How to Apply

Applying for the NCORE-ISCORE project

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the NCORE-ISCORE initiative, students must:
  • Be interested in promoting racial and ethnic harmony.
  • Be enrolled full-time at ISU at the time of application and during the following academic year.
  • Be a first, second, or third-year undergraduate student at Iowa State University.
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Be available to attend mandatory NCORE pre-departure orientation meetings on April 6, 13, and 20, 2019.
  • Be available to attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE 2019) May 28 through June 1, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
    • Attend and fully participate in a minimum of 20 session hours
    • Attend and fully participate in all evening group and team meetings
  • Enroll in University Studies 321 fall 2019 (3:40–5:30 pm on Thursdays).
  • Attend monthly team meetings during spring 2020, in preparation for ISCORE (dates and times TBA).
  • Present at ISCORE on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Application Requirements

  • An essay that specifically addresses
    • Your academic interests and achievements.
    • Your leadership interests and experience.
    • Your reasons for wanting to attend and participate in NCORE.
  • A résumé.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member. See guidelines on the application.
  • A list of courses planned to take in the fall 2019 semester. If you are applying to a professional program in your college (Architecture, Graphic Design, Athletic Training, etc.), please also list the courses you would need to take if admitted. Please indicate if you are planning to take a course that would be in conflict with UST 321.

Application Timeline

  • Applications Due – January 18, 2019, or until a sufficient amount of applications are received
  • Application Review – January 21, 2019 thru January 25, 2019 (tentative)
  • Phone Interviews – January 28, 2019 thru February 1, 2019 (tentative)
  • Applicants Notified of Status – Monday, February 4, 2019 (pending interview timeline)