UofM Students

Private Donor Support

Eligibility and Application Instructions

The following is a list of scholarships that come from privately funded sources. There is one application that is submitted for all of these awards, and graduate students are considered for the awards listed below based on eligibility criteria.  

To apply, complete the application for the Learning Abroad Center's Study Abroad Scholarship.

Learning Abroad Alumni Fund

One (1) or more award(s) of $500 annually for any of the following terms: fall semester, spring semester, academic year

Eligibility: Open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are enrolled on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus and will be participating in a Learning Abroad Center Program.

Billman Family International Scholarship Fund

One (1) or more award(s) of $1000 annually—preference given to global seminars

Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students who are from the state of Minnesota and enrolled on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Cairn Fund

One (1) award of $2,000 annually

Eligibility: Open to full-time undergraduate students enrolled on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus participating in Learning Abroad Center program who demonstrate academic merit.

Gerald B. & Catherine L. Fischer Study Abroad Scholarship

At least one (1) award annually of at least $1,000 

Eligibility: Open to University of Minnesota full-time undergraduate students who show academic promise and intend to study abroad as part of their undergraduate experience. Preference given to new students (freshmen and transfer).

Joshua and James Haglund Memorial Peace Scholarship

At least one (1) award annually of $750

Eligibility: Open to University of Minnesota undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Preference given to students going to Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Learn more or donate to the Joshua and James Haglund Memorial Peace Scholarship.

Glen L. Hendricks International Study Fund

One (1) or more award(s) of $1,200 annually for fall or spring semester and $2,000 for academic year

Eligibility: Open to UofM undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying at a tertiary institution abroad (i.e. direct enroll).

Carole Y. and James G. Hynes Global Scholarship Fund

One (1) award of $1,000 annually—preference given to students participating on programs in Montpellier, France

Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Judee Kleffman Memorial Scholarship

One (1) award of $500 annually for spring semester

Eligibility: Open to all University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus undergraduate, degree-seeking students participating on a Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID) program and/or SPAN.

Angel Ruiz Lillo Friendship Scholarship

One (1) to two (2) awards annually for academic year/semester term ranging from $2,500—$5,000

Eligibility: Open to University of Minnesota students who are US citizens participating in programs to Spain who demonstrate extreme financial hardship. Check the eligible for financial aid box on the application form. If selected as a finalist, you will be asked to submit a copy of your Financial Aid Award Notification.

Patrice L. Webster Scholarship

One (1) award annually for $1,000—preference given to students participating on programs in France for a summer or semester.

Eligibility: Open to full-time undergraduate students enrolled on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus participating on a Learning Abroad Center program