CIEE Scholarship


The Learning Abroad Center's CIEE Scholarship provides study abroad awards for University of Minnesota undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who are participating on a CIEE study abroad program.

This scholarship is intended to:

The CIEE Scholarship is not merit based and awards are granted based on the strength of a student’s essay.  

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

Essays will be evaluated based on:  

Essay Questions

This application is comprised of 2 separate essay questions:

  1. General study abroad essay (required)
  2. Financial need essay (required)

Essay Question #1

1) What motivated you to select your particular study abroad program? Address any academic, career, and/or personal goals that were part of your decision, and expand on one or more of them*. (350 words maximum)

Essay question #2

2) Based on your financial need, why is it important that you receive this particular scholarship to support your experience?  Elaborate on the specifics of your financial circumstances that impact your ability to study abroad, and how you plan to supplement this scholarship with other work, scholarship, loans, and funding opportunities.  (300 words maximum)

*Visit the Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Portal to learn more about specific essay questions and requirements.

Deadlines & Eligible Terms

Scholarship notification emails will be sent to all applicants' UMN email accounts by the deadline listed below.  

Term of StudyDeadline Date Notification Date

Spring 2018  

Calendar Year 2018

September 20th, 2017 October 20th, 2017


Award Amounts

Semester Up to $3,000
Calendar Year Up to $4,500

The number of scholarships awarded by deadline may vary depending on the pool of applicants and the funding available. 

How to submit your application: 

Paper, faxed, or emailed applications will not be accepted