Learning Abroad Center

Learning Abroad Center College/Departmental Scholarships for UofM Students

Carlson Global Institute (CGI) Scholarships

Carlson undergraduate students participating in Carlson Global Institute (CGI) or the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center (LAC) programs are eligible to apply for a need-based scholarship and CGI Undergraduate Fellowship (merit-based scholarship). Carlson students may apply for both CGI scholarships

China Center

The China Center provides financial support to University of Minnesota students who will study abroad or participate in an educational program in the Greater China area. Students from all colleges and campuses are eligible to apply. Students may apply for more than one China Center scholarship.

College of Biological Sciences (CBS) Scholarships

CBS Study Abroad Scholarship

The purpose of the CBS Study Abroad Scholarship is to encourage more CBS students to study science &/or conduct research abroad. Eligibility for this scholarship includes:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree full-time in the College of Biological Sciences
  • Taking at least one science, research or health-related course while abroad

Preference will be given to students who are studying abroad for a semester or more, as well as those taking life science courses &/or conducting research abroad.

Award amounts for semester or academic year programs are up to $3,000 while awards for summer, winter break, and spring break programs are up to $1500. For information regarding deadlines, essay questions, and application instructions visit the Learning Abroad Center's Online Scholarship Portal

The application consists of 2 essay questions:

  • Beyond becoming a global citizen or pursing a life changing experience, what personal or academic goals do you hope to achieve through studying or researching abroad? What concrete steps will you take toward reaching these goals? (350 words maximum)
  • How will studying or researching in this location, or on this program specifically, contribute to your understanding of science, research, or health in a global context? If you are studying life science &/or conducting research abroad, please describe the class(es) you are taking &/or research you are conducting. (350 words maximum) 

Program Deadlines

Term  Deadline
Winter Break 2020-21  October 14, 2020
Spring Semester 2021  October 14, 2020
Calendar Year 2021  October 14, 2020
Spring Break 2021

 April 7, 2021

May or Summer Session 2021  April 7. 2021
Fall Semester 2021  April 7, 2021
Academic Year 2021-22  April 7, 2021

Murray & Pearl Rosenberg Award

This purpose of the Murray & Pearl Rosenberg Award is to provide assistance with travel expenses for CBS undergraduate students who are conducting research or providing humanitarian service abroad. Preference is given to students going to non-English speaking countries, especially developing countries, and working on project or research that have a direct impact on human health. Eligibility for this scholarship includes:

  • A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Currently pursing a bachelors degree full-time in the College of Biological Sciences

Awards are typically $800–$1,200 and are issued upon completion of the experience. As noted above, awards are given for travel expenses only related to: airfare, bus, taxi,etc. Previous Rosenberg awardees are ineligible to apply. You can find additional details, including application deadlines and the application, on the College of Biological Sciences Murray & Pearl Rosenberg Memorial Award page.

College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) Scholarships

College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) students participating in a study abroad programs are strongly encouraged to apply for CCAPS scholarships. For more information on CCAPS scholarships and to apply, see CCAPS Financial Aid.

College of Design (CDes) Undergraduate Experience Abroad Scholarship for Design, Housing, & Apparel (DHA) Majors)

The DHA Experience Abroad Scholarship is available to students in one of the following majors: Apparel Design, Graphic Design, Housing Studies, Interior Design, Product Design, or Retail Merchandising. Visit DHA Scholarship.

College of Education & Human Development (CEHD) Study Abroad Scholarships

CEHD offers a general study abroad scholarship as well as a Global Engagement and Global Discovery scholarship for low-income and first-generation students. The scholarships are open to degree-seeking CEHD undergraduate students participating in a study abroad program approved by the University of Minnesota. For more information about the scholarships and to apply visit CEHD Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships.

College of Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) Study Abroad Grants

CFANS offers a number of funding opportunities to support study abroad. Vist the CFANS Grants and Scholarship for more information.

College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Internship Scholarship

The CLA undergraduate internship scholarship program is designed to provide some financial assistance to students participating in unpaid internships. Three times per year the College of Liberal Arts offers internship scholarships of $2,000–$5,000 to already-admitted, degree-seeking undergraduate students in CLA of Sophomore standing or above. For more information about the scholarship and to apply, see CLA Career & Internship Services.

Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies Scholarship

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies offers a study abroad scholarship for current undergraduate majors pursuing either Spanish Studies or Spanish-Portuguese Studies. Students must study abroad for at least one semester. One scholarship of $1,000–$2,000 will be awarded. Applications are typically due at the end of April each year. 

Department of French & Italian

The French & Italian Department offers scholarships for students who are looking to study abroad. These scholarships are made available to apply for in early spring semester. Recipients are selected by department faculty members.

Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch

The Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch offers scholarships for students who are looking to study abroad. A variety of scholarship opportunities are available. Recipients are selected by department faculty members.

Department of Psychology

The Psychology Department offers the Mortensen Study Abroad scholarship for a psychology major studying abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year. Recipients are selected by department faculty members.

Puffer Scholarship for Art History Travel Abroad

The Patricia and Kenneth Puffer Scholarship provides funds to undergraduate Art History majors of high academic standing, in order to encourage and support their intellectual, cultural, and personal growth through foreign travel. The annual deadline is in April. Award recipients may apply their scholarship funds to any UofM approved Learning Abroad program, to be completed within fifteen months of notification of award (i.e. before Sept 1). 

Institute for Global Studies FLAS Fellowship

The Institute for Global Studies is offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships in African, Asian, and International Studies in less commonly taught languages. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and fully matriculated students at the time that the award starts. For more information and application instructions visit the Institute for Global Studies FLAS Fellowship.

Leadership Minor Study Abroad Scholarship

University of Minnesota Leadership Minor students participating in eligible programs can apply for this scholarship. For more information about contact the Leadership Minor office.