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:
motivate underrepresented students to go abroad by easing the financial barrier
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.
how thoroughly you answer the specific questions outlined below
how well written your essay is, in terms of grammar, punctuation and organization
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) Students with diverse backgrounds and identities often have a different undergraduate experience than the wider student body. How has your identity influenced your decision to learn abroad? How do you anticipate your experiences, including barriers you’re working to overcome, will impact and prepare you for your learning abroad program? (350 words maximum)
Apply for the deadline based on the Education Abroad Term found on the Apply section of your Program page. Contact Matt McGilvray if you are unsure of your program term or have any questions.
|Fall Semester 2017||$2,500||April 12, 2017|
|Academic Year 2017-18||$4,000||April 12, 2017|
|Winter Break 2018||$1,000||October 11, 2017|
|Fall 1-2 week, Fall 2-8 week, Spring 1-2 week, or Spring 2-8 week program going abroad over Winter Break||$1,000||October 11, 2017|
|Spring Semester 2018||$2,500||October 11, 2017|
|Calendar Year 2018||$4,000||October 11, 2017|
|Spring 1-2 week week or Spring 2-8 week program going abroad over Spring Break or during May Session||$1,000||February 21, 2018|
|May Session 2018||$1,000||February 21, 2018|
|Summer Session 2018||$1,500||February 21, 2018|
The number and amount of awards may vary depending on the pool of applicants and the funding available. Additional programs may become eligible for scholarships after the posting of this information.
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.
*Paper, faxed, or emailed applications will not be accepted