The Learning Abroad Center’s Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship provides awards for University of Minnesota undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds and identities. This scholarship is intended to:
For the purpose of this scholarship, diversity may include (but is not limited to) cultural, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, first generation college students, military, ethnic or racial identities that contribute to the diversity of the student body. This scholarship is not need or merit based, and awards are granted on the strength of a student’s essay.
This application is comprised of 2 separate essay questions:
Visit the Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Portal to learn more about specific essay questions and requirements.
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)
For the purpose of this scholarship, diversity may include (but is not limited to) cultural, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, first generation college students, military, ethnic or racial identities that contribute to the diversity of the student body.
How have your diverse backgrounds and identities influenced your decision to learn abroad? What challenges and growth opportunities unique to your identities do you anticipate throughout your time abroad? How might your lived experiences prepare you for these challenges? (350 words maximum)
Apply for the deadline based on the Education Abroad Term found on the Apply section of your Program page. Contact Kelley Redmond if you are unsure of your program term or have any questions.
The application for your term abroad will become available after the current deadline has passed. (For example, if you are studying abroad in Fall, you cannot apply until after the May/Summer scholarship deadline has passed).
|Term||Amount||Deadline Date||Notification Date|
|Winter Break 2020-21
Winter Break 2020-21 (Fall 2019 on-campus course)
Winter Break 2020-21 (Spring 2020 on-campus course)
|$1,000||October 14, 2020||By November 25, 2020|
Spring Semester 2021
|$2,500||October 14, 2020||By late November 2020|
|Calendar Year Spring 2021-Fall 2021||$4,000||October 14, 2020||By late November 2020|
|Spring Break 2021||$1,000||February 17, 2021||By late March 2021|
May Session 2021
|$1,000||February 17, 2021||By late March 2021|
|Summer Session 2021||$1,500||February 17, 2021||By late March 2021|
|Fall Semester 2021||$2,500||April 7, 2021||By mid May 2021|
|Academic Year 2021-2022||$4,000||April 7, 2021||By mid May 2021|
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on the deadline date. Scholarship notification emails will be sent to all applicants' UofM email accounts 4–6 weeks after the deadline.