008-2009, Tanzania) – fourth year of university tuition
  • Aleyna Bakirli (YES Alumna 2013-2014, Turkey) – first year of university prep tuition

Global Grants

  • Lukolm Nendi Solomon (YES Alumnus 2005-2006, Nigeria) – “Millennium Volunteers Youth Camp” A seven-day camp for 30 youth (ages15-20) to build a stronger spirit of community service and volunteerism in Plateau State, Nigeria
  • Hassani Bakari Msanga (YES Alumnus 2008-2009, Tanzania) – “Reproductive Health Education Program” for 200 secondary school students in the Same district of Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania.
  • Oleksandra Barankevych (Tolerance & Diversity Program Alumna 2014, Ukraine) – “My Democracy: Values That Unite Us!” Series of adult and youth dialogue sessions and workshops in Eastern Ukraine; traveling photo exhibition throughout the region.

Global Scholarships

  • Austin Matamela Tshilidzi (South African Youth Ambassadors 2008, South Africa)
  • Lativa Savitri Elba (YES Alumna 2014-2015, Indonesia)
  • Ashiru Abubakar (YES Alumnus 2011-2012, Nigeria)
  • Daniel Ishaya (YES Alumnus 2009-2010, Nigeria)
  • Garba Munkaila (YES Alumnus 2008-2009, Nigeria)
  • Abdulkadri Abdallah (YES Alumnus, Tanzania)
  • Said Abbas (YES Alumnus 2011-2012, Tanzania)
  • Anna Popova (ABLE Alumna 2007, Bulgaria)
  • Ellyssahanna Espinosa (YES Alumna 2013-2014, Philippines)
  • Muhammad Hamza Khan (YES Alumnus 2014-2015, Pakistan)

Global Grants

  • Jaya Wina Santiya (YES Alumna 2013-2014, Indonesia) – PORDA (Pemuda Pelopor Daerah, which translates to “local youth pioneer”) project called Membangun Bumi Sedulang Setudung, what we would roughly translate as coming back home. PORDA team members brought books and a health clinician to the rural community of Karang Sari.
  • Lukolm Nendi Solomon (YES Alumnus 2005-2006, Nigeria)
  • Hudhaifat Hamdan (YES Alumna 2014-2015, Tanzania)

Global Scholarships

  • Garba Munkaila (YES Alumnus 2008-2009, Nigeria)
  • Said Abbas (YES Alumnus 2011-2012, Tanzania)
  • Yussuf Mfaume Yussuf (YES Alumnus 2009-2010, Tanzania)
  • Ashiru Abubakar (YES Alumnus , Nigeria)
  • Ummul-khair Aliyu (YES Alumna 2009-2010, Nigeria
  • Ellyssahanna Espinosa (YES Alumna 2013-2014, Philippines)
  • Aliyu Abdussamad (YES Alumnus 2014-2015, Nigeria)
  • Andi Jashari (YES Alumnus 2015-2016, Kosovo

Global Grants

  • Hassani Bakari Msanga (YES Alumnus 2008-2009, Tanzania)
  • Simon Zamani (YES Alumnus 2015-2016, Tanzania)
  • Jesse Maikarfi (YES Alumnus 2015-2016, Nigeria)
  • Maya Petrova (ABLE Alumna 2004, Bulgaria)

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