UofM Students

Study Abroad Scholarship


The Learning Abroad Center’s Study Abroad Scholarship provides awards for University of Minnesota undergraduate students going on credit-bearing programs. This scholarship is intended to:

The Study Abroad Scholarship has the broadest eligibility requirements of all our scholarships. This scholarship is not need or merit based, and awards are granted on the strength of a student’s essay.

Eligibility Requirements

Applications will be evaluated based on how:

Essay Question

  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)

*Visit the Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Portal to learn more about specific essay questions and requirements. 

Deadlines & Award Amounts

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. 

TermAmountDeadline DateNotification Date

Fall Semester 2019

$2,000 April 10, 2019 By May 15, 2019

Academic Year 2019–20

$4,000 April 10, 2019 By May 15, 2019
Winter Break 2019-20
Winter Break 2019-20 (Fall 2019 on-campus course)
Winter Break 2019-20 (Spring 2020 on-campus course)
$1,000 October 9, 2019 By November 20, 2019
Spring Semester 2020 $2,000 October 9, 2019 By November 20, 2019
Calendar Year Spring 2020-Fall 2020 $4,000 October 9, 2019 By November 20, 2019

Spring Break 2020

$1,000 February 19, 2020 By April 1, 2020
May Session 2020
May Session 2020 (Spring 2020 on-campus course)
$1,000 February 19, 2020 By April 1, 2020
Summer Session 2020 $1,500 February 19, 2020 By April 1, 2020

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 11:59pm on the deadline date. Scholarship notification emails will be sent to all applicants' UMN email accounts 4-6 weeks after the deadline. 

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).

How to submit your application:

  1. Check the scholarship deadlines 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. Applications must be submitted by 11:59p.m. on the application deadline date, no exceptions.