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:
assist students in easing the financial burden of studying abroad
grant students equal access to an opportunity for financial assistance
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.
thoroughly you answer the specific question outlined below
well written your essay is, in terms of grammar, punctuation and organization
Reflect on how the program you chose relates to your academic, career, and/or personal goals. Why did you choose this particular program? Describe specific program features and elaborate on how these will help you meet one or more of your goals. (350 words maximum)
As you write your essay, consider the following:
*Visit the Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Portal to learn more about specific essay questions and requirements.
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.
The application for your term abroad will become available after the current deadline has passed. (For example, if you are studying abroad in Spring, you cannot apply until after the Fall/Winter Break scholarship deadline).
|Term||Amount||Deadline Date||Notification Date|
|Winter Break 2021-22
Winter Break 2021-22 (Fall 2021 on-campus course)
Winter Break 2021-22 (Spring 2022 on-campus course)
|$1,000||October 13, 2021||By late November 2021|
Spring Semester 2022
|$2,000||October 13, 2021||By late November 2021|
|Calendar Year Spring 2022-Fall 2022||$4,000||October 13, 2021||By late November 2021|
|Spring Break 2022||$1,000||February 16, 2022||By late March 2022|
May Session 2022
|$1,000||February 16, 2022||By late March 2022|
|Summer Session 2022||$1,500||February 16, 2022||By late March 2022|
|Fall Semester 2022||$2,000||April 6, 2022||By mid May 2022|
|Academic Year 2022-2023||$4,000||April 6, 2022||By mid May 2022|
Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on the deadline date. Scholarship notification emails will be sent 4-6 weeks after the deadline.
The application for the next round of programs will be available in August. Check back then for a link to the application portal.