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 AbroadDeadlineNotification Timeline
Winter Break 2024October 11, 2023mid-November 2023
Spring Semester 2024October 11, 2023mid-November 2023
May Session 2024February 14, 2024mid-March 204
Summer Session 2024February 14, 2024mid-March 2024
Fall Semester 2024April 3, 2024mid-May 2024
Academic Year 2024-2025April 3, 2024mid-May 2024

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

Award Amounts

Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Academic Year
Summer Session$1,500
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.