Each year the Learning Abroad Center administers over $500,000 in study abroad scholarships for UofM students. These scholarships often play a big role in easing the financial impact of studying abroad. Administration of these important scholarships is achievable because of the fantastic faculty and staff from across the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities campus who give their time to be Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Reviewers. Thank you for considering giving your time to this important scholarship review process.
Read 15–20 two-page essays/applications or 40–50 one-page essays/applications.
Give each essay a numeric score using a simple rubric for guidance
The entire process is online. You do not need to be on campus during the time of review.
Following the scholarship deadline, the Learning Abroad Center will send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to access and score your assigned essays via the LAC's Online Scholarship Portal.
Essays assigned to readers: October 17th, 2018
Individual reviewer scores due: October 31st, 2018
Essays assigned to reviewers: September 26, 2018
Individual reviewer scores due: October 10th, 2018
Email Kelley Redmond if you have problems with Google Forms or have questions about the process.
The Learning Abroad Center would like to say thank you to our outstanding colleagues from across the University of Minnesota for volunteering their time and expertise to participate as study abroad scholarship reviewers. Study abroad scholarships have the ability to enable our students to participate in learning abroad experiences that can have a life changing impact on their academic, career, and personal goals. The support of the following individuals has made it possible for us to award these scholarships to deserving students over the 2017-18 academic year:
*For those who reviewed more than once for 2017-18 academic year scholarships, the number of times they reviewed is noted in paratheses
Kari Mellerup (3)
Katy Putzker (2)
Amy Burger Sanchez
Constance Hessburg-Odland (4)
Mary Shannon Bocock
Tommy Van Norman (2)
Andy Gammons (2)
Breanna Fabry (2)
Christopher Xaphakdy (2)
Claire Hilgeman (2)
Gayle Smaller, Jr.
Jacob Rudy (2)
Kao Yong Thao
Layla Nereson (2)
Maryanne Williams Smoczyk
Millie Reid Rivera (2)
Paula Pentel (2)
Tim Brock (4)
Nancy Vang (2)
Simone Gbolo (2)
Sarah Aufdermauer (2)
Paul Edwards, Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
Stephanie Lee (3)
Brittany Rams, One Stop Student Services
Christina Yoong, Academic Support Resources
Jeanette Simmonds, University Honors Program
Jordan Steger, One Stop Student Services
Laura Wiesner, One Stop Student Services
Lindsay Lawton, University Honors Program
Nicholas Racz, University Honors Program