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 that corresponds with the term you will be abroad. For programs with an on-campus component, the term you are registered for may be different than the term you will be abroad. For example, if you are going on a Fall 2-8 week program that has classes on campus Fall semester in addition to the study abroad portion over Winter Break, apply for the Winter Break deadline, not Fall.

Term Amount Deadline
Fall Semester 2016 $2,000 April 12, 2017
Academic Year 2016-17 $4,000 April 12, 2017
Winter Break 2017 $1,000 October 12, 2016
Spring Semester 2017 $2,000 October 12, 2016
Calendar Year 2017 $4,000 October 12, 2016
Spring Break 2017 $750 February 22, 2017
May Session 2017 $1,000 February 22, 2017
Summer Session 2017 $1,500 February 22, 2017

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 4:00 pm on the deadline date. Scholarship notification emails will be sent to all applicants' UMN email accounts 4-6 weeks after the 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 PortalApplications must be submitted by 4:00 pm on the application deadline date, no exceptions.

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