The Carlson Global Institute offers merit-based scholarships of up to $1,000 for HRIR Masters students participating in Carlson Global Institute programs. If you're interested in studying abroad, we encourage you to plan ahead, pick a program carefully, apply for scholarships well in advance and complete your financial aid paperwork on time.

Eligibility and Award Criteria

Carlson MA-HRIR students participating in Carlson Global Institute (CGI) programs are eligible for a merit-based scholarship. Students may receive one merit-based award per program. 

Priority Deadline for Scholarships

CGI reviews scholarship applications according to the cycles below. For full consideration, apply by the scholarship deadline on or nearest to your program application deadline. If you miss the scholarship deadline associated with your program, submit your application by the next cycle deadline. Applications received after a priority deadline will be reviewed in the next cycle on a funds-available basis.

Application Instructions


    • ESSAY - To be considered for merit-based awards, submit an essay of no more than 1 page, double spaced, 12-pt font and normal margins to answer the following question: What international business issue do you find most interesting and why?

    • CRITERIA - The statement will be reviewed along with GPA and transcript information to determine eligibility for a merit-based award.

    • Save the file with your last name in the title, (i.e. Smith-scholarship.doc) 

CGI Scholarship Cycles

Scholarship Deadline Scholarship Notification
March 1 April 1
April 1 May 1
July 1 August 1
October 1 November 1
December 15 January 15

Notifications will be sent by email by the date above, or the following weekday if it falls on a weekend or holiday.