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
*Visit the Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Portal to learn more about specific essay questions and requirements.
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.
|Fall Semester 2017||$2,000||April 12, 2017|
|Academic Year 2017-18||$4,000||April 12, 2017|
|Winter Break 2018||$1,000||October 11, 2017|
|Spring Semester 2018||$2,000||October 11, 2017|
|Calendar Year 2018||$4,000||October 11, 2017|
|Spring Break 2018||$750||February 21,2018|
|May Session 2018||$1,000||February 21, 2018|
|Summer Session 2018||$1,500||February 21, 2018|
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.
*Paper, faxed, or emailed applications will not be accepted