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
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.
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 Fall, you cannot apply until after the May/Summer scholarship deadline).
|Term||Amount||Deadline Date||Notification Date|
|Winter Break 2020-21
Winter Break 2020-21 (Fall 2020 on-campus course)
Winter Break 2020-21 (Spring 2021 on-campus course)
|$1,000||October 14, 2020||By late November 2020|
Spring Semester 2021
|$2,000||October 14, 2020||By late November 2020|
|Calendar Year Spring 2021-Fall 2021||$4,000||October 14, 2020||By late November 2020|
|Spring Break 2021||$1,000||February 17, 2020||By late March 2021|
May Session 2021
|$1,000||February 17, 2021||By late March 2021|
|Summer Session 2021||$1,500||February 17, 2021||By late March 2021|
|Fall Semester 2021||$2,000||April 7, 2021||By mid May 2021|
|Academic Year 2021-2022||$4,000||April 7, 2021||By mid May 2021|
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.