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 your academic and career goals be promoted by this study abroad opportunity and this scholarship? 
(500 word max)

Essays will be evaluated based on:  

Deadlines, Terms, and Award Amounts 

Term of StudyDeadline Date Notification DateAward Amount

Fall 2019

October 15, 2018 November 7, 2018 $6,000

Spring 2020

October 15, 2018

November 7, 2018


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

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


How to 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