Learning Abroad Center

Non-UofM Students Scholarship for Non-UofM Students


The Learning Abroad Center’s Study Abroad Scholarship provides awards for Non-University of Minnesota undergraduate students going on eligible Learning Abroad Center credit-bearing programs. This scholarship is intended to:

  • assist students in easing the financial burden of studying abroad
  • grant students equal access to an opportunity for financial assistance

This scholarship is not need or merit based, and awards are granted on the strength of a student’s essay.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to Non University of Minnesota Students participating on eligible Learning Abroad Center Programs
  • Open to University of Minnesota coordinate campus students (not including Twin Cities and Rochester students) on a LAC open enrollment program
  • Must be enrolled as degree-seeking undergraduate student at your home institution
  • Must have already applied to a University of Minnesota study abroad program
  • Must have already been issued a University of Minnesota ID number

Applications will be evaluated based on how:

  • thoroughly you answer the specific question outlined below
  • well written your essay is, in terms of grammar, punctuation and organization

Essay Question

Reflect on how the program you chose relates to your academic, career, and/or personal goals. Why did you choose this particular program? Describe specific program features and elaborate on how these will help you meet one or more of your goals. (350 words maximum)

As you write your essay, consider the following:

  • “Academic” goals do not need to be related to your major; we are looking for you to describe how the program coursework and/or components are relevant to your goals. 
  • Regardless of what type of goal(s) you are focusing on, explain how your goal(s) enhances intellectual learning.

Application Deadlines

Term Abroad Deadline Notification Timeline
Fall Semester 2022 April 6, 2022 mid-May 2022
Academic Year 2022-23 April 6, 2022 mid-May 2022
Winter Break 2023 October 12, 2022 mid-November 2022
Spring Semester 2023 October 12, 2022 mid-November 2022
May Session 2023 February 15, 2023 mid-March 2023
Summer Session 2023 February 15, 2023 mid-March 2023
Fall Semester 2023 April 5, 2023 mid-May 2023
Academic Year 2023-24 April 5, 2023 mid-May 2023

Applications must be received by the Learning Abroad Center by 11:59 p.m. CST on the deadline date.

Award Amounts

Term Amount

Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Academic Year


Summer Session


Winter Break
May Session

How to submit your application

Once you start you study abroad program application, you will see an optional scholarship application form on your checklist.  Submit the form by the indicated deadline.