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Non-UofM Students Scholarship for Non-UofM Students


    The Learning Abroad Center’s Study Abroad Scholarship provides awards for Non-University of Minnesota undergraduate students going on eligible Learning Abroad Center 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

    This scholarship is not need or merit based, and awards are granted on the strength of a student’s essay.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Open to Non University of Minnesota Students participating on eligible Learning Abroad Center Programs
    • Open to University of Minnesota coordinate campus students (not including Twin Cities and Rochester students) on a LAC open enrollment program
    • Must be enrolled as degree-seeking undergraduate student at your home institution
    • Must have already applied to a University of Minnesota study abroad program
    • Must have already been issued a University of Minnesota ID number

    Applications will be evaluated based on how:

    • thoroughly you answer the specific question outlined below
    • well written your essay is, in terms of grammar, punctuation and organization

    Essay Question

    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:

    • “Academic” goals do not need to be related to your major. We are looking for you to describe how the program coursework and/or components are relevant to your goals.
    • Regardless of what type of goal(s) you are focusing on, explain how your goal(s) enhances intellectual learning.

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

    Application Deadlines

    Term of Study Year Deadline Notification Timeline
    Winter Break 2021-22 October 13, 2021 By late November 2021
    Spring Semester 2022 October 13, 2021 By late November 2021
    May Session 2022 February 16, 2022 By late March 2022
    Summer Session 2022 February 16, 2022 By late March 2022
    Fall Semester 2022 April 6, 2022 By mid May 2022
    Academic Year 2022-23 April 6, 2022 By mid May 2022



    Applications must be received by the Learning Abroad Center by 11:59 p.m. CST on the deadline date.

    Award Amounts

    Term Amount

    Fall Semester
    Spring Semester
    Academic Year


    Summer Session


    Winter Break
    May Session

    How to submit your application

    The application for the next round of programs will be available in August. Check back then for a link to the application portal.