UofM Students

President's Emerging Scholars Fund the Gap Scholarship


The Learning Abroad Center’s President’s Emerging Scholars Fund the Gap Scholarship provides awards for University of Minnesota undergraduate students going on credit-bearing study abroad programs.

This scholarship is intended to:

The PES Fund the Gap scholarship is not merit based and awards are granted based on the strength of a student’s essay and expressed interest in study abroad opportunities. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility Requirements


Essay Question

How will a study abroad experience contribute to your academic learning and personal growth? What skills and experience do you hope to gain from studying abroad and how do they relate to your career goals? (500 word max)

Essays will be evaluated based on:

Deadlines, Terms, & Award Amounts

Term of StudyDeadline Date Notification DateAward Amount

Fall 2020

October 14, 2019 November 25, 2019 $6,000

Spring 2021

October 14, 2019

November 25, 2019


Applications are due by 11:59pm on the posted deadline.

All applicants will be notified via email by the posted date.

Submit Your Application

  1. Check the scholarship deadline for the term you will be studying abroad.
  2. Begin filling out your scholarship application and essay and submit via the Learning Abroad Center Online Scholarship Portal. 

*Paper, faxed, or emailed applications will not be accepted